The international LOOK! competition is unique in Europe and focuses on the esthetics of the production: the performance of the D.O.P. (Director of Photography) and the Production Design team (art direction, costumes, make-up & visual effects). In this competition you will see visual masterpieces: films you have to see on the big screen!
All selected films compete for 'Best Film' honours (which earns thel a national marketing materials in addition to a 10k cash prize). Additional prizes are given for 'Best D.O.P'. & 'Best Production Design'.
All prizes are allocated by an international jury.
The international COOP competition is a brand new competition (first edition in 2021) and focuses exclusively on Flemish co-productions and Dutch co-productions. Inspired by the "think globally, act locally" ideology, the FFO programmers look for remarkable and exciting film productions that take international collaborations to a new level. We want to motivate Flemish and Dutch producers to look for alternative collaborations to make a project succeed.
A Belgian/Dutch jury of film programmers will decide on the 'Best Coproduction' (Money prize of 5k and marketing package). There are also recognitions for 'Best Screenplay' & 'Best Directing'.
FFO wants to push young creatives forward. Making a film is a costly thing and a huge threshold for some. We make it our mission to help students realize their project/dream. Senior FiIm students who are attending a Flemish film school can apply for the Student pitch. 20 students are selected and invited to pitch their project to a professional jury. Based on previous work, creativity and potential, 10 students will be awarded. There are substantial cash prizes, coupons for AV equipment & postproduction services.
EuroMillions Audience Award
All films screened during FFO are eligible for the EuroMillions Audience Award. Every festival visitor received a voting form that determines the winner.