Hans Van Nuffel’s Oxygen and Michaël R Roskam’s Bullhead head this year’s list of nominations for the Flanders Film Awards, collecting nine and eight noms respectively in ten categories. The awards ceremony takes place on Saturday 10 September at the fifth Ostend Film Festival.

Actor Stef Aerts in Hans Van Nuffel's OxygenA jury chaired by actor Peter Van den Begin (Frits & FreddyDirty Mind), consisting of Studio 100 topper Hans Bourlon, TV host Phara de Aguirre, actress Els Dottermans, musician Piet Goddaer, former sportsman and columnist Jan Mulder, photographer Lieve Blancquaert and director Christophe Van Rompaey, selected three nominations in each of the ten categories.

Oxygen, which started its career at last year’s Montréal World Film Festival (where it won the Grand Prize of the Americas, among other honours), was nominated nine times, and is followed by Bullhead, which received its international rollout at this year’s Berlinale. Other films that received several nominations are Vanja d’Alcantara’s Beyond the Steppes (four nominations), Frits & Freddy (three), 22nd of May (two), Turquaze (two) and Marieke, Marieke (two).

The Ostend Film Festival further announced that it will launch Gold, Platinum and Diamond Awards for films that reach 100,000, 200,000 and 400,000 admissions respectively. Only Jan Verheyen’s Crazy About Ya, Frits & Freddy and Bullhead achieved sufficient numbers for a Diamond Award this year.

You can find the full list of nominees here (in Dutch).

Published on Friday 26 August 2011

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