Fourteen mainly Belgian and women-led projects selected during the 16th session of screen.brussels fund
The Cannes Festival is back this summer 2021, from 6 to 17 July. After a very special 2020 edition, the Festival is announcing an official and ambitious selection. In addition, there are the parallel selections of the Semaine de la Critique, the Directors' Fortnight and Acid.
The second edition of the training course "Production administrator in the audiovisual sector" has just ended. This training was organised by Bruxelles Formation, the French-speaking Brussels public service in charge of professional training. With the support of the screen.brussels cluster, this training course was initiated to meet an essential need in the Brussels audiovisual sector to compensate for the lack of professionals experienced in production administration.
From Berlin to Shanghai, from Nike to Lexus, via Apple and Carlsberg, the Brussels-based media production and distribution company HAMLET has millions of views on its productions, which are widely distributed in China. A look at the career of two Belgian talents, Ruben Goots and Jason Felstead.
For many years, the famous Brussels production company HAMLET has been seducing the Asian market. It has had an office in Shanghai since 2020.
La 5e édition du BIF Market, un marché du film de genre, sera maintenue en ligne avec quelque 210 participants de 38 nationalités différentes et 25 work in progress de 18 pays.
Producers Caroline Houben and Sarah Marks, from Brussels and Antwerp respectively, have been selected for the all-new SERIES’ WOMEN 2021 programme shining a light on female producers in Europe.
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New date for the next session of the screen.brussels fund
In order to best adapt to the circumstances, we have decided to bring forward the date for submission of funding applications to 7 May 2021.
You can therefore cross out the date of May 28th and mark your agenda for MAY 7th 2021.
Applications for funding from the screen.brussels fund can only be made online on our website where you will find all the necessary information.
Starting today, you can submit your audio project to screen.brussels fund according to the updated rules of course. Here are a few things to remember:
➡️ Contact us at email@example.com to talk about your project beforehand.
Mediarte entame une enquête de 2 ans sur les compétences qui seront importantes dans un avenir proche pour le secteur audiovisuel et digital.
Le travail s'organise autour de 3 thèmes:
- Transformation digitale
- Evolution vers une économie circulaire et neutre en carbone
- Relance après COVID-19
Pour ce faire, il s'agit de cartographier d'abord les tendances et les évolutions les plus importantes par thème. Mediarte désire savoir comment vous envisagez les développements futurs dans le secteur.
Like many other sectors, the audiovisual sector is still being affected by the health crisis. More than ever, investing in content actively boosts employment and businesses’ orders.
For its 15th investment session, the screen.brussels fund will inject €1.1 million into the production of 13 mainly Belgian projects that use digital technology in an innovative manner. Here are the details of this new selection:
Cette année, les Magritte du Cinéma connaitront une édition inédite et bien particulière. Le cinéma belge francophone y sera mis à l’honneur avec la collaboration de la RTBF. Malgré les contraintes exceptionnelles cette année, le maitre mot reste identique : « Tapis bleu pour le cinéma belge ! ».
On 26 November, PointCulture will unveil Brussels Footage, a free interface to look at Brussels through 120 years of film - narrative films, documentaries and archival footage, in partnership with SONUMA* and screen.brussels. As a reflection of this city’s kaleidoscopic urban planning and the cosmopolitan mosaic of people who live there, the platform offers a large number of intersectional approaches: themes, dates, and places, allowing everyone to make their own Brussels film.
For its 14th session, thanks to special COVID funds released by the Region, the screen.brussels fund was able to invest an additional budget of €500,000, giving a total of €1,549,000 spread across 21 projects in various formats: four feature films, five series, three animated projects, eight documentaries and one virtual reality project. Here are the details of the selection:
For this 3rd edition, BRIFF invites you to celebrate the white screen more than ever because there is not a better way to thrill. Even if it is an out of ordinary year, our capital w ill welcome during eleven days celebrities such as Costa-Gavras and Lucas Belvau x but it w ill also welcome emerging Belgian and International talents. Through open-air screenings, premieres, competitions, retrospectives and a master class, the festival offers you the opportunity to feel the pulse of our beloved cinema, whether you are a spectator or a professional.
Since the National Security Council’s announcements on 27 July, several municipalities have taken additional measures.
More information on the website of each municipality.
Good news! After weeks of forced interruption due to the coronavirus crisis, Brussels is once again hosting film shoots. With the support of screen.brussels fund and screen.brussels film commission, directors Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah and Mathieu Mortelmans are currently shooting the series Grond (Ground in Dutch) in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean. The series will ibe broadcast in 2021 on the Flemish channel VIER, and later on Be tv, Telenet and on Netflix.
Préparez la reprise des tournages en toute sécurité et participez à une formation sur mesure.
Les inscriptions à la formation de référent.e sanitaire « covid-19 » sont ouvertes depuis quelques jours, et le nombre de personnes intéressées est d’ores et déjà très significatif et encourageant.
Dès lors, nous avons décidé d’apporter les précisions et modifications suivantes :
To help you restart shootings during Covid-19, screen.brussels provides printable posters to help set up and inform in your filming and office environment: general info, masks, hand washing, etc. Don't forget to write down the contact details of your internal "Covid manager"!
Available in EN- NL-FR.
Last update: Wednesday 27 May 2020
Here you will find the various support measures deployed specifically for the audiovisual sector. This information will be updated regularly and we would be grateful if you could send us your own contributions at firstname.lastname@example.org
In light of the current health measures decided on by the National Security Council, the special provisions and support measures are as follows:
This version has not been updated since 27 May.
Vous trouverez ici un questionnaire dont le but est de mesurer l’impact du Covid-19 et des mesures de confinement sur les entreprises bruxelloises et spécifiquement dans le secteur audiovisuel. L’objectif de cette enquête est notamment de mieux comprendre vos besoins et vos attentes pour concevoir les solutions adaptées.
The entire screen.brussels team keeps updated about the evolution of the situation and invites you to respect the instructions of the federal authorities.
Brussels, 19 February 2020 - For its first session in 2020, screen.brussels fund has selected 13 co-production projects for a total investment of €1,057,000, eight of which will be produced by Brussels producers. The selected projects include five television series, five feature films, two documentaries and one web series. These projects will result in more than €8 million in direct audiovisual spending in the regional economy.
The historic heart of Brussels has again this year been nominated for the Location Award. This prize is awarded by the European Film Commissions Network to the best European film or TV series location, according to public votes until 30 December.
Over the next few months, screen.brussels will be introducing you to the municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region. A possible source of inspiration for your next location?
We stay in the north of the Region, introducing Jette, a lesser-known town with a lot of charm.
Every year, screen.brussels fund holds three dossier submission sessions. For 2020, submissions are due in January, May and September. Decisions are made public in February, July and October.
10 January 2020: Dossier submission (before 5 pm.). 14 February 2020: Decision.
29 May 2020: Dossier submission (before 5 pm.). 2 July 2020: Decision.
11 September 2020: Dossier submission (before 5 pm.). 16 October 2020: Decision.
Pour sa 46ème édition, le Film Fest Gent qui se tient du 08 au 18 octobre fera la part belle aux films soutenus par screen.brussels. Voici les films que vous pourrez y découvrir :
Ce vendredi 27 septembre démarre le Festival International du Film Francophone, à Namur. L'occasion de faire le tour de la création cinématographique en français des quatre coins de la planète. Et bien sûr, de notre propre pays. Ainsi, il y aura un focus Belgitude dans lequel on retrouve une série de projets soutenu par le screen.brussels fund. Petit tour d'horizon:
Over the next few months, screen.brussels will be introducing you to the municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region. A possible source of inspiration for your next set?
After its neighbour Koekelberg, we continue our presentations of the northern municipalities around Brussels. In the spotlight this month, Molenbeek!
Brussels has a blossoming love affair with the audio-visual sector. Screen.brussels has been supporting creatives in the sector for three years, whilst at the same time promoting our dynamic and innovative region. We help entrepreneurs, companies, productions and film crews create great work with our broad range of services.
Ce 7 mai 2019 dernier, les candidats aux prochaines élections du 26 mai avaient été invités à présenter leur point de vue sur l'avenir de l'audio-visuel en Région de Bruxelles-Captiale, à l'invitation de l'UB&BV (Union Bruxelloise des Prestataires du Cinéma).
Pour lire le (très) résumé des questions/réponses, c'est ici sur notre fil twitter: le grand résumé du débat
Réécouter le débat ici:
Over the next few months, screen.brussels will be introducing you to the municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region. A possible source of inspiration for your next set?
Despite a surface area of only 1.17km², Koekelberg does not go unnoticed: it houses the famous Basilica of the Sacred Heart (commonly known as Koekelberg Basilica). The fifth largest church in the world, houses two museums within its Art Deco style walls and offers an exceptional panoramic view from an outdoor gallery under its dome.
Depuis l'entrée en vigueur de la nouvelle législation sur les risques psychosociaux le 1er septembre 2014, toutes les entreprises du secteur audiovisuel sont également obligées de réaliser une analyse des risques. Pour les y aider, mediarte a lancé en 2016 mediasensor, une enquête online adaptée au secteur audiovisuel, gratuite et conforme à la nouvelle législation. Sur base des résultats de cette enquête, les entreprises ont pu se mettre au travail afin de prendre des mesures de correction et de prévention.
As an active member of the European Network of Regional Film funds (CineRegio), screen.brussels defends along with the other 47 members European Cinema. The significant number of films supported by regional film funds at the Berlinale reflects the importance of regional film funds for the European audio-visual sector and highlights the significant financial contribution & role of the regional film agencies in creating and defending European cultural diversity and the European Co-production model.
A l'occasion de la présentation de son bilan annuel, screen.brussels a organisé une rencontre du secteur le 24 janvier dernier. Pour ce faire, c'est dans les salons de l'hôtel Métropole que s'est tenu la réception. Ce lieu, emblématique de la Capitale a accueilli de prestigieux tournages.
Avec un plan d’action partagé et une concertation permanente entre ses équipes, screen.brussels développe son activité au service du secteur. Construit pour s’adapter à l’ensemble des maillons de la chaine de valeur, cette structure d’accompagnement cohérente se pose en véritable one stopshop (guichet unique) de la filière audiovisuelle en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale. Cette année 2018 a connu un grand nombre d’avancées et de projets menés en commun avec pour objectif de soutenir la structuration et l’essor d’une industrie de l’audiovisuel bruxellois.
The famous hotel, listed since 2002, has been selected with 11 other locations for the Best Location Award by the European Film Commissions Network . The winner will be determined by the votes of the public, open until 30 November.
Every year, screen.brussels fund holds three dossier submission sessions. For 2019, submissions are due in January, June and September. Decisions are made public in February, July and October.
18 January 2019: Dossier submission (before 5 pm.). 22 February 2019: Decision.
7 June 2019: Dossier submission (before 5 pm.). 12 July 2019: Decision.
6 September 2019 : Dossier submission (before 5 pm.). 11 October 2019: Décision.
Gamescom, the biggest gaming fair in Europe, opened yesterday August 21st.
Five Brussels companies attend the event and show their games and products: Apptweak an App Store Optimization (ASO) Tool company; OneBonsai, a company providing VR, AR and AI solutions; Demute, a sound studio for video games and VR; sU Games and Exiin, two development studios.
Belgian video games continue to be successful abroad, which is why, from 21 to 25 August (from 22 August for the general public), a Belgian delegation will once again be attending gamescom in Cologne, the planet’s largest gaming fair, with a stand in the national colours that is sure to draw plenty of interest. More than twenty companies will be represented at the Belgian stand, all of them specialists in video game development or in services for the gaming industry. Combining Belgian creativity and technology, these companies all have high growth potential.
Strolling around Brussels this summer, you may have come across some strange-looking characters: passers-by dressed in 18th-century costumes in the Sablon district, an old-fashioned horse and carriage in Brussels Park, or you may even have seen some famous actors (Dominic West, Lily Collins and David Oyelowo) on the streets of Ixelles, Auderghem or in Cinquantenaire Park.
The programme launches in September 2018. Secure your place and register today for the full Postgraduate or specific Training courses in Media Economics!
The Media Economics Programme is a new programme at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and is organized by SMIT. The programme combines facts and figures of state of the art scientific research with interesting and sometimes conflicting insights from industry experts.
The screen.brussels fund has selected 11 co-production projects that showcase Brussels and its filmmaking industry. The one million euros of investment also consolidates the work of Brussels Animation Valley, with an overall expected return on spending of €8, 430, 000, i.e. 843%.
We're paying tribute to the admirably eco-responsible film shoot of Cleo that wrapped up a couple of weeks ago. With the support of both screen.brussels (fund and film commission) and the Flemish Audiovisual Fund, this genuine "Brussels" project combines artistic commitment with respect for the environment. The two organisations are making a concerted effort to support this wonderful project on the ground.
Based on the books by Michael De Cock and Judith Vanistendael. Rosie en Moussa is truly a Brussels story, filmed in Molenbeek and the centre of the city, with the support of screen.brussels.
Following a series in Brussel Deze Week (now called Bruzz), several books, and translations into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Turkish and Japanese, we now present Rosie & Moussa, the film. The film has since been selected for four foreign festivals, including the prestigious Toronto festival (TIFF).
The screen.brussels fund has selected 10 coproduction projects that place Brussels and its audiovisual sector firmly in the spotlight. Whether by way of documentaries focusing on our capital and its cultural heritage, the promotion of the area through numerous days of filming or the involvement of our performers and specialist companies in large-scale productions, the projects in which screen.brussels has opted to invest are helping to put the Brussels region on the international audiovisual map.
The design by the consortium Baukunst (Brussels) - Bruther (Paris), winner of the call for project designers organised by the Urban Development Corporation (SAU-MSI) for the construction of ‘Media House’ in mediapark.brussels, was presented today by the architects and the four main future occupants, in the presence of Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region, Didier Gosuin, Regional Minister for the Economy and Employment, and Fadila Laanan, Minister-President of the French-speaking Brussels government.
Filming a feature film uses on average the same carbon equivalent as a family of 4 during one year: 73 tons of CO2, 40% of which for transportation alone! Acting upon its desire to implement changes in favour of the environment, screen.brussels publishes a brochure devoted to Environmentally Friendly Filming in the Brussels-Capital Region.
The film Hannah by Italian director Andrea Pallaoro is due for release in Belgian theatres on 14 March 2018. As well, the film will benefit from a historic première to mark the eagerly-awaited reopening of the Palace Cinema on 28 February 2018. The film’s lead actress Charlotte Rampling took the opportunity to share her impressions of our capital, one of the settings for the movie. She emphasises the importance of Brussels as an environment, as a world and as a second skin to slip into for the duration of a shoot.
Brussels, 23 January 2018: Thanks to the combined efforts of the various screen.brussels’ departments, the audiovisual sector now has access to a support structure that is coherent, collaborative and suited to its every need. Designed to support this innovative sector and convey its image, screen.brussels has achieved good results and now presents its balance sheet for last year.
La croissance du secteur audiovisuel bruxellois se confirme depuis plusieurs années, au point que la demande dépasse l’offre dans de nombreux secteurs, comme celui des effets spéciaux (VFX) par exemple.
On the 5th and 6th of December, screen.brussels film commission participated to the 3rd Focus London professional fair, promoting Brussels as a filming hub.
Very positive review for our exhibition stand: interesting meetings and rich discussions leading to upcoming film projects.
At the 2017 Camerimage Festival (held in Bydgoszcz, Poland), screen.brussels, in close collaboration with Brussels Invest & Export, organised a seminar to present the Brussels audio-visual offer to Polish producers.
Du 7 au 14 novembre dernier, des professionnels bruxellois ont eu l’occasion de participer à l’Atelier Grand Nord VR.
To round off its first full year of operations, the screen.brussels fund has selected eight projects (fiction films, documentaries and television series), supporting the audiovisual sector in the Brussels-Capital Region. With Brussels producers in the spotlight, experienced or promising actors and directors, technicians employed, the order books of service providers and post-production companies filled, here are the complete results of Session 5.
La commune de Molenbeek-Saint-Jean s’est montrée très accueillante pour le tournage de "Rosie et Moussa" (Caviar). Ce film jeunesse est tiré d'un livre de Michael de Cock et raconte l'histoire de deux enfants bruxellois qui cherchent leur voie dans la grande ville.
Le projet-pilote tournage durable est sur les rails, la film commission accompagne la série” Champion” co-produite par Nexus Factory et la RTBF. Amandine Frisque (productrice excécutive) et Stéphanie Gheerardyn (régisseuse générale) sont épaulées par Sophie Cornet, éco-conseillère discrète mais très efficace.
Clint Eastwood shot a film in Brussels!
In August 2017, we were lucky enough to host the filming of “The 15:17 to Paris”, Clint Eastwood’s latest film. The filming took place in Brussels South Station and went very well. Onlookers were stunned to see the famous American director making his way calmly through the crowds of commuters.
Van 8 tot 14 september was de cluster screen aanwezig op de “Industry Market” van het TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), een van de grootste internationale filmevenementen. Tijdens die verkenningsmissie werd gezocht naar mogelijkheden voor de Brusselse ondernemers om de meest toegankelijke trans-Atlantische markten aan te boren, met name Canada. Dat land wordt namelijk vaak gezien als de toegangspoort naar de Verenigde Staten.
Brussels will be honoured during the 74th Venice International Film Festival held from 30 August to 9 September 2017 in three of the films specifically presented as world previews: Hannah (Competition), Tueurs (Cinema nel Giardino) and Le Fidèle (Out of competition). Besides these three feature films, two Brussels projects in development will be presented at the Venice Production Bridge; one documentary and one with virtual reality content.