When young filmgoers decide
by Anne Feuillère
12/05/2006 - The 2006 Le Prix des lycéens du cinéma belge francophone (students’ prize in French-speaking Belgium) was awarded on Wednesday to Duplicity [film focus] by Harry Cleven, good recompense to make up for this feature’s short stay on screens.
Other award winners include When the Tide Comes In by Yolande Moreau and Gilles Porte, which received the "Most Memorable Dialogue" award, and The Child [trailer, film focus] by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, as the Belgian film "that opened our eyes".
The selected films gave rise to several debates, meetings with actors and directors, creative activities and reviews. The keen interest that the initiative aroused in young filmgoers makes one realise that young viewers know more about cinema than is thought and that this desire to see something other than commercial films depends not only on education, but also on access.
Over a hundred students, actors and award-winning directors attended the awards ceremony. Also present at the event were Minister for Education of the French-speaking community Marie Arena, Minister of Culture Fadila Laanan and the General Secretary of the Audiovisual service of the Ministry of the French-speaking community, Henri Inberg, all of whom were involved in creating the initiative and were delighted to see young students continue their discussions with actors and directors following the ceremony.
(Translated from French)