Kaat Beels

Kaat Beels

Kaat Beels (1974) majored in directing at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels. One of her first short films »Cologne« won prizes for Best Short at several festivals at Ghent Film Fest, Leuven Kort and London Birds Eye View.

She made several documentaries for Canvas in collaboration with Nathalie Basteyns. She directed multiple shows such as »Napels zien«, »Bal Mondial« and »Jes«. Her first movie »Swooni« was selected at the prestigious Toronto Film Fest and Chicago Film Fest. In 2012 she co-directed »Clan (The Out-Laws)« with Nathalie Basteyns, a black comedy which aired in the UK on Channel 4. The duo went on to work on »Hotel Beau Séjour«, which has gained international acclaim at numerous festivals and has been sold to various territories, such as Germany and France (ARTE), and worldwide (NETFLIX). In December 2017 she directed the feature film »Facades« (in co-direction with Nathalie Basteyns). The same year »Tabula Rasa« was broadcast on VRT & Netflix. She was awarded the prize for Best Director TV Series at the Ensors. In 2019 she directed »Beau Séjour 2« with Nathalie Basteyns.

In 2020 she filmed a lockdown short »Nadya«. Now she is directing» Lost Luggage« about the Brussels attacks. Next year she is going to direct the second season of acclaimed series »The Twelve«.

Conference 2023

Thu, 15.06.23 / 09:30 - 10:15
Cinenova / Theatre 1
Kaat Beels, Nathalie Basteyns, Lutz Heineking, Adrian Spring
In cooperation with the European Showrunner Programme. While more and more European series are helmed by showrunners, this work model is still new to the European series market. The European Showrunner Think Tank sets out to shed light on the advantages and challenges of showrunning in Europe from the perspectives of all parties involved.