Country Focus: Belgium
The Holland Film Meeting Co-Production Platform announces this year's programme
- From 25-28 September, the Holland Film Meeting Co-Production (HFM Co-Pro) Platform will take place. HFM Co-Pro Platform is the co-production meeting of the Netherlands Film Festival. Every year, some 20 film projects in development are selected to be presented to many of international cinema's most important and influential financiers, distributors, sales agents and co-producers.
This year's international selection includes Dew by Denijal Hasanovic (Poland), Egg, Flour and Sugar by Therese Ahlbeck (Sweden), Gameover by Olena Fetisova (Ukraine), High Dive by Adam Csaszi (Hungary), I Want To Be Like You by Konstantin Bohanov (Bulgaria), The Inconvenience by Benito Zambrano (Spain), Little Paradise by Philipp Döring (Germany), My Romantic History by Keri Colins (United Kingdom), Pari by Siamak Etemadi (Greece), Pretenders [+see also:
film profile] by Vallo Toomla (Estonia), Something Useful by Pelin Esmer (Turkey), Tacit Wisdom by Saara Cantell (Finland), Trade by David Roddham (Ireland) and Upstream [+see also:
film profile] by Marion Hänsel (Belgium). The projects selected for the Dutch selection include 10 Songs For Charity by Karin Junger, Forbidden Love by Nicole van Kilsdonk, Hairdresser’s Salon Beatrix by Mischa Kamp, Playboy Priest by Arne Toonen, A Shining Flaw by Erwin Olaf, To All Naked Men by Bassam Chekhes and Tonio by Paula van der Oerst.
The second edition of the HFM Work-in-Progress Session will also take place. During the session, five projects, now in post-production, will be presented, previously pitched at the HFM Co-Production Platform, to be shown to international sales agents, festival representatives, distributors and funding partners. This year's selected projects can be found here.
On the closing night, an award ceremony will take place, where three HFM Co-Pro projects and two HFM Works-in-Progress will receive a prize. The list of the awards can be found here.