Official selection ‘Manu’ and ‘By the Name of Tania’ at Documenta Madrid

Two of our films – ‘Manu‘, by Emmanuelle Bonmariage and ‘By the Name of Tania‘, by Mary Jiménez & Bénédicte Liénard – will be screened at Documenta Madrid!

‘By the Name of Tania’ is selected in the International Feature Competition: “this section is open to new aesthetic proposals, experimental and hybrid films, and works that challenge the audiovisual languages and genres”, while ‘Manu’ will be the opening film of the festival. For both films it will be the Spanish premiere.


Thursday 9/5: ‘Manu’ – 20h00
Thursday 9/5: ‘Manu’ – 21h00

Saturday 11/5: ‘By the Name of Tania’ – 16h30
Tuesday 14/5: ‘By the Name of Tania’ – 22h15

Official selection ‘Manu’ at DOK.fest Munich and Beldocs

We’re happy to announce that MANU, directed by Emmanuelle Bonmariage will have its German Premiere at DOK.fest Munich. The film will be shown in the DOK.panorama section: “[…] innovative documentary films from all over the world mapping the diversity and current trends of documentary storytelling.”

Screenings at DOK.fest Munich:
– Thursday 9/5, 18h30
– Sunday 12/5, 20h30
– Sunday 19/5, 16h00

We also received the news that the film was selected for this year’s Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival in Belgrade, which will be the Serbian premiere. The film will be screened in the ‘Breeze’ section, which shows “Tales of rapturing, noble or dynamic people and events, which prove that even seemingly small stories can, in their essence, be magnificent”.

Screenings at Beldocs IDFF:
– Thursday 9/5, 16h30
– Saturday 11/5, 19h00

2 awards for ‘Gods of Molenbeek’

More good news! Last weekend Gods of Molenbeek won 2 awards at Tampere Film Festival. Both the ‘Special prize’ and the ‘Church Media Foundation prize’ were awarded to the film.

“Juries emphasized the film’s philosophical value and its good-natured, even funny, but at the same time profound way in which it reflects the friendship and connection between people who are thinking differently and have different faiths.”


Official selections ‘Century of Smoke’, ‘Transnistra’ and ‘Gods of Molenbeek’ at Visions Du Reél

Honoured to announce that no less than three of our co-productions have been selected for Visions Du Reél!!!

The selection is a world premiere for Century of Smoke (International Competition) and a Swiss premiere for Transnistra (Latitudes) and Gods of Molenbeek (Grand Angle and also the opening film of the festival).

Congratulations to the directors, producers and the teams and thanks to our partners.

‘Sunnyside’ at Bergamo Film Meeting

Sunnyside, directed by Frederik Carbon, is selected for the 2019 Bergamo Film Meeting in the “Close Up” section! This section is for “Documentary films in which the inquisitive and attentive gaze of the director delves without hesitation into the heart of reality, proving capable of grasping and synthesising the visible and the invisible, narrating a theme, a place, a character in “close-ups”, with intensity and participation.”

The film will be screened Friday March 15 at 6 pm.

Double nomination for ‘By the Name of Tania’ at Berlinale

At Clin d’oeil films we are committed to cinema with a social and/or political statement. That’s why we are so honoured that our new film ‘By the Name of Tania‘, written and directed by Mary Jiménez and Bénédicte Liénard has been nominated for the Amnesty International Film Award. Last week the film was also nominated for the Glashütte Documentary Award.

Congratulations to both directors, to the team and all our partners!

Co-production ‘Gods of Molenbeek’ wins Audience Award & Critic’s Choice at DocPoint Festival

The audiences and the critic were unanimous: DocPoint’s opening film ‘Gods of Molenbeek’ by Reetta Huhtanen is the winner of both the Audience Award and the Critic’s Choice award!

The Critic’s Choice was made by Tue Steen Müller, a Danish critic who writes for the website Müller says: “The filmmaker has cleverly made a film that puts the magic of childhood in the foreground as a comment to the world around the two boys. It’s charming, it’s what we remember from our own childhood, it’s what a grandfather like me sees so often, it gives hope, doesn’t it? This film will travel the world.”

Congratulations to director Reetta Huhtanen and to producer and cinematographer Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen.

‘Gods of Molenbeek’ will be released in Belgium in spring 2019.

Double win for ‘Transnistra’: Dragon Award at Göteborg & VPRO Big Screen Award at IFFR (Rotterdam)

Anna Eborn’s ‘Transnistra’ won the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary at Göteborg Film Festival, just a few days after winning the VPRO Big Screen Award at Rotterdam IFFR!

In the Big Screen Competition an audience jury selects one IFFR-film which they believe deserves a spot on both the big screens of Dutch cinema, as well as on public television, as the winning film will also be broadcasted by VPRO on NPO2.

Thank you to both juries and congratulations to director Anna Eborn, producer David Herdies from Momento Film and the entire team.


Official selection ‘By the Name of Tania’ at Berlinale!

We are thrilled to announce that ‘By the Name of Tania’, directed by Mary Jiménez and Bénédicte Liénard, will have its world premiere at the 69th Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival. The film will compete in the Generation 14plus section.

Congratulations to directors Mary Jiménez and Bénédicte Liénard and the incredible team: cinematographer Virginie Surdej, editor Marie-Hélène Dozo, sound engineer Kwinten Van Laethem,  sound editor and designer David Vranken, re-recording mixer Peter Warnier @ Warnier Posta, co-producer Julie Freres (Dérives), Katja Draaijer and Frank Hoeve (BALDR Film) and Camille Laemlé (Les Films d’Ici), grader Peter Bernaers, production manager in Peru Lali Madueño Medina and many others.

World Premiere ‘Gods of Molenbeek’ at DocPoint Helsinki and selection Göteborg Film Festival

Great news: our co-production ‘Gods of Molenbeek’, which was entirely shot in Belgium, will have its world premiere as the opening film of DocPoint Film Festival in Helsinki on January 28th 2019! The film will also compete in the Nordic Documentary Competition of Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden.

Congratulations to director Reetta Huhtanen, producer Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen of Zone 2 Pictures and co-producer Alex Tondowski from Tondowski Films. Belgian contributions by Senjan Jansen for sound design, Philippe Ravoet for edit of the TV cut, Luc Plantier for the edit of the kids’ version, Charline Branger for the trailer, Amira Daoudi for the poster design (coming soon) and Emmanuelle Bonmariage for the coaching of the dubbed voices in French.

The film received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, De, Koning Boudewijn Stichting, Casa Kafka Pictures, RTBF and Canvas.

In Belgium the film will be distributed by Dalton Distribution and JEF in spring.

More news coming soon!



World Premiere of Transnistra at Rotterdam IFF

We are happy and honoured to announce the World Premiere of Anna Eborn’s Transnistra at International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR – Big Screen Competition!

Congratulations to the director Anna Eborn, the main producer David Herdies, congrats also to the Belgian team involved : cinematographer Virginie Surdej & additional cinematography by Colin Leveque, composer Walter Hus, color grader Peter Bernaers and of course everyone else involved in this film.

Pre-selection ‘Manu’ and ‘Sunnyside’ for Les Magritte du Cinéma

Manu‘, directed by Emmanuelle Bonmariage, and ‘Sunnyside‘, directed by Frederik Carbon, are part of the documentary selection for Les Magritte du Cinéma, the Belgian national film awards. The ceremony will take place on 2 February 2019. Fingers crossed!