Jean-Pierre Braine ( Brussels, 1948° ) started his career in the written press as manager of a weekly news magazine. He followed this up with a series of jobs in the cultural sector: director of a youth house in Forest, general director of the Halles de Schaerbeek event hall and financial director of the Théâtre National. For several years he was also the financial responsible for the Couleur Café music festival and he still is the treasurer of the BIFFF! This big movie fan, with a preference for crime fiction and thrillers, has two other passions: opera and bel canto ( that’s fine, we sing a lot at the BIFFF! ) and vintage automobiles.