Eliane Bots (filmmaker, NL)

Edwin Culp (filmmaker, Spain)

Associate Professor of the Department of Communication, Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. His fields of interest include film, theater, critical theory and cultural studies. He has published and lectured on film production, critical art, aesthetics and politics, Latin American film and theater and arts-based research. He currently works on a research project on the uses of landscape in representations of violence, forced disappearance and migration in Latin American film and theater.

Mirka Duijn (filmmaker, NL)

Mirka Duijn is a Dutch-Finnish filmmaker working and living in Göteborg, Sweden. She makes and produces documentary, fiction, and experimental film projects. Mirka Duijn started her career in 2003 at broadcasting station VPRO Digital where she experimented with interactive and trans-media storytelling for web and TV. In 2008 she decided to focus on directing completely. Since then she has been working on various fiction, documentary, interactive and experimental film projects. At the moment she is finalising the documentary Shangri-La, Paradise under Construction. Mirka is also Senior Lecturer in Film at the Master of Film at HDK-Valand in Göteborg.

Albert Elings (documentary filmmaker and editor, NL)

Albert Elings graduated in 1991 at the Netherlands Film Academy and in 2007 at Utrecht University with a master in cultural history. He is a documentary film maker and film editor. He is interested in the aesthetics of temporality and therefore often works with found footage. His filmography includes ‘Scaryman' (co-dir), 'A daily life’,  'The royal wedding tapes', ‘Foreland' (co-dir), 'What stays moves', 'Fields of Margraten', ‘Hinterland'.

Maaike Gouwenberg (curator, producer, NL)

Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg is a Dutch curator specialised in curating and producing large scale experimental art projects on the cusp of theatre, visual arts, and film. She co-founded the Deltaworkers residency programme in New Orleans, is a programmer for the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the co-founder of A.P.E. (art projects era) with artist Keren Cytter and curator Kathy Noble, and, since 2017, a producer at large for Performa, New York. She is currently a co-curator of Melanie Bonajo's presentation at the Dutch Pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2022. 

Sabine Groenewegen (filmmaker, NL)

Sabine Groenewegen is an artist and filmmaker. Her debut feature Odyssey won the 2019 Doc Alliance Selection Award for best newcomer across nominations by 7 leading documentary festivals, and Best Experimental Feature at Istanbul Experimental. The film toured festivals including Doclisboa, FID Marseille, New Horizons Visual Front, and was programmed by art centres including Bozar and the Institute for Contemporary Arts: ICA London.

Sabine has an MA in Artists’ Film & Moving Image from Goldsmiths University of London. Her work is propelled by extensive research developed through elaborate community engagement and assembled through elaborate editing and intricate sound design. She has received support from the Netherlands Film Fund, Flemish Audiovisual Fund, Danish Art Institute, British Arts Council, ARGOS, Light Cone.  Recently Sabine edited Looking for Horses, the 2021 winner of the Visions du Réel Burning Lights Competition, and Sarajevo Film Festival Jury Prize for documentary.  Sabine guest-teaches regularly at the MA Artistic Research in and Through Cinema in Amsterdam, for which she developed seminars including Writing through Editing and The Essayistic as Method with Stan Liguzinski.

Eugenie Jansen (documentary filmmaker, NL)

Eugenie Jansen is a Dutch director of documentary films and fiction features and a combination between both genres. She graduated in 1991 at the Netherlands Film Academy. Her debut film ‘Tussenland’ (2002) won a Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, ‘Calimucho’ (2008) premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, just like  ‘Above Us All’ (2014), a conceptual 3D film about mourning set against the backdrop of the Great War Heritage industry in Ypres, Belgium.

Laurent van Lancker (filmmaker, BE)

Laurent  Van Lancker studied both Filmmaking (IAD) and Anthropology (MA, M.Phil. in SOAS, London). His early documentaries illuminate social, religious and artistic aspects of different cultures, e.g. ‘Ymako’ or ‘Moving with the Clouds’. He has made  experimental travel diaries, but also short fiction films, dance-videos, and a surrealist long feature documentary.  He regularly lectures about audiovisual anthropology and documentary and is one of the founders of Polymorfilms and VOX (a media-activist collective). 

Stanislaw Liguzinski (film critic, programmer, video eassyist, Poland)

Patrick Minks (editor, NL)

Patrick Minks studied Drama and Film at the University of Amsterdam before he went to the Dutch Film Academy where he graduated as a film editor in 1992. During the 1990s he also worked as a film critic for the Dutch film magazine Skrien. He established Timecut Films in 2003 for his work as a film editor, writer/director and script/editing consultant in fiction and documentary film. As an editor he worked with acclaimed directors such as Heddy Honigmann, Jos de Putter, John Appel, Eugenie Jansen, Hany Abu-Assad, Walter Stokman and Masha Novikova. 

Maartje Nevejan (filmmaker, NL)

Maartje Nevejan is an award-winning independent filmmaker (based in Amsterdam), with a background in theatre and multimedia. Her work researches and expresses the raw poetic quality of reality. She is best known for multimedia productions like 14 and one stations (2000), Couscous & Cola (2004) and The National Canta Ballet (2012). Visit her website here.

Floris Paalman (documentary filmmaker, researcher lecturer, NL)

Floris Paalman, PhD, is a documentary filmmaker, researcher and lecturer at the Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam. He is a staff member of the MA programme ‘Preservation & Presentation of the Moving Image’, teaches courses on film archiving, curating, media history, and research methods. He holds degrees in filmmaking, cultural anthropology, and media studies, and has a special interest in architecture and urbanism. 

Maria Molina Peiro (filmmaker, Spain)

María Molina Peiró is a Spanish audiovisual artist and filmmaker based in Amsterdam, whose practise stands at the intersection between cinema, contemporary art and research. María studied at the University of the Arts (Sevilla), the School of Visual Arts (New York) and graduated cum laude from the Master of Film at the Netherland Film Academy. In her work, she explores layered relationships between history, technology and nature through and hybrid form (fiction, documentary and experimental). She is particularly interested in the blurry boundaries between memory and imagination, natural and artificial, science and mysticism or living and nonliving entities. 

Francesco Ragazzi (associate professor, filmmaker, Italy)

Dr. Francesco Ragazzi is associate professor in International Relations at Leiden University (Netherlands) and associated scholar at the Centre d’Etude sur les Conflits, Liberté et Sécurité (France). He is also a filmmaker and producer. He holds a PhD from Northwestern University and Science Po Paris, as well as a masters in film from Nerthelands Film Academy. His research interests include identity, technology and security. His current research, funded by an ERC consolidator grant, explores the security uses of computer vision in areas such as biometric surveillance, social media content moderation or border control through quantitative, ethnographic and artistic (digital, cinematographic) methods. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as International Political Sociology, Security Dialogue, Political Geography, Journal of International Relations and Development, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Cultures & Conflits and has featured in various edited volumes. His films, as director or producer, have been screened in festivals such as Torino Film Festival and Karlovy Vary. 

Rada Sesič (filmmaker, critic, programmer, HR)

Rada Sesič was born in former Yugoslavia and currently lives in The Netherlands. Sesič is specialized in South Asian and Eastern European cinema. She is associated with IDFA, IFFR and NIF (Dutch Institute for film education) as well as Sarajevo Film Festival and Kerala Film Festival. She teaches and gives workshops world wide and has directed four award winning shorts and documentaries that were screened at several festivals and also presented and archived at MoMA, New York. Visit her website here

Lecture series

Lina Majdalina (26 november 2020)

Rabih Mroue (4 december 2020)

Frank B Wilderson III (8 dec 2020)

Onyeka Igwe (11 dec 2020)

Dalia Neis (17 feb 2021)

Korakrit Arunanondchai (24 maart 2021)

Ali Eslami (7 april 2021)

Joshua Oppenheimer (21 april 2021) 

Former lecturers

Aron Birtalan (theatre maker, Hungary), BMB con. (Roelf Toxopeus and Justin Bennett, performance artists, NL), Peter Delpeut (filmmaker, writer, NL), Pol Eggermont (dramaturg, concept developer, NL), Kevin B. Lee (filmmaker, USA), Dan Oki (film maker, (Croatia), Vesna Petresin (transdisciplinary artist and thinker, SL), Hidde Simons (director, actor, acting coach, NL), Michel Schopping (sound designer, NL)

Former mentors

Sander Blom (NL, filmmaker), Marjoleine Boonstra 2010-2011 (filmmaker, NL), Stefaan Decostere 2009-2012 (artist, producer BE), Albert Elings (documentary filmmaker, editor, NL), Laurent van Lancker 2017-2018 (filmmaker, anthropologist, BE), Petra Lataster 2009-2010 (filmmaker, NL), Aneta Lesnikovska (MO), Patrick Minks (director, screenwriter and editor, NL), Wineke van Muiswinkel (NL, radiomaker/curator), Rada Sesic (critic, filmmaker and a programmer, HR)

Artists in Residence (AIR)

Vesna Petrisin, Jyoti Mistry (SA), Franz Rodenkirchen (D)
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