Sofie Hanegreefs is a Belgian film director and producer. She was born in 1978 in Brussels, Belgium. She studied film at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels and at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Paris.
Sofie started her career by making short films and documentaries that were shown in festivals and on television. Her first feature film, "The Unfinished" (2012), won the Grand Prize at the Locarno Film Festival.
Sofie's second feature film, "The Return of Isolde" (2014), was an adaptation of the novel by the same name. It was her first international success, winning the Audience Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Prize at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
In 2018, Sofie directed her third feature film, "The Old Man and the Gun", which was nominated for two European Film Awards. The film tells the story of an old man who refuses to give up on his dream of escaping prison.
Sofie's films often explore themes of love and loss. She has a unique visual style that emphasizes natural light and an original use of music.
Sofie has also produced several short films and television series, including the Emmy Award-winning "The Amazing Race". She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the European Women's Audiovisual Network.
Sofie Hanegreefs is an emerging director with a unique vision. Her films have received critical acclaim for their thought-provoking stories and creative visuals. She continues to push the boundaries of the art form and is an inspiring example of a woman in the film industry.