Magazine article Screen International

Screen Flanders Invests Almost $1M into Five Film and TV Productions

Magazine article Screen International

Screen Flanders Invests Almost $1M into Five Film and TV Productions

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Supported projects include hybrid animated feature Coppelia and German-Belgian co-production The Walking Man.

In its latest funding round announced early during the EFM, Flemish economic fund Screen Flanders is to pump [Euro]850,000 Euros ($963,900) into five new films and TV productions.

The list of supported projects includes hybrid animated feature Coppelia which combines classical ballet with animation; the German-Belgian co-production The Walking Man; and the Arte commissioned French-Belgian TV series Moloch. The Dutch-Belgian TV series Commandos and Viva Boma!, the fourth feature of the successful Flemish FC De Kampioenen franchise will also receive support.

Through the Screen Flanders economic fund, the Flanders government invests in audiovisual productions that spend part or all of their budgets within the Flanders region. Belgian producers can apply for up to [Euro]400,000 (about $457,800). Foreign producers can access the fund by co-producing with a Belgian producer who meets the selection criteria.

Family feature Viva Boma! directed by veteran Flemish auteur Jan Verheyen (Control, The Verdict), will be the fourth FC De Kampioenen feature to receive support from Screen Flanders. The first three features have been hits at the local box office, with the film series posting over 2,000,000 admissions. …

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