Screen Flanders to invest almost €1 million in its second session of 2018
- The investment fund for the Flemish regions will support six new projects, four of which are animations
The economic fund Screen Flanders will make a substantial investment (almost €1 million) in animation in its second session of 2018. The €995,000 investment is expected to yield close to €7.6 million in audiovisual expenditure in the Flemish region.
Of the six productions set to benefit, four are animations. Animated series’ Meneer Papier, Ollie and Interstellar Ella are among the selected projects, as is Charlotte, the new feature from French director Bibo Bergeron. Walking the Dog, the Ghent-based animation studio that recently brought us the ambitious Another Day of Life [+see also:
interview: Raul de la Fuente
film profile], by Damien Nenow and Raul de la Fuente, also worked with Bergeron on his previous film, A Monster in Paris [+see also:
film profile]. His new project, Charlotte, produced in France by Les Productions Balthazar in a co-production with Belgium and Canada, is inspired by the autobiographical work of Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon, whose Leben? Oder Theater recounts her struggle against Nazism and her own demons through her art.
Screen Flanders has also selected two full-length fiction films: Swedish deep-sea thriller Breaking Surface [+see also:
interview: Joachim Hedén
film profile], directed by Joachim Heden (Framily), produced by Way Creative Films and co-produced in Belgium by Umedia; and Red Sara, the new film from Flemish box-office favourite Jan Verheyen (Dossier K [+see also:
film profile], The Verdict [+see also:
film profile], FC de Kampioenen 2: Jubilee General [+see also:
film profile]) and Lien Willaert (David). Based on a true story, the film depicts one man’s desperate battle to save his ill daughter. The Flemish majority producer is Eyeworks Film & TV Drama.
(Translated from French)
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