Born in Bombay in 1957, Dominique Standaert grew up in Chicago and Kigali, Rwanda before pursuing his education in Belgium. After graduating with a degree in clinical psychology, he studied film direction at the INSAS. Standaert worked as first assistant director or line producer on a number of feature films including: L'Oeuvre au noir / André Delvaux, Het Sakrament / Hugo Claus, Taxandria / Raoul Servais and Combat de Fauves / Benoît Lamy. He started his own company "Executive Productions S.P.R.L." in 1995. As director, his short film Eau (1997) won the prize of the French Community of Belgium at the International Film Festival of Namur, the Prize for Photography at the Media 10/10 Festival in 1997 and at the Festival "Court Toujours" in 1998. It is selected in several Festivals abroad. Standaert produced, wrote and directed his first feature film Hop. From 1999 until 2001, Dominique Standaert was a member of the selection commission of films for the French Community of Belgium. Since 2001, he teaches film direction at the INRACI in Brussels. Currently, he is preparing his next feature film, Formidable.
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