Tim De Keersmaecker

Born in Dendermonde, Belgium.
Lives and works in Brussels.


2007  MA Audio-visual Arts, RITS, Brussels BE
1998  A1 degree: Psychiatric Nursing, Artevelde Hoogschool, Ghent BE


Aperture, 24’0″

At night, a man stands in the middle of the road. He paints the white markings black. His mind gradually slips back into a faraway realm created by his illness. Some time later, at the mental institution, as he tries to retain a fragile grip on reality, the delusional account of his past begins to unravel. Losing his sense of reality has disturbed his life, but at the same time it creates an opening for a possible recovery and new hope.

Produced by Emmy Oost, Cassette for Timescapes, with the support of the Flemish Audio-visual Funds.

Hoge Bomen – Arne Quinze, creator of atmosphere, 52’0″
Documentary on designer Arne Quinze, television format, 52’0″
Produced by Off-World productions for Canvas.

Die Vögelein schweigen im Walde, 18’0″

A man relieves himself from his nighttime job as a warehouseman by pursuing his greatest passion: hunting. But sometimes nature is tough and unpredictable. ‘Die vögelein schweigen im walde’ is a film about loneliness, the craving for dominance and the search for a meaningful interpretation of existence.

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Awards and Selections

London Film Festival OPEN CITY, London UK

IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), Amsterdam NL
Docville National competition, Brussels BE

‘Regards Neuf’ competition – ‘Visions du Reél’, Nyon CH
Documenta International competition, Madrid ES
Huesca International Filmfestival competition, ES
Pârnu International Documentary Festival competition, EE
‘Les Ecrans Documentaires’ International competition, Arcueil, Paris FR
Munich Filmfest international student film competition, DE
‘Filmer à tout prix – premiers oeuvres’ International competition, Brussels BE
Selected: Sehsûchte International student festival,
Potsdam-Babelsberg DE
Selected: Reykjavik Shorts&Docs, Reykjavik IS
Selected: Docupolis International Documentary Festival, Barcelona ES

Winner of the HGO Public Prize, Brussels BE
Winner of the Henri Storck Prize, Brussels BE
Winner of a Wildcard from VAF, Brussels BE
IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam) student competition, Amsterdam NL