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Co-production agreement between the Netherlands and Belgium supports 5 new titles


- Belgian director Jan Verheyen and Dutch filmmaker Ben Sombogaart’s new movies are among the selected projects

Co-production agreement between the Netherlands and Belgium supports 5 new titles
Director Ben Sombogaart

Five new titles co-produced by the Netherlands and Belgium have been selected for support as part of the cooperation agreement linking the Netherlands Film Fund and the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF). The agreement is designed for feature films, documentaries and animated movies, and the results of the first 2016 round have just been announced.

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Three Belgian-Dutch films will receive the support of the Netherlands Film Fund: Jan Verheyen’s feature Het Tweed Gelaat (co-produced by Eyeworks Film and Phanta Film) will receive €200,000; Frederik Carbon’s documentary Sunny Side (co-produced by Clin D'oeil Films, Baldur Film and Belgium’s Mount Vision Pictures) will get €50,000; and Ben Tesseur’s animated film Meneer Papier (co-produced by A Private View and Viking Film) will get €20,000.

Meanwhile, the VAF will also allocate its support to two Dutch-Belgian films: Ben Sombogaart’s feature Rafael (a co-production between Ring Film and Menuet) will receive €200,000; and the short animation Pilar by trio Janis Joy Epping, Yngwie Boley and Diana van Houten (co-produced by il Luster Productions and S.O.I.L.) will get €50,000.


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