Bruges International Film Festival Wraps Up Third Edition!
The Bruges International Film Festival would like to thank all their guests for coming out to enjoy a selection of new independent cinema from around the globe at the second edition of its festival, which concluded last Wednesday. A warm thank you also to special guests in attendance: Arash Tagarian, Tim Jans, Julie Ducrocq, Simon Heymans, Delphine Duez and Jonas Hollevoet.
This year, the festival was privileged to receive over a thousand entries, of which 28 made it to the final official selection. Bruges IFF is pleased to share with you today the 2023 award winners, as chosen by the jury panel:
Best Narrative Feature Film
Courage (Mexico) by Rubén Rojo Aura
Best Documentary Feature Film
Berlin Bytch Love (Germany) by Heiko Aufdermauer, Johannes Girke
Best Narrative Short Film
Nocturnal Burger (United States) by Reema Maya
Best Documentary Short Film
What If Women Ruled The World? (Italy) by Giulia Magno
Best Animated Short Film
Limits (Switzerland) by Simon de Diesbach
Best Underground Film
Poor Boy Long Way From Home (Belgium) by Jonas Hollevoet
Best Experimental Film
Kiss/Crash (United Kingdom) by Adam Cole
Best Belgian Film
Daydrift (Belgium) by Tim Jans
Best Music Video
Shaka Shams - Balrog (Belgium) by Yoann Stehr, Alice Khol
Congratulations to all!
Today, a new Call for Entries has been launched on FilmFreeway for the next edition, which will take place in October 2024. Submit your film now https://filmfreeway.com/BrugesInternationalFilmFestival
ABOUT BRUGES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Bruges International Film Festival showcases innovative independent cinema by emerging artists from around the world. The festival provides a platform for films with a unique voice and message, regardless of how low the budget might be. Aiming to inspire, motivate and award new talent. Focusing on the art of filmmaking rather than on the box office, the festival aims to introduce quality, non-mainstream films from global filmmakers as well as local talent. By recognizing the important role independent films have in the history of filmmaking, storytelling, and culture, the Bruges International Film Festival wants to help empower the next generation of artists.