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September 9th, 2021

 

Most welcome on the 7th of October at Het Bos, for the opening of my exhibition AN ADVENTURER CAN ALWAYS GO HOME, AN EXILE CAN NOT.

Including my new installation, Lithuanian dinner by Otark, an artist talk with fellow filmmakers Sarah Vanagt and Ellen Vermeulen, and a screening of Jonas Mekas' Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania.

February 28th, 2020

 

VICTORIA wins the Caligari Film Prize at the 2020 Berlinale Forum!

September 9th, 2021

 

Most welcome on the 7th of October at Het Bos, for the opening of my exhibition AN ADVENTURER CAN ALWAYS GO HOME, AN EXILE CAN NOT.

Including my new installation, Lithuanian dinner by Otark, an artist talk with fellow filmmakers Sarah Vanagt and Ellen Vermeulen, and a screening of Jonas Mekas' Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania.

February 28th, 2020

 

VICTORIA wins the Caligari Film Prize at the 2020 Berlinale Forum!

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March 5th, 2020

'In her first feature, Battles, Isabelle Tollenaere explored humankind’s warlike nature through battered landscapes. Now, with her ingenious yet chilling short, she discovers it in young men. They roleplay as soldiers and Tollenaere films them as documentary subjects, merging fantasy with reality.'

Starting today THE REMEMBERED FILM is available on Mubi for the next 30 days.

March 5th, 2020

'In her first feature, Battles, Isabelle Tollenaere explored humankind’s warlike nature through battered landscapes. Now, with her ingenious yet chilling short, she discovers it in young men. They roleplay as soldiers and Tollenaere films them as documentary subjects, merging fantasy with reality.'

Starting today THE REMEMBERED FILM is available on Mubi for the next 30 days.

July 10th, 2020

ARGOS TV brings new and old works from the ARGOS collection to your personal computer, tablet, or smartphone. Each Friday, a film will be made available on their website, up for a week, entirely free of charge.

This week ARGOS TV17 presents: THE REMEMBERED FILM.

September 5th, 2020

'Victoria is a rich and multilayered film, a perfect blend of humbleness, complexity and beauty'

VICTORIA was awarded the Special Jury Award at IndieLisboa!

September 11th, 2020

VICTORIA receives a special mention from the jury of the international competition at Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival. Other good news is that VICTORIA will be distributed in the West Balkan countries.

July 10th, 2020

ARGOS TV brings new and old works from the ARGOS collection to your personal computer, tablet, or smartphone. Each Friday, a film will be made available on their website, up for a week, entirely free of charge.

This week ARGOS TV17 presents: THE REMEMBERED FILM.

September 5th, 2020

'Victoria is a rich and multilayered film, a perfect blend of humbleness, complexity and beauty'

VICTORIA was awarded the Special Jury Award at IndieLisboa!

September 11th, 2020

VICTORIA receives a special mention from the jury of the international competition at Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival. Other good news is that VICTORIA will be distributed in the West Balkan countries.

September 13th, 2020

VICTORIA is on a roll and wins the Open City Award at Open City Documentary Film Festival. The award is given to a film that exemplifies an author in control of their subject matter, craft and story - matching content and form in a powerful and persuasive fashion.

'In a post-utopian landscape, and through an effective combination of different devices, Victoria builds a complex portrait of an individual’s relationship to space, history, and the power of naming.'

September 13th, 2020

VICTORIA is on a roll and wins the Open City Award at Open City Documentary Film Festival. The award is given to a film that exemplifies an author in control of their subject matter, craft and story - matching content and form in a powerful and persuasive fashion.

'In a post-utopian landscape, and through an effective combination of different devices, Victoria builds a complex portrait of an individual’s relationship to space, history, and the power of naming.'

September 27th, 2020

VICTORIA just had its 5th screening, in Spain at Play-Doc, and simultaneously won its 5th award!

'We live in hard times and cinema-art-has to be consistent, offer us clues, serve as a compass to return to the essential. That is, finding a meaning of life in a place where apparently there isn't and, from there, building a new story, a new way to connect with the world. For doing so, in this film, in a radical, enigmatic, fragile and free way; from a lucid simplicity, the jury, unanimously, decides to award the award for Best Play-Doc Picture 2020 to Victoria of Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere.'

September 27th, 2020

VICTORIA just had its 5th screening, in Spain at Play-Doc, and simultaneously won its 5th award!

'We live in hard times and cinema-art-has to be consistent, offer us clues, serve as a compass to return to the essential. That is, finding a meaning of life in a place where apparently there isn't and, from there, building a new story, a new way to connect with the world. For doing so, in this film, in a radical, enigmatic, fragile and free way; from a lucid simplicity, the jury, unanimously, decides to award the award for Best Play-Doc Picture 2020 to Victoria of Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere.'

October 3rd, 2020

'Dit is vernieuwende, verrassende, poëtische, geestige en overtuigd optimistische cinema.' 

Two more awards for VICTORIA! Best Belgian Documentary at Docville and the Special Jury Prize at Olhar De Cinema.

October 3rd, 2020

'Dit is vernieuwende, verrassende, poëtische, geestige en overtuigd optimistische cinema.' 

Two more awards for VICTORIA! Best Belgian Documentary at Docville and the Special Jury Prize at Olhar De Cinema.

November 4th, 2020

Due to Covid-19 our national theatrical release of VICTORIA was cancelled... but fortunately there are now 3 platforms where you can watch VICTORIA at home if you live in Belgium:

Zed vanuit je zetel

Cinema bij je thuis – Ciné chez vous

Sooner

November 4th, 2020

Due to Covid-19 our national theatrical release of VICTORIA was cancelled... but fortunately there are now 3 platforms where you can watch VICTORIA at home if you live in Belgium:

Zed vanuit je zetel

Cinema bij je thuis – Ciné chez vous

Sooner

November 10th, 2020

PARIS, PARIS receives development funding from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.

November 10th, 2020

PARIS, PARIS receives development funding from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.

November 25th, 2020

VICTORIA wins the Anthropology & Environment Award at Festival International Jean Rouch.

November 25th, 2020

VICTORIA wins the Anthropology & Environment Award at Festival International Jean Rouch.

February 27th, 2021

'We wanted to recognize this film for its rigorous, aesthetic approach to telling the story of a man looking for a new start in an unexpected place, and for its use of cinematography, editing and narration to create an unexpected and lasting cinematic portrait.'

And the Artistic Vision Award at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival goes to... VICTORIA!

February 27th, 2021

'We wanted to recognize this film for its rigorous, aesthetic approach to telling the story of a man looking for a new start in an unexpected place, and for its use of cinematography, editing and narration to create an unexpected and lasting cinematic portrait.'

And the Artistic Vision Award at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival goes to... VICTORIA!

April 29th, 2021

From May 1 – 10th 2021, THE REMEMBERED FILM is screening online at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, as part of the Argos selection.

June 1st, 2021

Starting today you can watch VICTORIA on Avila.

Avila is a Belgian film distributor that releases films in cinemas and makes them available online through video on demand. The catalogue of the online platform explicitly avoids an overload in which a film threatens to drown and disappear, presenting a selection based on editorial choices. Every one of the films offered by Avila transcends the ephemeral and continues to resound aesthetically, technically, politically or historically.

June 8th, 2021

 

Finally Belgian theatres are opening again tomorrow, and VICTORIA is the opening film at De Cinema.

June 28th, 2021

VICTORIA is having a theatrical release in Japan this summer in collaboration with Sunny Film, and will hit theaters in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Okinawa, and Yokohama.

April 29th, 2021

From May 1 – 10th 2021, THE REMEMBERED FILM is screening online at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, as part of the Argos selection.

June 1st, 2021

 

Starting today you can watch VICTORIA on Avila.

Avila is a Belgian film distributor that releases films in cinemas and makes them available online through video on demand. The catalogue of the online platform explicitly avoids an overload in which a film threatens to drown and disappear, presenting a selection based on editorial choices. Every one of the films offered by Avila transcends the ephemeral and continues to resound aesthetically, technically, politically or historically.

June 8th, 2021

Finally Belgian theatres are opening again tomorrow, and VICTORIA is the opening film at De Cinema.

June 28th, 2021

VICTORIA is having a theatrical release in Japan this summer in collaboration with Sunny Film, and will hit theaters in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Okinawa, and Yokohama.

July 5th, 2021

After its theatrical release in 4 territories, VICTORIA is now available on DVD for purchases by libraries and universities in France, thanks to ADAV PROJECTIONS.

July 5th, 2021

After its theatrical release in 4 territories, VICTORIA is now available on DVD for purchases by libraries and universities in France, thanks to ADAV PROJECTIONS.

August 30th, 2021

This week VICTORIA's Caligari Film Award Tour takes off with screenings and Q&A's in Münster, Berlin, Nürnberg, Heidelberg, Wiesbaden and Bremen. Co-director Liesbeth De Ceulaer and myself will be there to present the film!

August 30th, 2021

This week VICTORIA's Caligari Film Award Tour takes off with screenings and Q&A's in Münster, Berlin, Nürnberg, Heidelberg, Wiesbaden and Bremen. Co-director Liesbeth De Ceulaer and myself will be there to present the film!

September 7th, 2021

Two new films in the making! Both PARIS, PARIS and THE FRUIT TREE received production funding from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.

September 7th, 2021

Two new films in the making! Both PARIS, PARIS and THE FRUIT TREE received production funding from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund.