The 17th edition of the International Short Film Festival Leuven took place from december 3-10, 2011. The ISFFL organised a European Short Film Competition (live-action films) and a Flemish Short Film Competition (live-action, animation and music videos) in witch jury and audience awards are being granded. The jury consisted of film professionals from all over Europe, a.o. Alessandro Marcionni (Film Festival Locarno), Richard Raskin (Short Film Studies) and Christophe Van Rompaey (director).
Besides the competition, the ISFFL presented broad range of non-competitive programmes such as the “Focus on Ireland”, “Animation Nations” (including the Belgian Première of “The Monster of Nix” by Rosto A.D.), “Labo Works” (non-narrative film, including a Special Nicolas Provost), “Short Films for Children” and, last but not least, “Milestones in Short Film History”, a unique classic film programme.
UPDATE: Winners festival edition 2011:
Jury Award Best European Short FIlm: “Without Snow” (Magnus von Horn, Polen/Zweden)
Audience Award European Short Film: “L’Accordeur” (Olivier Treiner, Frankrijk)
Jury Award Best Flemish Short FIlm: “Dura Lex” (Anke Blondé)
Jury Award Best Debut Film: “Beats of Love” (Wim Geudens)
Audience Award Best Flemish Short Film: “Broeders” (Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah)
Audience Award Best Animation Film: “Crayon D’Amour” (Gert Driesen)
Jury Award Best Music Video: “Dancing School” (Jens Leen, muziek: Garcia Goodbye)
Humo Award 2011: “You Will Find It” (Jessie De Leeuw)
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