Founders Iege Vanwalle & Katrien Coupez
Graphic Designer Eddy Vergauwen
Intern Fauve Lagae
Social media manager Jasmin Mazarine De Waele
Photographer Zhang Shen - Shunzi Design
and many partners
film / promo / website / production / finances
Katrien studied sinology at Ghent University and Nanjing University (南京大学) and wrote her thesis on Chinese movies in the 20th century. After her master she spent two years studying, working and travelling in China and Southeast Asia. Back in Belgium, she worked as a freelance interpreter and translator for various companies and public institutions and also translated Chinese literature, among which the novel ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ by Ai Mi - filmed by Zhang Yimou. Passionate about film from an early age and fascinated about Chinese culture, she founded in 2019, together with colleague Iege Vanwalle, Made in China Festival, for which she programs feature films, documentaries and short films. Katrien has been working in the cultural scene in Gent for more than 25 years and has been a member of the selection committee of Film Fest Gent for the Chinese and Southeast Asian submissions since 2009.
literature / poetry / VR / production
Iege is Master in Sinology (UGent). She also studied two years at the Central Academy of Drama (中央戏剧学院) in Beijing and did a Master at the University of Leiden. She founded the company IKARO with Katrien Coupez, specialized in translation and interpreting, was co-founder and editor of Het Trage Vuur, magazine for Chinese literature in translation and translated and published modern and contemporary Chinese poetry and some novels into Dutch for various publishers in the Netherlands and Belgium. Iege teaches Chinese language and culture at various schools and online (www.d-teach.com ).
Eddy Vergauwen studied Publicity @Sint-Lucaspaviljoen in Antwerp, got his master's degree in 1992 and has been working as a Graphic Designer ever since.
He likes to create a 'brand' from start to finish: logo, house style, branding, communication... in short, everything to launch and maintain a ‘brand' in a professional manner.
Jasmin Mazarine De Waele
social media manager
Jasmin Mazarine De Waele works as a freelance social media manager and graduated art historian, based in Brussels. Next to an annual stop at Film Fest Gent to promote the international film festival on diverse platforms to a variety of people, she manages other brands’ social presence long- or short term and gets excitement out of translating ideas into on brand content formats (and thrift store hunting).
Her passion for social media and content creation began at a young age, and she has honed her skills over the years by working with a diverse range of clients in the cultural sector. Having perfected the language of emoji and short form copy, with frequent updates on trends and tiktokification, Jasmin hopes to make the world a better place through online media.
"Hi, I'm Zhang Shen, a graphic designer and videographer. I've always had a passion for visual storytelling, and my expertise in both graphic design and video production allows me to create compelling and effective visual content.
I started my career in graphic design, honing my skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, AE, and Premiere. Over the years, I've worked on a wide range of projects, including Conference key vision, branding, print and exhibition materials .In recent years, I've expanded my skills to video production.
I started by editing pictures and footage into compelling video content, and eventually began shooting video myself. Now, I'm a videographer.
My experience in both graphic design and video production gives me a unique perspective on visual content creation. I understand how to create designs that translate well to video, and I know how to use video to bring designs to life.If you're looking for a graphic designer or videographer who can bring your vision to life, I'd love to chat.