Gilles Coulier (born 30 October 1986) is a Belgian director/scriptwriter.
Coulier studied Audiovisual Arts at the Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. In his 3rd Bachelor year he made the Short film 'Iceland'.
With this short he was selected for the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in the Cinefondation section, Abu Dhabi Film Festival and The Leeds Film Festival.
In Belgium 'Iceland' won a 'Flemish Film Fund' Wildcard in 2010 for Best Fiction Short at the International Shortfilm Festival of Leuven in December 2009 and the Sabam Prize for Best Belgian Short at the FIFIB Brussels.
The film was shot in Ostend and tells the story of an ex-prisoner trying to pick up life.
His Masterfilm 'Paroles' was nominated for several Film Festivals and was Jury Prize Winner at the International Shortfilm Festival of Leuven in December 2010.
The film was shot in Ostend and tells the story of 2 brothers in search of their father.
Coulier graduated in September 2011 and used his 'Flemish Film Fund Wildcard' to create his first professional short 'Mont Blanc'.
This short was produced by Dirk Impens for Menuet Films and was coached by Felix Van Groeningen, known as the director of 'The Misfortunates' and 'The Broken Circle Breakdown'.
'Mont Blanc' was selected in April 2013 for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in the Official Shortfilm Competition.
Coulier is currently working on his first Feature Film, 'Cargo', commercials and videoclips.