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How To Meet A Mermaid

Coco Schrijber
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a documentary by Coco Schrijber

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a documentary film by Coco Schrijber, in co-production with Zeppers Film & TV (NL), House of Real (DK) with support from The Flanders Audiovisual Fund and The Netherlands Film Fund

In "How To Meet a Mermaid" the sea connects the lives of Rebecca, Lex and Miguel in, on and under the surface of the water. The sea is both beauty and danger, friend and foe. Through the mood of the ocean, the audience becomes part of the doubts, sadness and courage of the protagonists who seek help in the ocean. Director Coco Schrijber also turns to the ocean for answers about her missing brother Lex, but however understanding, vigorous or tranquil the sea is, eventually it is just water and indifferent to our questions. Rebecca, Lex, Miguel and their family left behind must fend for themselves.

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WRITING IN FLANDERS AND THE NETHERLANDS

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a documentary series by several renewned Flemish and Dutch filmmakers


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a documentary series by several renowned Flemish and Dutch filmmakers, in co-production with Interakt (NL) and Casa Kafka Pictures (BE), with support from VAF | Mediafund, the Netherlands Film Fund, The Dutch Cultural Media Fund.

"Writing In Flanders And The Netherlands" is a 25 parts documentary series on renowned writers, poets and novellists of the Low Countries, made by the most important filmmakers from both The Netherlands and Flanders.

Saskia De Coster by Griet Teck
Elvis Peeters by Eva Küpper
Dimitri Verhulst by Emilie Verhamme
Bart Van Loo by Ibbe Daniëls
Lize Spit by Ellen Vermeulen
Sylvia Vanden Heede by Leni Huyghe
Kristien Dieltiens by Gust Van den Berghe
Randall Casaer by Christina Vandekerckhove
Joost de Vries by Rob Rombout
Ernest van der Kwast by Flo Flamme
Stefan Hertmans by Kadir Balci
Christophe Van Gerrewey by Sofie Benoot
Wide Vercnocke by Jan Bultheel
David Van Reybrouck by Dick Tuinder
Annelies Verbeke by Simone de Vries
Tommy Wieringa by Frans Weisz
Marente de Moor by Robert Oey
Gustaaf Peek by Ramón Maria Gieling
Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer by Boudewijn Koole
Ester Naomi Perquin by Catherine van Campen & Tjitske Mussche
Maartje Wortel by Astrid Bussink
Barbara Stok by Lisa Boerstra
Rodaan Al Galidi by John Albert Jansen
Gideon Samson by Barbara Makkinga
Esther Gerritsen by Suzanne Raes

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EXITUS

Toon Loenders, Bob Thissen, Maximiliaan Dierickx
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a documentary series by Toon Loenders, Bob Thissen & Maximiliaan Dierickx


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a documentary series by Toon Loenders, Bob Thissen & Maximiliaan Dierickx, in co-production with VRT-Canvas, NTR:, Submarine,with support from VAF | Mediafund and the coBofund

Three friends, urban explorers and filmmakers travel around the world to scout mysterious abandoned buildings. Urban Exploring is not only their passion, it’s a way of living. Along their travels they enter the wonderful world of decay, ugliness, desolation but also beauty. They will be on the road for thousands of kilometers, always on the move to secret locations and desolate buildings, with one goal ahead: to bring a mystical place back to life!

Credits

With: Bob Thissen, Jeroen Swyngedouw
DOP: Maximiliaan Dierickx
Sound engineer: Gedeon Depauw
Edited by: Bram Rabaey, Maarten Van Vooren
Production: Samuel Bruyneel

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Clone of So You wanna be...

Benoit Van Wambeke
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a children's documentary series by Benoit Van Wambeke


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a childrens documentary series by Benoit Van Wambeke, in co-production with KETNET,in collaboration with Agentschap Ondernemen

Which kid does not dream about a future full of adventures, discoveries and emotions: "when i'm grown up, I'll be cowboy, firefighter, pilot, lumberjack..."
Social environment and education are maybe powerfull elements to give children an idea on what their future will be and what kind of opportunities they will find. But they are not the only ones: desire and pleasure could also help to make a decision!

"So, you wanna be..." helps kids to discover men and women busy with exciting jobs: their own. Passion and emotion are the main motivations that help them to found their job, their life.

"So, you wanna be..." are stories about "heroes". Each episode will put forward a job with a hero, man or woman, on live action.

"So, you wanna be..." is guided by "Piper" - a virtual animated figure - who helps the audience to understand each episode with humour and passion.

"So, you wanna be..." takes place in outstanding locations, opens your mind, wants you to discover, travel and learn.

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directed by Benoit Van Wambeke
written by Nathalie Haspeslagh and Bob Goossens
camera Jan Mestdagh
animations Walking The Dog

Director

Benoit Van Wambeke graduated IAD Brussels
after a career as assistant director of features, televisionfilms and commercials Benoit is directing corporate films, commercials, fictive shortmovies and his own documentaries (youíll never walk alone - 52í RTL-TVI) as well as commissioned projects (the caleidoscopic series - La CitÈ Radieuse - Arte France).

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So You wanna be...

Benoit Van Wambeke
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a children's documentary series by Benoit Van Wambeke


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a childrens documentary series by Benoit Van Wambeke, in co-production with KETNET,in collaboration with Agentschap Ondernemen

Which kid does not dream about a future full of adventures, discoveries and emotions: "when i'm grown up, I'll be cowboy, firefighter, pilot, lumberjack..."
Social environment and education are maybe powerfull elements to give children an idea on what their future will be and what kind of opportunities they will find. But they are not the only ones: desire and pleasure could also help to make a decision!

"So, you wanna be..." helps kids to discover men and women busy with exciting jobs: their own. Passion and emotion are the main motivations that help them to found their job, their life.

"So, you wanna be..." are stories about "heroes". Each episode will put forward a job with a hero, man or woman, on live action.

"So, you wanna be..." is guided by "Piper" - a virtual animated figure - who helps the audience to understand each episode with humour and passion.

"So, you wanna be..." takes place in outstanding locations, opens your mind, wants you to discover, travel and learn.

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directed by Benoit Van Wambeke
written by Nathalie Haspeslagh and Bob Goossens
camera Jan Mestdagh
animations Walking The Dog

Director

Benoit Van Wambeke graduated IAD Brussels
after a career as assistant director of features, televisionfilms and commercials Benoit is directing corporate films, commercials, fictive shortmovies and his own documentaries (youíll never walk alone - 52í RTL-TVI) as well as commissioned projects (the caleidoscopic series - La CitÈ Radieuse - Arte France).

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The 2 wars of Alan Turing

Denis van Waerebeke
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a film by Denis van Waerebeke, in co-production with les Films d'Ici, ARTE and RTBF

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a film by Denis van Waerebeke, in co-productie with les Films d'Ici en ARTE, RTBF, with
the support from the Media programme of the European Union, Procirep,
CNC, the region of Poitou-Charentes, Sofica, le centre du cinéma de la
Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et de VOO and Universciences.

Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician and forgotten hero of the Second World War, played a huge part in the Allied victory by breaking the Germans’ codes… before persecution related to his homosexuality drove him to suicide. It’s fairly uncommon for a scientist to have such an influence on the course of history - and then pay such a heavy price for his success! His life, which brings together the history of warfare and the history of ideas in a pretty unique way, also offers an opportunity to discover a littleknown aspect of World War II.

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CV BENOIT VAN WAEREBEKE

Wiseband
(2013)
2 films d’animation pour le lancement du site web du même nom
L’Europe des écrivains (2013)
Habillage pour l’émission d’Arte
Crise / Croissance / Concurrence / Travail / Circuit économique (2012)
5 films de 5 minutes pour pour la Cité de l'économie et de la monnaie, production Montage
séquences animées
 pour "Somnolence" (2012)
un documentaire de Maryse Bergonzat, production Quark
Le TGV raconté aux Martiens & Piétons augmentés (2011)
2 court-métrages en animation pour l’exposition Des transports et des Hommes
James, ou Le roman d’un médicament (2010)

court-métrage animé pour l’exposition Contrefaçon production Cargo
films pour Universcience sélectionné à Imagine Science Films 2010
(New York)
Graines de chercheurs (2010)
web-documentaire, production : l’Œil sauvage avec le CNRS et la Cité des sciences
Alphonse contre Crounchymax & Comment nourrir tout le monde (2009)
2 courts-métrages en animation pour l’exposition Bon Appétit, production Montag
finaliste aux Vimeo awards 2010 /// Prix du film éducatif ou scientifique à Annecy 2011
Changer le monde avec le doigt (2009)
court-métrage coécrit avec Jackie Berroyer pour Cut-up (Arte), production Quark
Espèces d’espèces (2008)
documentaire scientifique, 90 min - production Ex-Nihilo / Agat films / France 5 / Arte
grand prix au Festival international du film scientifique de Paris 2008, grand prix au
Science Film Festival Thailand 2009, festival du film de science La Réunion 2008, etc.
Listomania (2007)
pilote pour un magazine de société 2007 production Quark pour Arte (unité documentaire)
Classification systématique du vivant extraterrestre (2006)
12 min. - parodie de films scientifique mélangeant extraits de films et

animation production Cargo pour la soirée « Cosmic Connexion » (Arte)
Karambolage (2003 - 2004)
une dizaine de sujets en animation pour l’émission d’Arte
Archimède (2003 - 2004)
collaboration régulière à l’émission scientifique d’Arte réalisation d’une rubrique quasi-hedomadaire en animation
Cyberculture (1996-1999)
collaboration
régulière au magazine de Canal + réalisation de numéro spéciaux,
notamment « Simulateurs ! » et « 25 ans de jeux vidéo »
Clips (1993-1998)
(Les Innocents, Vladtronic...) & spots publicitaires (Volkswagen...) production Le Village et Gédéon
La saga des Nobel (1997)
conception graphique de la série (13 x 26 minutes) & réalisation de 2 films
production Guilgamesh pour la Cinquième
Extérieurs nuits (1993-1994)
collaboration régulière à l’émission de cinéma de FRANCE 3, production Flachfilm
Le bal des casse-pieds (1993)
générique pour le film de Yves Robert
L’œil du cyclone - Overgame (1993)
documentaire / création autour des jeux vidéo, production Le Village pour Canal +
Dynamo (1992)
sujets en banc titre et animation par ordinateur pour le magazine de La Sept Production Téléma / La Sept
Le Grand Marteau Show (1988)
jeu télé parodique, production Ex-Nihilo pour Vidéo Plaisir (CANAL +)
prix de la première oeuvre du GREC, mérite spécial au Tokyo Video Festival

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Inside

Marc Schmidt
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a film by Marc Schmidt

In co-production with seriousFilm, supported by the Netherlands Film Fund and Flanders Audiovisual Fund.

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a film by Marc Schmidt, In co-production with seriousFilm, supported by the Netherlands Film Fund and Flanders Audiovisual Fund

How can a human being experience time when the contact with the outsider world is fading away? An experimental documentary on isalation at old age.

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Marc Schmidt (1970) works as an independent director and location sound mixer of documentary films. After studies in filmtheory (Utrecht University) and media arts (Tilburg Art Academy), he initially worked as a sound engineer and video editor on a variety of film projects. He also directed a few short fiction films. But directing documentaries raised his interest, and gradually became his main occupation.

The role of social codes in our lifes is a recurrent theme in his work. Among his films are Schoolyard, a conceptual documentary about a schoolyard, filmed from his balcony and Bidcatcher, a visual impression of an auction, which won the prize for best documentary at the Tampere Filmfestival. Currently he is developing The Chimpanzee Complex, about the social process among traumatized chimpanzees.

Matthew’s Laws is a portrait of Marc Schmidt’s school friend Matthew and is so far his most personal film.

 

Marc Schmidt (1970) works as an independent director and location sound mixer of documentary films. After studies in filmtheory (Utrecht University) and media arts (Tilburg Art Academy), he initially worked as a sound engineer and video editor on a variety of film projects. He also directed a few short fiction films. But directing documentaries raised his interest, and gradually became his main occupation.
The role of social codes in our lifes is a recurrent theme in his work. Among his films are Schoolyard, a conceptual documentary about a schoolyard, filmed from his balcony and Bidcatcher, a visual impression of an auction, which won the prize for best documentary at the Tampere Filmfestival. Currently he is developing The Chimpanzee Complex, about the social process among traumatized chimpanzees.
Matthew’s Laws is a portrait of Marc Schmidt’s school friend Matthew and is so far his most personal film.

 

 

Awards / Festivals

Netherlands Film Festival in 2014 - Dutch Documentary Competition

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The only son

Simonka De Jong
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a film by Simonka de Jong

in co-production with IDtv-docs, the Dutch Buddhist Broadcast company, with support from the Dutch film Fund, The Dutch Media-fund, the Dutch coBo-Fund, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.

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a film by Simonka de Jong, in co-production with IDtv-docs, De Dutch Buddhist Broadcast company, with support from the Dutch film Fund, The Dutch Media-fund, the Dutch
coBo-Fund, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.


The balance within a Tibetan family spread over several continents comes under strain when son Pema is forced to marry a girl from his native village.

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Written & Directed by Simonka de Jong
camera Wiro Felix
sound recordist Rik Meier
edited by Menno Boerema
original music by Hans Helewaut
sound mix Nils Fauth

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World première at IDFA, Amsterdam, The netherlands, 2012
official selection Hot Docs, Toronto, 2013
Documentary Edge Festival, New Zeeland, 2013

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Dreamcatchers

Cédric Bourgeois & Xavier Séron
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a film by Cédric Bourgeois & Xavier Séron

In co-production with Novak Prod and RTBF, with the support from the Flanders Audovisual Fund, le centre du cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et de Voo, and CBA.

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a film by Cédric Bourgeois & Xavier Séron, in co-production with Novak Prod and RTBF, with the support from the Flanders Audovisual Fund le centre du cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et de Voo, and CBA.

A group of trainee wrestlers spurred on by the energy of Salvatore Bellomo (age 60) trains relentlessly in the back room of a café in the Borinage district (former mining region in Belgium). Tarzan, the Gigolo, Andynamite, Priscilla, La Rage, Eddie Dark... they all dream of becoming professional wrestlers, like their teacher. Salvatore fought with top wrestlers for more than 30 years, particularly within the prestigious WWF.

Today, he has decided to bring his students to the U.S to follow the traces of his past. Waiting for the big day, they live out their passion together, sometimes taking foolish risks to satisfy the local audience and lay out their future.

Director

Xavier Séron

Filmmaker and scriptwriter, Xavier Seron was born in Brussels in 1975. After having studied law, he entered the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (High School of Art) in 2001. In 2005, Rien d’insoluble (Nothing Insoluble), his end of studies film, won many awards and was selected in more than fifty festivals around the world (among which the Venice Film Festival). In 2007 he wrote and directed, with Christophe Hermans, a fiction short film called Le Crabe (The Crab). The film was selected at the Premiers Plans Festival in Angers (France) and won various awards, including Best Film Prize at the Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Films (Belgium) as well as at the Tehran International Short Film Festival. In 2008, he collaborated in the writing of the documentary feature film Les Parents de Christophe Hermans (Christophe Herman’s parents) and co-wrote En compagnie de la poussière (Together with Dust), a short film from Jacques Molitor (selected at the Locarno festival). For Bouli Lanners he directed, with the help of the actor Jean-Jacques Rausin, L’Eldorado selon Jean-Jacques (Eldorado according to Jean-Jacques), the making-of of the film Eldorado. In 2010, he created an ethological and ethylic short film with Meryl Fortunat-Rossi called Mauvaise lune (Bad Moon). At the Brussels Short Film Festival, the film won the Audience award and the Best Actor award (for Jean-Jacques Rausin). Currently, Xavier is working on Je me tue à le dire (I’m killing myself telling it), his first fiction feature film, and Dreamcatchers, a documentary about Belgian wrestlers.

Cedric Bourgeois

Born in 1983, Cedric Bourgeois left France to settle in Brussels right after his Broadcasting HNC with an editing specialty in Bayonne. In 2008, he directed and self produced his first short film Il n’y a pas d’ailleurs (There is no somewhere else), which was selected in the official not-in-competition selection of the Amiens International Film Festival (2009) and in the official selection of the Liège International Detective Film Festival (2010). In 2009, he continued with another self-production, the fiction video-clip Littles Ones, which was among the official selection in the video-clip category of the Namur International Film Festival (2009) as well as the official selection of Fantasporto (2010). Since 2009 he has been directing (filming and editing) DVD bonuses of short films of the Critic’s Week in Cannes. Dreamcatchers is his first documentary.

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Reveka

Christopher Yates & Benjamin Colaux
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A FILM BY CHRISTOPHER YATES & BENJAMIN COLAUX

the fragile reality of a group of miners daily life

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a documentary film by Christopher Yates & Benjamin Colaux, in coproduction with Playtime Films, supported by le centre du cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et de VOO, le WIP and the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.

"Reveka" follows five Potosí miners, ages 21 to 54,through the ghosts and legends that haunt them, revealing the fragility of man and his surroundings.

These men burrow every day through hellish mines, abandoning the majestic landscape of the Bolivian Andes for the mine's dark confinement. Their identities fade as they enter this obscure world full of history and ghosts. By taking time to observe the physical details and the tools that make mining work so palpable, we journey into a past handed down along generations of miners through the continuous repetition of a single physical gesture.

This film gets underneath the skin. It is a sensory journey through fears, dreams, legends and indigenous superstitions as they come up against the reality of daily life.

Director

Christopher Yates

TRAINING

2003:Graduated in editing, cinema school, IAD, distinction
1999-2000: one year in directing, cinema school, IAD
1997-1999: Bachelor in Philosophy, ULB
1996-1997: one year in piano, Jazz Studio at Anvers  
 
DIRECTING
 
'The Age of Death', 90’ creative documentary, coLdirector with Benjamin Colaux. In  
development
 
'Passionate Kiss', choregraphic shortfilm in collaboration with Edith Depaule. Director,
camera operator and editor. In  post-production
 
'Retour à l'école ', a 26’ documentary in collaboration with the Tof Theatre. Director
and camera operator. In  post-production
 
'Libre comme l'R' &   'Eric Durnez ' two commercials for the theatre “Le Rideau de
Bruxelles”, may 2011 and October 2011, director, camera operator and editor.  

'Not here ' creative documentary about   'Girls in Hawaii' Belgian rock band, camera
operator and director. 2009
 
Live performance recording live of 'Girls in Hawaii', director. 2008.
 
Scenography (video & shadows theatre) for the Belgian band tour 'Austin Lace'. 2008-2009.

Our dynamic earth' multimedia project for an environment museum at Edinburg.
Director of the multimedia team, director of promotional videos, editor. 2006.
 
'Netdays' commercial for an electronic art festival, director. 2003.
 
'L’âge nu': final study work, shortfilm by Shadi El-Haj, co-director & editor. 2003.



COLAUX Benjamin


Etudes Institut des Arts et Diffusions Louvain –La-Neuve Belgium
2003-2004: dissertation :  'cinema in a natural way' (Distinction)
2000-2003: Graduated in editing section (Grande distinction)
1999-2000: Graduated in directing


Professional experience
Co-director «The age of death» with Christopher Yates  – Creative Documentary, 90’ – currently
in pre-production
Editor for KILOU.BE & MOSTRA –  Commercials, Creative Clips, Documentaries, Teasers
Cinematographer with Bruno Cattrysse for DISNEYLAND PARIS – Event Coverage
Editor «Switching on»  & «Calypso» by Nicolas Torres – Promotionnal Clips
Editor «Six colors» by Patrick Delfosse – Documentary, 50’
Producer, director & editor «Echos de la terre» for ARSIA ASBL –  Video Report, 20’
Editor for WATCH TV –  Documentaries, Science Films, TV Series
Editor «Kopernikus» by Marc Vanvinkenroije for TIPIK – Institutional Film, 4’
Editor for LA PRODUCTION – Movie Trailers
Editor for TAMTAM FILMS&TV – Video Reports         
Editor «Something» for DianB – Musical Clip
Director & cinematographer for TITLE FILMS – Corporate Films
Producer, director & editor for PHYTOPHAR ASBL – Educational Film, 10’
Director & editor «Tic Tac Photo» with steadycamer Oliver Merckx – Commercial, 1’
Cinematographer «About a prison in Madagascar» – Documentary
Editor «Loin des Yeux» by Serge Mirzabekiantz – Fiction, 26’
Scenarist of «Blue of straw» illustrated by Madeleine Lhoute – in development
Several exhibitions : Galery «Together in art», «Hermitage», «Street Art Festival» – Chassepierre,  «Artist experience» – Celles (2007-2012), etc

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