The Ensor Academy

Since 2018, The Ensor Academy awards the Flemish Film and Television Awards. Its members are all professionals from the Flemish audiovisual industry. The Academy is supported by the following guilds: the Flemish Independent Film & Television Producers (VOFTP), De Unie van Regisseurs, De Scenaristengilde, De Acteursgilde, The Belgian Society of Cinematographers (S.B.C.),, Flanders Doc and the Belgian Screen Composers Guild.

Already a member?

Are you already a member of the Ensor Academy? Then you do not have to register again this year. In that case, simply log in. The next Ensor Gala will take place on Saturday 4 February 2023 in Kursaal Ostende.

Do you want to become a member?

Who is eligible?

  • Anyone who has recently been active in our audiovisual sector can become a member of this Academy.

  • This also applies to non-artistic employees of Flemish production companies. They do have to register with the e-mail address of the company they work for.

  • Permanent staff members of film festivals who receive a subsidy from the VAF can also become members. They can register in the same way using the e-mail address of their festival.

Each member must register and indicate which of the above-mentioned audiovisual organisations he or she is a member of. If they are not a member of any of the above organisations, they must have an IMDb profile that shows active professional involvement in a film or television series. The board of directors of the non-profit association The Ensors will make the final decision whether or not a candidate will be accepted at the Ensor Academy.

From the 1th of January 2021, every member has to vote at least once in three years. If they fail to do so, the member loses their membership.

As a member, you enjoy the following benefits:

  • You become a free member of an association for and by the Flemish audiovisual sector in which all creative and technical branches of the film industry are represented. 

  • You get the chance to vote in every category.

  • You get access to the internal screening platform to view all eligible productions.

The Ensors will continue to be awarded according to tradition on the final day of the Ostend Film Festival. The next Ensors Gala will take place on Saturday 4 February 2023 at Kursaal Oostende.