Frank Van Passel

Frank Van Passel
Born (1964-06-23) 23 June 1964
Occupation film director, film producer

Frank Van Passel (born 23 June 1964) is a Belgian film director. In 1995, he made his directorial film debut with Manneken Pis, which premiered at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival and won the Mercedes-Benz Award, Grand Golden Rail, Award of the Youth and the Prix Guillermo del Toro .[1] The film received the André Cavens Award for Best Film and four awards at the Joseph Plateau Awards.[2] Van Passel's next film, Villa des Roses (2002), was adapted from the 1913 novella of the same name by Belgian writer Willem Elsschot. The film starred Julie Delpy, Shaun Dingwall and Shirley Henderson. It won Best Feature at the Hollywood Film Festival and was nominated for three awards at the British Independent Film Awards.[3] His TV-series received numerous awards, including a Special Commendation Prix d'Europe and the FIPA D'OR Grand Prize in Biarritz for The Emperor of Taste and the TV-critics Award and De HA! van Humo for Terug naar Oosterdonk. He is co-founder of Caviar, a production company with offices in Brussels, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Paris, Amsterdam, London and Prague.

Selected filmography


  1. Engelen, Aurore (November 9, 2011). "Van Passel's off-the-wall comedy Madonna's Pig hits screens". Cineuropa. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  2. "Les finalistes du prix UCC". Le Soir (in French). December 21, 1995. p. 11. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
  3. Hunter, Allan (21 October 2002). "Villa Des Roses". Screen Daily. Retrieved 29 November 2009.

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