Magazine article Screen International

'Zagros' Wins Best Film at 2017 Film Fest Ghent

Magazine article Screen International

'Zagros' Wins Best Film at 2017 Film Fest Ghent

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Winners also announced for World Soundtrack Awards.

‘Zagros’

Sahim Omar Kalifa’s feature debut Zagros won the Grand Prix for Best Film at the 44th Film Fest Ghent (which ran Oct 10-20).

The Belgian-Kurdish filmmaker’s previous short films Baghdad Messi and Bad Hunter were shortlisted for Academy Awards.

Jonas Carpignano’s Italian Oscar contender A Ciambra scooped the Georges Delerue Award for Best Music.

Christina Vankerckhove’s documentary Rabot, about a social housing block in Ghent on the brink of demolition, took home the Public Choice Award.

Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age story Call Me by Your Name won the Explore Award given by the festival’s youth jury; while CEO of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund Pierre Drouot was honoured with the Joseph Plateau Award. …

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