Associate Directors is an independent production company based in Belgium, with offices in Antwerp and Brussels. Associate Directors focuses on (co)-producing creative documentaries for an international audience. The productions concentrate on social relevant issues and cultural in-depth stories. Started in 1991, today the company combines the filmmaking experience of Mark Daems, Jan Lapeire and Bram Crols.
Associate Directors brings together established and new talent on the cure for innovative ideas. Through the film making process, Associate Directors established good intense working relations with many funding bodies, public and commercial broadcasters, and distribution opportunities among others.
Associate Directors is an active member of European Documentary Network (EDN). Producer Mark Daems is the EDN national contact person.
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L’amour the Moules hits the BERLINALE as openings film of the culinary section. Also the VAF Filmfund has granted production support to White Elephants of director Kristof Bilsen and 12/12/9999 by Ellen Vermeulen.
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‘Expecting’, the last episode of the television series Poverty Rules (6×30’) has been officially selected for IDFA and was screened with great succes. The Poverty Rules series are produced by Associate Directors, in co-production with VRT-één and supported by VAF/Flanders Film and Media Fund.
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L’Amour des Moules will start its tour of L’Amour des Moules in Concert, where Tuur Florizoone plays live during the film. The first venue was on its premiere, the next 9 will be all around Flanders, starting on November 22. For more details, go to the website L’Amour des Moules
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L’Amour des Moules had its premiere on October 28th in the beautiful Miry Concert Hall of the Royal Academy of Arts Ghent. Composer of the film Tuur Florizoone played the soundtrack live during the film.
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L’Amour des Moules, a coproduction with Trueworks has seen its premiere on September 15 during the film festival ‘Film by the Sea’ in Vlissingen (NL). A Belgian premiere will follow in October. Also, The End of the Desert has been selected to Medimed Documentary Market in Barcelona, 12-14 October this year.
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Associate Directors will move to another address, just a kilometer further. The new address will be Helmstraat 139A, 2140 Antwerp, from July 16.
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Associate Directors was present as delegate during Sheffield Doc/Fest from June 14 till June 17. The King of Mont Ventoux has received support from the Belgian French Community, the Centre du Cinema et de l’Audiovisuel (CCA).
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The King of Mont Ventoux is one of the selected projects for the 2012 MIPDoc International Pitch session, end March. Criteria for selection are innovation, originality and international appeal.
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Associate Directors has received production support by Flanders Audiovisual Fund for the documentary The King of Mont Ventoux. Also, Carnotstraat 17 has received support by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, for development.
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Lost Down Memory Lane has been selected for the Worldfilm festival in Estland! The festival will be held from March 19 till March 25 and attended by director Klara Van Es. More information will follow soon.
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Enjoy your meal! by Walther Grotenhuis has been selected for IDFA in the program section ‘IDFA and Film Fund present’!
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!!!! Lost Down Memory Lane breaks any historical box-office number with more than 30.000 theatrical visitors in Belgium up to date and still running. Theatrical admissions in the Netherlands over 10.000 !!!!
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Associate Directors is among the first production companies to obtain support from the new Mediafund, that supports creative series for television. The supported project is a documentary series of six films on poverty in Flanders, and will be coproduced with the first public TV-channel.
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Lost Down Memory Lane had been selected for the official competition during the International Documentary Film Festival Docville (BE). The previous edition of Docville awarded Flaxman as Best Belgian Documentary.________
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Lost Down Memory Lane had been selected for the official competition during the International Documentary Film Festival Docville (BE).
Associate Directors has received co-production support by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund for the documentary l’Amour des Moules, a production by Trueworks(NL).
Enjoy your Meal!, a Dutch co-production, will have its official release on March 9th in Pathé-theaters in the Netherlands. A Belgian première is scheduled on May 6th.________
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Klara Van Es received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund for script development. She is researching a new documentary with the working title ‘Carnotstraat 17’, about migration and identity.
Lost Down Memory Lane has reached over 20 000 theatrical visitors in Flanders, which is a breaking record for a Flemish Documentary. Screenings are still being programmed, so numbers will still increase.
The King of Mont Ventoux and Forbidden Pilgrimage, two projects in development, are making large steps forward. Forbidden Pilgrimage has been selected for the pitching Forum in Thessaloniki and The King of Mont Ventoux has recently finished the prestigious training programme Lafémis Archidoc. Exciting times are waiting.________
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Lost down Memory Lane has been screened day-to-day in Belgian cinema’s since September 14th up to October 31th. Such 6,5 weeks theatrical run of a Flemmish documentary is never seen before. The film continues to be screened during the coming months at several locations in Belgium. In The Netherlands Lost down Memeroy Lane is still on the agenda of different arthouse theaters. Details, trailer and photographs on facebook and official website.
Meanwhile Flaxman takes another round with some extra big screen screenings following the recent television broadcast on VRT. Flaxman is also starting an international career with upcoming international festivals screenings.________
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Lost down Memory Lane has been released national and is making nice figures in theaters. On the opening night HRH Princess Mathilde was present and met cast and crew. Details and photographs on facebook and official website________
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ECCOS comes in a second edition with a focus on Hungarian cinema and the work of Hungarian filmmaker Péter Forgács. The masterclass and workshop are open for film professionals. ECCOS10 is scheduled for upcoming April 25th to 27th. Be there.________
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One film, one screen, more than a thousand vieuwers. FLAXMAN reached high local audience numbers in BUDASCOOP. This success clears the difficult way towards a wider theatrical release in Flanders.
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Happy New Year. A year which started with successful numbers for Flaxman during its Christmas theatrical release in Budascoop. Due to its success Budascoop will re-run Flaxman in February. Become a fan of FLAXMAN on facebook, you can also search on VLASMAN.
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