The board of directors of Film Fest Gent sets Marijke Vandebuerie as director of the film festival. Vandebuerie leave the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF), and since 2013 as a business leader. They follow Martijn Ball, which at the end of last year, the film festival left.
Marijke Vandebuerie was since 2013 business manager at the VAF. “It is with a heavy heart that I ADD leaves but at Film Fest Gent is much of what I have in the past have done together,” says Vandebuerie about her appointment.
Vandebuerie was in 1987 co-founder of the Ghent music club Democrazy. Afterwards, she went to Brussels, where she successively general director at Beursschouwburg (1997-2002) and Brussels This Week (2002-2013).
The 45th Film Fest Gent runs from 9 October to 19 October at Kinepolis Gent, Studio Skoop, Sphinx, Forward and KASKcinema.