TOM FASSAERT graduated at the Dutch Film Academy with the critically acclaimed short documentary titled Doel leeft, a film about the small Flemish village Doel that was threatened with demolition. Fassaert remained closely connected to Doel and its last residents, and continued to film there for 5 more years. This resulted in his debut feature length documentary titled De engel van Doel (An angel in Doel). The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, has subsequently been screened on more than forty festivals worldwide and won several international awards.
In November 2015 Fassaert finished his second feature length documentary titled A family affair. A personal film in which Fassaert explores the delicate terrain along the fault lines of his own family. It was the Opening Film of IDFA 2015 where Fassaert also received the prestigious Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds Documentary Award for his works. After winning the Special Jury Award at IDFA, the film started its journey to many international festivals and already received numerous awards. It recently won the Golden Calf (aka the Dutch Oscar) for best long documentary, is currently released theatrically in the USA and is acquired by Netflix to be broadcasted globally.
In our Official Selection:
. Route de Soleil directed by Karsten de Vreugd
"I'LL TAKE A REFUGEE IN. IF YOU BRING ONE BACK." Bram and Ivo are having a drink when their conversation suddenly takes a serious turn when they start discussing the European refugee problems. The next thing Bram knows he is waking up in a car with a terrible hangover in the middle of France. Going south.
. Till death do us part directed by Robert van Halteren
A game of cat and mouse ensues when it turns out that the joined suicide planned by elderly couple Alfred and Maris was merely an attempt by either one to get rid of their partner.
. We will also announce and screen our JURY TEAM's favourite movie in October.