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AUBAGNE 2020 Awards

Music & Cinema crowns Patrick its champion

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- The Grand Prize of the 21st Aubagne International Film Festival went to composer Geert Hellings for his work on Tim Mielants’ movie, while A Certain Kind of Silence also scooped a trophy

Music & Cinema crowns Patrick its champion
Patrick by Tim Mielants

The only event in Europe wholly dedicated to the coming together of image and sound, the 21st  Music & Cinema Aubagne International Film Festival (which successfully unspooled online between 30 March and 4 April) has awarded the Grand Prize for Best Original Music to Belgian composer Geert Hellings for his work on the film Patrick [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: GoCritic! Interview: Tim Mi…
interview: Tim Mielants
film profile
]
by his compatriot Tim Mielants. The feature film competition jury also honoured the film with the award for Best Cast. Discovered in the Work in Progress section of the Les Arcs Film Festival before going on to claim the Best Director award in Karlovy Vary, as well as the 2020 Magritte for Best Flemish Film, this feature film produced by Belgian groups Savage Film and Versus Productions, and by Dutch firms Eyeworks Film & TV Drama and Topkapi Films, is sold worldwide by Germany’s Beta Cinema.

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Also of note is the Best Direction award taken home by Czech director Michal Hogenauer for A Certain Kind of Silence [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michal Hogenauer
film profile
]
(which also comes via the Les Arcs’ Work in Progress initiative and a premiere in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West competition). The title for Best Feature Film, for its part, went to Kuessipan by Canadian filmmaker Myriam Verreault, while her actress, Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao, earned herself a Special Mention.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Feature Films

Grand Prize for Best Original Music
Geert Hellings - Patrick [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: GoCritic! Interview: Tim Mi…
interview: Tim Mielants
film profile
]
(Belgium/The Netherlands)

Best Feature Film
Kuessipan - Myriam Verreault (Canada)

Special Mention
Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao for her performance in Kuessipan

Best Performance
The entire cast of Patrick

Best Direction
A Certain Kind of Silence [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michal Hogenauer
film profile
]
- Michal Hogenauer (Czech Republic/Netherlands/Latvia)

Short Films

Grand Prize for Best Musical Creation
Pierre Oberkampf - L'heure de l'ours (France)

Best Fiction Film
Homesick - Koya Kamura, music by Romain Trouillet (France/Japan)

Mathieu Hoche Best Documentary Award
Bayandalai - El Señor de la Taiga - Aner Etxebarria Moral and Pablo Vidal Santos, music by Joseba Brit (Spain)

Best Animated Film
Mind My Mind - Floor Adams, music by Peter Johan Nijland and Frank Boeijen (Netherlands/Belgium)

Young German-Language Film Creation Award
Jemand und Niemand - Douma Joscha, music by John Gürtler & Lars Voges (Germany)

Short Film Corner – Industry Meetings
Krzyzoki - Anna Gawlita, music by Michal Gorczynski (Poland)

Special Mention for Best Actress and Best Actor
Madeleine Baudot and Grégory Gadebois - Pile Poil by Lauriane Escaffre and Yvonnick Muller (France)

Cinézik Award
L'heure de l'ours - Agnès Patron

Honorary Award - The winner of Borderline Short Films Night
Plaqué or - Chloé Léonil, sound design by François Le Cann (Belgium)

SIRAR Award

Prize-winner
Maxime Vagne for his screenplay Sparring-partner    

Music bursaries
Léo Lejeune, Joeffrey Longagnan and Mathieu Vilbert

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(Translated from French)

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