'A Quiet Passion' by Terence Davies and Home' by Fien Troch win at the 43rd Film Fest Gent International Competition
On Friday 21 October, the international jury of Film Fest Gent, led by jury president Jeremy Thomas, announced the winners of the different competitions. 'A Quiet Passion' by Terence Davies won the Grand Prix for Best Film. The Georges Delerue Award for Best Music went to Johnny Jewel for his music for 'Home' by Fien Troch. Jeremy Thomas received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his entire career. This year’s international jury consisted of producer and president Jeremy Thomas, director Tran Anh Hung, author Jonathan Coe and actresses Maaike Neuville, Lina El Arabi and India Hair.
1. OFFICIAL COMPETITION
- Grand Prix for Best Film: 'A Quiet Passion' by Terence Davies (2016, UK & Belgium)
This prize is worth €43,500 in total, which is split into a cash distribution grant of €20,000 as support of the film's release in Flanders and Brussels (in at least five movie theaters), and a media return of €23,500.
Motivation of the jury: "After a long and passionate discussion it was decided to recognize the film which some members of the jury considered the most daring and most rigorous of the twelve films in competition: 'A Quiet Passion' by Terence Davies."
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