Cinema du Reel reels in new topper

Packer-Comyn named a.d. of festival

BRUSSELS — Belgian Javier Packer-Comyn has been named artistic director of Cinema du Reel, the documentary festival that takes place each spring at the Pompidou Center in Paris.

He takes over from Marie-Pierre Duhamel-Muller, who ankled in April after four years.

Packer-Comyn has been charged with broadening the fest’s public appeal and bringing more structure to its program. Greater national and international visibility is also required.

Packer-Comyn runs Le P’tit Cine, a non-profit org based in Brussels that promotes docs at cinemas and community centers around Belgium.

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