Screen Flanders distributes € 2,215,000 among 10 productions
Minister-President of Flanders Kris Peeters presented the list of 10 productions that are to receive support through the Screen Flanders economic fund. A total amount of € 2,215,000 million ($3,027,240) is to be distributed in the fund's second call of 2013. The 10 supported titles together stand for well over € 7.5 million ($10,250,250) of audiovisual expenses in the Flanders region.
Via Screen Flanders the government of Flanders offers financial support to audiovisual productions that spend (part of) their budget within the Flanders Region. Belgian producers can apply to receive up to € 400,000 ($546,680) 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 coproduce with a Belgian producer that satisfies all the selection criteria.
The main condition of the fund is that the (co-)production must enrich the cultural heritage of Flanders and invest a minimum of € 250,000 ($341,675) in the Flanders Region. Every euro entrusted to a producer must yield at least 1 euro of audiovisual expenditure in the region. The maximum support per project is € 400,000 ($546,680).
The Screen Flanders fund has processed 3 calls since its launch in 2012 (1 call in 2012, 2 calls in 2013). A total of 40 applications have been approved for a total amount of € 9.2 million ($12.5 million) repayable support. This amount stands for € 36.2 million ($49.3 million) of audiovisual expenses in the Flanders region.
The second call of 2013 for Screen Flanders ended in October. In this session a total of € 2,215,000 ($3,027,240) is distributed among 10 productions. Amounts per project vary between € 90,000 ($123,000) en € 400,000 ($546,680) per project. The 10 supported titles together stand for well over € 7.5 million ($10,250,250) of audiovisual expenses in the Flanders region.
Applications are assessed by a jury consisting of both economic and cultural experts. The aim of the selective system is to support (co-)productions that are made, in part or entirely, in the Flanders region.
The 10 projects that receive Screen Flanders support can be consulted in the overview supported projects.