Flemish fund backs young directors

Fund gave cash to 14 projects

BRUSSELS — The Flemish Audiovisual Fund has handed out a total of €3.65 million ($5.4 million) to young directors with international track records in its latest round of subsidies.

Several names will be familiar from international fests, although not from the upper reaches of local box office.

One exception is Erik Van Looy, whose 2003 pic “The Alzheimer Case” broke local records and traveled abroad. He gets $881,000 for “Loft,” a thriller being produced by Hilde De Laere at Woestijnvis.

The fund awarded coin to 14 projects.

Geoffrey Enthoven gets $771,000 for “The Over the Hill Band.” A Private View produces.

Felix Van Groeningen, who previously made “Steve + Sky” and “Dagen zonder life,” receives $878,000 for “De helaasheid der dingen”; Menuet produces.

Koen Mortier, helmer of “Ex-Drummer,” gets $110,000 to develop “22 mei.”

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Meanwhile, Dimitri Karakatsanis has secured $18,000 to work on the script of “Le mensonge,” his follow-up to “Small Gods.” CCCP produces both projects.