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 (8-11 October). 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 17The 12 titles include several names which will be familiar to CONNeXT guests. Gilles Coulier, director of local cult series The Natives, whose first feature Cargo has been selected for this year’s San Sebastian and London Film Festivals (and will also be shown at CONNeXT), is attached to FBO’s The Day. So is Dries Vos, who co-directed the International Emmy®-winning What if?

Robin Pront, who made his feature debut with The Ardennes in 2015, is one of the directors of Menuet’s De bende van Jan de Lichte as well as of Eyeworks’ The Bunker, while European Discovery award-winner Hans Van Nuffel (Oxygen) is also among the directors of The Bunker.

Kaat Beels and Jonas Govaerts, who direct Caviar’s Veerle Baetens drama Tabula rasa, both had their feature debuts premièring in Toronto (Hotel Swooni and Cub respectively). And Facades, the feature film Beels co-directed with Nathalie Basteyns, is also screening at CONNeXT.

Finally Eshref Reybrouck of De Mensen’s Undercover previously directed Cordon Series 2 and Marsman; while Student Academy Award®-nominee Wouter Bouvijn directs Eyeworks’ new series The Twelve.

CONNeXT — "Connect to what’s new and who’s next" — 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.

The titles
*indicates: full episodes screening
  • 13 Commandments [13 geboden] (prod: Menuet)
  • De bende van Jan de Lichte (prod: Menuet)
  • Brothers United Series 2* [Spitsbroers] (prod: De Mensen)
  • The Bunker Series 2* [De bunker] (prod: Eyeworks)
  • The Day [De dag] (prod: FBO)
  • The Infiltrator* [De infiltrant] (prod: Eyeworks)
  • Over water (prod: Panenka)
  • Salamander Series 2* (prod: De Mensen)
  • Sense of Tumor [Gevoel voor tumor] (prod: Sylvester)
  • Tabula rasa* (prod: Caviar)
  • The Twelve [De twaalf] (prod: Eyeworks)
  • Undercover (prod: De Mensen)
CONNeXT is an initiative of Flanders Image, the audiovisual export agency, a division of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF). Partners are Grid, LITES, Film Fest Gent, City of Ghent and Creative Europe Media Desk. Media partners: Le Film français and Screen International.

Published on Monday 11 September 2017

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