De Wereldvrede is an independent production company founded by director Gilles Coulier and actor Gilles De Schryver in 2013 with a focus on challenging, yet accessible, stories.
With over 25 directors and writers De Wereldvrede is a real home of -and for- creators, with a healthy mix of young and established voices and focused on long-lasting local and international partnerships.
Production company De Wereldvrede had its breakthrough with the fiction series Bevergem for Flemish Television. The widely discussed and acclaimed series achieved unprecedented ratings, won several national prizes, made several international selections and was achieved by Netflix.
In 2017, De Wereldvrede produced Gilles Coulier’s debut film, Cargo, which premiered at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The film was selected for numerous international festivals as BFI London, Tallinn and Göteborg. Cargo won several international prizes.
In 2019, De Wereldvrede released the first international co-production. Television series War of the Worlds for Canal+ and Fox Europe & Africa (Disney). Gilles Coulier was lead director and Executive Producer on this project.
2020 marked the release of Albatros by Wannes Destoop, De Wereldvrede’s second VRT-series. Albatros won the Prix Europa for Best European TV-series in 2021 and received 13 Ensor nominations.
In 2020, the short film Stephanie by Leonardo Van Dijl was selected for the Official Competition of Cannes and won the Ensor for Best Short Film.
In 2021 De Wereldvrede co-produced the 12-part short film series Lockdown for Eén. The series won the Student Jury prize for best short form series at Canneseries 2021.
In the fall of 2022 tv-series Roomies by Kato De Boeck and Flo Van Deuren, was launched on VRT MAX and Eén. The critically acclaimed series marked the start of a new era in Belgian television.