About Czar

Czar produces and co-produces feature films, short films, documentaries, TV-shows and commercials, but most of all, Czar is about talent, guts and the creativity of its directors and producers.

In 1999 the Belgian directors Koen Mortier and Joe Vanhoutteghem decided to establish a production company in Brussels and quickly Czar became one of the most creative production companies in Belgium and abroad especially through the director Lionel Goldstein, the alias of the directing duo Koen and Joe. They won a total of 14 Lions at Cannes Lions, including 4 gold, next to Grand Prix at Eurobest, Clios, etc… Since 2010 Eurydice Gysel became the executive producer and manager of the company and has since co-led CZAR Film jointly with director/producer Koen Mortier.

The most recent triumph for CZAR is the feature film Skunk, directed by Koen Mortier, winning the “Just Film Youth Jury Best Film Award” at Tallinn Black Nights FF 2023 and receiving a Special Mention from the International Jury. Skunk is performing very well in Belgian cinemas and receives a lot of positive criticism.