Benjamin Deboosere (°1984) is a white able-bodied genderqueer neurodivergent filmmaker from Brussels. Benjamin studied graphic design at Luca School of Arts Brussels, screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, and mastered in film directing at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound in Brussels. Deboosere‘s research-based practice results in films, photography, installations and interventions.
Deboosere’s work as a director and/or writer has screened at various international film festivals as Tallinn Black Nights (BNFF), Rotterdam (IFFR), Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Message to man, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Africadoc Bénin, Mecal Pro Barcelona, Brussels Art Film Festival, Achtung Berlin among others. Their first fiction short Of Not Such Great Importance won the Kryzstof Szot Award at the Lublin Film Festival 2019 (PL), the Jury and Audience Award at Ongezien Kort 2020 (BE) & Best Short Film Award at Working Title Film Festival 2020 (IT).
Deboosere is now in post-production of their middle-length anti-adventure film: ‘The life and strange surprising adventures of Robnsion Crsuoe who lived for twenty and eight years all alone on an inhabited island and said it was his’