Magritte Award for Best First Feature Film

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Magritte Award for Best First Feature Film
Presented by Académie André Delvaux
First awarded 2013
Currently held by Don't Tell Her (2017)

The Magritte Award for Best First Feature Film (French: Magritte du meilleur premier film) is an award presented annually by the Académie André Delvaux. It is one of the Magritte Awards, which were established to recognize excellence in Belgian cinematic achievements.[1]

It was introduced in 2013 as an audience award.[2] However, its first winner Dead Man Talking was announced during the 66th Cannes Film Festival, three months later the 3rd Magritte Awards ceremony.[3] In 2016, the Magritte Award for Best First Feature Film became a merit category. As of the 2018 ceremony, Don't Tell Her is the most recent winner in this category.[4]

Winners and nominees

In the list below, winners are listed first in the colored row, followed by the other nominees.


Year English title Original title Director(s)
Dead Man Talking Patrick Ridremont
Mobile Home François Pirot
Torpedo Matthieu Donck
A Song for My Mother Une chanson pour ma mère Joël Franka
In The Bag of Flour Le Sac de farine Kadija Leclère
BXL/USA Gaëtan Bevernaege
I'll Bury You Je te survivrai Sylvestre Sbille
Marbie, star de Couillu-les-Deux-Églises Dominique Smeets
Vertigo of Possibilities Le Vertige des possibles Vivianne Perelmuter
All Cats Are Grey Tous les chats sont gris Savina Dellicour
Next Year L'Année prochaine Vania Leturcq
Prejudice Préjudice Antoine Cuypers
Keeper Guillaume Senez
Death by Death Je me tue à le dire Xavier Seron
Parasol Valéry Rosier
Don't Tell Her Faut pas lui dire Solange Cicurel
Even Lovers Get the Blues Laurent Micheli
Sonar Jean-Philippe Martin
Spit 'n' Split Jérôme Vandewattyne
Staying in the Woods Je suis resté dans les bois Michaël Bier, Érika Sainte and Vincent Solheid


  • Engelen, Aurore (May 22, 2013). "Dead Man Talking lauréat du Magritte du Premier Film" (in French). Cineuropa. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  • "Magritte du Premier Film : deux sur trois pour les fonds régionaux" (in French). Wallimage. January 25, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  • "Les trois films en tête du Magritte du premier film sont…". Cinevox (in French). January 26, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
  1. ^ Denis, Fernand (October 13, 2010). "André Delvaux, l'œuvre au jour". La Libre Belgique (in French). Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Lancement d'un nouveau Magritte : Le Magritte du Premier Film 2013". Ciné Télé Revue (in French). March 28, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Le Magritte du Premier film". Cinevox (in French). May 20, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  4. ^ Belga (February 3, 2018). "Cérémonie des Magritte: Carton plein pour "Insyriated", élu meilleur film, qui remporte 6 distinctions". La Libre Belgique (in French). Retrieved February 4, 2018.

External links

  • Magritte Awards official website
  • Magritte Award for Best First Feature Film at AlloCiné
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