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After studying literature, Aurore Engelen created and ran a festival of African cinema in Brussels for 5 years. At the same time; she collaborated with different production organizations, managed the Magritte du Cinéma online communications and organized the workshops and professional encounters of the Festival de Namur.
Belgian correspondent for Cineuropa since 2008, she is editor in chief of Cinevox since 2016.


Bjorn Gabriels is an author, movie critic, and the editor in chief of the independent magazine of film criticism Filmmagie.


Elli Mastorou has a degree in Film Writing and Film Analysis and started as a freelance film journalist at Editions de l’Avenir in 2012. Since 2016, she has also been in charge of the film section of the daily newspaper Metro Belgique. Her activities as critic include radio (La Première, Radio Campus) and television (CinéStation RTBF). Her thesis on Emile Zola’s film adaptations is published by Editions Universitaires Européennes.



A graduate of Columbia University, Richard Harris started at Pacifica Radio’s WBAI-FM in New York City as program producer, on-air host, Traffic Director, Operations Director, and Program Director. He then worked for CBS-TV Network as Writer/Producer Creative Services, Movie & Mini-Series and at KABC-TV Los Angeles in On-air Promotion. He was awarded a CLIO. Currently he is a journalist for The Bulletin in Brussels.

Deborah Laurent


Déborah Laurent has been a journalist for 17 years. She has worked for several years at La Dernière Heure, collaborates with the editorial staff of Le Soir Magazine and Flair and has been a film journalist for for more than ten years. She covers the Cannes Film Festival, the Oscars, TIFF, SXSW and the Venice Mostra.

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Hubert Heyrendt holds a degree in Romance languages and literature and in cultural management from the ULB. He has been a journalist at La Libre Belgique since 1999, where he has been a film critic since 2002. He also contributes to the economic magazine Trends Tendances and co-writes the culinary blog “La cuisine à quatre mains”.