Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy, Happy wins script prize at Brussels film fest

The 9th Brussels Film Festival wrapped up last night in Brussels. The festival focuses on European cinema, paying particular attention to first and second films.

The best screenplay award offered by the ASA (Francophone Association of Belgian Screenwriters and the SABAM) went to "Happy, Happy (Sykt lykkelig)" (photo) a black comedy directed by Anne Sewitsky (Norway) and written by Raghnild Tronvoll.

Other winners include
  • "Innocent Saturday (V Subbotu)" directed by Alexander Mindadze - Golden Iris for Best Film and Jameson Cinephile Award
  • "Nothing's All Bad (Smukke Menesker)" by Mikkel Munch-Fals - White Irish for first feature
  • "A Quiet Life (Una vita tranquilla)" by Claudio Cupellini - Cineuropa Award
  • "Parked" by Darragh Byrne - Audience Award
  • "Ni à vendre ni à louer" by Pascal Rabaté - RTBF and Be TV awards
  • "Injury Time" by Robin Print - Bet Short Film Award
  • "De Bijzondere Leven van Rocky De Vlaeminck" by Kevin Meul.
The short film selection can be viewed on UniversCine.