Magazine article Screen International

Walloon-Brussels Federation Grants [Euro]3m to 50 Projects

Magazine article Screen International

Walloon-Brussels Federation Grants [Euro]3m to 50 Projects

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David Lambert, Vanja D'Alcantara and Frédéric Dumont among filmmakers to receive funding.

The Walloon-Brussells Federation has granted [euro]3m in funding to 50 films.

In total, 14 features, 13 shorts, 19 documentaries and 4 television projects were selected for script development or production support.

Among the features are writer-director David Lambert's I am Yours, in which a penniless young Argentine escort boy presents himself as an apprentice to a lonely Belgian baker and Vanja D'Alcantar's script of Kokoro, an adaptation of Olivier Adam's novel Le Coeur Regulier, in which a young woman travels to Japan in the footsteps of her brother who has died in a car accident.

Following Angel at Sea, Frédéric Dumont joins forces with young writer Marie Braeuner for the script of his second film La Longue Marche, the story of a second-rate boxer of Algerian origin who kidnaps his ex-wife's new-born baby from the Marseille maternity clinic, while brothers Olivier and Yves Ringer are preparing Les Oiseaux en Passage, about a young girl's adventurous attempts to rescue a duck. …

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