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I am a Belgian consultant ,film scholar and festival programmer.
My research focuses on the digitalization of film distribution and European audiovisual support mechanisms designed to boost distribution. This analysis will be published in a doctoral thesis. In addition to this monograph, I have presented work on audiovisual policies supporting distribution, local film funding and the introduction of the Digital Single Market at several conferences and industry events across the globe. I am also part of the Coproduction Research Network and the Mecetes project, a collaborative research project exploring the circulation of contemporary European film and television drama.
As the head programmer of Filmfestival Oostende, I am the driving force behind the Taste of Europe competition, an international competition focused on audience driven European films that weren’t able to cross borders yet. I have also been responsible for the national short and documentary competition and the student pitch since its inception. Since two years I am the coordinator of the Flanders Film Meeting, a networking event aimed at Flemish industry professionals.