Phillippe Vanmeerbeeck has a degree in Social Communications (passed with distinction) from the Hoger Rijksinstituut voor Toneel & Cultuurspreiding (HRITCS) in
He started in 1980 as scientific collaborator for the award winning historical TV-series ‘De Nieuwe Orde’ (The New Order) and ‘De Kollaboratie’ (The Collaborators) by Maurice De Wilde.
1990 – 2000: Philippe made more than 50 feature programs on history for VRT, a number of which were nominated & won awards (Prix Stendhal, Prix URTI).
In 2001, Philippe was appointed Programme Manager at VRT-Canvas, the second public TV-channel in
As Commissioning Editor in charge of co-production, Philippe attended the international documentary forums& festivals in Amsterdam (The Forum/IDFA), Toronto (Hot Docs), Marseille (Sunny Side), Tel-Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tallinn, Tourcoing, Jilhava and Lisbon. He tutored in
Some of his successful international co-productions include: ‘White King, Red Rubber, Black Death’, the controversial documentary on King Leopold II and the
In May 2005, Philippe traded docs for the digital future, as project leader & member of the Steering Committee for DIVA, the digital content project of VRT. He participated in the thematic content VRT elaborated for its Charter 2007-2011, and is currently developing various projects related to digital content and new media.