The four pillars of Frame

BX1 is the French-speaking public broadcaster serving the Brussels-Capital Region. The director-general Marc de Haan: ‘Moving into this place was an obvious step for BX1, which now sees its building as a blank slate on which it can write, rub out and rewrite new ways to producing media content.’  (www.bx1.be)

The IHECS Academy is the centre for continuing training and research attached to the Institute for Higher Social Communication Studies. The managing director of IHECS, Jean-François Raskin: ‘This location is ideal because IHECS seeks to be at the forefront of the latest advances in communication and information. Its specific contribution is to offer training centred on the concrete, on the practical, on working realities. And to be responsive to a world of communication that is changing, to technological upheavals that call for greater affirmation of the human factor.’ (www.ihecs-academy.be)

Screen.brussels brings together the regional support services for the audiovisual sector under one brand. This ‘umbrella’, which has four units (cluster, fund, business and film commission) is the single point of entry for entrepreneurs in the media industry in the Brussels-Capital Region. The director-general of screen.brussels, Noël Magis: ‘By facilitating the project-based mode of operation as much as possible, Frame will make it possible to generate innovative solutions and content inspired by this new way of working together’. (www.screen.brussels)

The Brussels Video Centre is a not for profit organisation (asbl-vzw) in the field of audiovisual and documentary film creation. Its activities include the production and making of audiovisual educational tools and awareness films, the production and running of video workshops, the production of creative documentary films, and the promotion and distribution of this catalogue of productions in Belgium and abroad. Michel Steyaert, director of the Brussels Video Centre: ‘The Centre’s presence alongside BX1, screen.brussels and the IHECS Academy makes sense given our concern, at the very heart of our activity, with bringing together different approaches and activities, and with exploring the power of the image and its relationship with reality.’ (www.cvb.be)