In 2010, The Ostend Film Festival initiated an annual award show that acknowledges remarkable film performances in the local AV-sector. The Flemish Film Awards became The Ensors, an annual gala at The Ostend Kursaal. A fitting closing event for the festival.
The Ensors fitted in perfectly with the DNA of the Ostend Film Festival, which has always paid ample attention to home-grown talent since its inception. Today, The Ensors symbolize the growing international recognition of the Flemish audiovisual creation sector.