2DEZIT wins best Online Fiction Series at the Jamie Awards.
Since the release of the series on September 29, '2DEZIT' has been weekly number 1 as best viewed series on Streamz.
FEBRUARY 1 2023
It even surpassed the internationally acclaimed 'House of the Dragon'. It is therefore not surprising that Streamz announced a sequel immediately after this first season. Production company Sputnik Media is also excited to continue the story of Lotte, Lucas and their friends:
"We are very happy that '2DEZIT' was so appreciated by the viewer. It proves once again how important and valuable high-quality home-grown fiction is. That the series will be continued is a great recognition for the entire Sputnik team, from screenwriters to cast and crew who put their heart and soul into it." according to producers Rutger Beckers and Kris Gaens of Sputnik Media.
Nonkels brings home Best Fiction Series at new Kastaars! awards.
Play 4 major winner of new media awards Kastaars!, VRT wins three jury awards
JANUARY 29 2023
The commercial channel Play 4 has become the big winner at the Kastaars!, the brand new Flemish media awards. Play 4 won the awards for best TV program, best fiction series, media personality, media moment and participant. VRT took away the three prizes from the jury. Play 4's Nonkels took home the prize for best fiction series.
Not Chantal, watched by a million people every week, but Nonkels took home the statuette for best fiction series. A beautiful crown on the work of screenwriters Rik Verheye, Koen De Poorter and Jelle De Beule. The latter dedicated the prize to “all the people who believed in us: the reviewers.” Other nominees in this category were Chantal, Familie and Undercover.
Nonkels nominated four times at the Ensors.
From November 24th to December 22nd, the active film- and television professionals of the Ensor Academy could cast their vote during the first round of voting.
JANUARY 5 2023
Most of the year's nominations go to Close and Zillion. The films managed to cash in no fewer than 14 nominations. Close and Zillion are closely followed by Rebel (11 nominations) and the fiction series: Roomies (11 nominations). Furthermore, H4Z4RD (7 nominations) and the fiction series Chantal (6 nominations) and Billie vs Benjamin (6 nominations) and the film Nowhere (4 nominations) are doing particularly well.
These productions also managed to cash in on several nominations: Nonkels (4 nominations), Geldwolven (3 nominations), Lost Luggage (2 nominations), Our Nature (2 nominations) and Kind Hearts (2 nominations) did well. In addition, the list of nominees once again highlights the high quality of Flemish documentaries and short films.
Streamz announces top ten most watched series in 2022.
The top ten consists of both Flemish and International titles, with 'Nonkels' at number 1 and '2DEZIT' at number 3.
DECEMBER 29 2022
In the past year, the Streamz viewer was spoiled with a good mix of Flemish and international series, fiction and non-fiction and content for all ages. Even though the stage is completely filled with home-grown series: the Streamz Original '2DEZIT', the comedy drama 'Billie vs Benjamin' and the comic series 'Nonkels' were the most watched on the Flemish streaming service this year.
The best viewed series on Streamz this year is 'Nonkels'. Whether it is the one-liners of Aunt Carine (Isabelle Van Hecke), the gentleness of Uncle Luc (Jelle De Beule) or the charms of Aunt Delphine (Emilie De Roo), it is clear that 'Nonkels' can no longer be ignored from the Flemish media landscape.
Nonkels voted most popular National TV Series at Humo's Pop Poll 2022.
DECEMBER 27 2022
We Are Tomorrow reaches one million YouTube views in just two months time.
November 27 2022
The summer of 2022 will be remembered as magical and memorable... Tomorrowland is celebrating its legendary three-weekend return by releasing a short documentary about the whole world coming together in one magical place and uniting as one through the universal language of music.
Produced in collaboration with Amazon Music, ‘We Are Tomorrow’ covers the unique journeys of four People of Tomorrow attending the Belgian festival: German DJ & producer Topic, Indian-born world-renowned 50 Best chef Gaggan Anand, Kenyan mother and business owner Vicky Tah and Belgian female Mainstage dancer Kelly De Clercq. The short film is now available to stream on YouTube and Amazon Music.
Nonkels longlisted for the Ensors and nominated for Humo's HA! Awards.
November 22 2022
Deep in the West Flemish polders, the three Persyn brothers have lived on the same plot for many years. The loner Pol (Wim Willaert) lives in the former parental home, while slipper hero Luc (Jelle De Beule) lives in the fermette next door.
with his snippy wife Carine (Isabelle Van Hecke). Their two homes are in the shadow of the modern villa of nouveau riche and entrepreneur Willy (Rik Verheye) and his younger wife Delphine (Emilie De Roo).
Into the Arms of Sunshine longlisted for the renowned 1.4 Awards in London.
November 22 2022
VRT and Lucy distinguish themselves at the EBU Connect Awards.
OCTOBER 12 2022
The VRT has won two awards at the 2022 edition of the European Broadcasting Union Connect Awards in Geneva.
And more specifically a Silver with the documentary 'FC United' and a Bronze in the competition Most Creative Single Promo with 'Cyberbullying' for Ketnet, a campaign made by Agency Lucy.
During the Flemish Week against Bullying, Ketnet is also launching a campaign to make parents aware of cyberbullying. Bullying is becoming less and less visible. It can continue online. Day and night. That is why Ketnet is making a striking and emotional campaign in which this phenomenon is addressed. For example, we invite parents, teachers, confidants, ... to talk about bullying with children.
“But often our actions, and the pioneering role Ketnet plays in eradicating bullying, still remain under the radar of adults,” says Hanne Laureys, brand manager at Ketnet. “It is important that we also involve parents and grandparents, so as many adults as possible, in our story this year.
That is why we are also launching a campaign that is mainly aimed at them. A campaign with which we emphasize the positive impact they can have in this difficult theme. Because they are an essential part of a bullying-free society.”
Play4 and Streamz confirm second season of Nonkels.
JUNE 27 2022
Play4 announced that, due to the continued success, a second season will be in the making. The series has been on Streamz for several months but became even more popular when it appeared on Belgian National television. The highest-grossing episode even reached one million viewers.
So the viewers don't have to say goodbye to the green grass, the Persyns and the Cameroonian refugee Innocent. “Great news and so excited to get back into our pen and into our characters. Especially after all the warm reactions of the past few weeks”, said actor and writer Jelle De Beule.
Actor Rik Verheye is also still recovering from the great success. “The response has been absolutely overwhelming. From quotes that were called after us to a bulging mailbox with photos of pancakes served correctly, according to Carine. Not to mention hilarious selfies with Uncle Willy's grass-green Porsche and the photos of a random piece of artificial grass.”
Into the Arms of Sunshine wins Low Budget Gold at Ciclope Festival, Africa.
APRIL 8 2022
Last night 'Into The Arms of Sunshine' won the Best Low Budget award at the Ciclope Festival.
“Into the arms of sunshine” is a story about two lost lovers, separated but longing to be together. They look to the sun for comfort and guidance, moving ever closer until they are finally in each other’s arms again.
This is an experimental love story told through poetry and motion. Thesun can be a real source of comfort, a metaphor for reassuring one in times of need and loneliness, a guiding light. Now with Spring on our doorstep, and after a long hard winter, our spirits are lifted once again as we look to the sun.
Our compass. Our source of positivity and optimism. It can heal hearts and lift the spirit. Into the arms of sunshine uses the sun to connect two souls.
Filmed on the dry dusty landscapes of the South African west coast, with clothing supplied by London fashion house, TooGood - and styled by ANSO - this is an experimental short that uses dance and poetry to tell a story of two lost lovers longing to be together again.