Belgium-based Argentinean helmer Diego Martinez Vignatti will receive €70,000 ($103,000) in production aid from the Flemish government for his sophomore feature "La cantora de tangos."
Sixteen feature-length documentaries compete for this year's Joris Ivens award, top prize of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, which opens Thursday.
Kinepolis will roll out 3-D digital cinema at 17 multiplexes in Belgium, France and Spain later this month with a euro 2 ($3) premium over local ticket prices for 35mm screenings.
The European Union has upped funding for video-on-demand and digital cinema distribution projects to meet higher than expected demand.
Local pics took 35% of B.O. in the Flemish half of Belgium last weekend, the highest share for home-grown productions since 2003.
Fatih Akin's "The Edge of Heaven," Germany's entry for the foreign language Oscar, has won the European Parliament's first Lux prize for European cinema.
From some angles, the Benelux market exists as a whole, with films such as "Apocalypto" seeing territory-wide success.
European regulators announced Monday that Microsoft has complied with their demands for open competition in the software market.
Alexandre Desplat was named film composer of the year at the World Soundtrack Awards, announced Saturday at the Flanders Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Award recognizes the Frenchman's work on "The…
"Die Falscher" (The Counterfeiter) by Austrian helmer Stefan Ruzowitzky won the top prize at the Flanders Film Fest in the Belgian city of Ghent. The jury, led by Kathleen Turner, announced the…