Christian Bontinckx (Brussels, 1954°) has a degree in psychological & pedagogical studies from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and in writing & film analysis from the ELICIT. He’s the author of studies such as “Le cinéma rend-il méchant?”, presented at a conference organized by the BIFFF and the Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles in 2001. He’s also a scriptwriter for educational short films and author of several novels.
In 1978, after graduating from the INSAS film school, Louis-Philippe Capelle takes part in numerous projects as director of photography: from art house documentaries to television films, from fiction to advertising and TV documentaries. At the start of his career, he helps to create the production company Triangle 7, where he stays for 15 years. He then sets up the postproduction company Hoverlord, which will last for 5 years. After that, he begins to work for Eye-Lite, Belgium’s biggest audiovisual material company. He first participates to the development of digital cinema and then manages the commercial and artistic relations of the organization. This doesn’t prevent him from continuing his passion as he partakes in different projects as director of photography. But Louis-Philippe doesn’t stop there. Besides from teaching at various schools, he’s the chairman of IMAGO, a European federation for directors of photography that regroups 53 countries with almost 5.000 members worldwide. Since January, he’s vice-chairman of the SBC (Belgian Society of Cinematographers).
Born in Tournai on June 20th 1950, a painter and a sculptor, he is one of these artists whose voice never fades and constantly brings food for thought to the world surrounding us.
This die-hard fan has been a BIFFF-regular since the 2nd edition. He’s crazy enough to spend his holidays each year at the festival. He’s a member of our short film jury and responsible for the smooth progress of the Audience Award. His name is Alain Galand, but everybody knows him as Tom Pouce.
After graduating from the Saint-Lucas School of Arts in 2012, Sarah Gury joins the team of UniversCité Belgium as editorial and marketing manager. UniversCiné, an initiative of Belgian independent producers and distributors, is a platform for renting and buying video on demand films (www.universcine.be) and also offers subscriptions (www.uncut.be).
Thierry Vandersanden (Brussels, 1968°) studied editing at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion. After some jobs and a short period at the RTBF, he takes over “Le Moniteur du Film” in 1994. This is a magazine specializing in the distribution and the exploitation of films in Belgium. For five years, he’s the only editor, courier, typist, encoder and stamp gluer. In 1999, he joins the team of the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. Nowadays he’s head of the promotion and distribution services, responsible for supporting distributors, theater owners, workshops and festivals.