Sincerity with an edge, authenticity with a heart, that’s what I was after and that’s exactly what I found. Voices, however imperfect, that made me listen, that made me look, that made me feel and forced me into embracing life to the fullest. There’s some sad there, and some funny, and some heartbreaking and some destabilizing, but every single one of these films has a beating heart and a personality to be reckoned with. They dared, and they conquered. Blood, sweat and tears pays off, and so does love for cinema. The world might no longer be the same, but cinema wise, the future is still as bright. Long live Cinema, the most beautiful fraud in the world!
About the curator
After studying psychology in Belgium, Wim Vanacker moved to Dublin to work as a psychologist in the field of drug addiction. Three years later, he picked up studying again at EICAR where he made two shorts. After graduating, he discovered NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema where he became the Head of the Script Department and the Project manager of the MEDIA funded project, European Short Pitch. Furthermore, he’s a member of the Selection Committee for the Official Short Film Competition of the Cannes Film Festival and recently, he became the Editorial Consultant for the First Cut Lab. On the side, he works as a script consultant, creative advisor, programmer, tutor and guest speaker for many workshops, film festivals and projects in development. As a writer/director, he’s currently developing the short films [ˈsɪə.ri.əl ] and Psycho Revisited.