Gerard-Jan Claes (Belgium, 1987) is a filmmaker, lecturer, author, both founder and artistic director of the cinephile platform Sabzian, and co-founder of the independent film distributor Avila. As a filmmaker, he collaborates with Olivia Rochette (Belgium, 1987). Their shared filmography consists of Because We Are Visual (2010), Rain (2012), Grands travaux (2016), and Mitten (2019). Since 2009, the duo provides audiovisual work for choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her dance company Rosas. Claes teaches at P.A.R.T.S. and LUCA School of Arts.