‘Madre del Oro’ at the Pitching du Réel – Visions du Réel 2016

Directors Mary Jiménez and Bénédicte Liénard together with Julie Frères (Dérives) and Hanne Phlypo preparing for the pitching du Réel at Visions du Réel with their new documentary project ‘Madre del Oro’, set in Peru.

Both filmmakers have had several films in the official competition of Visions du Réel in the past.

This new project raised a lot of interest both from coproducers, distributors and international televisions.

Sunnyside struck by several unexpected events

Before director Frederik Carbon had a chance to finish the shooting of his film about architect Daniel Liebermann and sound artist Henry ‘Sandy’ Jacobs, the two old men unexpectedly passed away within three weeks of each other. Despite these unfortunate events, ‘Sunnyside’ is still very much alive.
The film now includes the people who stay behind and try to come to terms with the end of an era. ‘Sunnyside’ becomes an even more relevant and interesting portrait of two visionary and influential artists.

‘Traces d’un village’ and ‘Fields of hope’ receive support Flanders Film Fund (VAF)

We are very grateful to the Flanders Film Fund (VAF) for supporting both documentaries we’re working on for the moment: ‘Traces d’un village’, by Nicolas Graux produced by Julie Freres (Dérives), coproduced by Clin d’oeil films and the feature length documentary ‘Fields of Hope’ by Olivier Magis. More on these docs will follow in the next months.

Sony FS7 kit

New toys arrived at our office.

We now feature a Sony FS7 kit with an EF ultra mount, an EF standard mount and a PL mount.

We are currently shooting with it, but from September it will be available for documentary projects. Please send us an email if you’re interested in renting this kit.

‘Houses with small windows’ wins Ensor award

Congrats to Bulent Ozturk and the whole crew and cast for winning the Ensor award for his short fiction film ‘Houses with small windows‘ at the Film Festival Ostend.
Congrats also to Hadewych Cocquyt who’s been awarded at the same festival with the SBC award for her work as D.O.P. on ‘Houses with small windows’.

Picture by Pieter Clicteur

‘Samuel in the clouds’ pitch at DocMontevideo

Picture © Andrea Lopez Ortiz

DocMontevideo gave us the opportunity to pitch Samuel in the clouds’ at their forum.

After a very useful exchange during the writing workshop with Bruni Burres and a lot of talented Latin-American filmmakers, we finally made it to the pitch and even won the award, which gives us access to the coproduction market of Señal Colombia.

We would like to thank the organization, the tutors and all filmmakers present. It was a great experience!

Note: Pieter was the first European filmmaker to pitch at DocMontevideo.


Media support for Samuel in the clouds

Good news from Creative Europe : Samuel in the clouds received Media’s development support.

Samuel in the clouds wins best pitch @Mooov 2014

We are very happy that our project Samuel in the clouds won the best pitch @Good Mooov 2014.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank the organization of Mooov, Flanders Doc, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Kauri and of course Pix Mix for organizing this very important event.


Best international feature length documentary goes to Waiting for August @Hot Docs

We’re so honored to receive the award of best international feature length documentary for Waiting for August @Hot Docs 2014.

Jury statement : Tonight’s winner is a beautifully crafted vérité film that reveals its central characters through the details of everyday life. With balance and nuance it shows a family dealing with the stress created by harsh economic realities. However, what makes Waiting for August truly special is that by the time it is over you will have laughed, cried, and become one of the family.

The film received also a special jury mention @Visions du Réel.

Jury statement : For their humanity, for the precision of their mise-en-scene and their future impact . All the best ! Boa sorte ! Buena suerte ! Buona fortuna !

Stefan Kloos and his company Rise & Shine is attached a the world sales agent.

The Hollywood Reporter wrote an article about the film. Read through this link.

First recce for ‘Samuel en las nubes’

Just wrapped the first recce for the documentary ‘Samuel en las nubes’ by Pieter Van Eecke with cameraman Johan Legraie & sound engineer Félix Blume and … lots of snow…

We’ll be pitching in Thessaloniki at the end of the month

Second award for ‘Houses with small Windows’

‘Houses with small windows’ won the price for best Kurdish short film in Duhok International Film Festival in Iraq.

Shooting wrapped for ‘Waiting for August’

We just finished the last shooting period of the documentary ‘Waiting for August’ by Teodora Ana Mihai.

Thanks to a fantastic crew composed by Joachim Philippe, Félix Blume & Bruno Schweisgut, the images and sounds are amazing.

From mid-september Michèle Hubinon & Teodora will start the editing.