Joseph Plateau Award
|Joseph Plateau Award|
|Awarded for||Excellence in cinematic achievements|
|Presented by||Flanders International Film Festival Ghent|
A Joseph Plateau Award was an accolade presented by the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent, first awarded in 1985. The awards were given in several categories to honor cinematic achievements in the film industry. They were restricted to Belgian cinema and Belgian producers, directors, and actors. The name of the award comes from the physicist Joseph Plateau (1801–1883). They were considered to be the Belgian equivalent to the Academy Awards of the United States.
In 2001, the awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent, which initially co-founded the event. The last award ceremony was held on March 7, 2006 in Ghent. Since then, the Flemish Film Awards and the Magritte Awards were established in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
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