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Magritte du Cinéma : The 2024 winners

"Dalva" by Emmanuelle Nicot and "Augure" by Baloji were honored with numerous awards at the 13th edition of the Belgian ceremony

The Magritte du Cinéma took place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the Théâtre National in Brussels. The ceremony was marked by the numerous awards for Love according to Dalva and Omen, two films that acclaimed internationally in 2023.

After being presented at Cannes in 2022 during the Critics' Week, Emmanuelle Nicot's Love according to Dalva has continued to garner selections and awards internationally, including the Grand Prize at Molodist and the Audience Award at IFFR. On Saturday night, during the 13th Magritte ceremony, the film won all the major distinctions for which it was nominated, including the coveted title of Best Film, as well as the Magritte for Best First Film, Best Direction, and Best Original or Adapted Screenplay. With remarkable performances by Sandrine Blancke, honored with the Magritte for Best Supporting Actress, and Zelda Samson, awarded Best Female Newcomer, the film successfully captivated the members of the Delvaux Academy. With the Magritte for Best Sound going to Fabrice Osinski, Valérie Le Docte, Aline Gavroy, and Olivier Thys, the film produced by Hélicotronc and sold internationally by MK2 accumulates an exceptional total of six Magritte awards.

The other big winner of this ceremony was Omen, taking home a total of five awards. The film, which began its journey at Cannes in the official selection in the Un Certain Regard section, where it received the New Vision Prize, drew attention notably for its exceptional visual quality, immersive soundtrack, and aesthetics. With over forty selections worldwide, Omen successfully navigated international festivals this year, winning the Best Direction Prize at Sitges, and selected at BFI and FNC. At the Magritte Awards, the film was praised for its original music by Baloji, who also, along with Elke Hoste, received the Magritte for Best Costumes. Joachim Philippe was honored with the Best Cinematography Magritte, while the award for Best Production Design went to Eve Martin. The film, produced by Wrong Men and internationally distributed by Memento, demonstrated both undeniable technical excellence and the remarkable performance of Yves-Marina Gnahoua, who was honored with the Magritte for Best Supporting Actress. It is worth noting that Baloji's film represented Belgium at the Oscars this year.

Let's also applaud Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento's Farewell Savage (Best Documentary), Basile Vuillemin's The silent ones (Best Short Fiction Film), Jérémy Depuydt's Pina (Best Short Animation), and Natan Castay's Human not Human (Best Short Documentary) – four films that have had impressive international careers this year. These awards not only attest to the quality of Belgian cinema but also stand as well-deserved recognition for the exceptional talents involved in the creation of these cinematic works.

Congratulations to all the winners!


Love According To Dalva

Emmanuelle Nicot

Feature film / Fiction



Feature film / Fiction

The silent ones

Basile Vuillemin

Short film / Fiction

The (Ex)perience of Love

Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni

Feature film / Fiction

The Blue Caftan

Maryam Touzani

Feature film / Fiction

Farewell Savage

Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento

Feature film / Documentary


Jérémy Depuydt and Giuseppe Accardo

Short film / Animation

Human not Human

Natan Castay

Medium length / Documentary