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Van Dormael, Van Groeningen and Vandekeybus for Screen Flanders

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- The first 2014 session of Screen Flanders will support nine productions for €2 million. Projects will need to spend the equivalent of every euro donated in Flanders

Van Dormael, Van Groeningen and Vandekeybus for Screen Flanders
Felix Van Groeningen

Through Screen Flanders, the Flemish government is giving audiovisual productions a big incentive to spend part of their budget in Flanders. Belgian producers will be able to ask up to €400,000 in reimbursable funds to Screen Flanders as economic support in Flanders. Every euro donated will have to be matched with a euro spent in the region. 

From its creation at the beginning of 2012, Screen Flanders has supported a great variety of international co-productions, like animation film Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart [+see also:
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by Europacorp, the historical series The White Queen created for the BBC, international series The Team and new feature film by director Peter Greenaway, Eisenstein in Guanajuato

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In this session, selected projects are predominantly Belgian. International productions to be given a helping hand are English series The Missing by Tom Schankland, French Moonwalkers [+see also:
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 by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet and Ventoux [+see also:
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 by Dutch director Nicole van Kilsdonk.

Among national names are Jaco Van Dormael, who returns to cinema after a triumphant parentheses on stage with play Kiss and Cry. The director has recruited Catherine Deneuve and Benoît Poelvoorde to his cast. The film will also be supported by Belgica [+see also:
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interview: Artemio Benki, Sylvie Leray
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
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 (article), which belongs to Flemish star Felix Van Groeningen, fresh off his successful The Broken Circle Breakdown [+see also:
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interview: Felix van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
festival scope
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. Another figure worth noting on the Flemish cultural scene is choreographer, photographer and filmmaker Wim Vandekeybus, whose next film, Galloping Mind, follows the journeys of twins separated at birth. Among the other films supported are Bowling Balls by Marc Punt, Paradise Trips by Raf Reyntens and Winnipeg [+see also:
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 by Geoffrey Enthoven.

(Translated from French)

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