Belgian audiovisual export agency Flanders Image has unveiled the line-up for the second edition of CONNeXT (Oct 8-11).

Racer and the jailbird

Racer And The Jailbird

The invitation-only event, held in Ghent, acts as a showcase for upcoming projects from the Flanders region and is aimed at festival curators, sales agents and buyers. It was rebranded from NeXT earlier this year.

This year’s crop of work in progress, pitch stage projects and screenings includes works from established directors such as Stijn Coninx (Marina), Dominique Deruddere (Flying Home) and Michaël R Roskam, whose latest work, Racer And The Jailbird, is this Belgium’s Oscar submission this year.

The winner of last year’s works in progress award at NeXT was Cloudboy, which was picked up by LevelK and received its premiere at TIFF Kids earlier this year.

Full CONNeXT line-up:


  • Angel Dir. Koen Mortier; Prod. Czar
  • The Barefoot Emperor Dir. Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth; Prod. Bo Films
  • Binti Dir. Frederike Migom; Prod. Bulletproof Cupid
  • The Chapel Dir. Dominique Deruddere; Prod. Savage Film
  • La Civil Dir. Teodora Ana Mihai; Prod. One for the Road
  • Cleo Dir. Eva Cools; Prod. Lunanime
  • Floating Dir. Anke Blondé; Prod. A Private View
  • Patrick [De Patrick] Dir. Tim Mielants; Prod. Savage Film
  • Rain Anyway [Wees blij dat het regent] Dir. Gust Van den Berghe; Prod. Minds Meet
  • Tench [Muidhond] Dir. Patrice Toye; Prod. Prime Time

Works in progress

  • Ascension Dir. Bas Devos; Prod. Minds Meet
  • Coureur Dir. Kenneth Mercken; Prod. Czar
  • Don’t Shoot [Niet schieten] Dir. Stijn Coninx; Prod. Eyeworks
  • Gangsta [Patser] Dir. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah; Prod. a team productions
  • Girl Dir. Lukas Dhont; Prod. Menuet
  • Ploey – You Never Fly Alone Dir. Árni Ásgeirsson and Ives Agemans (animation); Prod. Cyborn and Gunhill
  • Rosie & Moussa Dir. Dorothée Van Den Berghe; Prod. Caviar
  • ZOOks Dir. Kristoff and Dimitri Leue; Prod. Potemkino


  • Blue Silence Dir. Bülent Oztürk; Prod. Minds Meet
  • Cargo Dir. Gilles Coulier; Prod. De Wereldvrede
  • Charlie and Hannah’s Grand Night Out [Charlie en Hannah gaan uit] Dir. Bert Scholiers; Prod. Minds Meet
  • Cloudboy Dir. Meikeminne Clinckspoor; Prod. Bulletproof Cupid
  • Control [Het tweede gelaat] Dir. Jan Verheyen; Prod. Eyeworks
  • Facades Dir. Kaat Beels and Nathalie Basteyns; Prod. De Mensen
  • Many Heavens [Vele hemels] Dir. Jan Matthys; Prod. Caviar
  • The Prime Minister [De Premier] Dir. Erik Van Looy; Prod. FBO
  • Racer And The Jailbird [Le Fidèle] Dir. Michaël R. Roskam; Prod. Savage Film
  • Resurrection Dir. Kristof Hoornaert; Prod. Fobic FIlms
  • Speechless [Sprakeloos] Dir. Hilde Van Mieghem; Prod. Caviar
  • Zagros Dir. Sahim Omar Kalifa; Prod. A Private View