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Two Belgian awards at the Premiers Plans Film Festival!

"Un bon garçon" and Mathieu Volpe's new screenplay were awarded in Angers yesterday

The Premiers Plans d'Angers Film Festival concluded its 2024 edition yesterday. Every year, the official selection showcased over 100 debut European films across five competitive sections and two non-competitive sections.

This year, the festival awarded the short film Un bon garçon by Paul Vincent de Lestrade, which competed in the European Short Films category. The film is produced by Need Productions.

Maxime, 16 years old, is a high-level swimmer destined for a professional future. Between training sessions and outings with friends, he leads the life of an ordinary teenager. However, when the police show up one afternoon during training to question his coach, his well-ordered life begins to unravel, and the image of the good, trouble-free boy he embodies starts to dangerously crack.

L'Or rouge, the new screenplay by Mathieu Volpe, read during the festival in the presence of the director and the cast (Yves-Marina Gnahoua, Cyril Gueï, and Frank Onana), received the Visio Foundation Award for a Feature Film Screenplay. The film will be produced by Les Films du Fleuve.

Among our other Belgian selections, there was Through the Night by Delphine Girard in the Long Features Competition (produced by Versus Production and internationally sold by Playtime Films). In the Diagonals Competition, there was Human not Human by Natan Castay (produced by Médiadiffusion and internationally sold by CBA). Lastly, Le cas d'Hervé c'qui by Luna Filippini, produced by La Cambre, was part of the Animated Plans selection of the festival.



Through the Night

Delphine Girard

Feature film / Fiction

Un bon garçon

Paul Vincent de Lestrade

Short film / Fiction

Human not Human

Natan Castay

Medium length / Documentary