The Chapel opens Jecheon Music & Film Festival

Excited to share that 'The Chapel', directed by Dominique Deruddere, will open the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival which will take place from August 10 – 15, 2023 in Jecheon, Korea.

When It Melts continues its international film festival tour

'When It Melts' received an honorable mention in the Golden Lynx Competition at FEST - New Directors New Films Festival in Portugal. It was also part of the Horizons Section at the Czech Karlovy Vary International Festival and the Third Kind Section at the Swiss Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival. What a ride!

When It Melts in the Official Selection of Seattle International Film Festival

Happy to announce 'When It Melts' is part of the Official Selection of Seattle International Film Festival. Programmer SuJ'n Chon: "Veerle Baetens directs Rosa Marchant in one of the most astounding child performances ever seen."

The Chapel in the Golden Goblet Award Competition at the Shanghai International Filmfestival

Happy to announce that 'The Chapel' is part of the Golden Goblet Award Competition at Shanghai International Film Festival. Director Dominique Deruddere, lead Taeke Nicolaï, as well as producer Bart Van Langendonck and costume designer Lorette Meus are in attendance.

When It Melts Wins at Sundance

When It Melts' young lead actress Rosa Marchant takes home the World Cinema Dramatic Competition Special Jury Award for Best Performance at Sundance. We're very proud!

When It Melts has its European Premiere at Göteborg Film Festival

When It Melts (Het Smelt) will have its European premiere at Göteborg Film Festival, where it will compete in the Ingmar Bergman Competition for groundbreaking debuts!

The Chapel premieres at Bozar

"What terrible secret is hidden behind one of the finalists of the Queen Elisabeth Competition?" January 30 Bozar will roll out its red carpet for the cast and crew of The Chapel. Tickets can be bought through Bozar's site.

A Parked Life receives Ensor nomination

Savage Film is grateful to the Ensors and its Academy members for nominating A Parked Life for the Ensor for the Best Flemish Documentary. Academy members can now enter their votes for the final round, which runs until January 17.

Production support for Jonah Was Here

VAF and its commission members granted us production support for Nathalie Teirlinck's new feature film 'Jonah Was Here'. Excited for what's to come with this project!

When It Melts has its world premiere at Sundance

We’re extremely happy to announce that Veerle Baetens' debut film Het Smelt (aka When It Melts) will have its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

Dealer released in France

After its great succes in Belgium & the Netherlands, Jeroen Perceval’s first feature film Dealer will also be released in the French theaters on November 11th by Eurozoom. Dealer is about a fourteen-year-old drug dealer Johnny who is staying in a home for young people with a difficult home situation. He dreams of a better life. One day, he meets the successful actor Anthony, who becomes a regular customer. A bond develops between them and both decide to take a different path.

The Chapel by D. Deruddere opens Film Festival Oostende 2022

Film Festival Oostende proudly announced that Dominique Deruddere’s new film The Chapel will be the opening film of their winter edition on Friday January 27. Paired with this opening, a full retrospective of Deruddere's work will also take place during the festival. The Chapel is about a twenty-three-year-old virtuoso pianist Jennifer Rogiers who has lived most of her life with a terrible secret. When she is given the chance to compete in the final of the world-famous Queen Elisabeth Competition, the memory of a traumatic childhood experience resurfaces. For this thrilling drama, Deruddere cast Taeke Nicolaï ("Yummy") for the role of the young pianist Jennifer. The father and mother roles are respectively interpreted by Kevin Janssens ("De Patrick", "Fair Trade") and Ruth Becquart ("Red Light", "Over Water"). Among many others, Ina Geerts ("Muidhond"), Tine Reymer ("The Prime Minister"), Willy Thomas ("The Prime Minister"), Josse De Pauw ("The Patrick") and Abigail Abrahams ("Come Here That I Kiss You") are also starring. For the laureates’ roles, Dominique collaborated with Ukrainian Zachary Shadrin, Japanese Yumiko Funaya, Russian Anton Kouzemin and French Thomas Silberstein.

Tori & Lokita at Cannes

Our co-production Tori & Lokita by the Dardenne brothers was nominated for the official competition at Cannes and won the exceptional "Prix de la 75ème"

Dealer wins several awards

Dealer, Jeroen Perceval’s first feature film, won 10 Ensors at Ostend Film Festival & Best Feature Film at the BRNO Film Festival in the Czech Republic.

A Parked Life has been selected for multiple festivals

A Parked Life won at the Fipadoc International Documentary Festival the Prix des Jeunes Européens and was part of the official selection of Docville, DocPoint Tallinn and Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Along with that, the film was featured at Crossing Europe in Austria and will be shown at BRIFF, the Brussels International Film Festival.

Dragon Women is doing great at home and abroad

Dragon Women was officially selected for Visions du Réel (Nyon) and Docville (Louvain) and was shown at the German film festival DOKfest. At the end of June the documentary will also be part of BRIFF, the Brussels International Film Festival.

Trailer Dealer Released

We're proud to share with you the trailer for Jeroen Percevals 'Dealer'. As of the 10th of November the film is available to watch in Belgian cinema's.

Dealer premiers at Fantastic Fest Austin and Film Fest Gent

We're happy to share with you that 'Dealer' will have its worldwide premiere at Fantastic Fest Austin (23-30 September) and its European premiere at Film Fest Gent (17th October). The film will be available to watch in Belgian theaters from the 10th of November on.

Cast announcement for the Chapel, Dominique Deruddere's latest film

We just started shooting 'The Chapel' and we're more than excited to share our cast with you: Kevin Janssens, Ruth Becquart, Josse De Pauw, Abigail Abraham, Zachary Shadrin... Taeke Nicolaï takes on the lead role of Jennifer, a young virtuoso pianist whose past resurfaces while isolated in 'The Chapel', where she prepares for the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition alongside 11 other finalists.

Veerle Baetens started shooting When It Melts

As of the beginning of August actress turned director Veerle Baetens has started shooting our new production 'When It Melts. The casts features big Flemish names such as Charlotte De Bruyne, Naomi Velissariou, Sebastien Dewaele and so on, but also includes young, upcoming and promising actors. A second shooting period will be held next Winter.

Support for our Dutch coproductions

Celebrations! Two of our Dutch coproductions got support from the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds: Submarine's documentary 'Journey to the Northern Lights' (dir. Wim van der Aar) and Circe Films' feature film 'Whitetail' (dir. Nanouk Leopold), a coproduction with Kaap Holland Film.

Patrick wins Best Flemish Film at the Magrittes

Tim Mielants' first feature film 'Patrick' won Best Flemish Film on February 1st at the annual Magritte du Cinéma ceremony, the French speaking cinema awards.

Patrick big winner at Film Festival Oostende

Tim Mielants' first feature 'Patrick' wins 7 Ensor Awards.

When It Melts wins at Berlinale

When It Melts (Het Smelt), Veerle Baetens' first feature film as a director, has won the ARTEKINO INTERNATIONAL award at the Berlinale Co-production market for its 'exceptional artistic merit'.

Bullhead 'Best Flemish Film Ever', D'Ardennen Runner-Up

Yesterday, Belgian film magazine Vertigo presented the Best Flemish Film Ever Award to 'Bullhead' ('Rundskop'). It's the the sixth time Michaël R. Roskams film gets the honour. This year, Robin Pronts 'D'Ardennen' joined the stage as one of the runner-ups.

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