By Fabrice BENCHAOUCHE
Genre: Family Film
Pitch : The past and present unfold together as Jamel, a young French-Algerian archeologist, is appointed to coach the local football team “Timgad Juventus”. Eleven boys and one girl, Naïma, are part of the team, they don’t have decent shirt or shoes but are talented and will try their best to win the national tournament. Between ancient vestiges and wounds of recent struggles, Jamel discovers a generation of Algerians who dreams of being reconciled … and champion of football.
Co-Produced by ALIA FILMS (France), NEON Productions (France) and BL Films (Algeria), Scope Pictures and Wallimage-Bruxellimage.
With the support of Cinémas du Monde (CNC/French Institute), the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter, Scope Invest, the EZEF German Fund, the FDATIC (Algerian Ministry of Culture), and the AARC (Algerian cultural Agency)
Distributed by BODEGA Films (France) & ALIBI Communications (Belgium)
Public Prize at the CINEMED of Montpellier
Special Mention at FIFOG Geneve 2017
Selected at the FIFF Campus 2016 and at the Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles
By Leila ALBAYATY
Genre: Drama comedy
Pitch: Leila, a french actress and musician, pass a casting in Berlin. On the set of the film, she meets artist and musicians and captures images of the shooting. With the footage, she decides to make her own movie. Through reality and fiction, poetry and songs, Leila takes us behind the scenes of an existing film, Berlin Telegram, and offers us its hidden side, real or perhaps imagined … Face B.
Produced by Kwassa Films, Leila ALBAYATY and Michel BALAGUE (Germany)
Distributed by Arsenal (Germany)
Selected at the BERLINALE 2015 – Section Forum Expanded, Films de Femmes de Créteil 2016
By Zoé Wittock.
With Emmanuelle Bercot & Noémie Merlant.
Pitch: Jeanne, a shy young woman, works as a night guard in an amusement park. She lives a fusional relationship with her mother, the extrovert Margarette. While no man can find his place in this duo, Jeanne develops strange feelings of love for Jumbo, the star attraction of the park.
Produced by Insolence Productions (France), coproduced by Kwassa Films & Les films Fauves.
With the support of the CNC, the Belgian Film Fund and the Film Fund Luxembourg.
Selected at the Mannheim Meeting Place 2014 , at Fantasia 2013 – Frontières- International Coproduction market
THE HIGHEST STEP IN THE WORLD
Shooting spring 2019
By Olivier PAIROUX. Co-written with Eusebio LARREA
Genre: Family adventure film
Pitch: Both dreamy and gifted, Jim, 11, lives with his father Graham, destined to become the first British scientist to visit space. But when Jim learns that his father has lied to him and has abandoned his mission, the boy’s landmarks are shattered. In his new school, Jim takes advantage of a competition of young scientists to secretly build a balloon, inspired by his idol Joseph Kittinger (first man to reach the border of space in 1960). Although the project is dangerous and the competition hard, Jim is determined to oppose his father and to prove him that he was wrong to give up. In this adventure, Jim can count on Emma, a new classmate. Together, despite their opposite character, they face a challenge that will gradually bring them closer …
With the support of The Belgian Film Fund, With the support of Creative Europe-Media, In coproduction with RTL TVI (Belgian Channel), with the support of the Loterie Nationale of Belgium
Distributed by Belga Films (Belgium)
Selected at EP2C & EAVE 2016, the Galway Film Market & Holland Film Meetings and CINEKIDS 2017
Shooting summer 2018
Genre: Family film
By Fréderike Migom
Pitch: BINTI (12), is of Congolese origin but has always lived in Belgium. She wants to become famous thanks to her vlog “Binti’s Bubble”. But her potential expulsion and that of his father JOVIAL threatens to shatter her dream. Binti sees only one solution to the problem: her dad must marry the mother of ELIAS (11), who is Belgian.
Produit par Bulletproof Cupid, coproduit par Kwassa Films.
Avec l’aide à la production du VAF et du CCA-VAF
By Eve Duchemin
Pitch: 48 hours. Three prisoners go on a weekend leave. Far from the laws that govern prison’s life, they will have to face the remain of their past and find their respective places in a society to which they no longer belong.
With the writing support of the Belgian Film Fund and CNC, The Fondation Beaumarchais, with the support of Ile de France Region and the help for the writing of Basse Normandie. With the support of the SACD.
Selected at the FEMIS 2017 and at the Boostcamp 2017 (Groupe Ouest)
THE RAINING SISTERS
Directed by Edith Depaule
Written by Philippe Blasband & Edith Depaule
Pitch: The Raining sisters live modestly together. However they have an uncommon gift, when they start singing, it begins to rain. Thanks to this gift, they are hired in the cabaret of their hometown. Each with her own vision of love – Judith preserves herself for Prince Charming whilst Babette tries out every man she meets to avoid missing The One – they both endure the harsh reality of 1950s Berlin.
With the writing support of the Belgian Film Fund
Natural Born Losers
Written by Thomas ANCORA & Zoé Wittock. Directed by David LECLERCQ.
With Clément MANUEL, Thomas ANCORA, Jean-Jacques RAUSIN, David BAÏOT
Genre: Buddy movie
Pitch: Simon, Fred and Mehdi, three former high school friends, are invited to the 15-year meeting of their school. But when you were THE band of losers (and you did not really evolve since), you have no desire to reunite with those who humiliated you … But this year, they have a plan: make their former classmates believe that they have become the superstars of their own lives! And who better than Henry, former idol of the school, little brother of Simon, king of the night and social networks, to help them succeed this challenge?
Selected at the Paris 2015 RCF – French speaking Coproduction Meetings
Released February 2018
By Olivier PAIROUX
With Philippe Katherine
Genre: Funny Sci-Fi Tale
Pitch: After blowing up the earth two years ago, Destructor finds himself quite lonely on his tiny plot of land floating in the middle of space. One day, Cosmo, a little hi-tech toy robot crosses his path and confuses Destructor with Brian, the birthday boy he was destined to.
With the support of the Belgian Film Fund, RTL TVI (Belgian television), LAPILAZULI, the CLAP and the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter and Take Five.
International sales: Salaud & Morisset
Released June 2018
By Gerlando INFUSO
Genre: Burlesque Comedy (animated Short Film – stop motion)
Pitch: Icaro chooses Valentine’s Day to propose to his beautiful Vanilla in their favorite restaurant: The Golden Mussel. But Dimitri, the chef, does everything to get in the way of the young seducer, putting Icaro’s sincere commitment at stake.
In coproduction with Pedri Animation (Holland) and RTBF (Belgian TV)
With the support of The Belgian Film Fund and Dutch Film Fund, the support of the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter and Take Five, Loterie National,DRUUM CONTEMPORARY B&B