Liesbeth de Ceulaer

Liesbeth de Ceulaer
Directing in the Field
Instructor and Supervisor (2022)

Liesbeth de Ceulaer is an independent filmmaker, based in Brussels, Belgium.

Her work explores the complex and often tense relationship between humans and their environment. Our current day is reflected in the past and brings forward glimpses of the future. Liesbeth’s films are cinematic wanderings where the spectator is invited to abandon the harsh distinction between fiction and documentary, and freely yet committed explore these spellbinding worlds.

Holgut (2021), Victoria (2020) and Behind the Redwood Curtain (2013) have been presented and awarded at film festivals such as Berlinale IFF (Caligari Award), CPH:DOX (Special Mention Next:Wave), Visions du Réel, IndieLisboa (TVCine Award), Curitiba IFF Olhar de Cinema (Special Jury Award), Shanghai IFF, Sao Paulo IFF, Open City London (Open City Award), Docville (Best Belgian Documentary), Play Doc (Best Film), Big Sky DFF (Artistic Vision Award), Imagine Science NY (New Wave Award), Beldocs (International Competition Special Mention), WOK Saint Petersburg (Best Cinematography) and BFI London.

Liesbeth holds a MA degree in Audiovisual Arts from LUCA, School of Arts Brussels, where she now works as lecturer and teacher. She further engages herself by curating film programs and organizing workshops, and is ever on the lookout for new connections.


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