Lieven CorthoutsBorn in Belgium, raised in a suburb of Brussels. He followed his love for flamenco and moved to Andalucia. He lived and played chess in Allepo, Syria.  Then he went to a small village in Ethiopia were he made My Future (2009, 50’). Prize best debut at Miradasdoc, Special mention D’Abruzzen film festival.

Official selection for New York Independent film festival (screenings in New York and Los Angeles); Edinburgh; Huesca; Trois continentes; Docville; Begrade film festivals. Screened in several schools and cities in Belgium, The Netherlands and Ethiopia.

Finished his second film Little Heaven (2011, 70’). The script was selected for Doc Station at the Berlinale. Little Heaven was selected for the Good Pitch2 in 2012 and screened at IDFA (world premiere), Docville (special mention), Movies that Matter, Human Rights Watch FF UK, Open Doek, Planeta doc, Human right watch FF New York, Addis Ababa international film festival, Seoul documentary film festival,

Organised by the Human Right Watch film festival, Little Heaven will travel to 20 cities in the US and Canada. Movies that Matter will organise in 2013 several screenings of Little Heaven in different cities in the Netherlands. In Ethiopia, Little Heaven was screened in the cities of Addis Ababa, Mekelle, Bahir Dar. In 2013 Little Heaven will be screened together with an educational and discussion program on market days in small villages. Little Heaven had and will have screenings in several schools in Belgium.

Lieven Corthouts’ films have been broadcast by ARTE, RAI, TV3, VRT, TV5, ZDF, Lichtpunt, RSI, Israeli Channel, TVI24.

Currently he is developing his 3d feature documentary Emergency Exit, in combination with a web tool for the refugees in the Horn of Africa. Emergency Exit is produced by Emmy Oost for Cassette for timescapes with the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund & Canvas.