After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Transmedia Architecture, Liam Debruel started making a name for himself as a film critic, both on radio (C-Rap) and on the internet (sites such as ‘On se fait un ciné’, ‘Coin des Critiques ciné’ and ‘Culturaddict’). He even survived our beloved festival as an intern, where Guillermo del Toro told him that he looked a lot like a younger, less Mexican version of himself!
After an academic research at the Université Libre de Bruxelles on freedom of expression, blasphemy in cinema and the Monty Pythons under the supervision of Anne Morelli, Pascal Delwit, Paul Magnette and Dominica Nasta, Malko Douglas Tolley became a cultural journalist for various media. He has been an unconditional lover of horror and fantasy cinema ever since he fell into the BIFFF cauldron at the 1996 screening of ‘Over My Dead Body’ at the Passage 4. He has never missed a single BIFFF (or nearly) ever after, watching between 150 and 200 genre films per year. He’s also a film critic for Cinergie.be and Horreur.net and part of the Belgian juries of the Brussels festivals Anima and Millenium since 2017. Passionate about documentaries, he is also a recurring member of the film selection committee of the Alimenterre festival organized by SOS Faim.
No one really knows who Martin Vachiery is anymore after the many changes he has gone through. We’re going to try to be exhaustive: he first was a political journalist, only to convert into a cultural journalist after, going from RTL TVI to the head of the rap media Check, and now he’s even trying his hand at the turntables as a DJ… We probably forgot something else. The man who hasn’t missed a single BIFFF since 1999 (yes, even during the pandemic, we’re still not sure how he did that) is about to undergo the most important change of all: being a member in the jury of the best genre film festival in the world. And that’s not going to change anytime soon.