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General Manager & Producer



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Company Profile

Polar Bear is an independent production company founded by Xavier Rombaut and based in Flanders, Belgium, with almost 20 years of experience. We produce premium quality and accessible drama and documentary, as well as factual TV, rooted in challenging local content and targeting global audiences. Polar Bear collaborates with both established and emerging talent, translating their vision and creativity to the screen. Keywords within our perception are: authenticity, creativity, content–driven, sustainability and representativeness.

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Xavier Rombaut

Company Highlights


Format:           Feature Film

Genre:             Drama, Fantasy

Director:         Peter Krüger

Screenplay:    Ben Okri & Peter Krüger

Cast:               Ongoing

On a captivating voyage, renowned black writer Lao and his girlfriend are followed by a five-headed film crew. Commissioned by an enigmatic benefactor, their journey to uncover Arcadia leads them to a magical town on the shores of a stunning lake, where they are all confronted with their own demons.


Format:           Feature Film

Genre:             Young adult

Director:         Anthony Schatteman

Screenplay:    Anthony Schatteman

Cast:               Lou Goossens, Marius De Saeger, Geert Van Rampelberg, Emilie De Roo & Dirk Van Dijck

Elias (14) feels attracted to his new neighbour Alexander (14). Soon he realizes that he's truly in love for the first time. The interactions with his friends and family bring more questions than answers. Confused by his burgeoning feelings, Elias tries to sort out his inner chaos to prove that he is worth Alexander's heart.

World premiere: 74th Berlin International Film Festival

Selections and nominations: 74th Berlin International Film Festival - Crystal Bear Special Mention award

Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival

Pink Apple - Best Feature Special Mention Award

Schwule Filmwoche Freiburg - Audience Award

Cannes Ecrans Junior

Zlin Film Festival

Omladinski Film Festival Sarajevo

Seattle International Film Festival

Frameline Filmfestival 

KANUN  2022

Format:           Feature Film

Genre:             Crime

Director:         Jérémie Guez

Screenplay:    Jérémie Guez

Cast:               Waël Sersoub, Tugba Sunguroglu, Arben Bajraktaraj


Lorik, in his early thirties, works in Brussels as an accomplice of the Albanian mafia together with his mentor Aleks. He falls in love with Sema, an art student born in Turkey. The past doesn't let go of Lorik. A guy from Albania, whose father was murdered by Lorik's uncle, has tracked him down and, according to the rules of the 'Kanun' (traditional Albanian law), wants the debt to his family to be paid in blood. In other words, he asks the clan for Lorik's death.

Selections and nominations: Film Festival Oostende


Format:          Feature Film

Genre:            Drama

Director:        Elfar Adelsteins

Screenplay:    Elfar Aellsteins, Jon Stefansson

Cast:               Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Heida Reed

A remote village tells the stories about its colourful inhabitants of this remote Icelandic microcosm. They fight against the extremes of summer light and winter darkness, happiness and sorrow, love and betrayal and life itself.

World premiere: 69th Berlin International Film Festival

Selections and nominations: Reykjavik International Film Festival

PÖFF - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Film Festival Oostende

Santa Barbara Film Festival - Best Nordic Film Award

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