Marc James Roels 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 Cezar nomination. Together with Emma he went on to make mid-length film ‘Ce Magnifique Gateau !’ which premiered 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.
CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.