Benjamin Deboosere

Benjamin Deboosere makes sociopolitical work with a playful approach. Their films are marked by a singular aesthetic and a surrealist touch. Deboosere’s debut feature premiered in Bright Future at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2023 (IFFR). Their work has screened at various international film festivals as Tallinn Black Nights (BNFF), Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Africadoc Bénin, Olhar de Cinema, Kyiv Molodist, Brussels Art Film Festival, FebioFest Bratislava, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Queer Lisboa among others. Their first fiction short Of Not Such Great Importance won the Kryzstof Szot Award at the Lublin Film Festival 2019, the Jury and Audience Award at Ongezien Kort 2020 & Best Short Film Award at Working Title Film Festival 2020. Benjamin Deboosere was part of the 2024 Berlinale Talents.

They are now developing their second fiction feature ‘The Decapitation of Sembene by the Commission for Classification of Cinematography’.