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International Film Festival

Krakow 22-27 X 2024

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Marc James Roels

Added: October 01, 2023

Born in 1978, Johannesburg, South Africa. He started out directing live action films, making award winning shorts ‘Mompelaar’ which premiered at the Berlinale in 2007 and ‘A Gentle Creature’ in 2010.

Together with Emma De Swaef he co-directed the short film ‘Oh Willy…’ in 2012, a stop-motion short that won 80 international awards including the Cartoon d’Or and a Cézar nomination. Together with Emma he went on to make mid-length film ‘Ce Magnifique Gâteau !’ which premièred at the director’s Fortnight in Cannes, Tiff and Telluride and had a cinematic release in Belgium, the Netherlands and the USA. In 2022 he co-directed (with Emma De Swaef) the first chapter of the critically acclaimed anthology film 'The House' for Netflix. Marc lives in Antwerp, Belgium.

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