Screen Flanders is the economic support measure for audiovisual works of the Flanders government.
It aims to put Flanders on the international audiovisual map by improving its appeal, particularly to foreign productions, and strengthening its competitive position relative to other regions.
Via Screen Flanders the government of Flanders offers financial support to audiovisual productions that spend all or part of their budget within the Flanders Region. 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.
Screen Flanders is also the central film commission for the Flanders Region. The film commission provides information and assistance to both domestic and international filmmakers regarding location scouting, incentives and production and post-production services in the Flanders Region.
The annual budget of Screen Flanders (3.5 million euros) is provided by Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO). The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) manages the applications and promotes the fund.
Screen Flanders falls under the remit of Economic Affairs Minister Jo Brouns, in close cooperation with Cultural Affairs Minister Jan Jambon.