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Resurrection gets international sales deal

Kristof Hoornaert’s debut feature, starring Johan Leysen and Gilles De Schryver, has been acquired by the Italian sales company TVCO. Resurrection had its world premiere at Film Fest Gent in October and its international premiere in the First Features Competition at the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn on 27 November.

ResurrectionResurrection tells the story of an elderly recluse who takes a young man into his house after finding him half-naked and lost. The leading parts in Resurrection are played by Leysen and De Schryver. The film was shot by Lithuanian cinematographer Rimvydas Leipus

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Published on Tuesday 28 November 2017

Sorry voor alles wins International Emmy

Flemish TV show Sorry voor alles (Sorry About That) has won Best Non-Scripted Entertainment at the 45th edition of the International Emmy Awards, the most important TV awards outside the US. Flemish comedy series Callboys was also nominated.

Sorry voor allesSorry voor alles is a candid-camera TV show in which the participants’ lives are staged for a whole month with the help of family and friends, resulting in bizarre situations and surprising encounters. Sorry voor alles is the third Flemish TV show to take home an International Emmy, after Benidorm Bastards in 2011 and the second season of What if? in 2014.

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Published on Monday 20 November 2017

Home grabs six at Ensors Gala

Fien Troch’s Home was a clear winner at the eighth Gala of the Ensors, the local Academy Award equivalent. The film won Ensors for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing.

HomeOther awards went to Le Ciel Flamand, King of the Belgians, Past Imperfect, My First Highway, Storm, Souvenir, The Prime Minister, Speechless, Shadow World, On attend, Kastaars, Ghost Rockers: For Ever, A Wedding and Brimstone.

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Published on Tuesday 19 September 2017

Flanders Image announces drama series line-up for CONNeXT

Flanders Image has announced the full line-up of drama series to be presented at the second edition of its invitation-only networking event CONNeXT. The TV strand, which will involve the presentation of TV drama slates as well as the screening of completed episodes of series, is an exciting new addition to the CONNeXT programme.

CONNeXT 17CONNeXT will run over three-and-a-half days of intensive networking, pitching, screenings and keynote talks (and of course hospitality) due to be held in Ghent from 8-11 October. Some 75 top professionals have already confirmed their attendance, including sales agents, buyers and festival programmers from Europe and North America.

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Published on Monday 11 September 2017

Flanders Image unveils CONNeXT’s full film line-up

Flanders Image has unveiled the full line-up of features to be presented — either in full, as a work in progress or as a pitch — at the second outing of its invitation-only networking event CONNeXT (8-11 October). Among the titles is new work from established filmmakers, including Oscar®-nominated directors Stijn Coninx, Dominique Deruddere and Michaël R. Roskam, as well as projects from a number of exciting up-and-coming filmmakers.


CONNeXT 17At CONNeXT, festival curators, sales agents and buyers are offered a chance to get a glimpse of what is coming up in 2018 and beyond.

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Published on Monday 4 September 2017

Gilles Coulier’s Cargo in Competition at the London Film Festival

Gilles Coulier’s debut feature Cargo has been selected for the First Features Competition at the London Film Festival (4–15 October). Two further features and three shorts from Flanders have also been invited.

GenBCargo tells the raw story of how an Ostend fishing family is brought to the edge of destruction by a series of dramatic events. The lead roles are played by Sam Louwyck, Wim Willaert and Sebastien Dewaele. In London, Cargo is competing for the Sutherland Trophy, the main prize in the First Features Competition.

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Published on Thursday 31 August 2017

Belgium sends Roskam's Racer and the Jailbird to Oscars

Michaël R Roskam's third feature Racer and the Jailbird, starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Adèle Exarchopoulos, is this year's official Foreign Language Academy Award entry for Belgium, it was decided today by the country's Oscar® committee. Racer and the Jailbird is to get its world première in Venice and Toronto. Back in 2012, Roskam's feature debut Bullhead also got nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar.

Racer and the JailbirdIn Racer and the Jailbird, it’s love at first sight at a racing circuit when gangster Gino (‘Gigi’) meets Benedicte (‘Bibi'), a wealthy and fearless racing driver. Fierce and loyal, Gigi and Bibi fight for their love against fate, but also against reason and their own weaknesses. But how far can endurance be stretched? How far can they go to try and save what may already be lost?

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Published on Friday 25 August 2017

Fien Troch’s Home shortlisted for the European Film Awards

Fien Troch’s fourth feature Home is on the shortlist for the European Film Awards in the category Feature Film. The nominees will be announced on 4 November in Seville and the winners revealed at the awards ceremony in Berlin on 9 December.

HomeHome is Fien Troch’s fourth feature, after Kid, Unspoken, and Someone Else’s HappinessHome had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September 2016, where it won the Orrizonti Award for Best Director. Home was selected for festivals in Toronto, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Bogotá and Lisbon.

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Published on Tuesday 22 August 2017

Racer and the Jailbird in Toronto

After its world premiere in Venice, Michaël R. Roskam’s Racer and the Jailbird has been invited to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, 7-17 September). Roskam’s third feature will be part of the Special Presentations programme at TIFF.

Racer and the JailbirdBelgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts and French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Colour) play the lead roles in this dark romantic tragedy set against the backdrop of Belgium’s crime underworld. Racer and the Jailbird will be in Belgian cinemas from 4 October.

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Published on Wednesday 16 August 2017

Racer and the Jailbird invited to the Venice Film Festival

Michaël R. Roskam’s third feature Racer and the Jailbird is part of the Official Selection at the Venice Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, 30 August–9 September). After premiering in Venice, the film will be in Belgian cinemas in October.

Racer and the JailbirdRacer and the Jailbird is Roskam’s third feature, after the internationally acclaimed Oscar-nominated Bullhead (2011) and his American debut The Drop (2014).

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Published on Thursday 27 July 2017

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