Famous Screenwriters from Belgium

List of notable or famous screenwriters from Belgium, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in Belgium and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to Belgium. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Belgian screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from Belgium is included when available.

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This historic screenwriters from Belgium list can help answer the questions "Who are some Belgian screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from Belgium?" These prominent screenwriters of Belgium may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Belgian screenwriters.

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    • Birthplace: Brussels, Ixelles, Belgium
    Agnès Varda (French: [aɲɛs vaʁda]; 30 May 1928 – 29 March 2019) was a Belgian-born French film director, photographer and artist. Her work was pioneering for, and central to, the development of the widely influential French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Her films focused on achieving documentary realism, addressing feminist issues, and/or producing other social commentary, with a distinctive experimental style. Varda's work employed location shooting in an era when the limitations of sound technology made it easier and more common to film indoors, with constructed sets and painted backdrops of landscapes, rather than the real thing. Her use of non-professional actors was also unconventional in the context of 1950s French cinema. Among other awards and nominations, she received an honorary Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, an Academy Honorary Award, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
    • Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
    Alain Berliner (born 21 February 1963) is a Belgian film 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 en rose is also used as film in England, to teach children about cross-dressing and is a very valuable film for community.Born in Brussels, he also directed Le Mur, Passion of Mind, La Maison du canal, and J'aurais voulu être un danseur.
  • Albert Valentin
    Dec. at 65 (1902-1968)
    • Birthplace: La Louvière, Belgium
    Albert Valentin was a screenwriter and film director.
  • André Cauvin
    Dec. at 97 (1907-2004)
    • Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
    André Cauvin (French: [kovɛ̃]; 12 February 1907 – 2 April 2004) 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.
  • André Delvaux
    Dec. at 76 (1926-2002)
    • Birthplace: Oud-Heverlee, Leuven, Belgium
    André, Baron Delvaux (French: [dɛlvo]; 21 March 1926 – 4 October 2002) was a Belgian film director and widely regarded as the founder of the Belgian national cinema. Born in Heverlee, he died in Valencia, Spain. after giving a speech at the World Arts Meeting. He received the Magritte Honorary Award at the Magritte Awards 2011.
  • André Ernotte
    Dec. at 55 (1943-1999)
    • Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
    André Ernotte was a Belgian film director and screenwriter.