Biography

Kristof Bilsen received his Masters in Documentary Direction at the National Film and Television School (UK). In 2014 he released Elephant’s Dream, a portrait of three state-owned institutions and their workers in DR Congo, a film he directed/filmed and co-produced.

He is an IDFA Academy and EURODOC graduate and is one of the Emerging Producers for Jihlava 2019. He won several awards, such as Grand Prize Nanook-Jean Rouch in Paris, Magic Hour Award at Docs Against Gravity (Warsaw), the TRT 2nd International Documentary Award in Istanbul, Special Mention Bertha Best International Documentary at One World Media Awards (UK), the Buzz Wilson Award at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival, and his work screened at various festivals internationally.

He regularly teaches and gives workshops on documentary research, storytelling and production.

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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