Leni Huyghe is a Brussel-based independent filmmaker, born & raised in Gent, Belgium (1986). Her qualifications include a Master in Audiovisual Arts (LUCA Brussels), along with a Master in International Relations (University of Ghent). She is a Berlinale Talent alumna. While having experience in documentary and experimental film making, fiction is her main focus. She made five acclaimed shorts which gathered several prizes and travelled to international film festivals such as Cinéfondation Cannes, Visions du Réel and Palm Springs amongst others. She finished a documentary about the Covid crisis at elderly homes for the Flemish public broadcaster Canvas and directed the second season of the short series Hacked for Streamz. She is currently developing a fiction feature film titled ‘Real Faces’ with producer Elisa Heene (Mirage). The shoot is scheduled for 2023. She is currently developing a new screenplay titled Nightshade and is a guest lecturer at the Audiovisual Department of Luca Arts Brussels.