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Christophe Dirickx (°1961) graduated at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England. He has written more than six produced feature films, of which two were showcast in the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival.
Christophe made his debut by writing the scenario for Manneken Pis, the first feature film by Frank Van Passel. The movie was an instant hit, won 3 prices at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes and many more at international festivals worldwide. Manneken Pis was the Belgian entry for the Oscars in 1996.
Christophe’s talent as a screenwriter allowed him to work with a lot of renowned Belgian directors, such as Frank Van Passel for Villa des Roses, Pieter Van Hees for Linkeroever and Felix Van Groeningen for the screenplay of The Misfortunates. The Misfortunates won numerous international awards and was Christophe’s second screenplay for a movie that was Belgium’s Oscars submission. The movie was also submitted for the Golden Globes and in 2014 he won the Best Screenplay Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival for it.
He co-wrote the screenplay for the tv-series Tabula Rasa with Malin-Sarah Gozin and Veerle Baetens. The series is directed by Kaat Beels and Jonas Govaerts.
He has recently been co-writing De Bende Van Jan De Lichte with Benjamin Sprengers. The series is being shot for the moment.