Fien Troch

Fien Troch

Belgium

I like to question my method of shooting with each new project. Not just ‘what’ I make, but also ‘how’ I make it - my process - has always been important to me.    

Biography

Fien Troch is a Belgian left field film director and screenwriter. After graduating from the Sint-Lukas art academy in Brussels in 2000, she achieved several nominations and awards in her chosen career. Her first full-length film SOMEONE ELSE'S HAPPINESS (2005) is a psychological drama that deals with how a fatal car accident affects a small village in Flanders. The film was selected at the Toronto IFF and the San Sebastian Film Festival. Amongst many others, it won in 2005 the Golden Alexander and an award for Best Screenplay at the Thessaloniki Film Festival. Her second film UNSPOKEN (2008) depicts the aftermath of the disappearance of a young girl and was developed in the cinéfondation of Cannes. The film received the André Cavens Award for Best Film by the Belgian Film Critics Association (UCC) and at the 62nd edition of the Torino Film Festival it also won the price for Best Actress. Her third film KID (2012) won the Eurimages Award for Most Promising Project in Rotterdam and the Students award at the Paris IFF. Her latest feature HOME (2016) was awarded Best Director at the Venice IFF and was selected at the Toronto IFF.

Films Selection

  • Home - 2016
  • Kid - 2012
  • Unspoken - 2008
  • Someone Else's Happiness - 2005
  • Cool Sam & Sweet Suzie - 2002
  • Maria - 2001
  • Wooww - 1999
  • Verbrande aarde - 1998