Kristof received his Masters in Documentary Direction at the National Film and Television School (UK). In 2014 he released Elephant’s Dream, a portrait of three state-owned institutions and their workers in DR Congo, a film he directed/filmed and co-produced.

He is an IDFA Academy and EURODOC graduate and is one of the Emerging Producers for Jihlava 2019. He won several awards, such as Grand Prize Nanook-Jean Rouch in Paris, Magic Hour Award at Docs Against Gravity (Warsaw), the TRT 2nd International Documentary Award in Istanbul, Special Mention Bertha Best International Documentary at One World Media Awards (UK), the Buzz Wilson Award at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival, and his work screened at various festivals internationally.
He regularly teaches and gives workshops on documentary research, storytelling and production.

FILMS
Elephant's Dream, 75' / 2014
The Perfect Belgian, 34' / 2010
Parallel Lives, 34' / 2010
Three Women, 50' / 2005

Foto: © Alexia Leysen

Info

Name
Kristof Bilsen
Expertise
Documentairemaker

Supported projects

Mother

  • Family
  • Health

THAILAND - In a small village in Thailand, Pomm takes care of Europeans with Alzheimer’s. Separated from her children, she helps Elisabeth during the final stages of her life, as a new patient arrives from Switzerland.

White Elephant (nzoku ya pembe)

  • International

White Elephant is a documentary about the Central Post-Office and its employees in Kinshasa, DR Congo.