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.