"Wallimage s.a. and its subsidiary, Sowalim s.a, were set up in Mons in February 2001. Together, they act as the Walloon regional body for the audiovisual industry.
In the autumn of 2008, Wallimage expanded, and now has two financial tools at their disposal to support both the producers and the post-production industry:
“Wallimage Coproductions” (a new name for Sowalim with an annual budget of € 3,5 M to invest in movies and series) and “Wallimage Enterprises”, the new name of the former “Walloon Digital Incubator” (with a capital of € 6 M to invest in facility companies).
*Aim: to help structure the fledgling audiovisual industry in the Walloon Region.
*Strategy: to act as co-producers for full-length feature films that use Walloon talent and technicians, during either production or postproduction.
*Tools: Wallimage have a yearly budget of € 3.5 million to invest in co-productions (including € 1 M reserved for animation series). They also support the set up and development of audiovisual service companies, with capital investments or conditional loans. Finally, Wallimage offers practical assistance, such as a database of Walloon talent; it also coordinates the actions of the Walloon Film Commissions."
Cine-Regio representative - Mr. Philippe Reynaert
After studies of Letters, Philippe Reynaert created the magazine "Visions" of which he was Chief Editor from 1982 to 1988. He made his beginnings to the public television in 1983. In the 90's, Philippe Reynaert worked in advertising thereby dedicating himself full-time to his passion for the 7th Art.
Since February 2001, Philippe Reynaert has assumed the direction of Wallimage, the Regional Fund of investment in the audiovisual industry.