From 12 to 14 May, Minister of Culture Sven Gatz paid a visit to the unnual Film Festival in Cannes. He attended the world premiere of the Flemish movie Girl that has officially been selected and together with his colleague of the French Community, Alda Greoli, Gatz attended the premiere of the other Belgian film, Nos Batailles. During his visit to Cannes, the Minister also met with the Head of Creative Europe – MEDIA programme, the Netherlands Film Fund, filmmakers, screenwriters and producers. Together with General Representative Filip D’Havé, he invited the film sector for a Flemish network drink.
For the first time in 28 years, a Flemish film has been selected for ‘Un Certain Regard’. This is a section of the official selection to recognize young talent and to encourage innovative filmmakers. According to film critics, the critically-acclaimed Flemish movie has the potential to take home this year’s Queer Palm. Minister Gatz: “I am very pleased to see how great our homegrown talent is doing at one of world’s most important film festivals. The film festival is a unique opportunity to grow internationally and show the world what Flanders has to offer.”
General Represenation of the Government of Flanders in France
Flanders Audiovisual Fund