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Country Focus: Belgium

The Wallonia Brussels Federation backs 46 new projects

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The Wallonia Brussels Federation backs 46 new projects

- The CCA funding will be shared out between 15 fiction feature film projects, 11 short films, 18 documentaries and 2 lab films (experimental). Amongst the projects to receive funding, the next film by Joachim Lafosse stands out, as well as three first feature films. Les Chevaliers Blancs [+see also:
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, Joachim Lafosse’s 6th feature film, is being produced by Versus Production in coproduction with Les Films du Worso. After the Lhermitte case, Lafosse once again finds inspiration in a news item with a story that hit the headlines, the Arche de Zoé case, a French organization that attempted to take out of Chad about a hundred children presented as orphans from Darfour in 2007. Filming should begin in 2014.

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The return of Yves and Olivier Ringer is also worth mentioning. After Pom le Poulain and A Pas de loup (European Children’s Film Association Award in 2012), they return with Les Oiseaux de Passage [+see also:
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, a new movie aimed at the young public, which will follow the journey of a disabled little girl looking for a bird that disappeared. Also funded for production, Déluge, the 3rd feature film by Thomas De Thier (Feathers in My Head [+see also:
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), whose new movie, Le Goût des Myrtilles (with Michel Piccoli and Natasha Parry) is highly anticipated and will be produced by the company from Liège, Frakas (Hors les murs [+see also:
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, Moroccan Gigolo’s…). 

Iao LethemAntoine Cuypers and duo Jean-Julienne Colette and Olivier Tollet will also receive funding for their graduation to feature films. With Rabbits, Colette and Tollet present a fantastic closed-door session in which a group of friends, literally excluded from the outside world, experience a weird phenomenon: they are no longer hungry, tired, or in pain... The film is being produced by Hélicotronc and Offshore (France). After the short film A New Old StoryEntre chien et loup pursues its adventure with Antoine Cuypers for his feature film Préjudice, an eventful family dinner, punctuated by resentment and paranoia. It is also a family drama that Iao Lethem will present with Le Mari de la Marraine, produced by Alfredo Garcia Productions. 

Photo: Joachim Lafosse

 

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