Support for new co-productions from the Netherlands and Flanders

Support for new co-productions from the Netherlands and Flanders

In the third and final round of 2021, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and the Netherlands Film Fund selected seven new co-productions for support. The joint scheme of these funds support co-produced feature (animation) films and documentaries.

The folllowing Flemish co-productions are granted support:

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Nostalgia for the future (documentary)

Director/Script: Brecht Debackere
Producer: Visualantics (BE)
Co-producer: Ghirigori (IT), Cobra Films (BE), and seriousFilm (NL)
Logline: The film is based on the life and work of director Chris Marker. A documentary essay about memory, history, nostalgia and how images of the past shape our future. The essence of the archive as the Fundament of our collective memory itself is being questioned.
Granted support: € 50.000,-

Beats of Love (feature film)

Directors: Raf and Jan Roosens
Script: Bert Van Dael, Raf and Jan Roosens
Producer: Savage Film (BE)
Co-producer: Rococo (BE) and PRPL (NL)
Granted support: € 200.000,-

Will (feature film)

Director: Tim Mielants
Script: Carl Joos
Producer: Menuetto, Lecter Scripted Media and Minds Meet (BE)
Co-producer: Les Films du Fleuve (BE and LU), K&K Selekt Film (PL) and Topkapi Films (NL)
Logline: Through the eyes of Will and Lode, WILL tells a dark page in the history of Antwerp: how during the Second World War auxiliary policemen and ordinary people helped the Nazis with the deportation of the Jewish population. But also how the resistance and civilians tried to rescue those same Jews.
Granted support: € 300.000,- (NFF/VAF Plus included)

The following Dutch co-productions are granted support:

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Afscheid van het Lot (documentary)

Director/script: Marc Schmidt
Producer: Basalt Film (NL)
Co-producer: Fuglene ( NO), CLIN D’OEIL films ( B)
Logline: To give stress, anxiety and other mental problems no chance, three people try to detect and combat abnormalities in their daily life as early as possible. Through long-term observations Marc Schmidt investigates the necessity and possibilities of prevention. Which behavior do we consider normal and which abnormal? What does a world look like in which our ideal self is the norm?
Granted support: € 50.000,-

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The Garden of Earthly Delights (feature film)

Director: Morgan Knibbe
Script: Roelof Jan Minneboo & Morgan Knibbe
Producer: BALDR Film (NL)
Co-producer: CZAR Film&TV (BE), Cinematografica (PH)
Logline: In the stormy slums of an Asian metropolis, the eleven-year-old meth-addicted Ginto rejects his prostitute-sister’s motherly care and wants to become a gangster rather than a scavenger. Meanwhile, he struggles with his blossoming sexuality when he falls in love with a boy from his gang and he meets Dutch sex tourist Michael, who is tom apart by his own dark desires.
Granted support: € 200.000,-

De Terugreis (feature film)

Director: Jelle de Jonge
Script: Marijn de Wit
Producer: Hazazah Pictures(NL)
Co-producer: Menuetto Film (BE)
Logline: Reluctantly, a bitter aged man drives his demented wife to Spain to pay a last visit to a dying friend. In their old car, with road maps in their laps, the bickering couple drives through a Europe that has completely changed. As their journey unfolds, he slowly starts to soften up and learns what it means love again.
Granted support: € 200.000,-

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Miss Moxy (animated feature film)

Directors: Vincent Bal, Sem Assink
Script: Maureen Versprille
Producer: Phanta Film (NL)                    
Logline: A domesticated cat gets lost during a holiday and must find her way back home through Europe with the help of the most despicable creatures a cat can imagine: A dog and a bird. During this journey, she broadens her outlook on life and discovers the true meaning of friendship.
Granted support: € 100.000,-

Image: Will, Nostalgia for the Future, Afscheid van het Lot, The Garden of Earthly Delights