2016

UPDATE NEWS 1116
Associate Directors receives the ‘Gulden Mira’ the achievement award of the Union of the Flanders Film Press. As career award the ‘Gulden Mira’ honours the combined efforts contributing to the development of the Flemish Film

2015

UPDATE NEWS 0915

While Carnotstraat 17 is released in theaters in The Netharlands and Flanders, Elephant’s Dream continues its festival tour with a US premiere at Camden FF.
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UPDATE NEWS 0415

After numerous festivals screening for Elephant’s Dream the festival tour continues to HotDocs (North American premiere), Docville, Planete Docs in the coming weeks.
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UPDATE NEWS 0115

Elephant’s Dream by Kristof Bilsen and 9999 by Ellen Vermeulen continue their international festival tours. Together they star in a bigger Flemish selection during the Docpoint Helsinki FF. After both films go their own way again, just the start of many more festivals to come.

2014

UPDATE NEWS 1014

Looking forward enjoying a great festival season. Our brand new doc Elephant’s Dream by Kristof Bilsen will celebrate its world première at DOKLeipzig and continue it’s festival tour at IDFA.
9999 continues its international première tour with festivals in Germany, Austria among others …

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UPDATE NEWS 0514

Associate Directors is proud to become involved as Flanders coproducer in Gladiators, a different world, a film by the multiple award winning director Arunas Matelis. The film receives production funding from the VAF.
Also The fellowship of the Flat Earth by Jan Lapeire (director Flaxman) and Trisha De Cuyper (director School WTF) is granted script funding by the VAF.
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UPDATE NEWS 0414
9999 staring at MOOOV (Belgian premier) and at Docville (competition).
Great news from Visions du Réel: together with the another beautiful Belgian film Waiting for August, 9999 receives the special jury mention in Regard Neuf ‘For their humanity, for the precision of their mise-en-scene and their future impact.’
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UPDATE NEWS 0214
Twice congratulations for director Ellen Vermeulen. Her film 9999 currently in post-production will celebrates its WP during competition at Visions du Reél. Her upcoming film The double life of Marie-Louise received production support from the VAF. Great times ahead for Ellen (and us).
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UPDATE NEWS 0214

Spring 2014 will bring the international and national festival release of 9999 by Ellen Vermeulen. The King of Mont Ventoux continues its global festival tour withing the FICTS framework and will be part of the selection of the Londen Archive Film Festival.

2013


UPDATE NEWS 0813

Exciting times are waiting. Expecting has been officially selected for Film Southasia, a Film Festival in Lalithpur, Nepal. The King of Mont Ventoux has also been selected in the competition section, for Film Festival Oostende. De Nieuwe Wildernis (The New Wild) will have it’s premiere on September 24th.
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UPDATE NEWS 0713

Discover now the official website of The King of Mont Ventoux,on www.kingofmontventoux.com, www.leroidumontventoux.fr, and www.koningvandeventoux.be. The film has had already very succesfull screenings, both in cinemas as on European television and there are more to come. For the latest news items about the film, you can check Facebook.
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UPDATE NEWS 0613

Both Beyond the Ararat by Tülin Özdimir as School WTF by Trisha De Cuyper premiered in Brussels. The last preparations are being made for The King of Mont Ventoux, going to be broadcasted in more than 10 countries in Europe.
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UPDATE NEWS 0513

Expecting, the last episode of the series Poverty Rules has been selected for the Festival Internacional de Derechos Humanos, Buenos Aires in Argentina. The dvd of the series is now available via Flanders Doc.
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UPDATE NEWS 0413

The King of Mont Ventoux will be represented at MIP-TV in Cannes by ARTE Sales. Also, L’Amour des Moules/Mussels in Love goes to South-Korea at the Jeonju International Film Festival.
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UPDATE NEWS 0313

Poverty Rules! runs for 6 weeks during late prime time on the first public channel in Flanders. Official website www.1op10.be (in Dutch).

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UPDATE NEWS 0213

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.



2012


UPDATE NEWS 1212

‘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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UPDATE NEWS 1112

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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UPDATE NEWS 1012

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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UPDATE NEWS 0912

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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UPDATE NEWS 0712

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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UPDATE NEWS 0512

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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UPDATE NEWS 0412

‘L’amour des Moules’ has dived in the post production stage and release is still planned for september/october 2012. Also ‘poverty rules’ has reached the post production stage.
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UPDATE NEWS 0312

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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UPDATE NEWS 0212

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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UPDATE NEWS 0112

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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2011


UPDATE NEWS 1111

Lost Down Memory Lane, the first feature documentary by Klara Van Es, is now available on DVD in Belgium! Please visit the Flanders DOC webshop.
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UPDATE NEWS 1011

Enjoy your meal! by Walther Grotenhuis has been selected for IDFA in the program section ‘IDFA and Film Fund present’!
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UPDATE NEWS 0911

!!!! 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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UPDATE NEWS 0611

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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UPDATE NEWS 0411

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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UPDATE NEWS 0311

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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UPDATE NEWS 0211

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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2010


UPDATE NEWS 1010

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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UPDATE NEWS 0910

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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UPDATE NEWS 0910

The King of Mt Ventoux received MEDIA development support and has been selected for ARCHIDOC. Forbidden Pilgrimage continues its development thanks to the granted development support of the VAF.

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UPDATE NEWS 0510

Flaxman has been awarded BEST BELGIAN DOCUMENTARY on Docville. The international jury describes Jan Lapeires documentary as an impressive visual film.
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UPDATE NEWS 0410

Flaxman has been selected for the Belgian competition at DOCVILLE. More on the festival and the screening of FLAXMAN on Docville
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UPDATE NEWS 0310

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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UPDATE NEWS 0210

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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UPDATE NEWS 0110

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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2009


UPDATE NEWS 1109

Flaxman, the newest Associate Directors production by director Jan Lapeire, opens in Belgian theaters on December 16th in Budascoop. Details on screening times will be updated on the specific film page.
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UPDATE NEWS 1109

Eternal Girl, the mid length research documentary of Bram Crols, will open on November 27th in Vilnius, Lithuania, where the film was produced by lead producer ERA Film.
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UPDATE NEWS 1009

Associate Directors receives VAF production support for the feature documentary FOOD by Walter Grotenhuis, a Kleine Beer production (NL). Associate Directors is minority co-producer. Memphis film, co-producer for Lost on memory lane, receives NFF production support for this feature length production by Klara Van Es.
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UPDATE NEWS 0909

The AD documentary on Alzheimers Lost on memory lane by director Klara Van Es received production support of the VAF. The documentary will has it Belgian première in September 2010 with a theatrical release.
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UPDATE NEWS 0709

The AD documentary project Gele vod – zwarte kat has been selected out of 51 projects, for the long list of the VAF-VRT competition. The project receives development support and aims to become selected on the short list to enter production in 2010.
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UPDATE NEWS 0509

Producer Mark Daems will take part in the regional edition of EURODOC 2009 in Rotterdam, June 2009, with the selected project The end of the desert ?. Mark will also represent the productions of Associate Directors at Sunny Side of the Doc later that month.
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UPDATE NEWS 0509

Producer Mark Daems was elected chairman of the newly established Flanders Doc. This organization gathers all parties of the small Flanders documentary industry.
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UPDATE NEWS 0409

The first ECCOS masterclass – with invited filmmakers Audrius Stonys and Arunas Matelis – was a huge success. Not only in numbers (about 80 professionals) but also in the quality of screenings, lectures and discussions.
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UPDATE NEWS 0309

Filmmaker Bram Crols has been selected to take part in the EX ORIENTE FILM development program organized by IDF. During three sessions over the coming months he will participate in the development of the documentary project Caught in transition, which has been set up as a co-production with Lithuania.
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UPDATE NEWS 0309

Nollywood Abroad has been selected for the competition section of the Al Jazeera Festival, Doha (Qatar), April 2009 and for the Black International Cinema Festival, Berlin, May 2009. Filmmaker Saartje Geerts will be present at Doha.
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UPDATE NEWS 0209

ECCOS masterclass will find it’s place in the Open Doek Film Festival at the end of April 2009. Lithuanian filmmakers Arunas Matelis and Audrius Stonys are invited to share their experience in filmmaking. The masterclass is supported by VAF and the local Media Desk. ECCOS present films from a European Cultural Capital, this years edition is on Vilnius. Bram Crols curates ECCOS.
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2008


UPDATE NEWS 1008

Producer Mark Daems will be present at Leipzig Co-production Forum with the documentary in development The end of the desert ?. The AD documentary Flaxmen by director Jan Lapeire has been selected for pitching at THE FORUM during the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam.
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UPDATE NEWS 0808

Nollywood Abroad has been selected for the Official Competition of Miradas-Doc 2008 in the First Film category. Nollywood Abroad is an one-hour documentary produced by Associate Directors and directed by Saartje Geerts. The documentary will be screened at Miradas-Doc in the beginning of November.
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UPDATE NEWS 0708

Building a legend has been selected for the 10th International Documentary Encounters of Colombia in the International Category. Building a legend is an one-hour documentary by Bram Crols. Associate Directors is an associated producer to the production. The documentary will be screened in Bogota in September and during a national tour into ten other Colombian cities during the month of October.
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UPDATE NEWS 0708

Who’s afraid of Alzheimer’s ? was pitched during Documentary in Europe in Bardonecchia (I) by director Klara Van Es and executive producer Bram Crols. Out of 21 international projects presented, this pitch was awarded for ‘best pitch’ and nominated for ‘best trailer’. The project raised serious interest by various European broadcasters present.
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