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About

BIOGRAPHY

 

Sidney Van Wichelen is an award-winning director. In 2022 he got ranked 3rd director of the year at Cannes Lions. 

His film 'Break Away' won 2 Grand Prix at Cannes Lions and a host of other awards including D&DA award and The One Show.


By identifying the right approach for each narrative, Sidney shapes every story into a unique film.

Embracing the energy surrounding him and channeling it into creating vibrant films he excels in expressing his characters’ feelings and creating emotion using a strong narrative thread.

Sidney depicts human comedy to serve the brands‘ best interest and leave a lasting impression in the viewers’ mind. Sidney’s films are both funny and sensitive, he treats his advertising spots like short films, using very cinematic shots and a strong sense of narration.

Defined by his hands-on approach, he explores every option and gets the most out of each opportunity.

 

Sidney’s past life as an advertising creative helped him appreciate the true value of ideas and how they are just as important as good aesthetics when it comes to outstanding and clear communication.

 

Master Degree at LUCA SCHOOL OF ARTS in Audiovisual Arts option Film Direction.

Founder of www.vansiproduction.Com

 

CONTACT

 

Represented by Markenfilm in Germany, Switzerland and South Of Korea

                     


 

RECOGNITION
 

  • 3rd DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AT CANNES LIONS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY 2022.
     

  • MEDIA MARKETING BELGIUM - BEST DIRECTOR 2021 - ON MILKY WAY DIRECTORS OF 2021
     

  • CANNES LIONS 2022 - 2x GRAND PRIX WINNER - DECATHLON 'THE BREAK AWAY'
     

  • CREATIVE BELGIUM AWARDS 2022  - GRAND PRIX WINNER - DECATHLON 'THE BREAK AWAY'
     

  • CREATIVE BELGIUM AWARDS 2022 - BRONZE WINNER - BRUSSELS MOBILITY 'FEET' 
     

  • CREATIVE BELGIUM AWARDS 2022 - BRONZE WINNER - STIP IT 'CYBERBULLYING'
     

  • CLIO AWARDS 2021 - BRONZE WINNER - DECATHLON 'THE BREAK AWAY'
     

  • BERLIN MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS - NOMINATED FOR BEST MUSIC VIDEO 2021 - LEFA ft MASKA 'VOIE LACTÉE'  
     

  • MEDIA MARKETING BELGIUM 2021 - CAMPAIGN OF THE WEEK - STIP IT 'CYBERBULLYING'
     

  • LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS  2021 - BRONZE WINNER - BRUSSELS MOBILITY 'FEET'
     

  • EPICA AWARDS 2021 - GRAND PRIX WINNER - DECATHLON 'THE BREAK AWAY'
     

  • EUROBEST 2021 - GRAND PRIX WINNER - DECATHLON 'THE BREAK AWAY'
     

  • CLIO AWARD 2022 - DECATHLON 'THE BREAK AWAY'.
     

  • THE NEW YORK FESTIVAL ADVERTISING AWARD 2022 - DECATHLON 'THE BREAK AWAY'.
     

  • D&AD AWARDS 2022 - DECATHLON 'THE BREAK AWAY'
     

  • LIA AWARD 2021 - BRUSSELS MOBILITY 'FEET'
     

  • THE ONE SHOW 2022 - DECATHLON 'THE BREAK AWAY'
     

  • CREATIVE BELGIUM AWARDS  2022 - SPECIAL OLYMPICS 'THE SPECIAL INFLUENCERS'

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