Clin d’oeil films is a young and dynamic production company managed by Antoine Vermeesch and Hanne Phlypo. The company focuses on creative documentary and ‘film d’auteur’ primarily focusing on committed cinema initiated by innovative and creative filmmakers.
With a wealth of experience in filmmaking and post-production, Antoine and Hanne work closely with the filmmakers, giving them every possible support during the creative process.
In 2010, the company produced Silent Stories directed by Hanne Phlypo and Catherine Vuylsteke, followed by Houses with Small Windows, a short fiction film directed by Bülent Öztürk (selected for the prestigious Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival and nominated best short by the European Film Awards) as well as The art of Becoming (by Hanne Phlypo and Catherine Vuysteke, nominated for the Ensors, the Flemish film awards, RTBF Award festival des libertés & Grand Prix, festival des films de libertés. In 2014 the company produced the documentary series Fanaticos by Damien Chemin (released both on RTBF, VRT & the online platform of the Belgian newspaper De Morgen) and released Waiting for August, film by Teodora Ana Mihai, which was awarded with Best International Feature Documentary at Hot Docs, Best documentary Feature at Karlovy Vary & got a special mention at Visions du Réel.
Several projects are currently in development and production, notably Between Sisters by Manu Gerosa (in coproduction with One World Documakers – selected for the Dok.incubator workshop) and Samuel in the clouds by Pieter Van Eecke (best pitch at Good Mooov 2014).
A Private View is an independent Belgium-based film company co-owned by writer/producer Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem and producer Dries Phlypo. Jean-Claude co-founded the company in 1994.
At first, A Private View focused on producing children’s films such as The Ball (1999), opening film of the Berlin Kinderfilmfest and Science Fiction (2002), both directed by Dany Deprez. They also co-produced Bonkers (2006) by Martin Koolhoven, Dunya and Dessie (2008) by Dana Nechushtan and Eep (2010) by Rita Horst, Taking Chances (2011) by Nicole Van Kilsdonk.
A Private View was very successful at the Belgian box office, producing dramatic comedies such as Long Weekend (2005) by Hans Herbots, A Perfect Match (2007) by Miel van Hoogenbemt, The Over The Hill Band (2009) by Geoffrey Enthoven as well as multi award-winners Moscou-Belgium (2008) by Christophe van Rompaey and Oxygen (2011) by Hans van Nuffel. Their most recent production is Brasserie Romantiek (2013) by Joël Vanhoebrouck.