Education is about creating ‘conditions of possibility’ (…) Our emphasis on a democratic or non-hierarchical relation between teachers and researchers is born from our understanding that education is a space of learning, not just for the researchers but also for the teachers, mentors and all the others that are part of our ‘learning community’.

Mieke Bernink | head of research (lector) and head Master of Film - +31 (0)20 527 7472

Mieke Bernink (1959) studied philosophy and psychology before bidding farewell to the academic world to pursue a career in journalism. From 1991 to 1999, she served as chief editor of the Dutch film & visual culture magazine Skrien. From 2001 till September 2008, she played a significant role in the development of the Dutch government’s film policy, as Secretary of Film and Media Education at the Netherlands Council for Culture. Around the middle of 2008, she was approached to become head of research (lector) at the Netherlands Film Academy and set up a Master’s Degree Programme in Film. This programme started in March 2009. 

Sander Blom | mentor Master of Film

Sander Blom (1963), graduated at the Netherlands Film Academy (documentary) in 1993. Initially collaborating with visual artist Mels van Zutphen, a number of experimental documentary and fictional shorts was produced. A shared fascination for science continues to be an important ingredient in their - often humorous - individual works since this partnership became dormant. These films are shown at film festivals as well as museums and art galleries internationally. 

Kris Dekkers | coordinator Master of Film - +31 (0)20 527 7471

Kris studied General Arts / Women's Studies at the University of Utrecht and then followed the post-graduate training Cultural Management at the AHK. After having worked as a producer and managing director at various theater and dance companies, She started in 2001 at the Netherlands Film Academy and soon she developed that position to management assistent. In 2008 she was asked to help set up the Master of Film. There she has been working until now as the coordinator since the beginning of the programme.

Sabien Schütte | programme coordinator Master of Film - +31 (0)20 527 7443

Sabien Schütte (1977) studied painting in Florence and Antwerp before graduating in 2003 at the University of Amsterdam with a Masters in Art History. Her thesis was about film-installations and more specifically what happens when films are shown in the context of a museum. After graduating she worked as a set decorator and prop master. After a couple of years Sabien returned to the art world as a producer for the experimental art space W139. Here she was responsible for the overall coordination of the exhibitions. This consisted of developing artists’ plans, producing site-specific works, organizing the installation and openings of the shows. 

Bram Loogman | research fellow

Bram Loogman (NL) has over ten year of experience as filmmaker and software developer, often combining the two disciplines. He has made installations, performances, exhibitions, experimental films, music videos, and web projects. He is author of the Quentin trilogy, an existential foray into the fleeting borders between memory and technology today. He is also the creator of REVOLVE, a mobile 360 experience inspired by the Gurdjieff dances, which was produced by ARTE France, NFB and IDFA Doclab. Bram graduated at the Master of Film in 2015. Together with another alumni, Pablo Núñez Palma, he created Jan Bot a filmmaking bot that generates experimental films based on Eye’s found footage collection and trending topics.