Jumbo, selected for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.


Jumbo, the first feature film by Zoé Wittock, a young and ambitious Belgian director, will have its world premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival, which will take place from 23 January to 2 February 2020. The Sundance Film Festival, founded in 1985 by Robert Redford, is the leading American independent film festival and one of the largest in the world. It is held annually in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah and has featured many independent directors, such as Joel Coen, Bryan Singer, Quentin ...

Article dans l’Echo du 3 novembre : Kursk, la méga production européenne de l’année, tournée à 80% en Belgique


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Kursk, first images


Belga-backed Kursk, directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth and Léa Seydoux, premiered on opening night of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. Discover the first images here  

Making the Belga deal even sweeter! Regional support for several Belga Films Fund-backed projects


In the last few months, several projects financed by Belga Films Fund’s Tax Shelter branch have received backing from Belgium’s regional funds, thereby even sweetening the co-production deal and making the Belgian solution more attractive. Last year, Kursk received massive Regional Funding from Belgium’s 3 Regional Funds (Screen Flanders, Screen Brussels and Wallimage). Kursk will have its world premiere September 6th on opening night of the Toronto Film Festival. The Most Assassinated Woman in the World, a Netflix-financed, French-speaking project produced by Fontana Films (Belgium) and Tax Sheltered by Belga Films ...

Already 30 audiovisual projects supported by Belga Productions in 2018 !


This year’s line-up of projects supported by Belga’s co-production and Tax Shelter financing branches is impressive and widely diversified as it includes feature films, TV series, animated feature films and TV series, documentaries and short-films, coming from Canada, Sweden, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. Among these 30 projects, Belga is currently co-producing three high-profile films: Paul Verhoeven’s next film, Benedetta, starring Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling and Lambert Wilson.  Two years after Elle, Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Total Recall) won’t shy away from controversy by taking us to 17th ...

Two Belga-backed projects to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival !


Only three and a half years after its launch, Belga’s Co-Production and Tax Shelter financing branches demonstrate their added value by having two films selected at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival. Kursk, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth and Léa Seydoux, is set to premiere on opening night (September 6th) in Toronto.  Kursk recounts the tragic final hours of the real-life nuclear submarine explosion that left the ship stranded at the bottom of the Barents Sea, while bureaucratic obstacles impeded rescue and their families’ search for answers. Kursk ...

Belga-backed CERES selected at the Berlin International Film Festival


The documentary film CERES by Brussels-based Dutch director Janet van den Brand has been selected at the Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February), where it will be in competition in the Generation K Plus programme. Belga’s in-house Belgian Tax Shelter fund has financed the project initiated by upcoming Belgian documentary production company, Diplodokus, in co-production with Belga Productions. CERES is a poetic and tangible documentary film that follows four children as they experience the natural cycle of life on a farm. Each child lives on a remote farm in the southwest of ...

The Canada-Belgium high speed connection: Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project produced by Item7 and co-produced by Belga Productions


Kim Nguyen’s drama The Hummingbird Project is described as a “modern epic” that “exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world.” The story follows two cousins from New York (Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård), experts at High Frequency Trading. They dream of building a fiber-optic cable between Kansas and New Jersey. Salma Hayek stars as their former boss Eva Torres, a power yet manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to get in their way. This film is a great and rare example of a trans-Atlantic co-production between Canada and ...

2017, another excellent year for Belga Films at the box office


In 2017, Belga Films’ theatrical distribution activities in Belgium boomed again with excellent box office achievements:  out of the top 6 movies released by an independent distributor last year, Belga Films succeeded in positioning 4 of its releases and half of the best 25 performing films distributed by an independent were brought to the market by Belga Films. Huge successes such as Lala Land (more than 400.000 admissions), Paddington 2 (more than 350.000 admissions to date) contributed to the company’s great box office results in 2017. Bigfoot Junior, the animation film ...

Several TV projects financed by Belga Films Fund’s Tax Shelter 


Next to the financing and production of feature films, documentaries, animated movies, Belga is also actively financing TV series and made-for-TV films.  Recent examples include: Over Water is a series by Flemish national broadcaster één and produced by Panenka, a tv production company that has been producing television programs since2014. It tells the story of John Beckers, who is given an ultimate chance by his wife and two kids to get his life back on track and regain their trust. The total budget for season I and II reaches 10,1-M€. Belga Films Fund, ...

Kursk, one of the biggest films ever produced in Belgium


Kursk is the fact-based survival drama, directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Colin Firth, Matthias Schoenaerts and Léa Sédoux. The film centers on a true story of the Kursk, a nuclear-powered Russian submarine that sank during a training exercise in the Barents Sea in 2000. Twenty-three sailors survive the crash and desperately wait for help to arrive while their oxygen runs out minute-by-minute. Physical production, which took place mostly in Belgium, ended last August.  The film is currently in post-production.  EuropaCorp manages the international sales of the project. The movie benefited from ...

Bigfoot Junior (aka The Son of Bigfoot) near the top of the Belgian box office in 2017


Produced by the hugely successful Brussels-based animation studio nWave, Bigfoot Junior, directed by Ben Stassen and Jérémie Degruson, was released worldwide last Summer and grossed $50 million worldwide while attracting 200.000 viewers in Belgium alone. It ranks #7 among the 250+ films released by an independent Belgian distributor last year. The film was supported by the Belgian Tax Shelter of Belgian Federal Government via Belga Films Fund for several million euros and co-produced by Belga Productions. The film also got support from two Belgian Regional Funds, namely Screen Brussels and Wallimage. Belga Films Fund also supports nWave’s next ...

Belga Productions present in Cannes


Belga Productions team is of course in Cannes and happy to meet producers to explain the financing possibilities (Tax shelter, Regional funds, etc) and production services our company has to offer. To book a meeting feel free to contact Fabrice Delville – Founder & General Manager – M: + 32 478 36 60 50

Belga Productions’ film selected at Cannes Film Festival!


Financed via Tax Shelter by Belga Films Fund and co-produced by Belga Productions, Roman Polanski’ new film, D’après une histoire vraie, has been added to the Official Selection of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival (Out of Competition). Congratulations to the film, its crew, the Belgian crew and suppliers, and to our production partner, Wy Productions! This selection demonstrates once more the attractiveness of the Belgian Tax Credit system (‘Belgian Tax Shelter’) and of Belga’s offer to international producers looking for a one-stop solution in Belgium.