Gaetano Maiorino – RIDE

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Ryo Ebe – MIMICRY FREAKS

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Pedro c Alonso – FEEDBACK

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Jan Pepermans – BASTAARD

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Lukas Bulteel – BASTAARD

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Younes Bouab – ACHOURA

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Sofiia Manousha – ACHOURA

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Q&A 2018

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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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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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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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Christian Bontinckx – Jury Short Films

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

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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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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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Pascal Vandelanoitte – Jury 7th Orbit

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

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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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Marie Manzah – Jury Méliès

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

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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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Antoine Bours – Jury Thriller

After film studies at the IAD, Antoine Bours mainly devotes himself to writing. This takes him… +

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Lawrie Brewster

The driving force behind Hex Media, Lawrie Brewster is a jack of all trades, a technical… +

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Sarah Daly

Sarah Daly is a prolific Irish musician and screenwriter whose work has been performed by Gary Oldman,… +

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Ross Noble

Geordie Stand-Up Ross has been performing since he was smuggled in to his local comedy club… +

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Arpad Sopsits

Arpad Sopsits graduated in adult education and library studies at the Debrecen Teachers’ Training Institute. He… +

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