Screen Flanders is an economic support measure from the Flemish Government to support audiovisual productions, both national and international, that spend (part of) their budget within the Region of Flanders. In addition, Screen Flanders is the central film commission for the Flanders Region.
Belgian producers can apply to receive up to 400,000 euros of 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.
Fiction, documentary or animation films with a running time of at least 60 minutes and animation series consisting of at least three episodes with a minimum total broadcast time of 60 minutes for the whole series are eligible. The (co-)production must enrich the cultural heritage of Flanders and invest a minimum of 250,000 euros in the Flemish Region. Every euro entrusted to a producer must yield at least 1 euro of audiovisual expenditure in the region. Financing of up to 15% of the eligible costs in Flanders is possible to a maximum of 400,000 euros.
Calls are sent to applicants on a periodical basis, with each call having a predetermined budget. All applications will be presented to a jury consisting of both economic and cultural experts who will assess and prioritize all projects. Available funding will be divided among the highest-ranking applications.
The annual budget of Screen Flanders (4.5 million euros) is provided by Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen (Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship). The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) manages the applications and promotes the fund.
Screen Flanders is part of the portfolio of Flemish Economic Affairs Minister Philippe Muyters, in close cooperation with the Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Sven Gatz.
For more information see www.screenflanders.com
For foreign producers interested in accessing Screen Flanders' support, the best and easiest way to do so is to first find a local co-producer.
Wallimage is the audiovisual economic funds for Wallonia (South of Belgium).
Foreign producers interested in applying for the fund can co-produce with a Belgian producer that satisfies all of the selection criteria.
The strategy of this fund is to act as a co-producer for full-length feature films, television films, documentaries, animated films, animated series that use Walloon talent and technicians during the production or post-production stages.
The Wallimage line has an annual budget of EUR 5.5 million to invest. The co-producer(s) may submit a bid of up to EUR 400,000 which they will spend in Wallonia. Good news : since they are spent in Wallonia, the expenditures made in order to gain Wallimage’s support can be the same as those made to gain the Tax-Shelter !
For more information see www.wallimage.be
For foreign producers interested in accessing Wallimage support, the best and easiest way to do so is to first find a local co-producer.
screen.brussels fund is the audio-visual economic funds for the Brussels-Capital Region.
Foreign producers interested in applying for the funds can co-produce with a Belgian producer that satisfies all of the selection criteria. Belgian producers can apply to receive up to 500,000 euros of refundable advances by way of economic support to cover their audiovisual expenses in the Brussels Capital Region.
screen.brussels fund has an annual budget of EUR 3 million to invest in audiovisual productions.
The strategy of the screen.brussels fund is to act as a co-producer for audiovisual productions that use Brussels talent and technicians (and we have a lot) during the production or post-production stages.
For foreign producers interested in accessing screen.brussels fund support, the best and easiest way to do so is to first find a local co-producer.
For more information see www.screen.brussels/en/fund