Rob Rombout

Rob Rombout is the DocNomads course director at LUCA Brussels. He is an independent documentary filmmaker, teacher and lecturer.

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His films were shown on international television channels and have been awarded in several festivals such as:

Audience Award in Indie Lisboa, Portugal 2013; Silver Remi Award Houston Festival, USA 2006; Best Foreign Film in Route 66 Film Festival Springfield, USA 2005; Best Documentary in Festival International du Cinéma Francophone, Canada 2001; Special award in Film Festival “Man and Sea” Vladivostok, Russia 2000; Special Award “Flahertiana” in Perm Festival, Russia 2000; Grand Prix in Festival de Montbéliard, France 1988; Premier Prix, Festival Vidéo PSY à Lorquin, France 1987.

Recently he co-directed a 6 hours long road-movie through the United States (“Amsterdam Stories USA”, 2012) and he’s currently completing a portrait of the Dutch writer Robert van Gulik.

He is also a regular lecturer, teacher and jury member at INSAS Brussels; Université Paris 8; Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg; Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, Lisboa; Beijing Film Academy, China; USP - Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil; and Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema, Vietnam.

He gave workshops and lectures at the American University of Technology (AUT) in Beirut; Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge; University of Syracuse; Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), Moscow; Vidéographe Montréal Canada; and at the Human Rights festival in Sucre (Bolivia).

Rob Rombout was vice-president of the Belgian Committee of the French Author Organization SCAM, and is a board member of the AUT in Beirut. He is currently as well the president of DocNomads Association.


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