Francisca Toetenel (1978) studied Industrial Product design. For several years she worked and had her own company (click here to see some of here work) in this field of industry. She decided to alter her course in life and went on to study directing film at the Brussels film academy Rits, which included an exchange year at the Prague film academy Famu. She graduated her Bachelor degree with Magna Cum Laude and her graduation film has been selected for several film festivals, including the IFFR 2012.

She recently finished her Master degree Audiovisual Arts | film at Rits, with her graduation film – Fragile. Which she wrote, directed and produced. Again she graduated with Magna Cum Laude.