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The VAF backs four first films

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- Five features by young directors as well as two minority Flemish coproductions will receive production funding from the VAF

The VAF backs four first films

This funding session turns out to be quite atypical for the VAF, since amongst the four selected majority productions, 4 first features were chosen as well as a second feature, all by young promising directors. It is therefore on the side of coproductions that experienced directors can be found. Indeed, the VAF will unsurprisingly back the next film by the Dardenne brothers (Deux jours, une nuit), produced by Les Films du Fleuve and Eyeworks for Flanders, and La Tierra Roja [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Diego Martínez Vignatti, produced by Entre chien and loup and A Private View.

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The selected first features are D’Ardennen [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Robin Pront
film profile
]
by Robin Pront, who is known for his shorts Plan B and Injury Time (with Matthias Schoenaerts), based on an original screenplay co-written with actor Jeroen Perceval (Rundskop [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bart Van Langendonck
interview: Michaël R. Roskam
film profile
]
, Borgman [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alex van Varmerdam
interview: Reinout Scholten van Aschat
film profile
]
), and produced by Savage Film; De derby [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, the first feature by Lenny Van Wesemael (Dancing With Travolta), co-scripted with Geert Verbanck, who already wrote the Oscar nominated short Tanghi Argentini, and produced by Menuet (The Broken Circle Breakdown [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Felix van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
festival scope
film profile
]
); Lee & Cindy C. [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Stany Crets, a well known Flemish actor whose is trying his hand at directing, produced by Oud België Producties; and Problemski Hotel, the first fiction feature by documentary filmmaker Manu Riche (Snake Dance), co-written with Steve Hawes, based on a novel by Dimitri Verhulst (La Merditude des choses [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Felix van Groeningen
film profile
]
), and produced by Cassette for Timescapes.

Finally, the VAF also backs Black [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fal…
interview: Martha Canga Antonio
film profile
]
, the second feature by young Flemish directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (photo), whose first film, Image, filmed this winter in the heart of Brussels, is currently in post-production. The film was written by Nele Meirhaeghe and is produced by Caviar (Smoorverliefd [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, The Spiral, Les Cochons de Madonna
).

(Translated from French)

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