Bio

Tom Fassaert

Filmmaker Tom Fassaert (Naarden, 1979) grew up in both the Netherlands and South Africa, where initially a strong interest for photography and music led him to his passion for film.

In 2006 Fassaert graduated at the Dutch Film Academy with the critically acclaimed short documentary Doel leeft, a film about a small Flemish village threatened with demolition.

Since his graduation Fassaert made several short documentaries, including L’homme et la forêt, and researched and developed a scenario for a feature length documentary titled Sons of the Sun. In the meantime Fassaert stayed closely connected to Doel and it’s last residents, and decided to continue the story that started with his graduation film. In 2011 he completed his debut feature length documentary De engel van Doel (An angel in Doel). The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival where it received an honorary mention from the jury and has subsequently been screened on more than forty festivals worldwide where it received several (international) awards.

Currently Fassaert is working on his next feature length documentary titled A family affair. A personal film that explores the delicate terrain along the fault line of his own family. Parallel to this film, Fassaert is also developing a new documentary titled Il richiamo della luce (The call of the light), about the small Italian island Lampedusa that instantly became world news when thousands of immigrants crossed the Mediterranean sea. A story about a formerly isolated community that now struggles with it's new role as southern gate of Fort Europe.

Besides making documentaries Tom Fassaert also teaches and coaches at the Nederlandse Filmacademie and at the IDFA Mediafonds workshop.

  Films

De engel van Doel

A family affair

Il richiamo della luce

Marinus Boezem

Sons of the sun

L'Homme et la fôret

Cockerill est á nous

Ellipse

  Screenings

Screenings

2014

  • 15 June: MARINUS BOEZEM @ Dutch Television AVRO kunstuur, NL
  • 9 April: DOEL LEEFT @ Go Short International Filmfestival Nijmegen, NL
  • 28 Jan: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Filmfestival Noorderbreedte Leeuwarden, NL
  • 22 Jan: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Belgian TV Canvas/VRT, Belgium
  • 18 - 22 Jan: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Dutch Television Holland Doc 24, NL
  • 11 Jan: MARINUS BOEZEM @ Dutch Television RTV Rijnmond, NL
  • 6 Jan: MARINUS BOEZEM @ Dutch Television RTV Noord-Holland, NL
  • 2013

  • 10 Dec: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Stattkino Luzern, Switzerland
  • 5 Dec: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Le Lieu Unique Nantes, France
  • 24 Nov - 29 Dec: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ ZeroNuke Film Festival Taipei, Taiwan
  • 15 Nov: MARINUS BOEZEM @ Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (Premiere), NL
  • 9 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Médiathèque de La Garenne-Colombes, France
  • 5 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Café Pakhuis Wilhelmina Amsterdam, NL
  • 20 Oct: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Cinematheque Ville d'Issy, France
  • 30 Aug - 13 Sept: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ KlaraFestival Brussel, Belgium
  • 14 June: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ De Fabriek Zaandam, NL
  • 4 June: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Cine K Oldenburg, Germany
  • 23 May: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Kommunalkino Bremen, Germany
  • 21 May: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Ciné Bistrot St Etienne les Orgues, France
  • May: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Kulturzentrum Gems Singen, Germany
  • 19 -21 April: ELLIPSE @ International Festival Tanec Prague, Czech
  • 11 - 17 April: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Globale Film Festival Berlin, Germany
  • 5 Feb: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Médiathèque La Canopée Ruffec, France
  • 3 Feb: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Stranger than fiction Münster, Germany
  • 30 Jan: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Stranger than fiction Köln, Germany
  • 25 Jan – 9 Feb: ELLIPSE @ CaDance Festival Den Haag, NL
  • 10 - 12 Jan: ELLIPSE @ NRW Forum Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2012

  • 8 Dec: ELLIPSE @ Nutshuis Den Haag, NL
  • 1-11 Dec: ELLIPSE @ In Shadow festival Lissabon, Portugal
  • 25 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ La Noé Blanche, France
  • 23 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Vieux marché, France
  • 22 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Douarnenez, France
  • 21 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Peyraud, France
  • 20 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • 17 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Caro, France
  • 16 Nov - 2 Dec: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Aux Écrans du Réel Le Mans, France
  • 15 Nov - 2 Dec: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Cinecity Brighton Film Festival, UK
  • 15 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Vannes, France
  • 13 - 17 Nov: ELLIPSE @ Tanz Festival Tempel Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 6 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Tours, France
  • 3 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Montelimar, France
  • 1 - 4 Nov: ELLIPSE @ Dans Kamera Istanbul, Turkey
  • November: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Kommunales Kino Freiburg, Germany
  • 28 Oct: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Cinéma la Clef Paris, France
  • 26 Oct - 4 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Anûû-rû âboro, New-Caledonia
  • October: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Stadkino Basel, Switzerland
  • October: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Bielefeld, Germany
  • October: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Cinémathèque Leipzig, Germany
  • October: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Filmmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 21 Oct: ELLIPSE @ NTR Dutch television broadcast, NL
  • 13 - 14 Oct: ELLIPSE @ Tempo Festival Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 4 - 6 Oct: ELLIPSE @ Nederlandse Dansdagen, NL
  • October: ELLIPSE @ Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey
  • 24-29 Sept: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Int. Human Rights Film Festival, Albania
  • 27 Sept: L'HOMME ET LA FORÊT @ Le souffle de la nature, France
  • 20 Sept - 21 Oct: ELLIPSE @ Explore Dance Festival Boekarest, Romania
  • September: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Arsenal Berlin, Germany
  • 30 - 31 Aug: ELLIPSE @ Container Festival Brescia, Italy
  • 8 - 15 Aug: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Dok Film Woche Berlin, Germany
  • 27 July: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Gîte Le Charmeil, France
  • 10 - 17 July: ELLIPSE @ La Piattaforma Teatrocoreografico Turin, Italy
  • 12 - 13 July: ELLIPSE @ Coorpi Festival Turin, Italy
  • 1 July: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Rencontre du film Doc. Melionec, France
  • 14 June: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Chatillon en Vendelais, France
  • 12 June: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Forum des Images Paris, France
  • 28 May - 2 June: ELLIPSE @ ACT festival Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
  • 22 May: ELLIPSE @ Focus Filmtheater Arnhem, NL
  • 16 - 23 April: ELLIPSE @ Beirut International Platform of Dance, Libanon
  • 12 April: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Full Frame Film Festival, USA
  • 7 April: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Association l'Oeil Lucide Bergerac, France
  • 6 April: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Association Mondes et mult. Conques, France
  • 5 April: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Association Peuple et Culture Cantal, France
  • 25 March: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Regional TV broadcasters, NL
  • 22 - 25 March: ELLIPSE @ LOIKKA dance film festival, Finland
  • 13 - 17 March: ELLIPSE @ Lighthouse festival Korzo, NL
  • 14 March: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ HollandDoc24 channel, NL
  • 10 March: ELLIPSE @ Tanshaus Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1 March: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Utopolis Turnhout, Belgium
  • 16 - 18 Feb: ELLIPSE @ Ciné Privé filmfestival, Belgium
  • 5 - 13 Feb: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Traveling Festival Rennes, France
  • 27 Jan - 4 Feb: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Göteborg Int Film Fest, Sweden
  • 27 Jan: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Zaans LEFestival Zaandam, NL
  • 21-26 Jan: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Cinema Flagey Brussels, Belgium
  • 17 Jan: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Filmhuis Mechelen, Belgium
  • 2011

  • 16 Dec: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Nova Cinema Brussels, Belgium
  • 15 Dec: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ L'Univers Cinema Lille, France
  • 2 - 12 Dec: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Guangzhou Int. Doc. Film Fest., China
  • 8 Dec: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ BUDA Kortrijk, Belgium
  • 2 - 4 Dec: ELLIPSE @ Cinedans dance film festival (World Premiere), NL
  • 20 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Sphynx Gent, Belgium
  • 16 - 27 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ IDFA, NL
  • 15 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Écran Libre La Mure, France
  • 12 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Lumière Cinema Brugge, Belgium
  • 9 - 20 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Rencontre Int Doc Montreal, Canada
  • 9 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Z33 Hasselt, Belgium
  • 4 - 13 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ International Film Fest Cine//B, Chile
  • 15 - 20 Nov: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Corsica.Doc, France
  • 27 - 31 Oct: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Klappei Antwerp, Belgium
  • 20 - 30 Oct: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Doclisboa, Portugal
  • 12 - 16 Oct: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Filmfestival Münster, Germany
  • 7 Oct: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Studio 2000 Haacht, Belgium
  • 27 Sept - 9 Oct: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Kaunas Int Film Fest, Lithuania
  • 29 Sept - 4 Oct: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Seoul Christianity Film Fest, S-Korea
  • 28 Sept - 5 Oct: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ NIHRFF, Germany
  • 22 - 28 Sept: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ DMZ Docs, S-Korea
  • 21 - 30 Sept: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Nederlands Film Festival, NL
  • 14 - 20 Sept: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Cinema ZED Leuven, Belgium
  • 9 - 18 Sept: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Film by the Sea, NL
  • 2 - 10 Sept: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Filmfestival Oostende, Belgium
  • 20 - 27 Aug: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ États Généraux du Film Doc, France
  • 4 - 13 Aug: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Pluk de Nacht Filmfestival, NL
  • 7 - 16 July: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Jerusalem International Film Fest, Israel
  • 26 June - 3 July: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Lubuskie Lato Filmowe, Poland
  • 8 - 14 June: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Festival Millenium, Belgium
  • 23 - 29 May: DOEL LEEFT @ Krakow Film Festival, Poland
  • 29 April - 7 May: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Docville, Belgium
  • 5-10 April: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Made in Europe Film Festival, NL
  • from 31 March: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ about 30 cinema's accros NL
  • 10-20 Feb: DE ENGEL VAN DOEL @ Berlinale FORUM (World Premiere), Germany
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