Iris is the Director of the European Youth Film Festival in Flanders, Belgium (Het Jeugdfilmfestival) for 8 years now. She is responsible for the business part and the medialab. Het Jeugdfilmfestival is the most important festival for children and youth in Belgium and takes place in Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. The festival has initiated the online platform Film Fun in Bed, a project for children in hospitals. Before the festival she worked at the University of Antwerp doing research on museums for contemporary art and the audiovisual field. Previously she was the director of a cultural centre in Antwerp. She is a member of the board of directors of oKo (Flemish Federation of Employers in the arts sector). Iris studied Comparative Cultural Sciences and Cultural Management and resided two years in Barcelona for studying Catalan language and art.
Thursday 24 September 2015 11:45am-1:00pm
Creative Practice Presentation Film Literacy in Practice – inspiring ideas and research from around Europe. Exciting projects offering real world application of film literacy plus film industry knowledge and understanding. With speakers Iris Verhoeven - European Youth Film Festival and Bettina Buchler - Director FBW German Film and Media Review FBW’s Youth Film Jury.Read more