Gino Van Hecke – 2017 Beeston Film Festival Judge

ginoGino founded Zeno Pictures (Belgium) in 2006 to buy, release and distribute (almost) forgotten cult films, and other unique pictures and worldwide (cult) hits. “Already as a child, I was a big movie fan. Later, I attended film school in Brussels and graduated as an editor in 1993. Just like director Quentin Tarantino, I started working in a video store, which I swapped after 7 years for a job at the biggest rental organization in Belgium. I attended the Cannes Film Festival for the first time in 2004, quickly followed by the American Film Market in Los Angeles, the European Film Market in Berlin and the Hong Kong Film Market. In 2006, I released my first film in the Benelux, The Tiger Blade, which led to me starting my own company, Zeno Pictures.” In September 2016 Gino received Buyer of the Year for the region of Benelux Award at Indywood Film Market.