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A FILM SUPPORTED BY BELGA FILMS FUND SELECTED AT THE VENICE MOSTRA!

Congratulations to the Kwassa Films team for the selection of their feature film “The man who sold his skin” at the prestigious Venice Film Festival ! Another project supported by the faithful Tax Shelter investors of Belga Films Fund. Belga Films Fund warmly thanks the investors for their support.

TWO FILMS SUPPORTED BY BELGA FILMS FUND SELECTED BY CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

In this year when it could not be held in its usual format, the Cannes Film Festival was keen to present an official selection to support some 50 films out of the more than 2.000 projects submitted. Two of these 56 films were supported by the Tax Shelter via Belga Films Fund. The animated film “Josep” is a co-production of the production companies Les Films d’Ici Méditerranée (France) and Lunanime (Belgium). The film, based on real facts, tells the story of Josep Bartoli, a press cartoonist who lives and illustrates the Retirada ...

BIGFOOT FAMILY, SELECTED AT THE PRESTIGIOUS ANNECY FESTIVAL.

Bigfoot Family, the eighth animated film from the Brussels nWave studio, had its world premiere in the official competition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, in the feature film category. The 2020 edition of the Annecy Festival was held in digital version from 15 to 30 June. Bigfoot Family is directed by Ben Stassen and Jérémie Degruson, is 95% produced in Belgium at the nWave studio in Brussels and is supported by the Tax Shelter of Belga Films Fund. The Belgian release of the film by Belga Films is scheduled ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Discover Bigfoot Junior's teaser trailer

Discover Bigfoot Junior’s teaser trailer

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.

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