RE>CONNEXT selects 17 documentary titles for online 2020 event

RE>CONNEXT selects 17 documentary titles for online 2020 event

Eva Küpper’s Dark Rider

 

Presentations of three new documentary projects and 9 works-in-progress plus screenings of 5 new and recent doc features at annual showcase of creative output from Flanders and Brussels, 5-31 October 2020.

 

Among the nine works-in-progress at online RE>CONNEXT 2020, the annual showcase of creative output from Flanders and Brussels, is Pieter-Jan de Pue’s Four Brothers, about four Ukrainian siblings torn apart by war. 

 

The event will also feature new doc projects from production outfits Clin d’Oeil Films, Minds Meet and Diplodokus, and will screenings 5 new and recent doc features, including Eva Küpper’s Dark Rider (pictured) and Janet van den Brand and Timothy Wennekes’ What Makes Us Boys, presented as a work-in-progress at CONNEXT 2019. 

 

Additionally, RE>CONNEXT will present 30 new and recent fiction works, either as project pitches, works-in-progress or screenings. Milo Rau, whose documentary The New Gospel recently premiered at Venice Days, will screen his new drama Family, produced during lockdown and starring Filip Peeters and An Miller and their two daughters, based on Rau’s critically acclaimed play.

A number of TV projects – both fiction and non-fiction – will be selected and announced over the coming weeks.

 

The virtual showcase was established after CONNEXT 2020 was cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. RE>CONNEXT will feature nearly double the number of films presented annually at CONNEXT.

 

Documentary Project Pitches

Marching in the Dark, director Kinshuk Surjan (Clin d’oeil films)

The War Inside, director Thom Vander Beken (Minds Meet)

Where Dreams Go to Sleep, directors Lennart Stuyck and Maarten Stuyck (Diplodokus)


Documentary Works-in-Progress

Katla, directors Dorus Masure and Ischa Clissen (Diplodokus)

Love is Not an Orange, director Otilia Babara (Clin d’oeil Films)

My Paper Life, director Vida Mehri Dena (Clin d’oeil Films)

The Falling Sky, director Pieter Van Eecke (Clin d’oeil Films)

This Is My Moment, director Lieven Corthouts (Cassette for Timescapes)

Why We Fight, directors Alain Platel and Mirjam Devriendt (Cassette for Timescapes)

Yalla Baba, director Angie Obeid (Savage Film)

As Long As We Can, director Philippe Niclaes (Diplodokus)

Four Brothers, director Pieter-Jan de Pue (Savage Film)


Documentary Screenings

Confessions to dEUS, director Fleur Boonman (Savage Film)

Dark Rider, director Eva Küpper (Serendipity)

I Paint with Painters, Jacques Servaes (Menuetto)

Parked Life, Peter Triest (Savage Film)

What Makes Us Boys, directors Janet van den Brand and Timothy Wennekes (Diplodokus)


Registered industry professionals will be granted on-demand access to new project pitches, presentations of works in progress, and screenings of recent, new and upcoming titles.