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List of famous film directors from Belgium, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Belgium has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Belgian directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Belgium and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

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Agnès Varda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 90 Agnès Varda is a French film director and professor at the European Graduate School. Her films, photographs, and art installations focus on documentary realism, feminist issues, and ...more

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Alain Berliner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 55 Alain Berliner is a Belgian director best known for the 1997 film Ma vie en rose, which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 55th Golden Globe Awards in 1998. Ma vie ...more

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Albert Valentin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Died at 66 (1902-1968) Albert Valentin was a screenwriter and film director.

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Alex Agnew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Alex Agnew age 45 Alex Agnew is a Belgian stand-up comedian and hard rock vocalist. According to the Nigel Williams autobiography "Had ik maar een vak geleerd", Alex was already an established comedian ...more

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Alex Wilequet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Alex Wilequet age 90 Alex Wilequet is an actor.

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André Cauvin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Died at 97 (1907-2004) André Cauvin was a Belgian documentary film director. He directed five films between 1939 and 1955. His 1952 film Bongolo was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.

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André Chandelle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
André Chandelle André Chandelle is a television director and screenwriter.

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André Delvaux is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Died at 76 (1926-2002) André, Baron Delvaux was a Belgian film director and widely regarded as the founder of the Belgian national cinema. Born in Heverlee, he died in Valencia, Spain. He received the Magritte ...more

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André Ernotte is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Died at 56 (1943-1999) André Ernotte was a Belgian film director and screenwriter.

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Angel Vergara is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Angel Vergara age 60 Angel Vergara is a film director, film producer, film editor, production designer, film score composer, and an artist.

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Anja Daelemans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Anja Daelemans age 51 Anja Daelemans is a film producer.

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Ankur Tewari is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 41 Ankur Tewari is a director, writer and musician. Born into a family of engineers and teachers, Ankur Tewari decided to do hotel management and graduated from IHM Bhopal. Almost immediately, he ...more

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Anne Quirynen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Anne Quirynen age 58 Anne Quirynen is a film director.

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Anne-Marie Etienne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 62 Anne-Marie Etienne is an actress, screenwriter and film director.

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Anouk De Clercq is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Anouk De Clercq age 47 Anouk de Clercq is a film director and film editor.

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Anton Aeki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Anton Aeki Anton Aeki is a film director and film score composer.

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Axelle Carolyn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 39 Axelle Carolyn is a Belgian filmmaker and former actor and journalist.

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Bavo Defurne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 47 Bavo Defurne is a film director, photographer, screenwriter, film producer and film art director.

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Ben Stassen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Ben Stassen is a Belgian film director, producer and screenwriter. He founded nWave Pictures in 1994, producing highly successful CGI ride films including the groundbreaking Devils Mine. ...more

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Benoît Mariage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 57 Benoît Mariage is a Belgian film director.

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Benoît Peeters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 62 Benoît Peeters is a comics writer, novelist, and critic. After a degree in Philosophy at the Sorbonne, he prepared his Master’s at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences ...more

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Benoît Poelvoorde is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 54 Benoît Poelvoorde is a Belgian actor and comedian.

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Bouli Lanners is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 53 Philippe "Bouli" Lanners is a Belgian actor, author and film director. His film The Giants was nominated for twelve Magritte Awards, winning five, including Best Film and Best

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Bruno Forzani is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Bruno Forzani Bruno Forzani is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer.

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Carl Colpaert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 55 Carl Colpaert is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and the founder of Cineville, a production and distribution company based in Los Angeles.

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Cécile Telerman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Cécile Telerman Cécile Telerman is a film producer, film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Chantal Akerman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 68 Chantal Anne Akerman is a Belgian film director, artist, and professor of film at the City College of New York. Her best-known film is Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. ...more

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Charles Binamé is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 69 Charles Binamé is a Quebec director. He was born in Belgium and came to Montreal with his family at a young age. In 1971, he began work as an assistant director with the National Film ...more

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Charles Dekeukeleire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Charles Dekeukeleire Died at 66 (1905-1971) Charles Dekeukeleire was a Belgian film director. He pioneered modern Belgian film with Henri Storck. He was inspired by French avant-garde cinema, particularly the works of Germaine Dulac.

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Charles Frank is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Charles Frank Died at 87 (1910-1997) Charles Frank is a screenwriter and film director.

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Charles Van Damme is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Charles Van Damme age 72 Charles Van Damme is a Belgian cinematographer and film director. He has worked on 40 films since 1973. His film The Violin Player was entered into the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.

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Christophe Hermans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Christophe Hermans age 36 Christophe Hermans is a film director and screenwriter.

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Christophe van Rompaey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 48 Christophe van Rompaey is a film director, producer, editor, screenwriter and television director.

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Daniel Maze is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Daniel Maze age 46 Daniel Maze is a Belgian film director, writer and producer who started his professional career as a DJ in the Belgian club scene in the '90s, eventually making the transition to music

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Danis Tanović is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 49 Danis Tanović is a Bosnian film director and screenwriter. Tanović is best known for having directed and written the script for the 2001 Bosnian movie No Man's Land which won him the Academy ...more

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Danny Deprez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Danny Deprez age 61 Danny Deprez is a film director and screenwriter.

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Dardenne brothers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne are a Belgian filmmaking duo. They write, produce and direct their films together. The Dardennes began making narrative and documentary films in ...more

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Dirk Beliën is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Dirk Beliën age 55 Dirk Beliën is a film director.

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Dominique Abel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 61 Dominique Abel is an actor, film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Dominique Deruddere is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 61 Dominique Deruddere is a Belgian film director.

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Dominique Loreau is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Dominique Loreau age 63 Dominique Loreau is a screenwriter, film director and editor.

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Eddie Lateste is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 89 Eddie Lateste is a screenwriter, film producer, and film director.

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Edward José is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Died at 50 (1880-1930) Edward José was a Belgian film director and actor of the silent era. He directed 42 films between 1915 and 1925. He also appeared in 12 films between 1910 and 1916.

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Emile Degelin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Emile Degelin age 92 Émile Degelin is a Belgian film director and novelist, the director of If the Wind Frightens You His 1963 film Life and Death in Flanders was entered into the 13th Berlin International ...more

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Eric de Kuyper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 76 Eric de Kuyper is a Flemish-Belgian and Dutch writer, semiologist, art critic, and experimental film director. Fictionalized autobiographical novels, written in the 3rd-person, account for most ...more

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Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 58 Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is a French and Belgian dramatist, novelist, fiction writer and film director. His plays have been staged in over fifty countries all over the world.

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Erik Van Looy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
age 56 Erik Ludovicus Maria Van Looy is a Belgian film director. In Flanders he is also known as a television presenter. His most famous movies are: Ad Fundum Shades The Alzheimer Case, this movie was ...more

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Étienne Périer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Étienne Périer age 87 Étienne Périer is a Belgian film director.

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Fabrice Du Welz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Fabrice Du Welz age 46 Fabrice Du Welz is a Belgian film director and screenwriter.

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Fien Troch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Belgium
Fien Troch age 40 Fien Troch is a Belgian left field film director, producer and screenwriter. After graduating from the Sint-Lukas art academy in Brussels in 2000, she achieved several nominations and awards in ...more