It was thanks to the political will that Wallimage was created in 2001. At the time, it was MR (liberal party) Minister Serge Kubla who put the Walloon fund on the rails and appointed Philippe Reynaert as its director.
His PS (socialist party) successor, Jean-Claude Marcourt changed nothing. On the contrary, the expanded the fund’s target mission and contributed to its diversification by reinforcing the interaction between Wallimage and the audiovisual companies by creating a specific investment line for animation.
These two pillars of Wallimage were of course present yesterday, like other emblematic figures of the Walloon political landscape: Elio Di Rupo, major of Mons and immediate neighbour of Wallimage spoke a few words, while Fadila Lanaan paid very close attention.
At the door, Rudy Demotte, Minister-President of the Walloon Region and of the French Community met Vincent Leclercq, manager of the film commission and of the film and television fund of the CRRAV, Wallimage’s big brother from the North of France.
Wallonia, a place to meet and share. A country where creation and dynamism go hand in hand. It exists!