Joost van Ginkel is an award winning director and scriptwriter. His first short film Sand got selected for the Venice Film Festival 2008 and was the official Dutch entry for the Academy awards. His second short film Kiss was selected for the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Sand and Kiss together won sixteen international awards.
His first feature length film, 170HZ got selected for the 2011 Busan International Film Festival and won the Golden Calf Audience Award at the Netherlands Film Festival. Van Ginkel’s second feature film, THE PARADISE SUITE (2015), premiered in the Discovery section at Toronto International Film Festival in 2015, and was the official Dutch entry for the Foreign Language Academy Award. THE PARADISE SUITE was the most awarded film at the Netherlands Film Festival 2016, winning Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Movie. Currently Joost is writing his third feature film.