Associate Directors is an independent production company based in Belgium, with offices in Antwerp and Brussels. Associate Directors focuses on (co)-producing creative documentaries for an international audience. The productions concentrate on social relevant issues and cultural in-depth stories. Started in 1991, today the company combines the filmmaking experience of Mark Daems, Jan Lapeire and Bram Crols.

Associate Directors brings together established and new talent on the cure for innovative ideas. Through the film making process, Associate Directors established good intense working relations with many funding bodies, public and commercial broadcasters, and distribution opportunities among others.

Associate Directors is an active member of European Documentary Network (EDN). Producer Mark Daems is the EDN national contact person and chairman of Flanders Doc.




After premiering in Warsaw, WONDERFUL LOSERS: a different world, Arùnas Matelis’ latest feature documentary, won 3 awards:

‘Best Documentary Feature’ at International Warsaw Film Festival
‘Grand Prix for Best Documentary Film’ and ‘Audience Award for the Best Documentary Film’ at Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”



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