These terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to as the "disclaimer") apply to the website behind the following domain names: www.screenflanders.com and www.screenflanders.be.

This website was created and published, and is managed by the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) (Flanders Audiovisual Fund), under the authority of the Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen (VLAIO) (Agency for Innovation & Entrepreneurship), an initiative of the Flemish Government, the Minister of Economy and the Minister of Culture.

The data on this website is intended for informative purposes only. By using this website, you agree to the exclusion and limitation of liability as described below. If you do not agree with an element in this disclaimer, please immediately stop using this website.

This disclaimer also applies to all other forms of communication that are published by the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), within the framework of Screen Flanders.


The Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) does its utmost to ensure uninterrupted access to this website. However, due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed.

Access to the website can sometimes also be temporarily suspended or restricted due to repairs, maintenance or the integration of new functions and services. Every effort is made to limit the frequency and duration of such interruptions or restrictions.


All content on this website - such as text, graphics, photos, audio/video clips and downloads - are protected by copyright laws and are used on this website with the permission of their respective owners and/or their legal representatives. The materials on this site remain the sole property of the copyright owners at all times.

No part of this website may be distributed or copied without the explicit written permission of the respective copyright holders.

Materials on this website that are explicitly referred to as downloadable may only be reproduced if used for their indicated purposes. Furthermore, neither this website nor any part of it may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for commercial purposes, without the explicit written permission of the respective copyright holders.

You may not use framing or framing techniques to enclose the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) trademarks, logos or other information (including images, text, page layout, or form) present on this website, without express written permission.

You may not systematically extract and/or reuse parts of this website without the express written permission of the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), unless stated otherwise. You also may not create and/or publish your own database containing substantial parts of this website.

The Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) respects the intellectual property of others. If you are convinced that your intellectual property rights have been violated, please inform us immediately.


Although every effort is made to ensure that the content of this website is correct, the website is presented on an 'as is' basis and the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) makes no representations or guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the information on this website.

Although the content of this site is provided in good faith, we do not guarantee that the data has been updated, that the content on this site is true and not misleading, or that this site will always be available for use.

We do not guarantee that the servers that make this website available are free of errors, viruses or bugs. You accept that it is your responsibility to take sufficient measures to protect yourself against such threats. The Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) recommends scanning all files before downloading.

The Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) can in no way be held liable for incidental or indirect, consequential or special damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, damages resulting from loss of profit, contracts, goodwill, data, information, income, proposed savings or business relationships - whether or not you are aware of the possibility of such damage - arising from or related to the use of this website or any linked websites.


This website contains hyperlinks to other (third party) websites that are not under the control of the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF). These links are provided for the convenience of users.

The Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) is unable to offer any guarantee with regard to the accuracy or completeness of the content of such sites, or with regard to the reliability, quality or effectiveness of products made available via these external websites.

The inclusion of one of these links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or approval of the views expressed, nor of the information or products stored or made available by such websites.


Points of view or opinions on this website do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF). If you believe that content on this website contains a defamatory statement, please contact the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) immediately.


This website may under no circumstances be used in a way that could potentially cause the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or compromised in any way.

Users must understand that they, and not the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), are fully responsible for all electronic communication and content sent from their computers to the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF). They may therefore only use the website for lawful purposes.

Users may not use this website for any of the following purposes:

  • to send, use or reuse material that is illegal, offensive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or threatening, or that violates copyright, trademark, trust, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise harmful to third parties; is contestable; or contains any material consisting of software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitations, chain letters, mass mailings or any "spam", or containing any of these;
  • for fraudulent purposes, or for purposes connected with a criminal offense or with other illegal activities;
  • to cause annoyance, inconvenience or unnecessary anxiety.

This list is non-exhaustive.

Privacy of the user

The Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) respects the privacy of all users of its site and ensures that the personal information you provide is treated confidentially.


Use of our services

When you sign up for one of our services, we ask you to provide personal information. This data is used to perform the service. The data is stored on the secure servers of the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) and the Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen (VLAIO), or third-party servers. We may combine this data with other personal data that is in our possession.


When you send e-mails or other messages to us, we may save those messages. Sometimes we ask you for your personal information that is relevant to the situation in question. This makes it possible to process your questions and answer your requests. The e-mail correspondence is stored on our own secure servers. We may combine this data with other personal data that is in our possession.


We collect data for research in order to gain a better insight into our visitors, so that we can tailor our online services accordingly.

This website uses "cookies" (text files placed on your computer) to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website can be transferred to the secure servers of the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), or those of a third party. We use this information to keep track of how you use the website, to prepare reports on website activity and to offer other services with regard to website activity and Internet use. The information collected through cookies is anonymous and cannot be linked to other personal data that we have in our possession.


Within the framework of the Screen Flanders support measure, the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) and the Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen (VLAIO) collect all kinds of information in connection with received applications for assistance, or in relation to the audiovisual sector. This concerns contact information such as name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. We keep publicly available information about companies such as the CBE number, business address, year of incorporation and contact details. This data may be combined with information from application files. Financial data is stored at the level of the application and will only be linked to personal data for the purposes of making a payment.


We do not collect or use information for purposes other than the purposes described in this privacy policy, unless we have obtained your permission in advance.

Provision of assistance

Providing support to actors within the audiovisual sector is one of Screen Flanders' core tasks. All information that reaches us in this context, will be used to meet this objective. When external experts or board members assess the applications, they are given access to the available information in order to facilitate their task.

Publication on the website

If a submitted support application is assessed positively, it will be communicated on our website on the basis of a number of criteria. The publication may be communicated via one of Screen Flanders's communication channels. This publication is always made without mention of contact details, but it does specify the main stakeholders of a support award by name and surname.

Reporting to third parties

The data submitted via one of our services may be used in the context of fulfilling reporting obligations, including the publication of the annual report, to which the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) and the Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen (VLAIO) are subject. It will be considered on a case by case basis which information is strictly necessary to meet the reporting obligation. Contact details are not part of this.

Research and knowledge exchange

One of the objectives of the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) is to strengthen the audiovisual, and by extension cultural, sector through research and knowledge exchange. The data collected via one of our services may be used for this purpose, on an anonymous basis. The Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) will always limit this information to what is strictly necessary. Contact details are not part of this.


Information is not shared with third parties unless it is to meet the defined purposes. In some cases, the information may be shared internally. Our employees are required to respect the confidentiality of your data. Third parties are understood as meaning anyone who is not employed by the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) and the Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen (VLAIO), or who is not part of the VAF Board of Directors.


All information regarding an application for assistance is kept indefinitely. This applies to all applications starting from the intention to start an application. E-mail correspondence is kept for 50 years.


Security of sensitive information is ensured through encryption.


The storage of privacy-sensitive information is done at 2 locations:

Microsoft data centres in Europe (EU)

VAF data centre in Belgium

All connections and transfers of information to and from these locations are secured by means of encryption that meets industry standards. The connection to and from the Microsoft data centres is always done by means of Multi-Factor Authentication.

Data loss

In the event of data loss, the source of the leak is first found and closed. Thanks to the central management of users and permissions, this can be done quickly and efficiently.


This privacy statement is tailored to the use of and the possibilities on this site. Any adjustments and/or changes to this site may lead to changes in this privacy statement. It is therefore advisable to consult this privacy statement regularly.

Options concerning personal data

We offer all visitors the opportunity to view, edit or delete all personal information that is currently provided to us. Submitting a Screen Flanders support application also entails that you may be included in mailings sent by Screen Flanders.

Adjust/unsubscribe from mailings

At the bottom of every mailing or newsletter you will find the option to adjust your data or to unsubscribe.

Adjust/unsubscribe from communication

If you want to change your data or want your personal data removed from our files, you can contact us via screenflanders@vaf.be.

Disabling cookies

Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, it is possible that some functions and services on our website and other websites will not function correctly if cookies are disabled in your browser.


We regularly check whether we comply with this privacy policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can contact us via screenflanders@vaf.be.


Screen Flanders reserves the right to revise and change this disclaimer at regular intervals. A revised version will apply immediately. Please consult this disclaimer regularly for the latest version.


If one of the points in this disclaimer proves to be unenforceable under the applicable law, this does not affect the enforceability of other clauses of the disclaimer.

This website is subject to Belgian law, with the exception of Belgian referral rules from Belgian private international law. In the event of disputes, the courts of Brussels have sole jurisdiction.


Screen Flanders / Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF)
Huis van de Vlaamse Film
Bischoffsheimlaan 38
BE-1000 Brussels
Belgium, EU
Tel.: +32 2 226 06 30
Fax: +32 2 219 19 36
E-mail: screenflanders@vaf.be