Emerging Raven Jury 2022

Baptiste Sornin

Baptiste Sornin is an actor and director. A regular in the films of the Dardenne brothers, with whom he has been shooting since 2007, he regularly collaborates with the young generation of Belgian cinema: Rachel Lang, Emmanuel Marre, Xavier Seron, Rémi Allier… In 2018, he was nominated at the Magrittes in the category “Best male hope” for SONAR by Jean-Philippe Martin, in which he plays the main role. At the BIFFF, he was seen in VAMPIRES by Vincent Lannoo (Audience Award 2010) and SPRÖTCH by Xavier Seron. He is currently working on his next short film: LE PETIT CHIEN, a black eco-comedy.

Hippolyte Leibovici

Hippolyte Leibovici is a French-Belgian film director. His relationship with cinema began at the age of 13 when he was distributing coffee on the sets of a production company in Paris. Gradually abandoning his schooling, he worked in the same production company from the age of 15 to 17 as an image technician. He started making short films without any real means and mixed his technical training with his desire to direct. At the age of 18, he entered INSAS in directing, which allowed him to meet the team with whom he would make his films. He met his first success with the documentary MOTHER’S, which won the Magritte for Best Documentary Short. He is currently working on his next short fiction film, a musical, and will then start the production of his first feature film.

Sophie Grech

After a BIFFF press internship in 2015, she continued to work as a press officer for other fantasy festivals such as Fantasia, but also for majors in France such as Warner or Universal. She’s a screenwriter in her spare time and was selected at the Frontière(s) market for her screenplay ‘The Faceless House’. Passionate about the seventh art in any domain, today it is as a columnist in the podcast Pardon le cinéma that she shares her opinions since 2020.