Oxygen, Bullhead lead Flanders Film Awards noms

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.

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Published on Friday 26 August 2011

Marieke, Marieke to Vilnius and Prague

Sophie Schoukens’ debut feature Marieke, Marieke will be competing in the New Europe Competition at the 18th International Film Festival in Prague (Febiofest, 24 March-1 April). In what's turning out to be something of a bumper month for the film, Marieke, Marieke will also be shown in the Horizons programme of the 16th Vilnius International Filmfestival (17-31 March).

Jan Decleir in Marieke, Marieke‘The film combines simplicity with empathy and it belongs to the works by contemporary young Flemish female directors, who, in their films, focus on intimate portraits of the lives of female characters’, say officials on the Febiofest website, going on to compare Schoukens' work to that of other female directors from Flanders such as Caroline Strubbe (Lost Persons Area) and Fien Troch (Someone Else’s HappinessUnspoken).

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Published on Thursday 24 March 2011

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