Film Director - Photographer - Writer

After a documentary experience at RTE-NEWS Belfast, Nina Degraeve began film studies in Directing and Producing at HELB – Ilya Prigogine in Brussels, from which she graduated in 2017. Passionate of Contemporary Art, she focused her first school documentary on Igor Tishin, the Belarusian painter. After that, she directed “Boris Lehman : portrait of the unfinished” dedicated to the Belgian filmmaker. During her last year in filmschool, she worked as a trainee production assistant at "Les Films du Fleuve" under the supervision of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Her graduation piece, the film "Ray Richardson : Our side of the water" about the London artist has been selected and showcased in festivals around the world where it won 8 awards.

In 2020,  she is the curator of the exhibition "A few hundredths of a second in the life of Boris Lehman" at Zedes Art Gallery. She alos directed the music video Kamakura by the Japanese singer-songwriter Tomomi. After her thesis on the work of director Andreï Zvyagintsev, Nina was invited to the Arvo Pärt Center to host the conference "Loveless" by Andrej Zvyagintsev - context in music and silence.

In 2023, she directed her first feature-length documentary The Heart of Heritage on the Belgium's Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (RICH), one of the most recognized Institutes in the world.

She was part of the Emile Cantillon jury at the "Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur - FIFF" (2016) as well as the young jury at the "Festival Méditerranéen de Bruxelles" (2016) and the Disability Film Festival in Leuven (2023).



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