LOOK!-competition 2013

In the LOOK!-competition, a professional international jury will award the Best Film, in which the image lifts the story to a higher level in a striking or influential way. Awards will also be given to the Best Director Of Photography and the Best Screenplay. The UFK Press Award will be chosen by the Union of Film Critics.


'In Bloom' by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß is officially the first winner of LOOK!, Ostend Film Festival's international competition. This coming-of-age film set in the 1990s, during the first years of Georgian independence, was chosen by an international jury chaired by Master of the festival, Johan Heldenbergh, among others, for the harmonious blending of all aspects of visual and narrative creation.

In Bloom


  • 'Borgman' from Alex Van Warmerdam
  • 'The Rocket' from Kim Mordaunt 
  • 'In Bloom' from Nana Ekvtimishvili en Simon Groẞ
  • 'Circles' from Srdan Golubovic
  • 'Promised Land' from Gus Van Sant
  • 'La Grande Bellezza' from Paolo Sorrentino