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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 call for projects for the 2022 edition will be published shortly.

MUSIC & CINEMA AWARD - Music & Cinema - Festival International du FIlm à Marseille

The project The Fury, directed by Gemma Blasco and produced by Mireia Graell (Ringo Media, Spain), was granted the award by Music & Cinema – Festival International du Film à Marseille. The project has been automatically selected for the European Market for Film Music Composition and the duo director-producer will have the opportunity to meet with composers during the next edition of the festival 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 Justin Amorim (Promenade) - 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, 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.

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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