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New Belgium's Belgian White Isn't Brewed in Belgium, So They Hired an 'Actual Belgian' - Adweek

“Our assignment in launching Fat Tire Belgian White was not only to introduce a new product, but to educate people about the beer,” agency co-founder and creative director Eric Kallman tells Adweek. “And when the beer is a Belgian White, and the name ...

36th BIFFF ends: “Inuyashiki” by Shinsuke Sato receives Golden Raven - The Brussels Times

Several Belgian directors attended, amongst whom were Jaco Van Dormael, Harry Cleven and Nabil Ben Yadir. The “Brussels International Film Market” took off in this 2nd edition. Several Asian film distribution companies have already reserved their ...

Belgium's Kinepolis profit grows as cinema empire expands - Reuters

Kinepolis said it had welcomed 6.2 percent more visitors to its cinemas last year, boosted by complexes that opened in 2016 and its acquisition in December of Canada's second-largest movie theatre chain Landmark with 44 cinemas, its first non-European ...

Belgian co-production “Loveless” in line for a Bafta - The Brussels Times

It recognisea the best films of 2017. The Belgo-Russian co-production “Loveless” by Russian director Andrej Zvyaginstev was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category. “Loveless” was co-produced by Belgian company “Films du Fleuve”, run by ...

The cinematic sequel few expected: Brussels to host a new film festival - Lonely Planet Travel News

... event will host screenings all across the city, including De Brouckère square, the Flagey Arts Centre and open-air screenings on the Kunstberg. Cinephiles can expect a wide variety of movies with competitions for Belgian, European and non-European ...

Samuel Tilman on 'The Benefit of the Doubt,' Trial by Intuition, Belgium Cinema - Variety

Sold by Be For Films, tightly written and carefully controlling point of view, “The Benefit of the Doubt” seems utterly opportune, chronicling how someone is tried and convicted without due process by both the media and his associates. It also marks ...

Brussels BOZAR arts centre to showcase Georgian cinema - Agenda.ge

A selection of some of the most notable Georgian films, from a Soviet classic to contemporary releases, will be screened at Brussels' BOZAR Centre of Fine Arts in a new festival launched by the venue next week. Five works by Georgian directors will be ...

10 Directors to Watch: Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah Bring Street Cred to Belgian Cinema - Variety

El Arbi and Fallah were the only two Moroccan-born students in their Belgian film school. While their white peers aspired to fine art, they dreamed of Hollywood. Inspired by gritty crime dramas with a fondness for spectacle, the pair took to the ...

How to be a Brussels local: part 3 - How to find the perfect local gift - The Brussels Times

Set aside a Saturday morning to stroll around neighbourhoods where the small independent shops are located. Begin in the postcard shop Plaizier where you can pick up a guide to Ugly Belgian Houses to give a difficult brother or a poster of the Atomium ...

Hollywood awards French filmmaking legend Agnès Varda with honorary Oscar - FRANCE 24

Eighty-nine-year-old Belgian-born cinema great Agnès Varda on Saturday received one of Hollywood's highest awards, an honorary Oscar, for her role as the sole female filmmaker who was part of the historic New Wave in France. The honour was handed out ...

Agnes Varda, 1 of cinema's greats, reflects on Oscar honour - News1130

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old Belgian-born filmmaker, estimates that she receives a lifetime honour every three months. “I'm old so they don't know what to do with me,” she says with a smile. On Saturday, Varda will receive one of the ...

List of films participating in Panorama of the European Film next week - Egypt Independent

One of the sections will screen a selection of European films chosen by Egyptian filmmakers, to emphasize intercultural and artistic dialogue; this year's films are from France, Greece, and England by three different renowned filmmakers of different ...

Indie Sales Boards Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah's 'Gangsta' (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety

The critically acclaimed pic “Black” established the filmmakers' reputation within the international scene. Variety's Peter Debruge described the film as a “powerhouse street romance” and “the first of its kind in Belgian cinema.” Set in contemporary ...

Your Week Ahead: Oct. 17 to 23 - Boca Raton

This week is a momentous one in the history of Belgian cultural dominance on the global stage. I say this with tongue planted firmly in cheek, as Wednesday marks the 56th birthday of Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgium's native son and top cinematic export ...

Agnes Varda, 89, on her life in cinema and 'Faces Places' - The Spokesman-Review

NEW YORK – Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old Belgian-born filmmaking legend, emerges from her hotel room having dressed up for an evening event at Lincoln Center. She holds out the large silver heart-shaped medallion strung around her neck. “I have a big ...

Calgary-based Landmark Cinemas sold to Belgian firm for $123M - Western Investor

Belgian firm Kinepolis Group is acquiring Canadian movie theatre chain Landmark Cinemas in a $123-million deal. The deal includes Landmark's 44 cinemas with a total of 303 screens across Western Canada, Ontario and the Yukon. The transaction is ...

Landmark Cinemas sold to Belgian company - Yukon News

Landmark Cinemas, owners of the territory's only two movie theatres, has been sold to a company based in Belgium. Kinepolis Group bought Landmark for $123 million. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year if it receives Canadian regulatory ...

London's Landmark 8 Cinema changing hands - Globalnews.ca

Canada's second-largest chain of movie theatres is being bought by a Belgian firm for about $123 million. Calgary-based Landmark Cinemas says a deal to be purchased by Kinepolis Group of Ghent, Belgium, is expected to close by the end of the year ...

Movie Review: Dunkirk (2017) - Prague Post

Seventy-seven years after the fact, Christopher Nolan tells the World War II story you've never heard. Dunkirk is the gripping tale of Europe's last best hope, stranded on the shores of France, although it's a stone's throw from Belgium, awaiting ...

Moscow International Experimental Film Festival opens today - The Calvert Journal

The Moscow International Experimental Film Festival (MIEFF) opens today, bringing a diverse competition programme and a range of exciting accompanying events to the city's Stanislavsky Electric Theatre. Now in its second edition, this year's MIEFF ...

Cinema of Belgium refers to the film industry based in Belgium. Belgium is essentially a bi-lingual country divided into the Flemish north and the French-speaking south. There is also a small community of German speakers in the border region with Germany. Belgium is further a federal country made up of three regions and three language communities , the French Community and the German-speaking Community). Due to these linguistic and political divisions it is difficult to speak of a national, unified Cinema of Belgium. It would be more appropriate to talk about Flemish or Dutch-language cinema of Belgium and Walloon or French-language cinema of Belgium.

Cinema of Belgium
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Number of screens 461 (2010)
 • Per capita 4.7 per 100,000 (2010)
Main distributors 20th Century Fox 19.2%
Upi 16.6%
Walt Disney Pictures 12.3%
Produced feature films (2009)
Fictional 36 (76.6%)
Animated 4 (8.5%)
Documentary 7 (14.9%)
Number of admissions (2010)
Total 21,230,379
 • Per capita 1.97 (2012)
National films 2,050,604 (9.7%)
Gross box office (2010)
Total €145 million
National films €13.5 million (9.4%)

Cinema of Belgium refers to the film industry based in Belgium. Belgium is essentially a bi-lingual country divided into the Flemish (Dutch-speaking) north and the French-speaking south. There is also a small community of German speakers in the border region with Germany. Belgium is further a federal country made up of three regions (the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region) and three language communities (the Flemish Community (Dutch-speaking), the French (i.e., French-speaking) Community and the German-speaking Community).

Due to these linguistic and political divisions it is difficult to speak of a national, unified Cinema of Belgium. It would be more appropriate to talk about Flemish or Dutch-language cinema of Belgium and Walloon or French-language cinema of Belgium.