As of this year the SBC is a founding member of the new Ensor Academie, along side other trade organisations of the Belgian film community, and supported by the VAF. Its annual De Ensors awards will be presented at this years Ostend Film festival on the 15th of september.
This year the Ensor Academie has nominated following directors of photography for their outstanding work:
David Williamson sbc for Cargo by Gilles Coulier
In the cold waters of the North Sea, Leon Broucke falls overboard from his fishing boat in front of his eldest son, Jean. The old man slips into a deep coma, leaving Jean with a huge debt and responsibility for the family business. The absence of his father sets off an aftershock of conflicts between him and his two brothers: Francis is torn between his family and leaving with his secret lover; while William returns home to escape his life of crime and redeem himself. Desperate to build a future for his eight-year-old son, Jean turns to his brother’s criminal past.
Anton Mertens sbc for Façades by Kaat Beels & Nathalie Basteyns
Alex unexpectedly finds herself at a crossroads when her mother abandons her father who has dementia. As she moves back in the parental house to look after him, she starts questioning her own life and marriage. Does she want to stay with her adulterous husband? Is she really happy with him, or should she, like her parents, drop the facade? Facades is a gripping drama about secrets, marital problems and childhood traumas.
Robrecht Heyvaert for Patser by Adil & Billall
Antwerp. The lives of four dealer friends who want to become real-life made men spins out of control when they steal a shipment of cocaine. They trigger a full-out war between them, an Amsterdam drug lord and the ruthless Colombian cartels.
Ruben Impens sbc for Zagros by Sahim Omar Kalifa
Kurdish shepherd Zagros is stunned to learn that his family has accused his wife of infidelity and that she has fled with their daughter. Convinced of her innocence, Zagros leaves his family and joins his wife in the west. While trying to adjust to a new life in a strange city, he begins doubting her…
Nicolas Karakatsanis for Le fidèle by Michael Roskam
When Gino meets racing driver Bénédicte, it’s love at first sight. Passionate. Unconditional. Fiery. But Gino has a secret. The kind of secret that can endanger your life and the lives of those around you. Gino and Bénédicte will have to fight against fate, reason and their own weaknesses to save their love.