Nic Balthazar

Moderator Speaker
Change the climate change, now!

Nic Balthazar (1964) was an unconventional film journalist, before becoming a popular radio presenter and TV-host, and an avid climate-and environmental activist.

His film debut as a screenwriter and director 'Ben X' was a compelling drama that won numerous awards internationally and broadened the debate on bullying and autism.

His second film 'Time of my Life' (‘Tot Altijd’ Ensor for Best Film) was a captivating story about euthanasia, MS and friendship.

His latest film 'Everybody Happy' (Best Director Award@Montreal Film Festival) deals with the gaping abyss of burn-out and the underlying dangers of perfectionism and self-loathing.

Ben X

His film debut as a screenwriter and director 'Ben X' was a compelling drama that won numerous awards internationally and broadened the debate on bullying and autism.

His second film 'Time of my Life' (‘Tot Altijd’ Ensor for Best Film) was a captivating story about euthanasia, MS and friendship.

Everybody Happy

His latest film 'Everybody Happy' (Best Director Award@Montreal Film Festival) deals with the gaping abyss of burn-out and the underlying dangers of perfectionism and self-loathing.

Combining the extensive research for the film with his personal story of how he managed to avoid a burn-out Nic gives an inspiring lecture in which he investigates how we could all be happier. How perfectionism and our internal critic might be at the root of the burnout and depression epidemic. And what the possible solutions could be for a life with less stress and self-torture.

An animated and well-documented argument with as much humor as attempts at deeper insight. With fascinating images and photos, funny anecdotes, instructive tips and lots of inside information.

Everybody Happy.

HR, Corporate Culture, Health and Burnout, Burn-out, Film, Media, Psychology

His latest film 'Everybody Happy' (Best Director Award@Montreal Film Festival) deals with the gaping abyss of burn-out and the underlying dangers of perfectionism and self-loathing.

Combining the extensive research for the film with his personal story of how he managed to avoid a burn-out Nic gives an inspiring lecture in which he investigates how we could all be happier. How perfectionism and our internal critic might be at the root of the burnout and depression epidemic. And what the possible solutions could be for a life with less stress and self-torture.

An animated and well-documented argument with as much humor as attempts at deeper insight. With fascinating images and photos, funny anecdotes, instructive tips and lots of inside information.

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