About The Ensors

Every year, The Ensors celebrate the talent in the Flemish audiovisual sector. Traditionally, the Ensors are awarded on the final day of the Ostend Film Festival. The Flemish film and TV professionals are united in the Ensor Academy and vote in all categories.

Looking at the long list of films the Academy has had the pleasure of evaluating in recent years, it is clear that the Flemish audiovisual sector is making progress in terms of creativity and production. Ensors has thus become a regular festive occasion when the sector is rightly rewarded for its artistic achievements over the past year.

The next ceremony will take place on Saturday 29 January 2022 in Kursaal Oostende.

The categories for which Ensors are awarded:

Ensors awarded by the Ensor Academy

Best of the best

  • Best Film
  • Best TV-series
  • Best Documentary (Film)
  • Best Documentary (TV-Series)
  • Best Short Film (the nominees are selected by a jury)
  • Best Youth Fiction
  • Best Animation

Film

  • Best Direction
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Performance in a Lead Role
  • Best Performance in a Supporting Role

TV-Series

  • Best Direction
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Performance in a Lead Role
  • Best Performance in a Supporting Role

Across all genres

  • Best D.O.P. (Director of Photography)
  • Best Makeup
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Sound
  • Best Music
  • Best Editing

Ensors based on figures

  • The Box Office Prize
  • Telenet Audience Award

Ensors chosen by third parties

  • International Breakthrough of the Year (Albert Bert Prijs) - by BOD The Ensors

  • Promise of the Year with the support of BNP Paribas Fortis - by BOD The Ensors

  • Best French-speaking Belgian film - by BOD The Ensors

  • Best co-production - by BOD The Ensors

  • Lifetime Achievement Award - by FFO