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Jaco Van Dormael (born 1957, Ixelles, Belgium) is a Belgian film director, screenwriter and playwright. His complex and critically acclaimed films are especially noted for their respectful and sympathetic portrayal of people with mental and physical disabilities.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Contribution Notes
1991 Toto the Hero Director/Writer André Cavens Award for Best Film
Cannes Film Festival Award of the Youth
Cannes Film Festival Caméra d'Or
César Award for Best Foreign Film
European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
European Film Award for Best Young Film
Fantasporto Award for Best Film
Fantasporto Award for Best Screenwriter
Joseph Plateau Award for Best Director
Joseph Plateau Award for Best Film
Joseph Plateau Award for Best Screenplay 1984–1999
National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
1992 Between Heaven and Earth Writer
1996 The Eighth Day Director/Writer Cinéfest – Audience Award
Joseph Plateau Award for Best Director
Joseph Plateau Award for Best Film
Nominated—Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Foreign Family Feature
2007 La face cachée Producer
2009 Mr. Nobody Director/Writer/Co-producer AFI Award for Best European Films
André Cavens Award for Best Film
Biografilm Festival Audience Award
European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film
Fonske Award for Best Belgian Film
Magritte Award for Best Director
Magritte Award for Best Film
Magritte Award for Best Screenplay
Silverback Award for Best Film
Silverback Award for Best Director
Venice Film Festival Biografilm Award
Nominated—Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Audience Award
Nominated—Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Award for Best Film
Nominated—Silverback Award – Audience Award
Nominated—Sitges Film Festival Award for Best Film
Nominated—Stockholm Film Festival Bronze Horse
Nominated—Venice Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize
Nominated—Venice Film Festival Golden Lion
Nominated—Venice Film Festival Special Jury Prize
2014 Nicholas on Holiday Collaborating writer
2015 The Brand New Testament Director/Writer/Producer Biografilm Festival Europa Audience Award
Biografilm Festival Guerrilla Award for Best Film
Nominated—Cannes Film Festival Art Cinema Award
Nominated—Cannes Film Festival Europa Cinemas Label Award
Nominated—Cannes Film Festival SACD Prize
Short film
Year Title Notes
1980 Maedeli la brèche Brussels Film Festival Award for Best Short Fiction Film
Munich Film Festival – Channel 4 Award
Student Academy Award for Best Film by a Foreign Student
1981 Stade 81 Rennes International Film Festival – Caducee d'Or
1981 Les voisins Visions du Réel Award
1982 L'imitateur Brussels Film Festival Award for Best Documentary
Brussels Film Festival Award for Best Short Fiction Film
1983 Sortie de secours Visions du Réel Award
1984 È pericoloso sporgersi Brussels Film Festival Award for Best Production
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival Award for Best Short Film
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – Grand Prix
1985 De boot Brussels Film Festival Award for Best Short Fiction Film
1995 The Kiss Part of the omnibus film Lumière and Company
2010 Eole

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