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CERES

a film by JANET VAN DEN BRAND

Film SELECTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL BERLIN - GENERATION K PLUS

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produced by DIPLODOKUS co-produced by TANGERINE TREE BELGA PRODUCTIONS, EVANGELISCHE OMROEP featuring KOEN BROUWER,DAAN RENTMEESTER, SVEN BOONMAN, JEANINE DE BREE director of photography TIMOTHY JOSHA WENNEKES sound TIM TAEYMANS editing SAM SERMON sound editing TIM TAEYMANS foley artist ELIAS VERVECKEN sound design MICHEL COQUETTE composer HARROLD ROELAND grader VEERLE ZEELMAEKERS

With the support of THE FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND (VAF) & THE BELGIAN TAX SHELTER OF THE BELGIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

CERES is a poetic yet tangible documentary film that follows four children as they experience the natural cycle of life on a farm. Each child lives on a remote farm in the southwest of The Netherlands and is learning the profession of their ancestors from a young age. They each dream that one day they will take over the farms of their father or grandfather. 

Although this dream is never doubted, as they reach the early years of puberty the outside world begins to intrude on their universe. As the seasons go by, crops are sown and harvested, and animals are born and slaughtered. The children are confronted with the volatility of nature, the threat of extreme weather conditions and the cycle of life and death. 

CERES is not only a narrative about life on a farm, it is also a story about dreams and isolation, and most importantly, about growing up. An intimate portrait of four children, the documentary explores the world through their eyes and examines their relationship to nature and human society. This is a universal story that will reach a place in the heart of everyone.


ANNAPOLIS, GIANT CITY

a film by MAARTEN BERNAERTS

film in PRODUCTION

produced by DIPLODOKUS With the support of THE FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND (VAF) & THE BELGIAN TAX SHELTER OF THE BELGIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT camera by HENDRIK VERVAEKE

The Left bank in Antwerp is a suburb at the other side of the river. This piece of land, surrounded by highways and a river, is the perfect wasteland for architects, policymakers and property developers. Annapolis, Giant City is a documentary exploring the architecture of Antwerp Left Bank, looking to the past and focusing on city development of the future.


BEDTIME STORIES FOR FADING STARS

a film by BRAM CONJAERTS

film in DEVELOPMENT

produced by  DIPLODOKUS & ATP with the support of THE FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND (VAF) & THE BELGIAN TAX SHELTER OF THE BELGIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 

"Bedtime stories for fading stars" unites astronomers, planet hunters and radioamateurs in their common quest to answer one of humanity's deepest and most humbling questions. Are we alone in the universe? While our most powerful telescopes observe phenomena thousands of light-years away, they still only provide us with a glimpse. Questions can be asked about whether or not the search remains justifiable. However some scientists remain hopeful to make that one discovery that will change the human perspective forever. In our longing to know our place in the universe. To understand our own existence. It makes us wonder. Are the stars really that far or closer than ever before?


BAKOLO MUSIC INTERNATIONAL

a film by TOM VANTORRE and BENJAMIN VIRE

film in DEVELOPMENT

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produced by DIPLODOKUS co-produced by EKLEKTIK and BIMBA PRODUCTIONS sound by BAS DECALUWE with the support of LITES featuring papa bikunda, may play, michel missy, willy talent, mama isabelle. 

Bakolo Music International is the oldest band of Congolese rumba from Kinshasa. The former Wendo kolosoy died in 2008 and so the band lost their leading man. Under the protection of Congolese fetishists, the old musicians started to play Wendo’s music again and started dreaming of one last tour. This summer the remaining musicians, many nearly 80 years old, will live their dream and tour for the very last time.