Ryuhei Kitamura – THE PRICE WE PAY

Ryuhei Kitamura’s unique visual style has brought him international recognition as one of the entertainment industry’s… +

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Dick Maas – THE DICK MAAS METHOD

Together with Paul Verhoeven, he is probably the best-known Dutch film director. The cheekiest too. And… +

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Paul Feig – Q&A

Paul Feig is a DGA-winning and Emmy-nominated filmmaker, writer, producer, and author, known for his signature… +

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Barry Sonnenfeld – LA FAMILLE ADDAMS Rétro

Despite his extraordinary talent, New Yorker Barry Sonnenfeld never really intended to direct. The Coen brothers’… +

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John Mc Tiernan – PREDATOR Rétro

In 1986 NOMADS premiered at the BIFFF. This first feature of a certain John McTiernan already… +

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Véronique Jadin & Alex Vizoreck – EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

With a master’s degree in Languages and Literature in hand, Véronique Jadin trained on the job… +

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Vanya Peirani-Vignes – BLAST

Vanya Peirani-Vignes always loved to watch movies and tell stories. He decided to transform his passion… +

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Sylvia Caminer – FOLLOW HER

Sylvia Caminer is making her narrative feature debut as a director with the thriller FOLLOW HER…. +

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Stefen Geypens – LOGGER

Steffen Geypens is a Belgian director known for BOS, winner of the ‘Oblique Grand Prix’ at… +

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Simon Rieth – SUMMER SCARS

Simon Rieth was born in Paris on September 24th 1995 and grew up in Montpellier. At… +

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Sabrina Jaglom – JANE

Sabrina Jaglom is a writer and director based in Los Angeles. She recently directed the feature… +

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Peter Meister – THE BLACK SQUARE

Peter Meister (Bonn, 1987°) studied film science, literature and philosophy in Mainz and started working as… +

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Nico van den Brink – MOLOCH

Nico van den Brink (1986) studied film at the University of Amsterdam and directing at the… +

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Nico Onetti – WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND: SCARS

Argentine director and producer. He directed ABRAKADABRA, WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND and A NIGHT OF… +

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Nathan Frankowski – THE DEVIL CONSPIRACY

Canadian born Nathan Frankowski is an award-winning film director who got his start in documentaries where… +

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Mario Muñoz – THE BLACK MINUTES

Mario is a director who turns his creativity into ideas for advertising, film, theater and animation…. +

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Lukas Rinker – HOLY SHIT

After his 2016 M.A. thesis project, the spec-trailer LASEPOPE, Lukas Rinker started freelancing as an auteur-for-hire… +

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Liang Hsun Huang – DEMIGOD

A fifth-generation successor to PILI Glove Puppetry (Budaixi), Liang Hsun Huang is currently the general manager… +

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Laurenzo Vergeynst – RIVER

Laurenzo Vergeynst is a twenty year old passionate Belgian self-taught filmmaker. At the age of eighteen,… +

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Laura Galan – PIGGY

Born in 1986 in Guadalajara, Spain, Laura Galán is an actress who began her training in… +

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Kim Ji-hoon – SINKHOLE

Director KIM Ji-hoon created a new standard of Korean disaster films with The Tower, which depicted… +

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Karim Ouelhaj – MEGALOMANIAC

Karim Ouelhaj is a writer, director and producer. His first feature film, PARABOLA, was noticed in… +

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Johannes Hartmann & Sandro Klopfstein – MAD HEIDI

The two childhood friends who live in Bern, Switzerland have been realizing various film and video… +

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Jake West – MIDNIGHT PEEPSHOW

Jake West has a degree in Film and Video (West Surrey College of Art & Design)… +

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Hans Herbots – RITUAL

In 2001, Hans Herbots directed his first feature film, FALLING, based on the book “Vallen” by… +

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Kane Sens – SISSY

Kane Senes is an award-winning filmmaker from Sydney, Australia. His 2009 short film Forfeit of Grace… +

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Hannah Barlow – SISSY

Hannah Barlow is an actor, filmmaker and visual artist from Sydney, Australia. After graduating from the… +

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Gabriele Mainetti – FREAKS OUT

Gabriele Mainetti (Rome, 1976) is a director, actor, composer, and cinema producer. After his two shorts,… +

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Fred de Loof – TOTEM

FRED DE LOOF is a Belgian actor, director and screenwriter. Being Belgian, he drinks beer, eats… +

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François Descraques – LE VISITEUR DU FUTUR

François Descraques is a director and screenwriter. He is the creator of the series LE VISITEUR… +

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Florent Dorin – LE VISITEUR DU FUTUR

Florent Dorin (Paris, 1985°) is a French actor and musician. He is mainly known for playing… +

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Fernando Gonzalez – THE PASSENGER

He has made over thirty short films, exploring a wide variety of narratives and characters. His… +

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Ernest tembo – MOLOSS

Abel Ernest Tembo made a few short films during his film studies before launching himself as… +

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Domique Milano – AMERICAN BADASS

Dominique Milano Hassid was born in Rome in 1967. His mother was an actress working at… +

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Dani Barker – FOLLOW HER

Dani is Canadian born from the small town Salmon Arm. She is an actor, writer, producer… +

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Dae-min Park – SPECIAL DELIVERY

Director Park Dae-min is one of Korea’s leading storyteller who is recognized for contributing to the… +

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Conor McMahon – LET THE WRONG ONE IN

Conor studied filmmaking at the Irish National Film School in Dublin. He is a writer and… +

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Christian Tafdrup – SPEAK NO EVIL

Christian Tafdrup graduated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2003. As an actor… +

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Brandon Gotto – GRAVIDAM

Brandon Gotto is a young Belgian director with a passion for transgressive and corrosive films. His… +

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Benjamin Ramon – MEGALOMANIAC

It was in his mother’s womb that Benjamin made the, probably unconscious decision, to become an… +

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Arno Pluquet – KIPKAP

Arno Pluquet (born in 1986, in Tournai) is a self-taught Belgian director, scriptwriter and actor. He… +

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Anthony Hayles – MIDNIGHT PEEPSHOW

Anthony Hayles studied film at the prestigious Goldsmiths University in London before writing and producing the… +

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Alice Lucy – MAD HEIDI

British actress Alice Lucy makes her film debut in MAD HEIDI. She grew up in Spain… +

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Aaron B. Koontz – SCARE PACKAGE 1 & 2

Aaron is the head of the boutique genre studio Paper Street Pictures, where he has written,… +

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Ed Speleers – ZOO

Ed Speleers can next be seen in the Starz! series OUTLANDER. Prior to beginning work on… +

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Byung-Woo Kim – TAKE POINT

Having swept the best new director awards in 2013 with his feature film debut THE TERROR,… +

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Antonio Tublen – ZOO

Director, screenwriter, and composer Antonio Tublén made a series of short films before shooting ORIGINAL, his… +

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Na Hong-Jin – WAILING (THE)

In 2008, the BIFFF team came across THE CHASER and, to be fair, there was quiet… +

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Javier Ruiz Caldera – SUPERLOPEZ

Very few show such a natural talent for comedy as this director from Barcelona, who made… +

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Olga Gorodetskaya – STRAY

Olga Gorodetskaya (Moscow, 1983°) graduated with a major in Directing, Cinema and TV. In 2005  she… +

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Simon Abkarian – SONATA (THE)

At the age of 7, Simon Abkarian followed his parents to Lebanon where he learned the… +

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Andrew Desmond – SONATA (THE)

After attending the ESRA (Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle) film school in Paris and obtaining a… +

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Alexandra Bortich – SOUL CONDUCTOR (THE)

Alexandra Bortich was born in 1994 in Svetlogorsk, Belarus and grew up in Moscow. During her… +

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Christian Volckman – ROOM (THE)

Christian Volckman is a screen writer, a film director, and a painter. In 1999, his short… +

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Jacopo Rondinelli – RIDE

Director, designer and multimedia artist Jacopo Rondinelli starts his career at the beginning of the 90’s,… +

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Cameron Macgowan – RED LETTER DAY

Cameron Macgowan is a Canadian filmmaker whose eccentric films have explored subjects ranging from murderous suburbanites… +

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Tommy Wiklund – PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH

Growing up together, Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund shared a passion for film that began with… +

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Sonny Laguna – PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH

Growing up together, Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund shared a passion for film that began with… +

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Jacques Kluger – PLAY OR DIE

– 28th March 1986, Brussels: the day I was born. That’s when everything began. A “once… +

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Kyoung-Tack Lim – NO MERCY

LIM Kyung-tack (1970°) majored in Theatre & Film at Hanyang University. Since then he participated to… +

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Shugo Fujii – MIMICRY FREAKS

After graduating junior high school in Japan, Shugo Fuji moved to New York, where he studied… +

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Arno Pluquet – LA MARIEE ET LES MORTS VIVANTS

Arno Pluquet (Tournai, 1986°) is a self-taught Belgian director, scriptwriter and actor. He first directs two… +

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Jelle Stroo – LA DEUXIEME

Jelle Stroo lives and works in Brussels as a director and editor. LA DEUXIEME is his… +

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Ben Kent – KILLER WEEKEND

Ben is a screenwriter, director, and producer with a large portfolio ranging from comedy and horror… +

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Hernan Findling – IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES

From his first feature film, CAUSA EFECTO (2001), Hernán Findling has been participating in festivals around… +

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Udo Kier – IRON SKY THE COMING RACE

Considered a giant of global cinema, Udo Kier is a real chameleon who slides through all… +

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Timo Vuorensola – IRON SKY THE COMING RACE

With his one meter 98, this native of the country of a thousand lakes is part… +

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Yoav Paz – GOLEM (THE)

Yoav and Doron Paz started working in the film industry at an early age. After graduating… +

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Doron Paz – GOLEM (THE)

Yoav and Doron Paz started working in the film industry at an early age. After graduating… +

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Paul Young – GHOSTMASTER

Paul Young (1985°) has an American father and a Japanese mother. His graduation film at the… +

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Soren Juul Petersen – FINALE

For 15 years, Søren worked in the outer circle of Danish film production as a producer… +

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Gerard Quinto – 7 REASONS TO RUN AWAY

Gerard Quinto (Manresa, 1978) is a film critic for La Vanguardia newspaper and author of numerous… +

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Mathieu Mortelmans – BASTAARD

Belgian director Mathieu Mortelmans, a graduate of the IAD film school, has directed two documentary series… +

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Zach Lipovsky – FREAKS

Twelve years ago, Adam and Zach took part in the TV reality game show ON THE… +

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Jury VR 2019

Jerome Collette Jérôme Collette has worked for Ubisoft for over 20 years as a game designer,… +

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Talal Selhami – ACHOURA

A graduate of a Master’s degree in cinema, French-Moroccan director Talal Selhami began his career by… +

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Borys Lankosz – DARK ALMOST NIGHT

Director, screenwriter, maker of feature and documentary films. Graduate of the Lodz Film School Direction Department…. +

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Jury CM Belge 2019

Christian Bontinckx Christian Bontinckx (Brussels, 1954°) has a degree in psychological & pedagogical studies from the… +

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Quarxx – ALL THE GODS IN THE SKY

Quarxx, a hyperactive and passionate multimedia artist, expresses his creativity through photography, painting and cinema. Quarxx… +

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Hae-Young Lee – BELIEVER

Director LEE Hae-young first distinguished himself as a screenwriter with a gift for fresh storytelling in… +

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Jeremy Kasten – DEAD ONES (THE)

Jeremy Kasten is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best known for his visceral,… +

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Jean-Luc Couchard – ALL THE GODS IN THE SKY

Already at the age of 11, Jean-Luc Couchard imitated his family and had fun designing sketches… +

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Jury International 2019

Steve Johnson – Chairman Texan through and through, Steve Johnson grew up with the Universal monsters… +

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Christian Alvart – CUT OFF

To all the bigot parents that censor every little television program, except for Sunday mass: here… +

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Karin Michelsen – FINALE

Karin, originally from Holstebro in the Danish countryside, plays the “simple girl” Belinda in FINALE. Karin… +

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Anne Bergfeld – FINALE

Anne Bergfeld was raised among the Danish minority in Germany’s Flensburg and graduated from Sønderborg State… +

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Jury CM Melies 2019

Benedicte Bourgois Since 2006 she’s been the head of RTBF Short Film Acquisitions, more specifically for… +

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Jury Thriller 2019

Fred Castadot Author and scriptwriter Fred Castodot has a degree in Art History and Cinematographic Analysis… +

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Tony D’Aquino – FURIES (THE)

Tony D’Aquino is an Australian writer and director. In another life, Tony was briefly a brewer… +

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Wi Ding Ho – CITIES OF LAST THINGS

Wi Ding Ho is a Malaysia-born and Taiwan-based filmmaker. His feature debut PINOY SUNDAY won a… +

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Esteve Soler – 7 REASONS TO RUN AWAY

Esteve Soler (Barcelona, 1976) is one of the most translated and performed Spanish playwrights of his… +

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Julian Richards – DADDY’S GIRL

His debut feature DARKLANDS won the 1997 Melies D’Argent for Best European Fantasy Film, sparking a… +

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Jury Melies 2019

Patrick Duynslaegher Born in 1953 in Ghent. Was Knack Focus’s film editor from 1972 to 2000… +

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Jury Critic 2019

Grégory Cavinato Grégory Cavinato was born in 1976 in Huy but has been living in Brussels… +

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Arno Pluquet – Ca tourne pres de chez vous

Arno Pluquet (1986°, Tournai) is a self-taught director, screenwriter and actor. He kicked off his career… +

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Andrés Goteira – Dhogs

Andrés Goteira hails from Galicia, Spain. He studied telecommunication engineering in Vigo and sound design in… +

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Adolfo Kolmerer – Snowflake

Adolfo Kolmerer (Caracas, Venezuela, 1986) graduated as a computer scientist, but that was not really the… +

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Alexandre Drouet – Ex Funeris

After a theater degree at the IAD, Alexandre Drouet starts writing and directing. His love for… +

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Tom Pouce – Jury Short films

  This die-hard fan has been a BIFFF-regular since the 2nd edition. He’s crazy enough to… +

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Guy Astic – Jury Short Films

Guy Astic is director of the Tous Courts d’Aix-en-Provence festival. He also teaches film studies at… +

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Natalie Lebel – Jury Short Films

Studied literture and cinema at the University of Paris VIII. Since 2006, head of Sales and… +

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Michel Devillers – Jury Short Films

Born in Tournai on June 20th 1950, a painter and a sculptor, he is one of… +

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Gökhan Kulak – Jury Short Films

Gökhan’s early fascination with movies was encouraged by his father, who took him to Sunday Matinées,… +

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Gilles Reunis – Jury Short Films

After working for 5 years as marketing manager at the Cinéart movie distribution company, Gilles Reunis… +

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François Stassens – Jury Short Films

François Stassens is the head of the SABAM’s audiovisual department. His mission is to be the… +

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Christian Bontinckx – Jury Short Films

  Born in 1954, Christian Bontinckx studied psychology, pedagogy and cinematography at the ULB in Brussels…. +

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Bénédicte Bourgois – Jury Short Films

Since 2006 she’s been the head of the RTBF’s Short Films Acquisitions and TV shows, especially… +

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Stephanie Crayencour -International

Not only is she from Brussels, she’s alto multi-talented. This niece of Marguerite Yourcenar was only… +

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Lloyd Kaufman – Jury International

In 1971, Kaufman met his future partner Michael Herz at Yale. The Troma Universe was born… +

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Laurent Lucas – Jury International

After attending a one-man show in Paris, Laurent Lucas got addicted to theatre. It didn’t take… +

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Julia Ducournau – Jury International

It’s fascinating to follow Julia Ducournau’s trajectory which led to her feature debut Grave. As the… +

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Mathieu Mortelmans – Jury 7th Orbit

Mathieu Mortelmans (1985°) is a bilingual Belgian film director. Besides his internationally awarded shorts Chambre Double… +

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Pascal Vandelanoitte – Jury 7th Orbit

Pascal Vandelanoitte is a film historian. He obtained a Ph. D. in Social Sciences – Film… +

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Koen Monserez – Jury 7th Orbit

Koen Monserez (1968) is a Flemish actor and director. Since February 2017 he’s also a programmer… +

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Gaëtan Delferière – Jury 7th Orbit

Gaetan Delferiere is a scriptwriter for TV-series (Champion, Fils de, Les enfants de la forêt), a… +

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Michel Nabokoff – Jury Méliès

Belgian actor Michel Nabokoff (1973°) is indeed the great-nephew of Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov. The latter… +

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Jean-Yves Roubin – Jury Méliès

Jean-Yves Roubin founded FraKas Productions in 2007. The company is active in development and international co-productions…. +

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Marie Manzah – Jury Méliès

Born in Paris of a Spanish mother and a Cameroonian father, Marie moved to Belgium in… +

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Oliver Imfeld – Jury Méliès

Oliver Imfeld, born in Switzerland from a Swiss mother and a Dutch father, left his native… +

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Philippe Logie – Jury Méliès

Since 2001, Philippe Logie has been running the Acquisitions Department of the Belgian pay-channel Be TV… +

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