EN - Boxer Kid Davidt used to be the star of the Brussels North District in the 1930s. After a turbulent career, he planned on spending his old age quietly in his bar. But two men had big plans for the neighbourhood: they wanted to rebuild Manhattan there.

NL - Bokser Kid Davidt was de ster van de Brusselse Noordwijk in de jaren dertig. Na een woelige carrière wou hij zijn oude dag rustig doorbrengen in de wijk. Twee mannen hadden echter grootste plannen voor de buurt: ze wilden er Manhattan nabouwen. Manhattan, BXL vertelt de dromen, overwinningen en tegenslagen van een jonge bokser in een grote stad vol veranderingen.


Title Manhattan, BXL
Original title Manhattan, BXL
Original language Dutch, French, Brussels dialect
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Docs
Genre documentary
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2015-05-20


Photography Ward Collin, Karel Verstreken, Klaas Boelen
Editing Kwinten Gernay
Sound Pol Van Laer, Karel Verstreken
Music Jeroen Dirrix

Technical specs

Running time film 25'
Release format Blu-ray
Other available formats DVD, Digi-Beta (on demand)
Aspect ratio 16/9
Colour Colour and black-white
Available in 2D


Supported by Las Belgas, RITS School of Arts


2014: VAF Wildcard for Documentary (BE)

Flanders Audiovisual Fund hands out grants to six young filmmakers

The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has announced this year’s Wildcard winners: six promising young filmmakers who will each receive a grant of between €25,000 and €60,000 to develop their first professional film. Raphaël Crombez and Miwako Van Weyenberg were winners in the fiction section, with Ruben Desiere and Kwinten Gernay each receiving a documentary Wildcard. The animation grant went to Laura Vandewynckel, with Christina Stuhlberger getting the Wildcard in the filmlab section.

KosmosSince it was introduced in 2005, the Fund’s competition has established itself as Belgium’s prime awards programme when it comes to launching new talent. Six grants are handed out: three worth €60,000 go to one animation project and two fiction shorts; the two documentary winners each get €40,000; and the Wildcard in the filmlab section comes with a prize of €25,000.

Published on Thursday 4 December 2014

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Short info

Director Kwinten Gernay
Producers Kwinten Gernay
Writers Kwinten Gernay, Marcel de Schrijver

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