Filmfestival Oostende has announced the 13th edition will be all about "Leading Ladies". On the 6th of September, 'The Best Of Dorien B.', by first time director Anke Blondé, will be the opening film. FFO is extremely honoured to announce Lynn Van Royen as 'Master' of this years edition.
Lynn Van Royen (°1989) is the youngest master in the history of FFO. Despite her young age, her résumé is quite impressive. You might have seen her in ‘Dubbelleven’ or ‘De Ridder’. In Flanders she came to stardom with her work on ‘Marsman’, where she played the daughter of the main character (played by Jurgen Delnaet). She played Nina Beernaert in ‘Spitsbroeders’ and her performance as Kato Hoeven in ‘Beau Séjour’ earned her a ‘Best Actress’-award at the Monte Carlo Film Festival. The series were picked up by Netflix, propelling Lynn on to the international stage. It led to other interesting roles: She joined Veerle Baetens in the internationally appraised series ‘Tabula Rasa’ and Lynn plays the lead in the successful German-Danish co-production ‘The Team’. She’s part of Flemish series ‘De Dag’ and ‘De Twaalf’ and she is the leading actress in de Flemish remake of ‘De Luizenmoeder’.
Peter Craeymeersch, managing director FFO:
“Lynn Van Royen” is the perfect spokeswoman to represent the abundance of young talent in Flanders. She has an exemplary role as a young professional. Lynn is a phenomenal actress and has taken up a public role in society. At FFO, we strongly believe her positive attitude and flair will make it possible for her to deliver the right message to our audience, introducing a wide scale of relevant subjects in contemporary society. In the meantime finding happiness in the smaller things (as she calls it ‘een klein gelukske’ or ‘a small piece of happiness'). Without a doubt, Lynn will inspire a younger generation of filmmakers and our festival visitors.”