Magritte Award for Best First Feature Film

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]

Magritte Award for Best First Feature Film
Presented byAcadémie André Delvaux
First awarded2013
Currently held byBitter Flowers (2018)

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 2019 ceremony, Bitter Flowers 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 TalkingPatrick Ridremont
Mobile HomeFrançois Pirot
TorpedoMatthieu Donck
A Song for My MotherUne chanson pour ma mèreJoël Franka
In The Bag of FlourLe Sac de farineKadija Leclère
BXL/USAGaëtan Bevernaege
I'll Bury YouJe te survivraiSylvestre Sbille
Marbie, star de Couillu-les-Deux-ÉglisesDominique Smeets
Vertigo of PossibilitiesLe Vertige des possiblesVivianne Perelmuter
All Cats Are GreyTous les chats sont grisSavina Dellicour
Next YearL'Année prochaineVania Leturcq
PrejudicePréjudiceAntoine Cuypers
KeeperGuillaume Senez
Death by DeathJe me tue à le direXavier Seron
ParasolValéry Rosier
Don't Tell HerFaut pas lui direSolange Cicurel
Even Lovers Get the BluesLaurent Micheli
SonarJean-Philippe Martin
Spit 'n' SplitJérôme Vandewattyne
Staying in the WoodsJe suis resté dans les boisMichaël Bier, Érika Sainte and Vincent Solheid
Bitter FlowersOlivier Meys
Above the LawTueursFrançois Troukens and Jean-François Hensgens
The Benefit of the DoubtUne Part d'ombreSamuel Tilman
The Faithful SonLa Part sauvageGuérin Van de Vorst


  • 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. Richford, Richford (2 February 2019). "Belgium's Magritte Awards: 'Our Struggles' Takes Top Prize". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
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