Biography

Kristof Bilsen completed a filmmaking BA in Brussels (2002) and then worked as a cinematographer, editor and director in contemporary theatre and dance, where he collaborated with Peter Missotten, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Meg Stuart, amongst other artists and also co-directed several plays and dance performances for youngsters. His first documentary Three Women, a film about female detainees in Ghent prison, was shortlisted for the Henri Storck Prize in 2005 and shown twice on Belgian National Television. In January 2010, he was selected to attend a workshop tutored by Werner Herzog in Los Angeles. He then studied at the prestigious National Film and Television School (UK) where he graduated with top marks doing his Masters in Documentary Direction. His previous work includes: Three Women (Nominated Henri Storck Awards, Belgium), Parallel Lives and The Perfect Belgian (One World Romania Best of Fest) and the short film White Elephant.

In the news

Elephant’s Dream invited to Hot Docs

Published on Thursday 19 March 2015

Flemish six-pack at Helsinki’s DocPoint Festival

Published on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Flanders’ Eight to DOK Leipzig

Published on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Docs pick up awards in Paris

Published on Wednesday 28 November 2012

IDFA: Bilsen pitches White Elephants

Published on Monday 19 November 2012

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