A total of 16 Lab projects received funding from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) this autumn. The list includes a new short by Award-winning director and video artist Nicolas Provost as well as projects by Sarah Vanagt, Manon de Boer and Alexis Destoop.
Of the 10 Lab projects that were confirmed production support, one of the titles that stands out is Nicolas Provost’s new project Tokyo Film. The filmmaker recently presented his feature debut The Invader and meanwhile continues to produce visually stunning short work. The list continues with other talented artists like Sarah Vanagt (The Corridor), Manon de Boer (Think about Wood, Think about Metal) and Laurent Van Lancker (Disorient) who are working on The Wave, Where's the Voice? Three Approximations and Diwans.org respectively.
VAF also also selected some new or emerging talents in its autumn round, confirming a host of promising directors and their projects: Jen Debauche’s The Machine Human, Els van Riel’s Gradual Speed, Sophie Nys’s Parque do Flamengo, Ezra Eeman’s Quies, Liesbeth Marit’s The Frustration of Our Ponies and Els Dietvorst’s The Pheasant Pluckers Wife.
Alexis Destoop, Inge Nederkoorn and Jan Vromman will start development on Drift, Metamorfosen and Tomotoguhokata respectively. Finally four Lab artists can start work on their screenplay: Blinded by the Light/Becoming the Image by Karel De Cock (Accepting the Image); My Life as An Actor by Eric de Kuyper, L’invitation au voyage by Robbrecht Desmet and Flo Flamme and The Indian Project: In Silence and Light by Nico Dockx and Kris Kimpe.