The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has decided to issue grants to 19 feature projects, amongst which are director Dominic Deruddere’s latest feature Flying Home and Bullhead producer Savage Film’s new project The Wandering Garden*. Futhermore there’s Speechless* by director Hilde Van Mieghem and Jan Verheyen’s The Verdict.

Five projects were granted development support, among them two Caviar productions: The Sum of Histories by director Lukas Bossuyt and Hilde Van Mieghem (Madly in Love, The Kiss)’s newest film Speechless*, based on the Tom Lanoye novel of the same name. The Sum of Histories project will mark Bossuyt’s feature debut, following a number of shorts and commercial videos. Next to this, Turquaze’s Kadir Balci’s new feature Marry Me*, to be produced by A Private View, Jan Verheyen’s The Verdict* (Eyeworks) and Jonas Govaert’s Cub (Potemkino) also received development support.

Production grants went to Roel Mondelaers’ Plan Bart (Caviar), Dominique Deruddere’s long-awaited new film Flying Home, which is produced by Otomatic, and tv-director Douglas Boswell’s first-effort feature The Wandering Garden*, which will by produced by Bullhead producer Savage Film. Mondelaers previously released two shorts (Message From Outer Space, Blind Date) so Plan Bart will the young director’s first feature. The other projects to land production support are production outfit Rabbit Content’s Paradise Trips by director Raf Reyntjens, Minds Meets produced Los Flamencos by Daniël Lambo and director Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone, produced by Lunanime and featuring Matthias Schoenaerts who impressed internationally with his performance in the Oscar nominated Bullhead.

Minoritary Flemish productions to receive VAF production support are Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam’s latest project Borgman (produced by Epidemic), Yvan Le Moine’s Rosenn (Vivi Film) and Tenderness by Marion Hänsel (Man’s Film Productions).

Moreover, six feature projects were handed screenplay support, namely On the other side*, written by TV shows David and Rupel’s  Hugo Van Laere; Rudy Morren’s The Sixth Commandment*; Les invisibles, a co-project of Joost Wynant (Last Summer) and Louis Pons; Missing Dog by documentary maker Bülent Oztürk (Waiting); Sophie Schoukens’ (Marieke, Marieke, Alice Or Life in Black and White) No Man’s Girl; and Joke Liberge (Meander)’s new project Stranger*.

*Translated from original Dutch title

Published on Monday 27 February 2012

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