Jan Roekens, new head of production at Screen Flanders

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 16-01-2014

Jan Roekens has been appointed head of production of the Screen Flanders economic fund.

Succeeding Alain Collart, he will be in charge of the analysis and evaluation process of the fund's applications, in close co-operation with the Enterprise Flanders Agency.

Since 1995 Roekens has been active within the production company Sophimages, where he produced both short and long features, documentaries and dance films. Roekens is also a founding member of Flanders Doc and national co-ordinator for EAVE.

Screen Flanders offers financial support to audiovisual productions that spend (part of) their budget within the Flanders Region.

Belgian producers can apply to receive up to 400,000 ($546,680) refundable advances by way of economic support to cover their audiovisual expenses in the Flanders Region.

Foreign producers interested in applying for the fund can coproduce with a Belgian producer that satisfies all the selection criteria.