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This activity is organised in English.

The Brussels Co-Production Forum is an initiative that aims at supporting promising feature films in development and connecting them with potential partners. Created in 2016 with a focus on helping European producers with finding Belgian minority co-productions, it has been divided in two different sections:

  1. the Gap Financing Sessions, which maintains the original goals of the Forum,
  2. and UP: Up-and-coming Producers, a section specifically designed for producers in their early career.

The Brussels Co-Production Forum will be held for the 5th time in 2021, on September 7th and 8th.

MUSIC & CINEMA AWARD - In partnership with MUSIC&CINEMA - Festival International du Film d’Aubagne

The Brussels Co-Production Forum is partnering up with the European Market for Film Music Composition, organized by and during the Festival International du Film d’Aubagne - MUSIC&CINEMA. Dedicated to producers and directors looking for a composer to develop an original score for their film project, the Market matches producer and director duos with several composers, who propose an original musical composition and try and convince them to work together during individual meetings.

One of the projects selected for either one of the Forum’s sections will be awarded a special prize by Aubagne’s team during the BRIFF. The awarded project will automatically be included in the European Market for Film Music Composition’s selection and will get the opportunity to meet with composers during the following edition of the Festival International du Film d’Aubagne - MUSIC&CINEMA, in March 2022.

More information about the Market here.

GAP FINANCING SESSIONS

For who ?

European producers looking for a Belgian minority co-production or financial partner to close their budget.

The Gap Financing Sessions promote partnerships between European producers and Belgian co-producers and financial partners. After a pitching session of the selected projects, participants will have the opportunity to meet on a one-to-one basis with potential partners and attend our networking events and cocktails.

Here is the list of the selected projects for 2021:

  • Bayo Bayo Baby by Raul de la Fuente, produced by Amaia Remirez (Kanaki Films, Spain) - Fiction
  • Birds don’t look back (Les Oiseaux ne se retournent pas) by Nadia Nakhlé, produced by Sébastien Onomo (Special Touch Studios, France) - Animation
  • Dirty Land (Terra Vil) by Luis Campos, produced by Mario Petrocinio (Bro Cinema, Portugal) - Fiction
  • Dreaming of Lions (Sonhar com leões) by Paolo Marinou-Blanco, produced by Tathiani Sacilotto (Persona Non Grata Pictures, Portugal) - Fiction
  • An Enemy (Wróg) by Teresa Czepiec, produced by Mikolaj Prokromski ( Pokromski Studio, Poland) - Fiction
  • Fires (Pozari) by Nikola Ljuca, produced by Bojana Radulovic (Code Blue Production d.o.o., Montenegro) - Fiction
  • The Glass House (Dim za sklom) by Taras Dron produced by Valeria Sochyvets (Directory Films, Ukraine) - Fiction
  • Our Father (Oce Nas) by Goran Stankovic, produced by Snežana van Houwelingen (This and That Productions, Serbia) - Fiction
  • Souls on Tape by Carl Javér, produced by Fredrik Lange (Vilda Bomben Film AB, Sweden) - Hybrid documentary

UP: UP-AND-COMING PRODUCERS

For who?

Emerging producers with a first or second feature project looking for a co-producer or financial partner.

As the BRIFF’s team has always had at heart the promotion of emerging talents, UP: Up-and-coming Producers was created in order to put into the spotlight projects held by producers at the beginning of their career. Through a pitching session, one-to-one meetings, workshops and other networking events and cocktails, the selected producers will have the opportunity to create a network of potential partners and gain tools to further develop their projects.

Here is the list of the selected projects for 2021:

  • Arturo’s Voice (La Voce di Arturo) by Irène Dionisio, produced by Costanza Coldagelli (Matrioska, Italy) - Fiction
  • Autonauts of the Cosmoroute (Les Autonautes de la Cosmoroute) by Leslie Menahem and Olivier Gondry, produced by Nidia Santiago and Edwina Liard (Ikki Films, France) - Fiction
  • CLEAN by Koen Van Sande, produced by David Vermander (Cartouche bvba, Belgium) - Fiction
  • The Fury (La Furia) by Gemma Blasco, produced by Mireia Graell (Ringo Media, Spain) - Fiction
  • Ground Zero by Zhanna Ozirna, produced by Iryna Kovalchuk (RADAR Films, Ukraine) - Fiction
  • In Between (Pomiedzy) by Piotr J. Lewandowski, produced by Marta Duzbabel and Agnieszka Rostropowicz-Rutkowska (Pinot Films, Poland) - Fiction
  • Shiny New World by Jan van Gorkum, produced by Monique van Kessel (Make Way Film, Netherlands) - Fiction
  • Three Songs (Tres Canciones) by Adrià Guxens, produced by Jana Llopart (Corte A Films, Spain) - Fiction
  • The Virgin and the Child (La Vierge à l’enfant) by Binevsa Berivan, produced by Isabel de la Serna (Playtime Films, Belgium) - Fiction
  • Zejtune (Untitled Ghana Project) by Alex Camilleri, produced by Rebecca Anastasi (Luzzu Ltd., Malta) - Fiction

Find more information about each projects in the projects booklet.

You can now register to one-to-one meetings with the projects of your choice.

REGISTER AS ATTENDEE (WITHOUT A PROJECT)

For who ?

Professionals on the lookout for a great feature project to join.

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You can register to attend the event and meet with the selected projects. To do so, please fill in the form by clicking here.

An overview of the selected projects will be sent to you once the selection has been officially announced. Professionals who are not interested in the selected projects can unregister from the Forum.

Please make sure to carefully read the description of both sections before making your meeting requests.

Please note that the Brussels International Film Festival doesn’t take charge of the transport nor the accommodation of attendees without a project. You can however benefit from preferential fares with our partner hotel ; if interested, please contact us at forum@briff.be.

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Contact & info: Mathilde Pâques, Circé Lethem & Romane Pangrazzi - forum@briff.be

Organized with the support of the Bruxelles-Capitale Region and the department ‘Accompagnement à l’internationalisation’ de l’ABAE "Brussels Invest & Export":

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