Ten productions to share in €2m of Screen Flanders funding
Eight international co-productions feature among a list of ten films due to receive financial support through the Screen Flanders economic fund. The titles, announced by minister-president of Flanders Kris Peeters (27 Nov) will share in a combined €2m of funding.
Supported projects include a new film from Goodbye Lenin director Wolfgang Becker, a Belgian-German co-production entitled Me & Kaminski. The amount distributed to each of the titles individually ranges from €50,000 to €400,000.
Through the fund, the government of Flanders offers up to a maximum of €400,000 in refundable advances to productions that enrich the cultural heritage of Flanders and spend a minimum of €250,000 in the region. Applications are assessed against these criteria by a jury of both economic and cultural experts.
Foreign filmmakers may apply by co-producing with a Belgian producer who meets the selection criteria.
Each Euro received via the fund must be matched one-to-one by a production’s audiovisual expenditure in the region. This round of supported productions is expected to account for a combined spend on audiovisual expenses of well over €8.5m in the Flanders region.
The complete list of titles are:
- Another Day of Life (Dir: Raul de la Fuente and Damian Nenow) co-production with Poland, Spain and Germany
- Archibelge! (Sofie Benoot & Gilles Coton) Belgium
- Deadline 25/5 (Maarten Moerkerke) Belgium
- Dimitri (Agnès Lecreux, Fabien Drouet, Ben Tesseur & Steven De Beul) Belgium and France
- La Tierra Roja (Martinez Vignatti Diego) Belgium and Argentina
- Me & Kaminski (Wolfgang Becke) Belgium and Germany
- Michiel de Ruyter (Roel Reiné) Belgium and the Netherlands
- Onder het hart (Van Kilsdonk) Belgium and the Netherlands
- The Team (Kathrine Windfeld) Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Austria
- Vincent en het einde van de wereld (Christophe Van Rompaey) Belgium and France.