Film & Music to discover before the others

The Discovery Festival.
What is it?

A festival showcasing rising talent in film & music. On the program: workshops, screenings, networking and concerts. All the musicians, film makers, script and song writers are worth being put in the spotlight. Among the selected projects, some will be presented at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival while others are in preparation for official release later this year. An innovative and unique concept for you to discover true pearls of the Belgian and international scene BEFORE THE OTHERS!

Presented by

The sparkling Fanny Gillard is a well-known figure on Belgian radio (Pure FM / Classic 21) and television (d6bels).

LINE UP 28.03.2020

new talents
new talents

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
workshops

Nicole Palo

SCRIPT WRITING

WITH NICOLE PALO

Workshop for scriptwriters / scenarists
How to start the script of a film? How to get past the obstacles in your way (white page syndrome) and develop a writing method that works? What are the steps you need to take? To answer these questions, the Discovery Festival invites the public and the scriptwriters to participate in a 45-minute workshop led by the talented Nicole Palo whose second long feature film “Emma Peeters” was released in cinemas in Belgium and Canada in April 2019 and in France in December 2019.

Join us & meet Nicole Palo (scriptwriter and director of feature films GET BORN & EMMA PEETERS) on 28.03 @ Discovery Festival where she will introduce you to her « SCRIPTWRITING Masterclass ».

Discover the FILM ACADEMY 2019/2020 PROGRAM here

Dan Klein

SONGWRITING & ARRANGEMENT

WITH DAN KLEIN

Workshop for Songwriters

As a songwriter, the most challenging task is to finish a song. We all have ideas of chords progressions, choruses and melodies but we are often stuck in the process of songwriting. What are the steps to overcome these obstacles ? How can we take advantage from a rather frustrating situation ? Discover your method by playing, experimenting, creating. The first rule of this workshop is that there is no rule.

Join us & meet DAN KLEIN (songwriter, music composer, leader of VISMETS) on 28.03 @ Discovery Festival where he will introduce you to his « SONGWRITING Masterclass »

Remy Lebbos

MUSIC PRODUCTION

WITH REMY LEBBOS

Workshop for song writers-composers-performers

Want to finalise your musical project (single / EP / Album)? Yes but you don’t know how? How to remove obstacles in your way and develop a solid artistic vision. What are the steps you need to take? To answer these questions, the Discovery Festival invites the public and singer-songwriters to participate in a 45-minute workshop led by Remy Lebbos, leader of the group Atome and sound engineer at the Rare Sound Studio.

Join us & meet Remy Lebbos (sound engineer and music producer at RARE SOUND STUDIO) on 28.03 @ Discovery Festival where he will introduce you to his « MUSIC PRODUCTION Masterclass ».

Discover the MUSIC ACADEMY 2019/2020 PROGRAM here

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SCREENINGS & SHOWCASES

Screenings

Seven scriptwriters guided by Nicole Palo will present their first film video pitch and first projects to the public and cinema professionals. One of them will be chosen to attend the Cannes Film Festival to pitch his/her project to foreign film producers.

new talents

SHOWCASES

Five songwriters guided by Rémy Lebbos will perform two songs from their repertoire live in front of the public and music professionals. One of them will be chosen to attend the Cannes Film Festival for a concert on 18 May.

new talents

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
#re-discover

9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
concerts

Nicole Palo

M E W H Y

Belgian singer-songwriter of 22 years, M E W H Y has only one idea in his head: to discover through his music the feelings that only he can interpret. To vary the styles and the colors, the rhythms and the tones have become for him the natural reflection of this initiative, filled with dreams and melancholy.

Nicole Palo

NAOMI GREENE

Her voice is first of all round and clear, soft, powerful and raw, the type of voice from deep inside that is pure. The body of her voice is supported by the sound of an electric harp that she carries around with her wherever she goes. Franco-American coming from a rock background, her first group was with the current members of “Faire”. Greene recorded with the French band “La Femme”, as a guest vocalist on their record “Mystere” and she has evolved since in the indie rock circle in Paris and Los Angeles. The Discovery Festival will be her first concert in Belgium!

Nicole Palo

INDIVIDUAL FRIENDS

A collective that brings together 12 personalities from the Brussels musical landscape who are friends for over 20 years: Manu Low, Kris Dane, Bai Kamara Jr, but also several artists and musicians seen at Ghinzu, Matt Watts Group, Sharko, Mercelis, Noodzakelijk Kwaad, Wappetonna or Earthman Doublewood. Alternative rock, soul, blues, funk, cumbia are embedded on both sides of this super sonic mosaic. The songs are sung in English, Dutch, French & Spanish! Their first album will be released in October 2020!

WHAT WAS THE DISCOVERY FESTIVAL #1?

A film and music festival at La Tricoterie in collaboration with two renowned sponsors, Patrick Ridremont and David Bartholomé (Sharko) and the sparkling Belgian TV and radio presenter, Fanny Gillard.

450 festival-goers, including the media and hundred film and music industry professionals, discovered 20 film and musical artists before the others. Among the films presented, two were nominated for the Magritte du Cinéma this year!

practical information

La Madeleine

Rue Duquesnoy 14, 1000 Brussels

Public car parks

Grand Place or Albertine

Transport network

Train / Metro 1-5 / Bus 29-38-63-63-65-65-66-71-86: Central Station
Bus 48-95: Grand Place

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