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Next Generation Jury



Méryl Fortunat-Rossi discovered photography in high school after which he studied film directing in Belgium. The author of numerous short documentaries, including Aparicion which was selected by the festivals in Aix-en-Provence, Amiens, Split, and Jihalava among others. The film won the Audience Award at the Lago Festival in Italy and pre-qualified for the Magritte du Cinema. With Xavier Seron, his fictional work consists of uninhibited black comedy and together they co-directed: Mauvaise-Lune, an alcoholic mocumentary, L’ours noir, a sylvan exercise in schoolboy humor (Magritte Best Short 2016), and Le Plombier, an erotic-acoutic comedy (Magritte Best Short 2017).
His first feature film La Grand-Messe (co-directed with Valéry Rosier) won the Audience Award at the Brussels International Film Festival in 2018.
Since 2013 he has been tending to the Festival du cinema belge in Garrigue.


Anne-Laure Guégan was a film editor for 25 years in Belgium and won the Magritte Editing Award for Alléluia by Fabrice Du Welz. In 2014 she decided to change careers and became a producer by taking over Need Productions with its filmography of about forty films by known Belgian authors (Ursula Meyer, Inès Rabadan, Cattet-Forzani, Delphine Gleize, Annick Ghijzelings, Valéry Rosier, Dominique Henry-Vincent Detours) who are award winners in numerous international film festivals.


Frederike Migom is a director, screenwriter and actor. After having studied dramatic arts and worked in New York, she moved to Paris to study films and worked on a variety of projects. In 2011 she settled in Brussels and worked for 3 years as assistant producer at Caviar Film. She directed her first short, Malakim in 2013, followed by Adam & Everything (2014) and Nkosi Coiffure (2015). The latter was supported financially by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), was screened at numerous festivals including Tribeca and the BFI, and won numerous awards. Also supported by the VAF, Frederike directed a documentary short, Si-G, currently being screened in film festivals worldwide. Her first feature film Binti will open in April 2019.