Meet the winners of the Euregion Film Forum 2024

Professionals Jury and Audience decided on the winners.

The ninth edition of Euregion Film Forum was a blast! Running from March 15th to March 18th, the event featured an engaging program with films, masterclasses, pitching forums and networking activities for both filmmakers and the audience. After a long deliberation the professional jury deliberated on three winners of the Made in Euregion Short Film Competition, while the audience had the chance to vote after the screening for the the winner of the Audience Award.


There were six films selected from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands to compete in the Made in Euregion Short Film Competition. The members of our professional jury lended us their expertise to decide on the winners for the Best Euregion Film and Special Jury Mention. Members of the jury were Dutch director of photography Jeroen Daemen, Belgian director Veerle de Wilde and German director and 2023 winner of the Special Jury Mention of the Made in Euregion Short Film Competition, Laurenz Otto.

Next to the short film competition, the jury was also invited to deliberate on the winners of the CineSud Talent Pitch. Click here to discover the winners and their projects.

Best Euregion Film

Daydrift, Tim Jans (Belgium)

Jury Statement:

"From the very first shot, this film takes us to a realistic and brutal setting. Great casting and beautiful storytelling through sound and image convey a touching and relatable story, that makes you feel for the character immediately. Therefore, the jury would like to award Best Euregion Film to Daydrift by Tim Jans."

Special Jury Mention

Hakketuf, Laurens van Herk (Belgium)

Jury Statement:

"The Special Mention for the Made in Euregion Short Film Competition goes to a film leaving the jury with the strong feeling f originality and courage for the absurd. This film took us on an intense family-fantasy journey in the countryside. "Hakketuf" made us smile and wonder what the hell was going on. We are curious to see future projects from the creative team which brought us "Hakketuf". Keep going!"

Audience Award

Self Portrait, Laura Huygen (The Netherlands)

With most of our audience voting for her touching documentaire, Laura Huygen received the Audience Award. We congratulate Laura and are happy that her work resonated with the audience.

  • Special Shout out

Despite it not winning any prices, the jury wished to highlight the movie Lights from Pepijn Tebrunsvelt. Of this film they declared:

"As the jury we would like to give a shout out to one of the film in the selection: this film is in this competition a bit out of place and therefore hard to compare to the other films we’ve seen but it was very well executed, beautifully shot and original in the way the maker himself was involved as a character in the film. So we want to give our own extra spicy special mention to the film Lights by Pepijn Tebrunsvelt."

Euregion Film Forum

Euregion Film Forum 2024 took place from March 15 to March 18 in three locations of Maastricht: Lumière Cinema, The Social Hub and Roooms. 

There were six short films selected for the Made in Euregion Short Film Competition, followed the CineSud ShortsLab Special screening; during which films made through the CineSud development trajectory of ShortsLab held their avant-première. Finally, CineSud had the honour to screen, for its Limburgian première, the feature film debut of Guido Coppis, Bijt (2024), at the occasion of which the director, accompanied by producer Rianne Poodt (the Rogues) joined us for a CineTalk about the film, its production and creative process.

The Forum also hosted the Crossborder Film Conference during which many interesting guests gather to discuss on co-production. There we held the Crossborder Film Pitch and the FilMatch sessions where professionals from the BeNeLux and Germany came to connect with  each other. Last but not least the forum was also the occasion to offer development program with the Masterclasses of Janneke van Heesch. 

This edition of Euregion Film Forum included the second residency of the ShortsLab and Doclab 2024 but also the first ever residency of the SeriesLab 2024, and kicked off the start of the residency program of Talents to Cannes 2024!