Director BELGIUM

Jaco VAN DORMAEL

Jaco VAN DORMAEL
Biography

Born February 9, 1957, in Brussels, Belgium. Childhood in Germany. Film studies at INSAS (Brussels) and Louis Lumière (Paris). Former stage director for children, ex- clown.

FILMOGRAPHY:

1980 : MAEDELI LA BRECHE
Short Fiction for children (18 min)
Oscar for Best Foreign Student Film, Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences - Los Angeles 81
Best Fiction Short Film - Brussels 81
"Channel 4" Prize- Munich 83

1981: STADE 81
Documentary
Caducée d'Or- Rennes 82
Jury Commendation - MIFED 82

LES VOISINS
Documentary (16 min)
"Cinéma du Réel" Festival - Paris 84

1982: L'IMITATEUR
Fiction documentary (29 min)
Best Fiction Short Film and Best Documentary- Brussels 83

1983 : SORTIE DE SECOURS
Documentary (18 min)

1984 : E PERICOLOSO SPORGERSI
Fiction (13 min) International Grand Prize - Clermont-Ferrand 85
Best Director Prize- Brussels 84

1985 : DE BOOT
Fiction, musical (20 min)
Best Fiction Film - Brussels 86

1991 : TOTO LE HÉROS (Toto the Hero)
Caméra d'Or and Audience Prize - Cannes 91
Felix for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay - 91
Audience PrizeLocarno 91
Best Foreign Film César - 92

1995 : LE HUITIEME JOUR (The Eighth Day)
Official Selection Cannes 1996
Best Actor Daniel Auteuil and Pascal Duquenne

Films presented at Cannes

Awards

Film poster
TOTO LE HEROS 1991 Caméra d'or Director
Jury members
Member - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 1998
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