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Screen Flanders supported The Team and The Missing selected for FIPA

12/01/2015

The top European crime series The Team, has been selected for Official Competition at this year’s FIPA, the Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels held in Biarritz, France, from 20-25 January. The BBC series The Missing, also co-produced with Flanders, is to receive a special screening at the festival. Both series received support from the Screen Flanders Economic Fund.

Co-produced for Flanders by Lunanime, The Team unites three experts from Belgium, Denmark and Germany who form a Joint Investigation Team to solve a triple murder. Killing star Lars Mikkelsen, The Broken Circle Breakdown’s Veerle Baetens and German actress Jasmin Gerat take the main roles. The series was partly shot in Belgium with a mainly Belgian crew.

In addition to The Team, FIPA is also presenting The Missing in its Special Screenings session. Having premiered on BBC One at the end of October 2014, this prestigious drama series follows Emily and Tony Hughes whose five-year-old son Oliver goes missing while on holiday in France. The dramatic event sets off a manhunt that will last for years to come. Brussels-based production outfit Czar TV (The White Queen) co-produced the series for Flanders.

Also showing at FIPA are the TV series Marsman, directed by Mathias Sercu and Eshref Reybrouck, Lieven Corthouts’s cross-media documentary project Emergency Exit, which has been selected for Smart FIP@, and Before The Last Curtain Falls – a co-production with Flanders – screening out of competition in Biarritz.

The Missing and The Team received support from the Screen Flanders Economic Fund, under the aegis of Economic Affairs Minister Philippe Muyters and Minister Gatz. The Team was also backed by the VAF/Mediafund of Flemish Cultural Affairs & Media Minister Sven Gatz.

Still The Team © Sofie Silbermann