Four short films in production!

It has been a busy summer at Associate Directors with four short documentaries on the table! 

The proven concept of Ket&Doc provided five really strong idea's again this year. We will be working with Liesbeth De Mey to produce her short children's documentary about a young boxing girl.

As part of their Scienceville program, for the first time at Docville festival, a professional jury chose from a selection of eight film proposals two winning idea's to make two short documentaries based on scientific research. Associate Directors is producing both films, Testerep directed by Vincent Langouche, and Coral City by Charlotte De Cort and Camille Ghekiere.

Camille Ghekiere will also be working with us on her VAF supported documentary Simeon, about a 20-year-old boy from the Dominican Republic who will be starting an internship in a Flemish nursing home. 

Four beautiful projects we are looking forward to introducing to the world in 2024. 



Belgian premiere of "The Pasha, my Mother and I"

Nevine Gerits' The Pasha, my Mother and I will have its Belgian premiere on two major festivals: Docville in Leuven and the Millenium Festival in Brussels.


"Marieke - Addicted to Life" at Film Festival Oostende

Marieke - Addicted to Life had its Flemish premiere at the Ostend Film Festival, on January 28, 2023, in the presence of director Pola Rapaport, DOP Wolfgang Held and Marieke's parents. The film got a standing ovation from a sold out theatre (420 seats).

Associate Directors

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, Bram Crols and Nina Payrhuber.

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.