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Leonardo van Dijl

Year of residence

2017 – 3rd edition

Leonardo van Dijl is a writer and director based in Belgium. His latest short film STEPHANIE (2020) was selected for the Official Competition of Cannes, San Sebastian and TIFF as well as over 150 other film festivals where it received various national and international awards. Van Dijl’s second short, UMPIRE, debuted at the Locarno Film Festival and was given an honourable mention at the San Sebastian Film
 Festival. GET RIPPED, his debut short film, premiered at Outfest Los Angeles where it was given the Grand Jury Award. Following his work as an editor for Vice Magazine van Dijl has continued to direct a myriad of brand work and music videos including pieces for Prada, Dior (Starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Natalie Portman) and Dries van Noten. He frequently collaborates with artists such as Peter de Potter, Willy Vanderperre and Nicolas Karakatsanis (I, TONYA, CRUELLA). Leonardo’s first feature JULIE KEEPS QUIET is currently in post-production and is a co-production between De Wereldvrede, Les Films du Fleuve and Film i Väst.

Leonardo van Dijl