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