Pillarbox aims to bring talent together and to offer opportunities to that talent. We support creative talent in the realisation of fiction and documentary projects, and we are always actively on the lookout for talent to collaborate with on our own projects within this genre.

Thank God it’s Friday

A Palestinian village on one side, a Jewish settlement just nex to it.
For two years filmmakers Jan Beddegenoodts and Niel Iwens followed the daily life in Nabi Saleh and Halamish and so they bring an original approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Thank God it’s Friday won the jury prize and the public prize at the largest South American human rights film festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos).
Thank God it’s Friday is a co-production of Cameltown and Pillarbox.
More info: www.tgifdoc.com.

VAF production support for Vedi Napoli E Poi Muori

Vedi Napoli E Poi Muori, the documentary made by Simon Van Rompay with PillarBox and Dérives concerning the Borinage, has obtained production support from the VAF (Flemish Audiovisual Fund). After the earlier obtained scenario support and development support, this means that the project can definitively be realised.

Vedi Napoli E Poi Muori tells the story of Willy Dreau, a man with great dreams and wild plans. Willy bought an ancient mine site, but continues to look for its right use in the future. He often has to fight against wind mills. One day, Fréderique knocks at his door. She wants to transform the mining site into a riding-school. The documentary deals with the dreams and the setbacks of Willy and Fréderique, and at the same time tells the story of a region with a rich past, longing for hope in the future.

VAF production support for 3 journées d’Août 1914

The VAF has agreed on production support for the project ‘3 journées d’Août 1914’ which we co-produce with Dérives. It concerns a documentary in 2 parts of 90 minutes each, where André Dartevelle tells the story of 22, 23 and 24 of August 1914, the beginning of the First World War. In those 3 days some cities and villages were completely destroyed and more than 5,000 unarmed Belgians were murdered. Thanks to testimonies of children and grandchildren of the people concerned, André Dartevelle reconstructs the horror of these relatively unknown events during the First World War.

The documentary will be finished by the end of 2013, just before the beginning of the commemoration year of 2014.


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