News 19 APR 2017

Juliette Van Dormael, a talent to watch according to Variety

This Tuesday, Variety published a dossier about 10 cinematographers to watch in 2017 : young Belgian Juliette Van Dormael is one of them. 

As every year, Variety continues to identify the world’s most promising cinematographers. This latest group reflects the profession’s growing versatility and diversity : it includes all genres (commercials, music videos, TV series, documentaries and feature films big and small) by men and women of various races and ethnicities, and hail from multiple countries — Australia, Belgium, France, Mexico, the U.S.

In this dossier, with the young Belgian cinematographer, we discover names such as John Conroy (Penny Dreadful), Mike Gioulakis (Split), Matthew Jensen (Wonder Woman), Kira Kelly (13th), Toby Oliver (Get Out), Arnaud Potier (Stockholm, Pennsylvania), Jaron Presant (Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2nd unit)), Ari Wegner (The Girlfriend Experience) and Alexis Zabe (The Florida Project).

At the beginning of the year, Juliette Van Dormael was nominated by the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers) for the 2016 ASC Spotlight Awards for the image of the Belgian film Angel by Harry Cleven (planned for release in Belgium by Imagine on May 3rd 2017). She was in competition with 3 directors in the Spotlight category, devoted to films that had a limited release in the USA, internationally or have been programmed in festival(s). Before that, in November 2016, Juliette Van Dormael had already won the Best Cinematography Debut Prize, for the same film (Angel by Harry Cleven), at Camerimage (renowned festival of Operators in Bydgoszcz, Poland).

Born in 1990 in Brussels, Juliette has studied cinematography at INSAS Film School (Brussels). Now working as cinematographer and camera assistant, she is exploring differents possibilities of how she can learn from her passion.

In 2016, the Belgian Manu Dacosse was included in the list of the 10 cinematographers to watch.