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2023 Wallonia-Brussels: Woodworth, Lafosse, Guit Bros., Baloji, Mitevska & Laura Wandel Receive Coin

2023 Wallonia-Brussels: Woodworth, Lafosse, Guit Bros., Baloji, Mitevska & Laura Wandel Receive Coin

The folks at the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles folks are throwing some coin support towards 27 fiction feature films. We find several top Belgian filmmakers setting up projects for 2024 shoots and for probable 2025 playdates. At the top of the list we find sophomore features from the likes of Harpo and Lenny Guit (Sundance preemed Mother Schmuckers (2021) and Laura Wandel (Cannes Un Certain Regard breakout Playground) joining established vets such as Jessica Woodworth (who is now working on L’Incubatrice), Joachim Lafosse (who is setting up Les Petits Voleurs for a Spring 2024 shoot) and Baloji (an Un Certain Regard winner this year) who is already moving into his sophomore feature. Another on of our faves is Teona Strugar Mitevska (The Happiest Man in the World) who is prepping Mother – a fiction-based biopic about Mother Teresa which could have journalists spill a lot of ink. Here are the fiction projects, coin amounts and development phase:

1st stage
Deux serpents – Jérémy van der Haegen / 15 000,00 EUR
Helter skelter – Paul Vincent de Lestrade / 15 000,00 EUR
Le sein de Jupiter – Valérie Magis / 15 000,00 EUR
Les monstres seront tous anéantis – Clotilde Colson / 15 000,00 EUR
Mad – Sandra Fassio, Christopher Yates / 15 000,00 EUR
Maneza – Babetida Sadjo / 15 000,00 EUR

2nd stage
Le vieux marché – Harpo Guit, Lenny Guit / 15 000,00 EUR
Miss Annie autour du monde – Sarah Hirtt / 15 000,00 EUR
Mulâtresse solitude – Baloji, Thomas van Zuylen / 15 000,00 EUR
Othello – David Lambert / 15 000,00 EUR

1st stage
A propos de Sousan – Dir. Marie Le floc’h / 45 000,00 EUR
L’intérêt d’Adam – Dir. Laura Wandel / 45 000,00 EUR
Wallifornia Dreamin’ – Dir. Julien Henry / 45 000,00 EUR

2nd stage
Après la mort – Dir. Diego Martinez Vignatti / 40 000,00 EUR
Mother – Dir. Teona Strugar Mitevska / 45 000,00 EUR

Production Development
1st stage
L’or rouge – Dir. Mathieu Volpe / 30 000,00 EUR

Aides à la production (d’initiative belge francophone)
1er collège
Bagarres – Dir. Catherine Cosme / 500 000,00 EUR
Filles du ciel – Dir. Bérengère Mc Neese / 252 500,00 EUR
Kika – Dir. Alexe Poukine / 500 000,00 EUR

2nd stage
Les petits voleurs – Dir. Joachim Lafosse / 500 000,00 EUR
L’incubatrice – Dir. Jessica Woodworth / 500 000,00 EUR

Production – Foreign coin
Animale – Dir. Emma Benestan / 100 000,00 EUR
In Waves -Dir. Phuong Mai Nguyen / 100 000,00 EUR
Le mystérieux regard du flamant rose – Dir. Diego Cespedes / 100 000,00 EUR
Une affaire de principe – Dir. Antoine Raimbault / 100 000,00 EUR
Vermiglio, ou la mariée des montagnes – Dir. Maura Delpero / 100 000,00 EUR

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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