Press/Publication - The Importance op Canvas - view here - De Honger in officiële competitie Les Arcs - view here
FlandersImage - Flemish shorts at Psarokokalo - view here - Interview Benoit De Clerck over De Honger - view here
FlandersImage - Premium Films picks up The Hunger - view here - Review The Hunger CFF14 - view here - The Importance on MicroCiné - view here - De Honger on CFF14 - view here - The Importance Clermont-Filmfest - view here - The Hunger Clermont-Filmfest - view here - Clap! invites 7 young Belgian filmmakers to CFF14 - view here - De Honger op ISFFL - view here
Cinevox - The Hunger world premiere at ISFFL - view here
DeMorgen - The Hunger one of the five must see films at ISFFL - view here - review The Hunger - view here - Les Enfants terribles: le palmarès - view here
FlandersImage - Article selection LAShorts Fest - view here - The Importance at GFF Intersections - view here
DeMorgen - Article winners IKL - view here - Press release TIOSS at IKL - view here - Press release TIOSS at IKL - view here - review The Importance of Sweet & Salt - view here - review The Importance of Sweet & Salt - view here


DVD and Blueray release for De Honger Selected Shorts #17 + The Importance part of 20 years Leuven Short Film Festival DVDbox (13/03/2015)

Dalton Distribution has released a new Selected Shorts (#17) on DVD and Blueray containing De Honger as well as many other excellent Flemish short films. Dalton has also released a special edition DVDbox to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Short Film Festival Leuven. This edition contains fifty of the best short films that won prizes at the festival the past two decades including The Importance of Sweet and Salt (Juryprize for Best Flemish Short Film 2012). Order your copy at the Dalton webshop here.,,

Premium Films acquires worldwide rights to The Hunger (04/02/2014)

Premium Films, a Paris based distribution company has acquired the worldwide rights to The Hunger, a short film written and directed by Benoit De Clerck, and will internationally represent the film. Premium Films is one of the world's leading sales agents representing a catalogue of over 1,000 films from more than 40 countries. For more information on Premium Films visit their website here. Read a press release from Flanders Image regarding the acquisition here.,

The Hunger selected for Clermont-Ferrand International Competition (10/12/2013)

The Hunger, a short film written and directed by Benoit De Clerck, is selected for the International Competition at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. Out of 7000 submissions The Hunger is part of a selection of 75 international short films screening in the festival's International competition. Clermont-Ferrand annually welcomes more than 100.000 visitors and industry professionals from around the globe to it's screenings and short film market. The festival will take place from the 31th of January until February the 8th 2014. For more information on scheduled screenings please visit the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival website here.

Festival update: Los Angeles, Bristol and Leeds for TIOSS and DVD and Blueray Release Selected Shorts #15 in Belgium (15/10/2013)

The Importance has been selected for the International competitions at LA Shorts Fest, one of the largest Oscar-qualifying short film festivals in the States and the Encounters Short Film Festival in Bristol, also an Oscar-qualifying fest. Other recent film festivals include the Ostend Film Festival and Les Enfants Terribles 2013 in Huy, an European short film festival featuring a selection of first short films by European film directors in it's competition. Next up for TIOSS is the Leeds International Film Festival and Best of Short Films Festival in La Ciotat, France.

The Importance of Sweet and Salt also has a DVD and Blueray release in Belgium coming up. Dalton Distribution releases it's Selected Shorts #15 DVD with the best Belgian short films of 2012. Release is set for the 22th of October but you can pre-order your copy on the Dalton webshop.,,,,,,,

Shooting on 1963 wraps (31/05/2013)
+++ Update: 1963 is now titled The Hunger (08/11/2013) +++

Principal photography on 1963, a short film written and directed by Benoit De Clerck ended yesterday. Filming took place in Belgium (Knokke-Heist) and France (Wimereux) and was spread over five shooting days. Filming was helmed by Director of Photography Philip Van Volsem. Now the film heads to editing and post-production. Editor for the film is Els Voorspoels (Any Way The Wind Blows, Flying Home), visual effects will be done by Grid VFX. More information on 1963 here.,

New festival selections for The Importance: Brussels, Dubai and Tokyo (22/04/2013)

The Importance of Sweet & Salt has been selected for several film festivals around the world the past couple of weeks. Recently the film had several special screenings at the Gulf Film Festival in Dubai as part of it's Official Selection - Intersections Programme. This week is the start of the Brussels Short Film Festival where TIOSS is selected for the national and international competition. And last but not least, the Short Shorts and Asia Film Festival in Tokyo Japan has selected TIOSS in their international competition that will take place end of May. This marks the second selection for TIOSS at an Oscar-qualifying film festival.,,

The Importance of Sweet & Salt wins Juryprize International Short Film Festival Leuven (08/12/2012)

The Importance of Sweet & Salt won the Juryprize this saturday at IKL. Since IKL has become an Oscar-qualifying festival The Importance.. lands on the longlist for the Academy Award for Best Short Film in 2014. Here you can read an nice little article in De Morgen about the winners of IKL!

'1963' receives support from VAF (06/11/2012)
+++ Update: 1963 is now titled The Hunger (08/11/2013) +++

1963 has received the highest possible grant for a short film from the Audiovisual Fund Flanders. Start of principal photography is slated for mid-2013. 1963 is produced by film production company Ciné Cri de Coeur, helmed by Jacqueline De Goeij & Loes Knape. More on the project here.