Niels Putman is a Belgian film journalist & critic, curator/programmer and distributor living in Antwerpen. He holds a Master’s Degree in Filmstudies & Visual Culture and a Master’s Degree in Audiovisual Arts. Niels is the Chief Editor of Kortfilm.be – the only magazine in Flanders dedicated to short films – and the Chief Editor, as well as co-Founder, of Talking Shorts. He also works as a distributor for Avila and is the Managing Director of Short Film Conference. Niels is affiliated with Torino Short Film Market as their Communications Manager and is part of the Leuven International Short Film Festival selection committee. His work as a freelance film journalist has been published in several Belgian outlets such as Filmmagie, Etcetera & De Morgen. He’s a member of the Belgian Film Press Union, the Ensor Academy & FIPRESCI.