Eva Küpper

Eva Küpper (1984) is a Belgian documentary film director who graduated in 2009 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Gent with the feature-length documentary What’s in a Name, which received its international premiere at Hot Docs FF in Toronto and won the IDFA Award for Best Student Documentary in 2010. Following What’s in a Name, Eva filmem and directed the 52 minute TV-documentary King and Queen of Hearts for the Belgian cultural broadcaster CANVAS. From 2012 to 2014 she wrote and directed the film Gardenia, Before the Last Curtain Falls together with German-Canadian director Thomas Wallner. The film won the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs FF 2014. Since then the film has been shown at over 45 film festivals worldwide and won over 8 awards, the most recent one being the Ensor for Best Documentary (i.e. the Flemish Oscars) in September 2015. Since 2013, Eva has been working on a new feature creative documentary Blue to the Bone which will premiere in the summer of 2016. Meanwhile an ambitious cinematic doc feature set in Edinburgh called Dark Rider is in development and scheduled for production in 2017. Alongside her creative endeavors, Eva has been teaching audiovisual production techniques at the University of Gent since 2011. She is a board member of the Flemish Author’s Association and a frequent jury member on international panels and film festivals.