Joost van Ginkel is an award winning director and scriptwriter. His first two short films SAND and KISS together won sixteen international awards in total. His feature film debut 170HZ got selected for the Busan International Film Festival and won the Golden Calf Audience Award at the Netherlands Film Festival. His latest film THE PARADISE SUITE (2015) was the Dutch entry for the Academy Awards 2016 and won Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Movie at the Netherlands Film Festival 2016. Currently Joost is writing his third feature film.
Kees van Nieuwkerk studied directing and script writing at the Met School in London. Both his first feature film, PAK VAN MIJN HART (2014), and his second film YES, I DO! (2015) were box office hits. Currently he is working on TV Series ALL-IN KITCHEN (2016).
Mea Dols de Jong (1988) graduated at the Netherlands Film Academy in 2014. She received worldwide critical acclaim for her graduation film If Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy which has won over 15 international awards. In 2016 Mea was named one of the “Top 10 Europeans to Watch” by Variety and listed by leading Dutch newspaper NRC as one of 100 most influental people in the Dutch Cultural sector.
Michiel ten Horn is an award winning director and screenwriter. The prestigious American film magazine Variety listed Ten Horn as one of ’Ten European Directors to Watch’. His debut feature THE DEFLOWERING OF EVA VAN END was nominated for the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and for five Golden Calf Awards at the Netherlands Film Festival. His second feature HOW TO AVOID EVERYTHING (OT: AANMODDERFAKKER) was nominated in 6 different categories at The Netherlands Film Festival and won 3 Golden Calf Awards.
Paula van der Oest is an Academy Award nominated director and screenwriter. Her film ZUS & ZO (2001) was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2015 her film ACCUSED made it to the Academy Award’s shortlist and her latest film TONIO (2016) is again chosen as the Dutch entry for the Foreign Language Oscar. She is set to direct THE PARTS YOU LOSE, starring Aaron Paul, in 2017.
Remy van Heugten is an award winning film director who is known for his socially engaged films. His feature SON OF MINE premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Hivos Tiger Competition to rave reviews. The film went on to win many awards, both in The Netherlands and internationally. At the Netherlands Film Fetival of 2015 SON OF MINE won 4 Golden Calves (alongside 6 nominations) for Best Film, Director, Screenplay and Cinematography. Currently he is working on his third feature film MASCOTTE, and he’s commissioned to direct COMMANDOS.
Sacha Polak is an award winning director and scriptwriter. HEAVEN (2011), her first feature length film, got selected for the Berlinale, FORUM 2012, and won the International Federation of Film Critics Award. Her second feature film ZURICH (2014) premiered at Berlinale 2015 and won the jury award for Best Film of in the FORUM competition. Currently Sacha is working on two international projects.
Tomas Kaan is an award winning documentary maker and film director. In both his documentaries and films he expresses a distinctive visual and experimental style. His first feature film GREENLAND (2015) screened at several international festivals. He co-directed the critically acclaimed Dutch TV series FIGHTER’S HEART (2016). Currently he is working on family series ZENITH (2017).