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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.[1]

Joseph Plateau Award
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements
CountryBelgium
Presented byFlanders International Film Festival Ghent
First awarded1985
Last awarded2006
Websitejosephplateauprijzen.be

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. Since then, two separate awards were established in Belgium in 2010: the Flemish Film Awards, named Ensor Awards, which are presented each year on the final day of the Ostend Film Festival; and the Magritte Awards, which were established by the Académie André Delvaux to recognize cinematic achievement in the francophone film industry.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Joseph Plateau Awards" (PDF). Flanders International Film Festival Ghent. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 10, 2007. Retrieved February 19, 2012.
  2. ^ Ensor Academie, filmfestivaloostende.be
  3. ^ "Le cinéma belge était à l'honneur lors de la Première édition des Magritte du cinéma belge francophone". Moniteur du film (in French). Archived from the original on December 5, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2012.

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