What is your film commission’s mission?
Screen Flanders is your first stop for audiovisual activities in the Flanders region, providing information and services via its film commission and financial support through its economic fund.
The Screen Flanders film commission provides information on all aspects of production within the Flanders region: locations, incentives, local crew and audiovisual facilities.
In cooperation with local partners, Screen Flanders takes care of shooting permits, assists with location scouting, makes introductions to local partners, coordinates contacts between the different city or regional departments and offers logistic support where possible.
Via the Screen Flanders fund, Belgian producers can apply to receive up to 400,000 euros refundable advances by way of economic support to cover their audiovisual expenses in the Flanders Region.
Foreign producers interested in applying for the fund can co-produce with a Belgian producer that satisfies all the selection criteria.
What makes your film commission unique?
It is the aim of the Screen Flanders film commission to offer a trouble-free and rewarding shooting period in Flanders to all parties involved.
Our selling points include:
- Our central location in the heart of Europe at a stone’s throw from key European cities such as London, Paris and Berlin
- Highly qualified technical staff fluent in several languages (English, Dutch, French, …)
- Experience in servicing domestic and international projects
- Full state-of-the-art studios and post-production facilities
- Competitive pricing
- A wide variety of breathtaking historical and contemporary locations all within easy reach
- Producers experienced in setting up international co-productions
- The Belgian Tax Shelter system for audiovisual production, which in combination with the Screen Flanders Economic Fund can finance up to 66% of your regional qualifying AV spend
What are some perks to filming in your location?
Stretching from the North Sea coast to the rolling countryside of central Belgium, Flanders offers filmmakers a wide range of urban and rural landscapes and location opportunities. While some are unique or unmistakeably Flemish, such as the typical Flemish style of gothic architecture, others can double for locations across Europe with no loss of atmosphere.
Are there any projects you would like to promote? Links?
A Quiet Passion – directed by Terence Davies
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – directed by Tim Burton
Screen Flanders 2016 Publication: http://www.screenflanders.be/nl/downloads/publicaties/brochure_focus_v10_pp_lr
What marketing materials did you submit to the Creativity Awards?
Best Video Reel: https://theaudienceawards.com/videocontests/best-video-reel
Best Production Guide: https://theaudienceawards.com/creatives/screen-flanders-entry-best-production-guide-84989
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