2015 a record year for Flemish films

2015 a record year for Flemish films

22nd January 2016, Comments 0 comments

The year 2015 was a record year for Flemish films – never before did so many people go to watch films that were made in Flanders; read the top Flemish films.

Figures released by the Flemish Audio-visual Fund on Thursday show that during 2015 some 2.25 million tickets were sold for Flemish films.

This is an increase of over 10% compared with 2014. The previous record year was 2010. Then around 2.1 million tickets were sold for Flemish (co) productions. In 2010 it was believed that a high mark had been reached but the figures for 2015 revealed a higher level was possible.

Film versions of two popular television comedy series, FC De Kampioenen (VRT) and Safety First (VTM) no doubt served to convince more film-goers to watch a Flemish film.

In addition to Jubilee general (De Kampioenen 2) and Safety first -– The movie, D'Ardennen (the Ardennes), Wat mannen willen (What Men Want), Black, and the the childrens’ Saint Nicholas film Ay Ramon! also proved popular will cinema-goers.

The Franco-Belgian co-production (that received backing by the Flemish Audio-visual fund) Le Tout Nouveau Testament was the most popular co-production.

 

Flandersnews.be / Expatica

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