British actress Kate Ashfield (The War Zone), US actor Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator) and composer Barrington Pheloung (Hilary & Jackie) are confirmed as jury members at this year's 28th Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent (8-18 October 2001).
They are joined by Tunisian filmmaker Moufida Tlatli, French actress Marie Lafôret, Cannes' Directors Fortnight co-founder Pierre-Henri Deleau, Italian film critic and journalist Maria Pia Fusco, Belgian actor Dirk Roofthooft and dEUS frontman Tom Barman.
Launched in 1985, the competition of the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent, emphasises the role of music in film. The competition is reserved, however, to non-musical fiction films. Musicals, rockumentaries, biopics on musicians or composers etc. are presented out of competition.
Four prize-winners will be selected from 15 films in the competition:
Grand Prize of the Flemish Community for Best Film: 1 million BEF (Euros 24,788) to be shared equally between the director of the winning film and the Belgian release of the film.
Georges Delerue Prize for Best Music or Application of Music: 500,000 BEF (Euros 12,394) to be shared between the composer of the winning film and the Belgian release of the film.
SABAM Prize for Best Screenplay: 500,000 BEF (Euros 12,394) to be shared equally between the scriptwriter and the Belgian release of the film.
Robert Wise Award for Best Director: 150,000 BEF (Euros 3,718) to the Belgian release of the film.
The International Jury will also select the winners for the Belgian Shorts competition and the Prix UIP/Ghent short film award.