The 2020 edition of Brussels Short Film Festival, held from 2nd to 12th September, has ended. It was the 23rd edition of BSFF; it is Academy Award qualifying with its prizes International Grand Prize and National Grand Prize. This year, as we said in a previous article, the International Competition was postponned to 2021.

The winners have been announced (here).

National Competition

Grand Prix: Melanie by Jacinta Agten (Belgium)
Federation Wallonia-Brussels Award: Shams by Pauline Beugnies (Belgium)
National Audience Award: Mother’s by Hippolyte Leibovici (Belgium)
Best Actress: Louise Manteau in Les Glaçons by Sara Duffosé (Belgium)
Best Actor: Gaël Soudron in Les Glaçons by Sara Duffosé (Belgium)
RTBF-La Trois Award: Shams by Pauline Beugnies (Belgium)
Be TV Award: Le Roi by Stefano Ridolfi (Belgium)
Critic UPCB/UCC Award: Mother’s by Hippolyte Leibovici (Belgium)

Next Generation Competition

Grand Prix: Tete de linotte by Gaspar Chabaud (Belgium)
Federation Wallonia-Brussels Award: Akram by Mickey Broothaerts, Adrien Berlandi (Belgium)
Best Flemish Student Short Film Award: Connected by Bram Van Landschoot (Belgium)
Audience Award: Le dragon a deux tetes by Páris Cannes (Belgium)
Young Jury Award: Mother’s by Hippolyte Leibovici (Belgium)
Special Jury Mention: Nesting by Alex Verhaest (Belgium)

Workshorts

Musical date: Old town by David Vermander
Musical date: Polina by Arthur Lecouturier
Best Pitch Prize: Una voie lactée by Quentin Moll-Van Roye
Best Pitch Mention: Beautiful stranger by Benjamin Belloir
Scriptwriting Contest: On sera triste demain by Maud Carpentier
Scriptwriting Contest Mention: Una voie lactée by Quentin Moll-Van Roye