Jean-Philippe Thiriart

At the age of eight, Jean-Philippe Thiriart fell in love with cinema, by “diving into The Big Blue [Luc Besson, 1988]”. Through his work at various cinema events, such as Namur’s International French-Speaking Film Festival (FIFF) and the Brussels Short Film Festival (BSFF), he discovered the small world of the big screen. Jean-Philippe began his career working for various local media outlets. He has been attending and covering a variety of festivals for almost 20 years, including the Berlinale and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), and the Magritte Awards ceremony since its inception. Moreover, Jean-Philippe has been directing fiction and documentary short films for four years. He directed Now You Know, Edmond, etc. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of En Cinémascope, which publishes interviews, covers festivals, reviews films, etc. Jean-Philippe also works for Cinergie and Proximus Pickx as a cinema journalist. In addition, he teaches English in a higher education institution located in Brussels.