Official Selections Budapest International Documentary Festival

We are delighted with the selection of no less than three projects (co-)produced by Clin d’oeil films for the 2016 Budapest International Documentary Festival! ‘Between Sisters’ directed by Manu Gerosa, ‘Samuel in the Clouds’ directed by Pieter Van Eecke and ‘A Family Affair’ directed by Tom Fassaert will all be in competition in the category ‘Let me know the secret’. More news about the screenings of the films at this festival coming soon!

Creative Europe supports slate Clin d’oeil films

What a great start of the summer: Creative Europe supports our slate! Three of Clin d’oeil films’ projects in development, ‘Sunnyside’ by Frederik Carbon, ‘La Vie est un Jeu de Cartes’ by Philippe de Pierpont and ‘Kastom Kopiraet’ by An van Dienderen and Hugo DeBlock, are granted funds. We would like to thank Joyce Palmers, Philippe Van Meerbeeck and Alejandro de la Fuente for their creative input and critical feedback!

‘Between Sisters’ by Manu Gerosa won two awards in Egypt

We are very honoured and grateful that at the Ismailia International Film Festival, set in Egypt, ‘Between Sisters’, directed by Manu Gerosa won two awards.
“The Best Film Award” in the Long Documentary Competition
“Best Film” by the Egyptian Film Critic Association (EFCA)

‘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.

‘Fields of Hope’ at the pitching forum of Thessaloniki

Director Olivier Magis & producer Hanne Phlypo are preparing for the pitching at Thessaloniki.

In the mean time broadcaster Canvas committed to coproducing and Caviar will be in charge of the tax shelter financing.

Also renowned film campaigner from the UK Ben Kempas will collaborate for the outreach campaign.

In Belgium we will pitch the project at the Good Mooov pitch (Mooov film festival – end of April)


‘Between sisters’ international premiere at True/False

The feature documentary ‘Between Sisters’ is part of the great line-up of True/False in Columbia, Missouri, where the film will have its international premiere. The director Manu Gerosa will be there to present his film.

‘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.

‘A Family Affair’ wins IDFA Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary

We proudly announce the feature documentary ‘A family affair’ by Tom Fassaert has received the IDFA Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary.

‘A family affair’ was not only the opening film of IDFA 2015; the film was also awarded the Special Jury Award for Dutch documentary. The documentary received the Kristallen Film (Crystal Film) award for attracting more than 10.000 visitors to the cinemas.

And as icing on the cake: ‘A family affair’ was sold to Netflix and will appear on the worldwide streaming service in the course of the year.

The world sales are in the hands of Sue Turley at Ro*co Films.

‘Between sisters’ will be premiering at Doc Popoli

We are happy to announce that ‘Between Sisters’, directed by Manu Gerosa, will be premiering at the 56° Festival dei Popoli of Florence, in December 2015. The film will be running in the Panorama Competition. More updates to come. Like our Facebook page 

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.

‘Between Sisters’ receives post-production grant from Doha Film Institute

We are proud to announce that ‘Between sisters’, by Manu Gerosa has received a post-production grant from Doha Film Institute. ‘Between Sisters’ tells the story of two sisters, Ornella and Teresa. They have taken care of each other their whole lives. Teresa is now in her life’s twilight and she’s having trouble facing fate, whilst her memory is slowly fading. Before it’s too late, Ornella decides to confront Teresa with a painful untold story that goes back to their childhood and might change their close bond forever.

The film is a warm portrait of an Italian family, seen through the eyes of Ornella’s son, Manu. With humour and tenderness the film brings out what it means to build a life upon a secret.

The project has been developed through the DOK.Incubator workshop.

Slingshot Films is in charge of the international sales for the film.

 “The reward from Doha Film Institute confirms the universality of the story told by Manu Gerosa. He faces with respect and sincerity the relationships inside is own family. Manu Gerosa has been able to tell an intimate story with humour and care, turning it into a film to be enjoyed by wide audiences. We wish to bring the film to international marketplace, and to support the talent and passion for stories of this new author.”

Manuela Buono /Slingshot Films