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Published on Friday 25 May 2018

Two from Flanders selected for Directors Fortnight

Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels’ mid-length stop-motion animation film This Magnificent Cake! and Juanita Onzaga’s short documentary Our Song to War have been selected for the Directors Fortnight in Cannes (9-19 May).

This Magnificent Cake!The last film from Flanders to be selected for the Directors Fortnight was Gust Van den Berghe’s Blue Bird in 2011. The 50th edition will take place from 9-19 May, parallel to the main Competition.

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Published on Tuesday 17 April 2018

Lukas Dhont’s debut feature Girl selected for Cannes

Flemish filmmaker Lukas Dhont’s debut feature Girl has been selected for the prestigious Cannes section Un Certain Regard, it was announced at the Festival press conference in Paris this morning.

GirlGirl will have its world premiere in Cannes and will compete for the Prix Un Certain Regard, as well as the Caméra d’Or prize for best debut feature. This is the first time in 29 years that a Flemish film has been selected for Un Certain Regard.

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Published on Thursday 12 April 2018

Hot Docs selects three from Flanders

Three Flemish productions have been invited to Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary film festival. Janet van den Brand’s Ceres, Sahim Omar Kalifa’s Cornered in Molenbeek and Yannis Van den Ecker’s Sons of the Wild will all be screened in Competition in Toronto.

Cornered in MolenbeekHot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary film festival in North America with around 200,000 visitors each year. It is also an important meeting point for industry professionals, with a conference programme and market.

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Published on Wednesday 21 March 2018

Rosie & Moussa wins Children's Jury Prize in Montréal

Dorothée van den Berghe's children's film Rosie & Moussa has won the Children's Jury Prize at the 2018 Festival International du Film Pour Enfants de Montréal.

Rosie & MoussaRosie & Moussa is Dorothée van den Berghe's third feature, and was produced by Helena Vlogaert and Bo De Group for Caviar. International sales are by Attraction Distribution.

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Published on Tuesday 13 March 2018

The Match Factory acquires international sales rights for Girl

The Match Factory, the Cologne-based sales agent which also sold The Broken Circle Breakdown, has acquired worldwide sales rights to Lukas Dhont's debut feature Girl, it was announced by Screen International at the start of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Girl was developed in the framework of the Cinéfondation Résidence and won the Work in Progress Prize at both last year's CONNeXT and at the European Film Festival of Les Arcs. Screen International recently cited Dhont's debut feature one of the "hottest projects from the Benelux in 2018".

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Published on Monday 19 February 2018

Cinequest presents six from Flanders

Five film productions and a VR project from Flanders have been selected for the Cinequest Film & VR Festival in San Jose, California (27 Feb –11 March).

Many HeavensJan Matthys’ Many Heavens has been selected for Cinequest’s main line-up, the Dramatic Feature Competition, while Hilde Van Mieghem’s Speechless and Nathalie Basteyns’ and Kaat Beels’ Facades will be competing for the Global Vision Award.

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Published on Friday 26 January 2018

Flanders well represented at Rotterdam

A number of Flemish features, shorts, documentaries and TV series have been selected for this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (24 Jan-4 Feb).

The Flower Shop Three features from Flanders have been selected for the Bright Futures section for emerging talent with original subject matter and an individual style. They are Ruben Desiere’s debut feature The Flower Shop; Christina Vandekerckhove’s documentary Rabot; and Kristof Hoornaert’s recently released debut feature Resurrection.

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Published on Friday 19 January 2018

Janet van den Brand’s Ceres invited to the Berlinale

The documentary film Ceres by Brussels-based Dutch director Janet van den Brand has been selected for the Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February), where it will be in competition in the Generation Kplus programme.

CeresCeres is an intimate portrait of four children as they experience the natural cycle of life on a farm. The film explores the world through their eyes and examines their relationship to nature and human society.

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Published on Wednesday 17 January 2018

Matteo Simoni is one of the 2018 European Shooting Stars

Matteo Simoni has been picked as one of the Shooting Stars, a selection of 10 up-and-coming actors from all over Europe who will be in the spotlight at the Berlin International Film Festival. He follows in the footsteps of international film and TV stars such as Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig, Jérémie Renier and Matthias Schoenaerts, who were all Shooting Stars earlier in their careers.

Matteo SimoniThe Shooting Stars will be presented to the film industry, public and international press during the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February, 2018), where they will also take part in a special workshop programme.

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Published on Thursday 21 December 2017

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