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November 8th, 2014

‘Ta Fête’ best video @ Red Bull Elektropedia Awards 2014

'Ta Fête', the video for Belgian musical wonder Stromae, directed by Lieven Van Baelen won Best Video at this year's Red Bull Elektropedia Awards!!  

Congratulations Lieven and everyone who helped to make this happen!!! #RBEA14

October 13th, 2014

US & UK representation for KOEN MORTIER

The words 'friend' and 'paranoid' in the same sentence usually don't make a good combination but exceptions make the rule and we've got one here! Director KOEN MORTIER joined the London-based production company FRIEND for UK-representation and the Los Angeles-based PARANOID for representation over the big pond. Very exciting stuff!

June 24th, 2014

CANNES LIONS 2014!

Congratz to Andreas, Martin, Martin and Bart!!!!

This year´s Cannes Lions has been one of the most successful ones ever for some of our directors.
Here is a total summary of all the lions they have received: (in the categories Film Lions and Film Craft Lions.)

Andreas Nilsson:
-Film Lions Grand Prix Volvo Trucks "The Epic Split"
-Film Craft Lions Gold Volvo Trucks "The Epic Split"
-Film Craft Lions Silver in Use of Music Volvo Trucks "The Epic Split"
-Film Craft Lions Silver in Casting Volvo Trucks "The Epic Split"
-Film Craft Lions Silver in Script Volvo Trucks "The Epic Split"
-Films Craft Lions Bronze in Cinematography DoP Ed Wild
-Film Lions 2 x Bronze Valmano "Dentist", "Bedroom"

Martin de Thurah:
-Film Craft Lions Bronze in Direction Hennessy "The Man Who Couldn´t Stop
-Film Craft Lions Silver in Cinematography DoP Kasper Tuxen Hennessy "The Man Who Couldn´t Stop"
-Film Craft Lions Silver in Art Direction/Production Design Hennessy "The Man Who Couldn´t Stop"

Martin Werner:
-Films Lions Silver x 2 Jack & Jones
-Film Lions Bronze x 3 Jack & Jones "Knit with Wit", "On The Button", "Wool From Cool"

Bart Timmer:
-Films Lions Bronze Double A "The Double Quality Paper"

Talk about a success!! YAY!!
We´re very PROUD and HAPPY for all of them.
HUGE congratulations!!

Here are all the films:
The Epic Split
The Man Who Couldn´t Stop
Jack & Jones
Double A

June 17th, 2014

MARC & EMMA FEATURED IN HUFFINGTON POST

The Huffington Post dedicated an article in their Arts & Culture section to Marc & Emma and their amazing animation  'Fight'. The film was originally used as a trailer for the International Animation Film Festival in Rennes (France) but now it's in the official selection at the Annecy International Film Festival. Have a look at the film and the article. Fingers crossed the wrestlers win in Annecy!!

May 20th, 2014

Run The Village wins big at Creative Club Awards

Koen Mortier's tremendously funny RUN THE VILLAGE won quite a few bowler hats at the Creative Club Belgium Awards: two times SILVER (one in Film Direction!) and two times BRONZE.
Of course the much loved STRESS MAN by Marc & Emma won a statue and also the films by Floris Kingma and Toon Aerts got awarded. Congrats guys!!

Below a complete list of the awards:

DESIGN & CRAFT
-Film Direction > SILVER 'Run The Village' (Koen Mortier / Napoleon Games)

CYBER
-Games > SILVER 'Run The Village' (Koen Mortier / Napoleon Games)

MEDIA
-Best use of online advertising > BRONZE 'Run The Village' (Koen Mortier / Napoleon Games)

DIRECT
-Travel, entertainment & leisure > BRONZE 'Run The Village' (Koen Mortier / Napoleon Games)

INTEGRATED
-BRONZE > 'Stress Man' (Marc & Emma / De Lijn)

FILM
-Savoury & sweet foods, snacks > BRONZE 'Boem Patat' (Floris Kingma / VLAM)
-Publication & Media > BRONZE 'Week van eigen kweek' (Toon Aerts / Studio Brussel)

May 7th, 2014

GOLD for ‘And What Will Remain of You’

And what will remain of director Koen Mortier?? Lots of gold!! He just picked up a new Gold Medal for 'And What Will Remain of You', a film he directed for the German DIY brand HORNBACH, at the Golden Awards of Montreux. Congrats!!!

 

March 26th, 2014

TOPSPOT AWARD FOR STRESS MAN and BOEM PATAT

During the fourth edition of TV Day the viewers and a jury of advertising professionals awarded the best spots and campaigns of 2013. The CZAR directors Marc & Emma and Floris Kingma went home with the two most important awards.

Marc & Emma won the Viewers Topspot Award for their animated spot Stress Man for transpotation company De Lijn. 

Dutch director Floris Kingma won the Topspot Award of the professional jury for Boem Patat, a funny spot promoting the use of potatoes for VLAM

Congrats Marc, Emma, Floris and everyone involved!!

March 24th, 2014

BEST FILM for Hornbach at DWP, Berlin

Our colleagues from CZAR.DE picked up the BEST FILM AWARD for the exquisite Hornbach ad "And What Will Remain Of You", directed by Koen Mortier. 

Congratulations to everyone involved!! 

March 20th, 2014

MAKING OF ‘Sugar’, Editors video directed by Joe Vanhoutteghem

Most probably, you are dying to know what went on behind those moving walls of the Editors video 'Sugar', directed by Joe Vanhoutteghem. Well, have a look at the Making Of here!

Joe, Lieven, Geert, the guys from Editors, the freerunners, everyone pulling ropes, driving pallet trucks, lifting stuff, throwing stuff, fixing stuff, holding stuff, everyone being pulled, lifted and held, the czar producers and everyone from the crew: IT LOOKS LIKE A TOUGH JOB THAT TRUNED OUT PRETTY AMAZING!!

March 19th, 2014

L’ETRANGE COULEUR DES LARMES DE TON CORPS in cinemas NOW

L'ETRANGE COULEUR DES LARMES DE TON CORPS coproduced by CCCP, the fiction department for CZAR, is screening in Belgian cinemas at the moment. In this film, a stylish hommage to the gallio-thrillers of the 70s, directors Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet invites the viewer to a new sensory experience where dreams embody the desires and aversion of a man who get entangled in a labyrinthine and obsessive quest for his lost wife. Disguised as a thriller, this films is actually a very unique introspective trip into a world of fantasies and desires. It won't leave you indifferent. 

SCREENING DATES

CINEMA GALERIES, BRUSSELS
Wo. 19 march: 12:40 & 22:00
Do. 20 march: 12:40 & 21:15
Vr. 21 march: 12:40 & 21:15
Za. 22 march: 12:30, 16:50 & 21:15
Zo. 23 march: 16:50, 21:15
Ma. 24 march: 12:40 & 22:00
Di. 25 march: 12:40 & 21:15

SPHINX, GHENT
Special screening
Wo. 19 march: 22:30

 

February 27th, 2014

KRISTOFFER BORGLI’s NEW SHORT ‘INTERNET FAMOUS’

KRISTOFFER BORGLI just finished his latest short film "INTERNET FAMOUS".
It's a story about a guy, Amir, who has the idea of becoming famous by walking around in Oslo and picking fights. He films those fights and later posts them on the internet.
This plan turns out to be very successful in the end.

On Tuesday evening, a sequence from the film was posted on the site World Star Hip Hop as an experiment and within 24hrs, the clip received over 1,2 million hits. Everyone think it's for real.
The experiment proved that the idea of the film seems to work in the real world.

The film is both sponsored as well as co-produced by Bacon.
CONGRATS KRIS & BACON PEEPS, GREAT WORK!!

January 30th, 2014

Get to know MARTIN DE THURAH

This afternoon it is get-to-know-MARTIN-DE-THURAH-time!!
Here are two interviews with him, one on shots.net and one on shootonline.com.
Let us know how this online rendez-vous was!

 

January 28th, 2014

Epic succes at the Epica Awards!

We have loads to tell you so please find a comfy chair and get a hot cup of tea for this warm and happy update.

The Epica results 2013 were a success story for the Bacon, Czar and Henry-network..
Our kick-ass directors picked up all existing metals as you can see below:

Martin Werner - Grand Prix Jack & Jones

Koen Mortier - Bronze Film Category: Retail Services / Bronze Film Category: Direction & Cinematography
Both for Hornbach "And What Will Remain of You"

Bart Timmer - Gold Film Category: Household Maintenance, Le Tréfle "Emma" / Bronze Film Category: Media, Canal Digital "Fuel for Fans"

Martin De Thurah - Silver Film Category: Corporate Image, Camelot, National Lottery "Dreams"

Andreas Nilsson - Gold Film Category: Online Films, Volvo Trucks "The Epic Split"

Kasper Wedendahl - Bronze Film Category: Food Tine, Gomorgen "The Hunger"

AND as if this isn't enough, Adforum has listed The Greatest Hits of 2013 and out of 20 spots our directors have directed 3. Koen Mortier with his "Fuck Me Rich" for Vallformosa Cava, Bart Timmer´s "Emma" for Le Tréfle and Mattias Schut´s "Dog" for VW.

What do you say about that track-record?!? 
Think we´ll just do some "twerk"-moves to celebrate and probably pull some muscles in the process!

January 23rd, 2014

MOBIUS AWARD FOR KOEN MORTIER

So, another great advertising award has had its course and we're happy to announce that our brilliant and handsome director Koen Mortier won Best of Show in the category: Cinema together with the agency Heimat in the Mobius Awards 2013, which is a worldwide creativity competition.
They picked up the price for the amazing spot "And What Will Remain Of You" for Hornbach, which is one of the leading retail companies in the Do-It-Yourself market
Congrats dear K!! Did we hear cheers?!?! ;-D

http://www.mobiusawards.com/#prettyPhoto/1/

p.s you can watch the film by clicking on the link.

December 16th, 2013

3 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS FOR THE WHITE QUEEN

This monday we start with some CZARTV news:
THE WHITE QUEEN has 3 GOLDEN GLOBE nominations!!

Best TV mini series - The White Queen
Best Actress in a mini series - Rebecca Ferguson
Best Supporting Actress in a mini series - Janet McTeer.

Three cheers and a medieval banquet!

December 16th, 2013

SAPPHIRE FOR MILK. A FORCE OF NATURE

Who would have thought milk could be turned into something so brilliant?

This clip keeps winning prizes everywhere! Last weekend a SAPPHIRE in ANIMATION at CRISTAL FESTIVAL.

Congrats Raf Wathion, Chris Mascarello and everyone who worked on this!!

December 9th, 2013

EUROBEST AWARD EXTRAVAGANZA

Saint Nicolas didn't just bring us candy last weekend, he dropped some amazing EUROBEST AWARDS in our shoes too!!

We got:
SILVER in Direct for 'Run The Village' by Koen Mortier
BRONZE in Animation for 'Milk' by Raf Wathion
BRONZE in Promo & Activation for 'Drama Hits The Netherlands' by Koen Mortier

But that's not all! Our colleagues at BACON and HENRY DE CZAR both won a GOLDEN PALM!! Making them the best ànd second best European production companies in 2013!!

Henry de Czar won the GRAND PRIX FILM CRAFT with Jeppe Rønde's 'The Lover'. And then there's the biggest winner of them all, the Jack & Jones 'Made From Cool'- campaign directed by Martin Werner, produced by Bacon and with the magnificent Christopher Walken. This campaign brought home a ridiculous amount of precious metal: the GRAND PRIX FILM, 2 times GOLD for Internet Films, GOLD for Casting, 5 SILVER and 12 BRONZE awards. :o Yes, indeed...

Congrats guys, we couldn't be more proud of everyone!!! Keep up the brilliant work and let's see what Saint Nicolas brings us next year!

December 2nd, 2013

KOEN MORTIER WINS BEST DIRECTOR AT REKLAMEFILMPREIS 2013

Koen Mortier wins BEST DIRECTOR at the REKLAMEFILMPREIS 2013 for his magnificent film 'And What Will Remain Of You' for German DIY brand Hornbach.

Our German CZAR colleagues are the most awarded production company with two prizes. One for Hornbach and BEST CAMERA (DOP Jan Prahl) for their Pocket Symphonies film (directed by Kai Schonrath).

Big thumbs up to Koen And to the German CZAR office!! 

November 25th, 2013

MARTIN WERNER WINS EPICA GRAND PRIX

Our Danish Bacon colleagues are not at all keeping it cool, they're going totally bananas, and rightly so! Bacon, Martin Werner, &Co, Jack & Jones and the coolest man on earth Christopher Walken are the winners of the EPICA GRAND PRIX with their 'Made From Cool'-campaign. Congrats guys!!

November 18th, 2013

DAY_6011 BEST ANIMATION AT TORONTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

The Canadien love DAY_6011!! Raf Wathion's futuristic short movie won BEST ANIMATION at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Check out the trailer here. And if you like what you see buy a ticket for one of the screenings at the INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL LEUVEN from nov 29th till dec 7th 2013.

DAY_6011 is  competing for the award of Best Flemish Animation film. GO RAF!! 

 

November 14th, 2013

BBC MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL

We've got 3 videos in the selection for the BBC MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS:

SINKING SHIP by Joe Vanhoutteghem

BLACK MOLD by Toon Aerts

REMEDY by Filip Sterckx

We keep our fingers crossed boys!! 

November 7th, 2013

3 SILVER CILCOPES FOR ‘GYMNAST’ by Koen Mortier

Koen Mortier just won 3 Silver Ciclopes Awards at the Ciclope Festival in Berlin for his stunning film for Nationale Nederlanden.  'Gymnast' juxtaposes extremely focused and disciplined gymnasts with the chaos of a damaged gymnasium under construction. It works really well turning this spot into a viusal gem. Congratulations to Koen and the whole team! 

October 30th, 2013

ANDREAS NILSON WINS BEST URBAN VIDEO!!

HUGE Congrats to Andreas Nilsson for winning the category BEST URBAN VIDEO (international) at the UK Music Video Awards for his excellent collaboration with 2 Chainz & Kanye West in the video "Birthday Song".
So come on, let´s TWERK away for Andreas!! Yay!!

October 9th, 2013

GOUDEN WELP for Stress Doll!

'Stress Doll', the spot directed by Marc James Roels and Emma De Swaef for public transport company De Lijn, won Vepec's Gouden Welp. Vepec is the Association for Promotion and Communication. Every year they award the best commercial from the Belgian entries submitted to the Cannes Lions Awards. 

Congratulations Marc and Emma!!

 

October 7th, 2013

THE SIREN for BORGMAN at LIFFF 2013

Do you need another reason to go see BORGMAN? Well, here's one... it's a long one, but certainly a very good one! It's also the reason why BORMAN won THE SIREN for BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM at LIFFF 2013!!

“It is the role of film festivals to gather the best of cinema, that is unlikely to be distributed in the region, but tend to be greater than the flicks one is use to have in their cinemas downtown. And picking one of the films, greater than others in a festival competition program, is a challenge of its own. But there is always something to the winning film, that shines out and makes it differ from the rest, especially – in the case of a genre film festival, originality and being true to the genre in authors own way, is something of a value of its own. We are very pleased, to see a grim and unsettling piece among other films. A film that opens with droll humor and darkens like the water in a muddy pond by the evening, it takes its audiences into a fairytale of the unrelenting grip of evil. A film that is here to live long after the lights go back on, to give a new insight to the understanding of horror. Thus, like stated in the very beginning of the film “And the descended upon the earth to strengthen their ranks”, the Dutch writer-director Alex van Warmerdam has descended with a beautiful, engrossing and original work “Borgman”, that is here to strengthen the rank of world’s cinema. To him and his movie this years LUND’S FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL BEST MOVIE PRIZE.”

October 4th, 2013

MILK nominee for Shots Awards’s Best Animation

If only there were such cool milk commercials when we were younger, it would have spared our mothers quite a few headaches.
MILK, directed by Raf Wathion, is nominated for the SHOTS AWARDS's Animated Commercial of the Year! Whoop Whoop!

October 2nd, 2013

UKMVA NEWS!! Nominations for Filip Sterckx, Andreas Nilsson & Martin de Thurah

Filip Sterckx is nominated for Best New Director // Andreas Nilsson is nominated for Best Pop Video and Best Art Direction & Design with 'Goin' crazy' (Dizzed Rascal ft Robbie Williams) and for Best Urban Video with 'Birthday Song' (2 Chainz ft Kayne West) //  Martin De Thurah is on the list for Best Colour Grade with 'Retrograde' (James Blake).
We make a deeeeeeeeeep bow for you guys! Congrats and fingers crossed!!

September 23rd, 2013

DEAD & MIGHTY MOUSE AWARDS 2013!

A big thank you to our Danish Bacon colleagues for organising an amazing edition of the DEAD & MIGHTY MOUSE AWARDS, an even BIGGER thank you to Anna and Ditte, our two uber-excellent and hilarious hosts for the evening and of course a huge round of applause for Jeppe Rønde who won the Mighty Mouse with his exquisite Come4 film "The Lover"!!!

September 16th, 2013

HAPPILY EVER AFTER!

Lander, our producer, got married to his lovely girlfriend Katrijn last weekend.

They looked a million dollars and threw a memorable party in a beautiful historic setting!

Congratulations Lander and Katrijn! 

June 24th, 2013

We got some precious metal at Cannes!!

Put your hands together for Lionel Goldstein and Koen Mortier who both took home a Bronze Lion, and our Danish colleague Jeppe Rønde who won a Gold and a Bronze statue at the Cannes Lions 2013!! Also big pat on the shoulder of Raf Wathion, Kristoffer Borgli and again Jeppe Rønde and Koen Mortier for their Shortlists!! Great work everyone!!

> ADD Drama / TNT
Koen Mortier
Bronze Outdoor Lions: Stunts & Live Advertising
Shortlist: Direction
Czar.be

> Milk, A force of nature / European Milk Forum
Raf Wathion
Shortlist: Animation
Czar.be

> Kanvas / Canvas Scandinavian Week
Kristoffer Borgli
Shortlist: Publication & Media
Czar.be/ Bacon

> The Lover / Come4
Jeppe Rønde
Gold Film Craft: Cinematography
Bronze Film Craft: Direction
Shortlist: Art Direction/production design
Henry de Czar / Bacon

> The Most Fertile Woman In The World / Canal digital Norge AS
Lionel Goldstein
Bronze Film Lion: Commercial Public Services
Bacon

 

June 14th, 2013

THE WHITE QUEEN, a CZARTV coproduction, premieres on BBC ONE!!

THE WHITE QUEEN, a 10-part epic drama, premieres on BBC ONE this sunday at 21h GMT. This prestigious project, based on Philippa Gregory's bestselling historical novel series 'The Cousin's War', is a co-production between Company Pictures and CzarTV. It took 120 days to shoot and consisted of 250 sets most of which were found in and around the historic town Bruges. Quite a few Flemish actors and crew memebers took part in the project.

Read more in the VAF press release.

Check out the trailer here

 

June 10th, 2013

8 AWARDS for CZAR.BE at the 30th CCB Awards

This year CZAR.BE collected a whopping 8 awards at the annual CCB Awards.
The biggest winner was TNT 'Push To Add Drama' directed by Koen Mortier. Director Lionel Goldstein was also recognised for his amazing work with four awards.

TNT 'Push To Add Drama' / Koen Mortier / Duval Guillaume Modem
-Grand Prix Film
-Gold Film
-Gold Cyber - viral video
-Silver Outdoor Stunts & Live Advertising

Equal Payday 'Sasha Grey' / Lionel Goldstein / Mortierbrigade
-Silver Film
-Silver Film Direction

Center Parcs 'Neighbour' / Lionel Goldstein / Duval Guillame Modem
-Bronze Film

Canvas 'Olympia' / Lionel Goldstein / Make Lemonade
-Bronze Film

Thanks to everyone involved and C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S!!

 

April 29th, 2013

‘Oh Willy…’ wins again!!

'Oh Willy...' keeps wowing festival juries all over the world! This time the animation short by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels, won the Grand Prize at the 20th edition of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, adding another award to its very very long list of prizes. 'Oh Willy...' is one of the most awarded Flemisch coproductions of 2012. Thumbs up, again, for Marc and Emma!! Read more about it here.

April 18th, 2013

JUPILER: Truck best TV ad of the week

Jupiler: Truck, directed by Martin Werner is selected as best TV ad this week!! 

WATCH IT HERE!

April 18th, 2013

PERFECT DRUG WINS BEST EUROPEAN SHORT AT IFF AMSTERDAM

After winning the Grand Prize at BIFF last week, Perfect Drug by Toon Aerts wins Best European Short at Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam and gets a ticket to the prestiges Fantastic Film Festival in Stiges, Spain.

IFF is member of EFFFF (European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation) so every year they deliver a kandidate for the Méliès d'Or, the price for the Best European Fantastic Film. With his Silver Méliès Perfect Drug is now in the final competition! Gongrats Toon and good luck!!

 

April 13th, 2013

PERFECT DRUG by Toon Aerts wins the Grand Prize for shorts at BIFF!

A big shout out to Toon Aerts for winning the Grand Prize of the short film competition at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival! And what a grand statue it is! The decision was unanimous and the jury was very impressed. Congrats to Toon & everyone that worked on the film!

March 30th, 2013

TIENSE SUIKER and ELECTRABEL win TV DAY TOPSPOT AWARDS!!

TV Day 2013's professional jury elected Tiense Suiker, directed by Joe Vanhoutteghem, Topspot 2012!!Tiense Suiker was selected from a shortlist of the 100 best-scoring TV commercials of 2012.

The viewing public had a soft spot for the cheeky dog Kito and elected the Electrabel commerical, directed by Rogier Van der Ploeg, Topspot 2012.

March 18th, 2013

Equal Pay Day - Extreme Housekeeping

See how five time K1 World Champion Semmy Schilt handles the housekeeping and charms his busy woman: Equal Pay Day - Extreme Housekeeping.

March 4th, 2013

TED Ads Worth Spreading: TNT Daily Dose of Drama

The TNT Daily Dose of Drama ad by Koen Mortier is one of the 10 winners of the third Ads Worth Spreading challenge.

Check them here.

February 12th, 2013

Toon Aerst - The Black Box Revelation -  Mobistar

Toon Aerts made a mind-blowing interactive clip for two mobile devices! He teamed up with the THE BLACK BOX REVELATION and Mobistar. Take out your iPhone and computer and TRY IT!!

February 10th, 2013

KOEN MORTIER to adapt Palahniuk’s HAUNTED!

Read the article here!

January 17th, 2013

‘KID’ THE NEW FILM BY FIEN TROCH IN THEATRES NOW

'Kid' is an amazing film where drama, humor, and beauty come together in one touching film.

Fien's film won't leave anyone indifferent and therefore we ask everyone we know to see 'Kid' and support this amazing director.

IN THEATRES FROM JANUARY 16TH

Antwerpen (Cartoon’s en UCG)
Brugge (Lumière)
Brussel (Flagey en Galeries)
Gent (Sphinx)
Kortrijk (Buda)
Mechelen (Utopolis)

January 2nd, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

December 3rd, 2012

CZAR directors win at eurobest

We are still blown away by the whopping amount of 18 statues won at last weekends Eurobest Advertising Festival, the European Festival of Creativity. Kudos to Koen Mortier, Joe Vanhoutteghem, Lionel Goldstein and Lieven Van Baelen! Check out the list of awards on their website.

November 27th, 2012

TNT - Push to add drama wins @ EPICA Awards

The viral Koen Mortier directed for TNT Benelux won 2 prizes at the prestigious EPICA Awards festival SILVER in the "Media innovation - alternative media section" and GOLD in the "Online Films section".
September 27th, 2012

More festival selections for rivers return

Joe Vanhoutteghem's short film has been selected for festivals all over the world! Read the article here

September 21st, 2012

“OH WILLY…” WINS THE CARTOON D’OR IN TOULOUSE!

The award for the best European animated short film!! Congrats Marc & Emma!!! Read the article on cinevox.

August 9th, 2012

WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT 3 OF OUR SHORT FILMS ARE IN THE SHORTS COMPETITION DURING THE 6TH

Check out the schedule for screenings of Rivers Return by Joe Vanhoutteghem, Oh Willy by Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef and The Letter by Kenneth Mercken! Congrats to everyone!

August 6th, 2012

LAST WEEKEND, MARC & EMMA ADDED ANOTHER AWARD TO THEIR COLLECTION! ‘OH WILLY’ WINS THE AWARD FOR BES

August 3rd, 2012

RIVERS RETURN BY JOE VANHOUTTEGHEM HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE 65TH EDITION OF THE LOCARNO FILM FESTIV

Read the article here.

July 13th, 2012

“OH WILLY” BY MARC & EMMA IS NOMINATED FOR THE CARTOON D’OR 2012, THE EUROPEAN AWARD FOR THE BEST AN

You can find the list of all finalists here.

June 25th, 2012

HERE ARE THE FINAL RESULTS OF THE CANNES LIONS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY 2012:

Push to add drama” by Koen Mortier is the
MOST AWARDED BELGIAN CAMPAIGN in history!
5 times gold, 2 times silver and 1 time bronze!
T-MAN, by Joe Vanhoutteghem, wins bronze in
Film Craft – animation!

Congratulations, guys!

June 21st, 2012

7 LIONS FOR KOEN MORTIER’S -TNT- “A DRAMATIC SURPRISE ON A QUIET SQUARE” IN CANNES!  2 MORE GOLDEN

Check all the winners here.

June 19th, 2012

TNT “A DRAMATIC SURPRISE ON A QUIET SQUARE” BY KOEN MORTIER WINS 3 GOLDEN LIONS AND 1 BRONZE LION IN

You can check the awards here.

June 11th, 2012

RIVERS RETURN BY JOE VANHOUTTEGHEM IS NOW TEMPORARILY AVAILABLE ON VOD! THANKS TO BRUSSELS-FILM FEST

Watch the Short Film here.

June 11th, 2012

8 AWARDS FOR CZAR.BE-PRODUCTIONS ON THE CCB AWARDS 2011 - GALA 2012! -  4 TIMES BRONZE AND 4 TIMES S

You can download the list of all winners here.

June 4th, 2012

“OH WILLY” WINS THE GRAND PRIX AND THE AUDIENCE AWARD AT THE ANIMAFEST ZAGREB. CONGRATULATIONS MARC

You can read the article here.

May 23rd, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOE VANHOUTTEGHEM FOR HIS FILM FOR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ! IT’S FILM OF THE WEEK

Check the clip and extra info here

May 16th, 2012

JOE VANHOUTTEGHEM’S SPOT ‘T-MAN’ GOT THE FINALIST CERTIFICATE AT THE NEW YORK FESTIVALS AWARDS.

Check the clip here.

May 14th, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOE VANHOUTTEGHEM! HIS SHORT FILM ‘RIVERS RETURN’ IS SELECTED FOR THE SHORT FILM

Check the list here.

May 11th, 2012

“OH WILLY” WINS THE AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM AT THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FIL

Read the article on Flanders image here

May 9th, 2012

“OH WILLY” BY MARC JAMES ROELS AND EMMA DE SWAEF WINS THE JURY PRICE ON BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Check the list of all the winners here

May 8th, 2012

KOEN MORTIER WINS GOLD FOR THE AWARD -BEST DIRECTOR- ON THE ADCI AWARDS FOR THE SPOT “LEROY MERLIN”

Check the clip here

May 2nd, 2012

CHECK OUT THE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE HICKEY UNDERWORLD DIRECTED BY JOE VANHOUTTEGHEM!

Check the clip here!

April 11th, 2012

CHECK OUT THE NEW CAMPAIGN KOEN MORTIER DIRECTED FOR TNT BENELUX ON YOUTUBE!

Check the clip here!

April 2nd, 2012

OH WILLY BY MARC JAMES ROELS AND EMMA DE SWAEF WIN THE BEST SHORT FILM AWARD @ HOLLAND ANIMATION FIL

Check the list of all the winners here!

March 16th, 2012

LIEVEN VAN BAELENS ‘BUILT TO THRILL’ IS AD OF THE DAY ON CAMPAIGNLIVE.CO.UK!

March 14th, 2012

EQUAL PAY DAY SASHA GREY BY LIONEL GOLDSTEIN CAMPAIGN OF THE WEEK ON MM.BE!

Read the full article here!

March 13th, 2012

NISSAN JUKE “BUILT TO THRILL” BY LIEVEN VAN BAELEN FEATURING ON SHOTS.NET!

Check the link here!

February 22nd, 2012

NOW ON SHOTS.NET: JOE VANHOUTTEGHEM AND HIS SUGARMAN!

Check the link here!

January 27th, 2012

CENTER PARCS FILMS BY LIONEL GOLDSTEIN ARE FEATURING ON SHOTS.NET!

Check the link here!

January 25th, 2012

CENTER PARCS FILMS BY LIONEL GOLDSTEIN ARE THE CAMPAIGN OF THE WEEK ON MEDIA MARKETING!

Check the link here!

January 15th, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARC JAMES ROELS AND EMMA DE SWAEF FOR THEIR SELECTION AT CLERMONT FERRAND INTERN

"Oh Willy" , the animated short film directed by Marc James Roels and Emma de Swaef is selected for the prestigious short film festival in Clermont Ferrand! Check the link to view the screening dates!

December 7th, 2011

CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE IN LE MONDE ON 22 MEI AND EX DRUMMER BY KOEN MORTIER!

Read the full article about 22 Mei and Ex Drummer here! Both films are released today in France!

November 22nd, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS TO KOEN MORTIER AND THE WHOLE CAST/CREW OF 22MEI FOR WINNING THE GOLDEN OWL AWARD TH

22 Mei won the Golden Owl Award this weekend at the prestigious Leeds International Film Festival!

November 18th, 2011

CHECK OUT THE REPORT ON KOEN MORTIER ON ARTE TRACKS!

Check out the report on Koen Mortier on ARTE TRACKS!

October 25th, 2011

22 MEI WILL BE SCREENING @ THE NOORDELIJK FILM FESTIVAL IN LEEUWARDEN!

22 Mei will be screening @ the Noordelijk Film Festival in Leeuwarden! Check the link for screening dates!

October 11th, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS TO KOEN MORTIER FOR WINNING THE PRIZE FOR BEST SCRIPT AT THE BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL F

Congratulations to Koen Mortier for winning the prize for best script at the Baghdad International Film Festival!

September 30th, 2011

EU BECOME AN EX SMOKER SPOT BY KOEN MORTIER ARTICLE IN SHOTS.NET!

Check out the article about the Become an Ex Smoker spots by Koen Mortier in Shots.net!

September 2nd, 2011

CITROEN C5 SPOT BY LIEVEN VAN BAELEN IN THIS MONTHS SHOTS CONTENDERS!

Check out the new spot Lieven Van Baelen directed for CITROEN C5 in this months Shots Contenders!

August 23rd, 2011

PARIS LOVES 22 MEI! THE ETRANGE FILMFEST FOCUSSES ON KOEN MORTIER’S WORK!

22 Mei will be playing at The Etrange Filmfest in Le Forum des Images in Paris! The festival focusses on the work of Koen Mortier and will also project Ex Drummer and his two short films: Ana Temnei and A hard day's work! Check the link to get your tickets!!

June 9th, 2011

LEROY MERLIN SPOT BY KOEN MORTIER IN THIS MONTHS SHOTS CONTENDERS!

Leroy Merlin spot by Koen Mortier in this months Shots Contenders!

June 8th, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS TO LIEVEN VAN BAELEN AND MARC JAMES ROELS FOR WINNING 3 AWARDS @ THE EFFIE AWARDS 20

Congratulations to Lieven Van Baelen and Marc James Roels for winning 3 awards @ the Effie Awards 2011!! Lieven won two awards: The Grand Effie and Gold Effie for his spot William Lawson's Cannonball! Marc won a Silver Effie for his spot JOEFM Top2000!

April 22nd, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DUTCH COLLEAGUES FROM CZAR.NL FOR WINNING 8 AWARDS @ ADCN LAST NIGHT!

Congratulations to our Dutch colleagues from CZAR.NL for winning 8 awards @ ADCN last night!!
GOLD and best directing for Jeroen Annokkeé's CALVE Pietertje
GOLD for Jeroen Annokkeé's PEARLE Agent
SILVER for Bart Timmer's VOLKSWAGEN Oud vrouwtje
SILVER for Jeroen Annokkeé's CENTRAAL BEHEER ACHMEA Muis
SILVER for Bart Timmer's HEINEKEN Men With Talent
2 times SILVER for Gerrit Willemsen's HI TECH SPORTS Liquid Mountaineering

April 15th, 2011

GERRIT WILLEMSEM WINS 2 SPIN AWARDS!!

Gerrit Willemsen won a Gold SPIN AWARD for Best Online Campaign for his spot HI-TECH - Liquid Mountainering and a Silver SPIN AWARD for Best Content for his spot TOMTOM - Darth Vader !!

April 7th, 2011

SHOOT PERFECT DRUG STARTED

The shooting of the long awaited new short of Toon Aerts "Perfect Drug" started today!

April 6th, 2011

22 MEI OP MADE IN EUROPE FILM FESTIVAL

22nd of May will be screened at Made in Europe Film Festival in the Hors Catégorie-section! It will be screened on Saturday the 9th of April at 22:00 and Sunday 10th at 21:30 @ Lumiére CInema in Maastricht!

March 18th, 2011

22 MEI OP IFF BREDA

22nd of May will be screened at International Film Festival of Breda in the Best of The Fest-section! It will be screened on Saturday the 26th of March at 19:00 @ Pathé 2 and Sunday 27th at 13:30 @ Pathé 4!

March 2nd, 2011

22 MEI IN HONG KONG

22nd of May selected for the HKIFF

After receiving its world premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, 22nd of May was shown in competition at both the Ghent International Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, where it was part of the special ‘Return of the Tigers’ anniversary programme. The film’s international sales are handled by Paris-based Reel Suspects. According to the HKIFF, 22nd of May tackles its subject matter “with gorgeously bleak handheld visuals, beautiful destruction in slow-mo and painstakingly observed long takes”.

February 4th, 2011

SUIKER WINS TWO AWARDS @ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL CLERMONT-FERRAND 2011!

SUIKER!!

February 3rd, 2011

UITVERKOCHTE ZALEN BIJ NEDERLANDSE PREMIÈRE 22MEI OP HET IFFR IN ROTTERDAM

The Dutch premiere of 22 Mei at IFFR in Rotterdam was a great succes! The Dutch audience was massively present at the first screening!

December 3rd, 2010

FILMS OF LIONEL GOLDSTEIN FOR THE HOLLAND BELGIUM BID IMPRESSED AND MOVED THE WORLDPRESS

Check out the presentation here!

November 9th, 2010

THREE OF OUR DIRECTORS IN COMPETITION WITH THEIR VIDEOCLIPS @ INTERNATIONAAL KORTFILMFESTIVAL LEUVEN

2010 !! Arno - Black dog Day by Lionel Goldstein, The Hickey Underworld - Future Words by Joe Vanhoutteghem, The Sore Losers - Beyond repair by Toon Aerts

recent work

BNP Paribas Fortis - Koen Mortier

still BNP ‘Impossible’

Head & Shoulders - Toon Aerts

still HEAD & SHOULDERS ‘Shoulder Pads’

Land Rover - Adam Hashemi

still LAND ROVER Into the World (uk)

Swisscom - Joe Vanhoutteghem

still Swisscom ‘Tree of Possibilities’

BNP Paribas Fortis - Koen Mortier

still BNP PARIBAS FORTIS ’ Life Moves Forward: Tent’

BT SPORTS - Martin Werner

still BT SPORTS ‘Jose’

Royksopp & Robin - Martin De Thurah

still Royksopp & Robin ‘Do It Again’

BNP Paribas Fortis - Koen Mortier

still BNP PARIBAS FORTIS ‘Life Moves Forward’

Stromae - Lieven Van Baelen

still STROMAE ‘Ta Fête’

Gabriel Rios - Michaël Sewandono

still GABRIEL RIOS ‘Young Gods’

Bofferding - Vincent Lobelle

still BOFFERDING ‘Return of the crusader’ (dc)

European Parliament - Koen Mortier

still EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ‘ACT. REACT. IMPACT’

Shell Pennzoil - Raf Wathion

still SHELL PENNZOIL Complete Protection (dc uk)

The Sore Losers - Toon Aerts

still THE SORE LOSERS Don’t Know Nothing

Hornbach - Lionel Goldstein

still HORNBACH Act Against Ugliness (uk st)

Gabriel Rios - Michaël Sewandono

still Gabriel Rios ‘Song No7’

Triggerfinger (music video) - Joe Vanhoutteghem

still TRIGGERFINGER ‘Perfect Match’

Studio Brussel - Kenneth Mercken

still STUDIO BRUSSEL ‘The Dope Show’

Audi - Adam Hashemi

still Audi Names30sec

Audi - Adam Hashemi

still Audi Dues 60sec

Gabriel Rios - Michaël Sewandono

still GABRIEL RIOS ‘Burning Son’

Editors - Joe Vanhoutteghem

still EDITORS ‘Sugar’

ADIDAS - Paul Geusebroek

still Adidas ‘Samba Collection’

Electrabel - Rogier Van der Ploeg

still ELECTRABEL ‘Kito Puppies’

De Lijn - Toon Aerts

still DE LIJN ‘Fare dodgers - goat’

Gabriel Rios - Michaël Sewandono

still GABRIEL RIOS ‘City Song’

Gabriel Rios - Michaël Sewandono

still Gabriel Rios ‘Police Sounds’

KLARA - Marc James Roels

still KLARA Serves

Belfius - Jeroen Annokkee

still BELFIUS Pulse Start

Gabriel Rios - Michaël Sewandono

still GABRIEL RIOS ‘Apprentice’

De Lijn - Marc & Emma

still DE LIJN Parking Ticket (dc uk)

M6 Mobile - Meeting - Bart Timmer

still Bart Timmer M6 Mobile MEETING

Gabriel Rios - Michaël Sewandono

still GABRIEL RIOS ‘Madstone’

The National Lottery - Toon Aerts

still 5000 for Life - Naked

Volvo Trucks - Andreas Nilsson

still VOLVO TRUCKS - The Epic Split feat. Van Damme (uk)

Vallformosa - Koen Mortier

still Vallformosa ‘Fuck Me Rich’

Hennessy Cognac - Martin de Thurah

still HENNESSY The man who couldn’t slow down (uk)

Gabriel Rios 'Gold' - Michaël Sewandono

still Gabriel Rios  ‘Gold’

Acura - Martin de Thurah

still ACURA - To Improve (uk)

Double A - Bart Timmer

still DOUBLE A ‘Paper is Paper’

Hornbach - Koen Mortier

still HORNBACH And What Will Remain of You (dc uk)

INPES - Kristoffer Borgli

still INPES Free (uk dc)

Bpost - Joe Vanhoutteghem

still BPOST ‘little soldier’

LG - Willem Gerritsen

still LG - Steady Chicken

Delta Lloyd - Lieven Van Baelen

still DELTA LLOYD ‘Optimist’ (dc)

Lotto (New Zealand) - Lionel Goldstein

still INSTANT KIWI Stacks

Jack & Jones - Martin Werner

still JACK AND JONES All (uk)

Nationale Nederlanden - Koen Mortier

still Nationale Nederlanden

The National Lottery - Toon Aerts

still Win For Life ‘Swimming Pool’

Lexus - Raf Wathion

still LEXUS Vanishing Point

Imsdal - Kristoffer Borgli

still imsdal - LOL Generation ENGLISH simian

Come 4 - Jeppe Rønde

still COME4 The Lover (dc uk)

WILLOW - Filip Sterckx

still Remedy (WILLOW)

Balthazar - Joe Vanhoutteghem

still Balthazar  ‘SINKING SHIP’

M6 Mobile - Bart Timmer

still M6 MOBILE PARTY 45s (uk version)

NapoleonGames.be - Koen Mortier

still NAPOLEON GAMES - Run The Village (DC uk)

Leffe - Raf Wathion

still LEFFE Craftmanship

Nissan - Lieven Van Baelen

still Nissan Juke Ntech DC 55s UK

Jupiler - Martin Werner

still Jupiler: Truck

EUROPEAN MILK FORUM - Raf Wathion

still MELK Force of Nature (dc) - 24s

Le Trèfle - Bart Timmer

still Le Trefle (uk)

Equal Pay Day - Toon Aerts

still EQUAL PAY DAY

Canal Digital - Adam Hashemi

still CANAL DIGITAL Follow me (dc uk)

JAMES BLAKE Retrograde - Martin de Thurah

still JAMES BLAKE Retrograde (uk)

TNT 2 Nederland - Koen Mortier

still TNT II - The Netherlands

De Lijn - Marc & Emma

still DE LIJN - Stress man (dc)

Electrabel - Raf Wathion

still Electrabel ‘End Of Year’

Unibet - Koen Mortier

still Unibet (dc uk)

Flemish League Against Cancer (KOTK) - Joe Vanhoutteghem

still Flemish League Against Cancer ‘Enheritance’

The National Lottery - Toon Aerts

still 5000 For Life

CANVAS - Kristoffer Borgli

still CANVAS Tourguide (uk no st)

Edf - Lionel Goldstein

still Edf Les engagements (dc uk)

Interflora - Martin Werner

still INTERFLORA Old Love (dc uk)

DNB - Martin Werner

still DnB Pirate

CANVAS - Lionel Goldstein

still CANVAS OLYMPIA (uk)

Canal Digital - Lionel Goldstein

still CANAL DIGITAL (dc)

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Toon Aerts

still JON SPENCER BLACK MOLD

dEUS - Jonas Govaerts

still dEUS The Soft Fall

DnB - Martin Werner

still DnB NOR ROCKET 70sec

De Standaard - Toon Aerts

still DE STANDAARD ‘expect the unexpected’

TRI - Michaël Sewandono

still TRI (dc)

WILLIAM LAWSON'S - Koen Mortier

still WILLIAM LAWSONS Wedding (dc)

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA - Raf Wathion

still Nissan Strip Away (DC)

NextGenTel - Kasper Wedendahl

still NextGentel - for a better word wide web dc uk

The Sore Losers - Toon Aerts

still THE SORE LOSERS Juvenile Heart Attack

Vifit - Rogier van der Ploeg

still VIFIT Winternudisten (dc nl)

Nissan - Lieven Van Baelen

still NISSAN JUKE Built To Thrill (dc uk)

Decathlon - Lionel Goldstein

still BTWIN Viecyclette (dc)

LG - Koen Mortier

still LG 3PointShot (dc uk)

UNICEF - Joe Vanhoutteghem

still UNICEF Predator (dc)

Nuon - Joe Vanhoutteghem

still NUON Nobody (dc uk)

Audi - Lieven Van Baelen

still AUDI A3 (dc)

BIVV - Raf Wathion

still BIVV Go 4 zero (dc uk)

Mc Donald's - Martin Werner

still MC DONALD’S Jump (dc)

Valspar - Raf Wathion

still VALSPAR Colors (dc)

BVN - Tim Mielants

still BVN La Mama

Samsonite - Raf Wathion

still SAMSONITE Crash (dc uk)

BASE - Lieven Van Baelen

still BASE Balloon City (dc)

BIOFOOD - Koen Mortier

still BIOFOOD Conscientious Consumer

European Commission - Koen Mortier

still EUROPEAN COMMISSION Spa (dc)

Hans Anders - Tim Mielants

still HANS ANDERS Eerlijke Prijzen

Samsonite - Lieven Van Baelen

still SAMSONITE Arrivals 61s (dc uk)

Netcom - Kristoffer Borgli

still NETCOM Phone story (uk)

Amnesty International - Joe Vanhoutteghem

still AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL independence (uk)

The Hickey Underworld - Joe Vanhoutteghem

still The Hickey Underworld ‘THE FROG’

KLARA - Toon Aerts

still KLARA ‘Koningin Elisabeth Wedstrijd Viool’

Hans Anders - Tim Mielants

still HANS ANDERS Wij (onair nl)

TNT - Koen Mortier

still TNT A dramatic surprise on a quiet square

Center Parcs - Lionel Goldstein

still CENTER PARCS Neighbour (dc uk)

ARNO - Lionel Goldstein

still ARNO Black Dog Day

Vittel - Lionel Goldstein

still VITTEL Horse Riding (dc uk)

Vittel - Lionel Goldstein

still VITTEL Ski (dc)

SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS - Joe Vanhoutteghem

still Innocence en Danger ‘swimming’

Nissan - Raf Wathion

still NISSAN Body On Frame (dc uk)

Equal Pay Day - Lionel Goldstein

still EQUAL PAY DAY Sasha Grey (uk)

Electrabel - Rogier Van der Ploeg

still ELECTRABEL Dog (vl onair)

THOMSON - Martin de Thurah

still THOMSON Kid (dc uk)

AUDI - Martin Werner

still AUDI Love Snow (dc uk)

KLARA - Toon Aerts

still KLARA4KIDS MEISJE

Independer - Toon Aerts

still INDEPENDER Gemak (dc nl)

Ziggo - Toon Aerts

still ZIGGO Het juiste moment (barbie dag)

Casio Kids - Kristoffer Borgli

still CASIOKIDS Det haster (dc uk)

Hafslund - Martin Werner

still HAFSLUND Pull out the plug (uk cc)

Leroy Merlin - Koen Mortier

still LEROY MERLIN House (dc uk)

Infiniti - Raf Wathion

still INFINITI Curves (dc uk)

Belgian Olympic Federation - Lieven Van Baelen

still BOIC Applause (dc uk)

William Lawson's - Koen Mortier

still WILLIAM LAWSONS Choices (dc uk)

Eneco - Koen Mortier

still ENECO Dutch Wind (dc uk)

SUVA - Martin Werner

still SUVA Party cc uk

European Commission - Koen Mortier

still EU Become an ex smoker - Birth (dc uk)

Euromut - Toon Aerts

still EUROMUT Hospitalia  (dc nl uk st)

Euromut - Toon Aerts

still EUROMUT Dentalia (dc nl uk st)

DEXIA - Willem Gerritsen

still DEXIA Family (vl uk st)

Jupiler - Koen Mortier

still JUPILER Verhuis (dc vl uk st)

Citroën - Lieven Van Baelen

still CITROEN C5 Hydractive Suspension (dc uk)

Nissan - Martin Werner

still NISSAN MURANO The Music (DC)

DODGE - Adam Hashemi

still DODGE ram dc uk

FORD - Raf Wathion

still FORD New Focus (dc uk)

Gevalia - Andreas Nilsson

still GEVALIA Jah Roast (dc uk)

Sparebank - Martin de Thurah

still SPAREBANK Lady in black (dc uk st)

Centraal Beheer - Bart Timmer

still CENTRAALBEHEER Sheep (uk)

Pepsi - Bart Timmer

still PEPSI MAX Burn Out (uk)

Pepsi - Bart Timmer

still PEPSI MAX Magician (uk)

Johan Lindberg - Martin de Thurah

still BLKDNM Film1

Total - Lieven Van Baelen

still TOTAL ACTIVA Robot (dc uk)

22nd of May Trailer - Koen Mortier

still 22 MEI Trailer SD

Ziggo - Jeroen Annokkee

still ZIGGO Leo (dc uk)

Mc Donald's - Bart Timmer

still MC DONALDS Sneek (nl)