GHOST GRADUATION Wins Big at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

Brian Clark, European Editor
Javier Ruiz Caldera's widely-acclaimed, paranormal version of The Breakfast Club, Ghost Graduation, took home not only the coveted Golden Raven at the 31st Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, but also the audience award! In other words, if the movie screens near you, be sure to catch it. There were more awards to go around as well, including the Silver Melies for Stuart Urban's May I Kill U?, which will now go on to compete with other European genre films for the golden Melies. And, speaking of, last year's Golden Melies winner, the sci-fi mind-blow Vanishing Waves received a special mention as well! Full list of winners is below. Congratulations to all!

  • The Golden Raven, Grand Prize of 31th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival to Ghost Graduation by Javier Ruiz Caldera,
  • The Silver Raven, The Special Jury Prize to Abductee by Yudai Yamaguchi
  • The Silver Raven, The Special Prize to American Mary by Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska..

The Thriller Jury including Paul Cleave, Patrick Ridremont and Eric Godon, grants the following prizes:

  • The Thriller Award to Confession Of A Murder by Byung-Gil Jung.
  • The 7th Orbit prize to Blancanieves by Pablo Berger.
  • An Honourable Mention to Vanishing Waves by Kristina Buozyte.

The European Jury including Adrian Politowski, John Engel, Stéphane Streker, Myriam Leroy, Marie-Hélène Dozo, Pauline Duclaud-Lacoste and David Mathy, grants the next prizes:

  • The Silver Melies to May I Kill U ? by Stuart Urban.
  • An Honourable Mention to Earthbound by Alan Brennan

The Audience, composed of the subscribers of the BIFFF grants the next prize:

The Prize of the Audience to Ghost Graduation by Javier Ruiz Caldera.

The short film jury of the 31st edition of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival including Bénédicte Bourgeois Michel Devillers, Gökhan Kulak, Nathalie Lebel, Gilles Reunis and Guy Triffin, grants the following prizes:

  • The youth prize for Chambre Double by Mathieu Mortelmans.
  • The Trois prize for Délivre-Moi, by Antoine Duquesne.
  • De Grand Prize for Perfect Drug, by Toon Aerts.
  • The Fedexprize for This Is Love, by Florence Bolsée en Pia Callewaert.
  • The Sabamprize for Chambre Double, by Mathieu Mortelmans.
  • The Silver Mélies for Chambre Double by Mathieu Mortelmans.

The UPCB jury including Cor Blancke, Alain Willaert, and Marceau Verhaeghe grants the UPCBprize to the film Pour vous servir, by Christophe Clin.

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