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.)
-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"
-Films Lions Silver x 2 Jack & Jones
-Film Lions Bronze x 3 Jack & Jones "Knit with Wit", "On The Button", "Wool From Cool"
-Films Lions Bronze Double A "The Double Quality Paper"
Talk about a success!! YAY!!
We´re very PROUD and HAPPY for all of them.
Here are all the films:
The Epic Split
The Man Who Couldn´t Stop
Jack & Jones
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)
-Games > SILVER 'Run The Village' (Koen Mortier / Napoleon Games)
-Best use of online advertising > BRONZE 'Run The Village' (Koen Mortier / Napoleon Games)
-Travel, entertainment & leisure > BRONZE 'Run The Village' (Koen Mortier / Napoleon Games)
-BRONZE > 'Stress Man' (Marc & Emma / De Lijn)
-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.
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
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
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!!
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
Bronze Outdoor Lions: Stunts & Live Advertising
> Milk, A force of nature / European Milk Forum
> Kanvas / Canvas Scandinavian Week
Shortlist: Publication & Media
> The Lover / Come4
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
Bronze Film Lion: Commercial Public Services
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 Cyber - viral video
-Silver Outdoor Stunts & Live Advertising
Equal Payday 'Sasha Grey' / Lionel Goldstein / Mortierbrigade
-Silver Film Direction
Center Parcs 'Neighbour' / Lionel Goldstein / Duval Guillame Modem
Canvas 'Olympia' / Lionel Goldstein / Make Lemonade
Thanks to everyone involved and C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S!!
May 10th, 2013
TNT wins again
Koen Mortier's "TNT - A Dramatic Surprise On A Quiet Square" wins again! This time Gold at D&AD Awards!
May 9th, 2013
GOLD PENCIL FOR TNT!!
"TNT - A Dramatic Surprise On A Quiet Sqaure", the first viral Koen Mortier directed for TNT, won a Gold Pencil at The One Show in New York.
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 17th, 2013
MONT BLANC a short by Gilles Courier goes to cannes!!
Congratulations to Gilles Coulier! His short Mont Blanc has been selected for the Official Short Film Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2013. In 2010, Gilles was already invited to the Cinéfondation with his short Iceland.
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)
Brussel (Flagey en Galeries)
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!
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 26th, 2011
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DUTCH COLLEAGUES FROM CZAR.NL 4 AWARDS @ CANNES LIONS 2011!
Congratulations to our Dutch colleagues from CZAR.NL 4 awards @ Cannes Lions 2011! Willem Gerritsen won two Bronze Lions for his spots HITEC - Liquid Mountaineering and TOMTOM - Darth Vader !! Jelmar Hufen won the Young Director's Award!! Bart Timmer won a Bronze Lion for his spot VW - Old Lady!!
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!
May 20th, 2011
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOULI LANNERS FOR WINNING 2 AWARDS @ CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011!
Congratulations to Bouli Lanners for winning 2 awards @ Cannes International Film Festival 2011! He won the Art Cinéma-award and the SACD-award for best script in the Director's Fortnight Competition.
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!
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!
January 20th, 2011
22 MEI @ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM
22 Mei is selected for the The return of the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam!
December 23rd, 2010
22ND OF MAY @ CINEMA LUMIÉRE IN BRUGGE
22nd of May will be screened in Cinema Lumiére in Brugge!!
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
October 15th, 2010
A NEW VAN BAELEN IS BORN!
A new Van Baelen is born! The Czar-family has a new member, Rocco, the second child of Lieven and Sandrine.
September 15th, 2010
22ND OF MAY IN CANADIAN PRESS
22nd of May in Canadian press! "... one of my highlights of TIFF 10 so far, Koen Mortier’s 22nd of May (22 mei)."