Isabelle Tollenaere (Belgium)

Isabelle Tollenaere (born in Ghent, 1984) is an independent filmmaker. She studied documentary filmmaking at Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. Since then she has made 3 short films; her graduation film Still Life (2007), Trickland (2010) and Viva Paradis (2011). These short documentary films have been widely exhibited at international film festivals such as IDFA (NL), CPH:DOX (DK), FID Marseille (FR), EMAF (DE), EXiS (KR), New Horizons (PL) en Belo Horizonte International Film Festival (BR) amongst others. They were shown at art institutions like Centre Pompidou (FR), in projection or as video installation. Battles (2015) is Isabelle's first feature length film, it had its world premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), where it won the Fipresci award.


  • Battles (2015) – feature documentary
  • Viva Paradis (2011) – short documentary
  • Trickland (2010) – short documentary
  • Still Life
    2007) – short documentary (graduation film is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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