COOP! competition 2022

In 2022, we will organise our very first international co-production competition. The focus is on collaborations or COOPerations that go beyond purely financial constructions by combining craftsmanship and creativity from Belgium and the Netherlands. Every year, the selection is evaluated by a professional jury from the Young Talents section of FFO. They determine the winners in the categories Best Direction, Best Scenario and of course Best Co-production.

Jury members

Jury chairman Angelo Tijssens co-wrote the screenplay of Girl with Lukas Dhont. He is currently working with Dhont on Close and with Anke Blondé on Dust. He is also part of the artistic core of the Ontroerend Goed theatre company.

Lara Chedraoui is the front woman of the Belgian band Intergalactic Lovers, who are presenting their new album at FFO with a cinema concert. Chedraoui is making her acting debut in the TV series Lost Luggage, which is premiering and will be shown later this year on the television channel Eén.

Director Sarah El Kasmi wants to make sensitive social issues discussable. Her debut Rima is a film about depression, alcoholism and self-mutilation. With her second film Le choix, she gave underprivileged young people a chance to act. She is currently working on a humorous TV series for Ketnet, about young people with multicultural backgrounds.

Noa Tambwe Kabati started several years ago in the hit series WtFOCK, where he played one of the main roles as Moyo. Together with Koen De Bouw, he will open this year's festival with the film Nowhere by Peter Monsaert.

Director and screenwriter Kato De Boeck won a lot of awards with her graduation film Provence in 2018. Together with Flo Van Deuren she made the short film Echo as part of the Lockdown series on Eén.

Flo Van Deuren graduated from the RITCS with the short film Bamboe. Together with Kato De Boeck, she is currently working on Roomies, a mini-series full of humour, recognisability and honesty about the search of two twentysomethings for their identity, which will be shown on Eén.

Selection 2022

Pandemie

Pandemie is a proud partner of the COOP! competition and donates 5,000 EUR and a custom-made trailer to the Best Film.