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Gilles Coulier

Writer / Director

Gilles is a Belgian director, producer, scriptwriter and partner and co-founder of De Wereldvrede.

Gilles studied Audiovisual Arts at the Sint-Lukas Brussels University of Art and Design. Besides video clips and publicity he started off by making three shorts, ‘Iceland’, ‘Paroles’ and ‘Mont Blanc’. In Belgium ‘Iceland’ won a ‘Flemish Film Fund’ Wildcard in 2010 for Best Fiction Short at the International Short Film Festival of Leuven in December 2009 and the Sabam Prize for Best Belgian Short at the FIFIB Brussels. With this short he was selected for the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in the Cinefondation section, Abu Dhabi Film Festival and The Leeds Film Festival.

His Masterfilm ‘Paroles’ was nominated for several Film Festivals and was Jury Prize Winner at the International Short film Festival of Leuven in December 2010. Coulier graduated in September 2011 and used his ‘Flemish Film Fund Wildcard’ to create his first professional short ‘Mont Blanc’. This short was produced by Dirk Impens for Menuet Films and was coached by Felix Van Groeningen, known as the director of ‘The Misfortunates’ and ‘The Broken Circle Breakdown’. ‘Mont Blanc’ was selected in April 2013 for the Cannes Film Festival in the Official Short film Competition.

In 2014 Coulier completed writing & directing the fiction series ‘The Natives’ (Bevergem) for CANVAS, it received high ratings. The series won several Flemish television awards and was selected for the BANFF Rockie Awards for Best Comedy. It was also shown at the Film Fest Gent and the International Rotterdam Film Festival. In 2015 Gilles continued working on the script of his first feature ‘Cargo’ for De Wereldvrede. He participated at the 2015 Torino Film Lab and the film has its international première at the San Sebastian Film Festival in the New Directors Competition 2017.

Gilles most recently directed the hit television series ‘De Dag’ (‘The Day’) for production company Woestijnvis and is writing a new film for De Wereldvrede.

Credits

FEATURE FILM
Date: 2017
Production (role):
CARGO (Director / Co-Writer)
Company:
De Wereldvrede / 100% Halal / Dutch FilmWorks
Project details:
Winner: Thessaloniki Film Festival, Best Screenplay 2017
Winner: Riviera International Film Festival, Best Actor 2017
Nominated for First Feature Competition at London Film Festival 2017
San Sebastian new directors competition official selection 2017 (SPA)
Film Festival Oostende official opening film 2017
Film Festival Oostende new look competition 2017
Participant Torino Film Lab 2015
TELEVISION
Date: 2018
Production (role):
DE DAG (Director)
Company:
Woestijnvis / Dynamic Television / Vier
Project details:
Nominated at Series Mania 2018
Date: 2015
Production (role):
THE NATIVES (Writer / Director)
Company:
De Wereldvrede / Canvas
Project details:
(Original title: BEVERGEM)

Winner: Flemish Television Awards, Best Comedy, Best Actress, Best Drama 2016
Winner: HA! Van Huomo
SHORT FILM
Date: 2012
Production (role):
MONT BLANC (Writer / Director)
Company:
Wildcard Film
Project details:
Nominee: Palme D'Or Best Short Film at Cannes Film Festival 2013
Winner: Brussels International Film Festival, Best Short Film 2013
Date: 2010
Production (role):
PAROLES (Writer / Director)
Company:
Watch and Behave Pictures
Project details:
Winner: Leuven International Short Film Festival, Best Flemish Short, Best Flemish Short Jury Prize 2010
Date: 2010
Production (role):
ICELAND (Writer / Director)
Project details:
Winner: Leuven International Short Film Festival, Best Short Film, 2009
Nominee: Cinefondation Award at Cannes Film Festival 2010

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): CARGO (Director / Co-Writer)
    Company: De Wereldvrede / 100% Halal / Dutch FilmWorks
    Project details: Winner: Thessaloniki Film Festival, Best Screenplay 2017
    Winner: Riviera International Film Festival, Best Actor 2017
    Nominated for First Feature Competition at London Film Festival 2017
    San Sebastian new directors competition official selection 2017 (SPA)
    Film Festival Oostende official opening film 2017
    Film Festival Oostende new look competition 2017
    Participant Torino Film Lab 2015
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): DE DAG (Director)
    Company: Woestijnvis / Dynamic Television / Vier
    Project details: Nominated at Series Mania 2018
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): THE NATIVES (Writer / Director)
    Company: De Wereldvrede / Canvas
    Project details: (Original title: BEVERGEM)

    Winner: Flemish Television Awards, Best Comedy, Best Actress, Best Drama 2016
    Winner: HA! Van Huomo
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): MONT BLANC (Writer / Director)
    Company: Wildcard Film
    Project details: Nominee: Palme D'Or Best Short Film at Cannes Film Festival 2013
    Winner: Brussels International Film Festival, Best Short Film 2013
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): PAROLES (Writer / Director)
    Company: Watch and Behave Pictures
    Project details: Winner: Leuven International Short Film Festival, Best Flemish Short, Best Flemish Short Jury Prize 2010
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): ICELAND (Writer / Director)
    Company:
    Project details: Winner: Leuven International Short Film Festival, Best Short Film, 2009
    Nominee: Cinefondation Award at Cannes Film Festival 2010
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