Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth’s feature film The Fifth Season has collected its 10th award at the Wilmore 9 Festival in Long Beach, California where it grabbed the award for Best Feature Film. Only a week ago, the drama took home the Fumicité Award at the International Film Music Festival of Tenerife (5-14 July).
The Fifth Season is the third and final part of a trilogy. The film tells the haunting tale of a mysterious calamity: the absence of spring after a long winter. The cycle of nature is overturned and Alice and Thomas struggle to make sense of the world that is now collapsing around them. The film has received awards at various festivals such as last year’s Venice International Film Festival, the Valladolid International Film Festival and the European Film Festival in Les Arcs. Furthermore, the feature film screened at festivals in LA, Paris, Berlin, Busan, Zagreb and more.
The Wilmore 9 Awards now marks the 10th award on the film’s slate. Celebrating its inaugural edition, the Wilmore 9 Festival is a two-day-event event celebrating music, film and art. Films from all over the world are screened in five theatres around town.
Last week, award number nine was won at the I International Film & Music Festival, which takes place as part of the International Film Music Festival of Tenerife, aiming at disseminating and promoting the treatment of music as an essential element of a cinematographic production. The jury presented The Fifth Season with the Fumicité Award, recognising those works that demonstrate the best musical score and the best implementation of the music with the image.
Filmmakers’ duo Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth wrote and directed the The Fifth Season. Michel Schöpping is responsible for the film’s original score, while principal photography was done by Hans Bruch Jr. The Fifth Season is a production of Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth for Bo Films, in co-production with Entre Chien et Loup, Molenwiek Film and Unlimited. The feature film was made with the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Film Fund of Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Joke Schauvliege.