Minister-President of Flanders, Kris Peeters presented the list of 20 productions that are to receive support through the new Screen Flanders economic fund in Brussels this week. A total amount of €4,995,000 ($6,678,685) is to be distributed in the fund’s inaugural call. The next call for projects closes on 28 June. The final call for 2013 opens op 1 September and closes on 25 October. Another €5million will be divided among applicants in both remaining calls.
The first call for Screen Flanders ended on 28 February 2013. The selection of projects was made by a jury. A total of € 4,995,000 ($6,678,685) is distributed among 20 productions. Amounts per project vary between €100.000 ($133,700) en €400.000 ($535,000) per project. Money went to 10 live-action features, six animated features, three animated series and one live-action series.
Screen Flanders is an initiative of Kris Peeters, the Minister-President of Flanders who’s also responsible for Economic Affairs, and Flanders Cultural Affairs Minister Joke Schauvliege. The aim of the selective system is to support (co-)productions that are made, in part or entirely, in the Flanders region. One of the conditions is that the project spends a minimum of €250,000 ($334,205) in the region. The 20 supported titles together stand for well over €20 million ($26,7m) of audiovisual expenses in the Flanders region.
The 20 projects that receive Screen Flanders support can be consulted in the overview supported projects.