Wim Vanacker

Festival programmer

After studying psychology in Belgium, Wim Vanacker moved to Dublin to work as a psychologist in the field of drug addiction.

Three years later, he picked up studying again at EICAR, where he made two shorts: Endgame and The Naked leading the Blind. After graduating, he discovered NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema, where he became the Head of the Script Department and the Project manager of the MEDIA funded project, European Short Pitch. Furthermore, he is a member of the Selection Committee for the Official Short Film Competition of the Cannes Film Festival and works as the Editorial Consultant for the First Cut Lab. On the side, he works as a script consultant, creative advisor, programmer, tutor and guest speaker for many workshops, film festivals and projects in development. As a writer/director, he is currently developing the films [ˈsɪə.ri.əl ] and Psycho Revisited.

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