A number of Flemish features, shorts, documentaries and TV series have been selected for this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (24 Jan-4 Feb).

The Flower Shop Three features from Flanders have been selected for the Bright Futures section for emerging talent with original subject matter and an individual style. They are Ruben Desiere’s debut feature The Flower Shop; Christina Vandekerckhove’s documentary Rabot; and Kristof Hoornaert’s recently released debut feature Resurrection. The Flower Shop and Rabot will compete in the Bright Future Competition for first feature films.

Bert Scholiers’ Charlie en Hannah’s Grand Night Out and Sahim Omar Kalifa’s Zagros have been selected for Limelight, a programme section of international award-winners, festival favourites and otherwise notable films that will screen in Dutch cinemas after the Festival.

Annik Leroy’s experimental documentary Tremor – Es ist immer Krieg. and the Dutch-Flemish co-production Wij by René Eller screen in the Perspectives programme, a section consisting of the IFFR’s main thematic programme of films investigating relevant social and political issues.

Wendy Morris’ animated short Boardgame, or From the Ranks to Field Marshal, Jan Locus’ short The Distance Between Us and Brian den Hartog’s graduation project A Dialogue with Cyberspace are part of the Bright Future Short selection. Wim Catrysse’s short documentary Outpost and Isabelle Tollenaere’s short documentary The Remembered Film are part of the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition.

Shariff Korver’s TV mini-series Fenix will be screened in the Voices programme, a section of outstanding features likely to be future classics of arthouse cinema.

And finally, Ann-Julie Vervaeke’s debut feature project Waterwolf has been selected for CineMart, the IFFR co-production market offering filmmakers and producers the opportunity to present their new projects to film professionals and take the next step in development and financing.

Published on Friday 19 January 2018

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