Niels Putman

Expert of Civil Pitch 2.0: Films That Make Changes
Niels Putman (1992, he/him) is the chief editor of the digital short film magazines and Talking Shorts, and a film distributor at Avila, an online video platform for Belgian cinema. He also works as a programmer and curator for the Fantoche International Animation Film Festival (Switzerland), the Leuven International Short Film Festival (Belgium) and the LGBTQIA+ film festival PinX (Belgium). His work as a freelance film journalist and critic has been published in several Belgian outlets. Niels is also a member of the board of the Short Film Conference, and a member of the Belgian Film Press Union and FIPRESCI. He holds a master’s degree in film studies & visual culture (University of Antwerp) and a master’s degree in audiovisual arts at the Royal Institute for Cinema, Theatre and Sound (RITCS) in Brussels.