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Hans Dortmans
Colette Teurlings

Margit Balogh
Willem Baptist
Leo de Boer
Marjoleine Boonstra
Anne Marie Borsboom
Frans Bromet

Rishi Chamman

Roy Dames
Danniel Danniel
Rob Das
Peter Delpeut
Nova van Dijk
Ozgur Dogan
Gülsah Dogan
Mart Dominicus
Peter Dop

Frans van Erkel
Robin van Erven Dorens
Orhan Eskikoy
Jaap van Eyck

Hans Fels

Mags Gavan
Boris Gerrets
Ramon Gieling
Carin Goeijers
Ester Gould

Bregtje van der Haak
Rein Hazewinkel
Sonia Herman Dolz
Dimitri Hettinga
Sophie Hilbrand
Brigit Hillenius
Jet Homoet
Heddy Honigmann
Andre van der Hout
Hans Hylkema

Bernie IJdis

Vuk Janic
Jack Janssen
Fatima Jebli-Ouazzani
Simonka de Jong
David de Jongh

Mani Kaul
Hans Kema
Johan van der Keuken
Niels van Koevorden
Maaik Krijgsman
Kristinn Kristinsson
Sabine König

Ben van Lieshout
Patrick Lodiers
Sabine Lubbe Bakker
Linda Lyklema

Geert Mak
Christel van der Meer
Menna Laura Meijer
Constant Meijers
Ditteke Mensink
Juliano Mer Khamis
Max Moszkowicz

Monique Nolte

Robert Oey
Marcel Ouddeken

Ruud Pelgrum
Hans Pool
Leendert Pot
Marcel Prins

Klaartje Quirijns

Maria Ramos
Dirk Jan Roeleven
Rene Roelofs
Dorna van Rouveroy
Paul Ruven

Frank Scheffer
Michiel Schöpping
Ineke Smits
Mercedes Stalenhoef
Huib Stam
Elbert van Strien

Fiona Tan
Maria Tarantino
Karim Traidia

Joost van der Valk

Martijn van de Griendt

Peter Veer
Martijn Veldhoen
Frank Vellenga
David Verbeek
Bea de Visser
Kees Vlaanderen
Paulo van Vliet
Chris Vos
Saskia Vredeveld
Jacqueline van Vugt

Lysander Wiering
Daan Willekens
Marieke van der Winden
Peter Wingender

Martijn de Zeeuw
Lidija Zelovic

Boris Gerrets

Boris Gerrets is an internationally acclaimed European film director and writer based in Berlin, Germany. He also works as a script advisor, film-editor and university film mentor. Born into a Bulgarian-German family in Amsterdam, he grew-up in the Netherlands, Spain, Sierra Leone and Germany. Boris Gerrets' films are close-ups of local environments, which he describes as 'biotopic explorations'. He delves into the anonymity of the urban space, bringing to light life on the fringes, which often remains obscure to the passing person. This leads him to unexpected encounters that drive the narrative of his films. Gerrets sees the camera as a tool that creates a social dynamic between him and his protagonists. The editing process is for Gerrets a way of stripping down and reconfiguring what has been garnered in reality, into a phenomenological space that speaks about the human condition. His role as filmmaker and the process of filmmaking is always at issue – either implicitly or explicitly - while he intentionally explores the gap between the factual event and its fictional and poetic meaning. Gerrets' cinematic approach contains a strong performative component and makes use of his multidisciplinary background in visual arts, dance and theatre.

Gerrets’ was the recipient of the 2013 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, a grant awarded to him for being at the 'cutting-edge of artistic and narrative cinema' and for 'his pursuit of new forms and frontiers within the documentary genre'. He was the 2014 Laureate of the Aster Award, a prize he received in Macedonia for ‘high achievements in European and world film art’. His recent film, Shado’man (2014) was awarded the 2014 AVANCA Television Prize and was nominated for best feature-length film at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival. It had its African premiere at FESPACO, the biannual Pan-African Film Festival in Ouagadougou (2015). Film journalist Jennifer Merin included Shado’man in her IDFA 2013 - Documentaries to Watch List, saying ‘The characters are compelling, their stories are gripping, and the film's stunning cinematography beautifully captures the details of their environment and nuances of their lives.’ Hollywood Reporter called it ‘stylish and gritty…solid, serious’ and Cinemagazine said, ‘The way that art and reality seamlessly intertwine makes of this film an extraordinary viewing experience’.  Gerrets’ previous film, People I Could Have Been and Maybe Am (2010) received world-wide praise from film festival juries, critics and audience alike, winning twelve international awards in a wide-range of categories – among them: IDFA Best Mid-Length Doc Award (Amsterdam, 2010), Visions Du Réel, Best Direction Mid-Length Doc (Nyon, 2011), Festival Dei Popoli, Best Ethno-Anthropological Film (Florence, 2011), Festival International du Cinéma des Peuples, Audience Award (Pwêêdi Wiimîâ, 2011) and Beldocs, International Federation Of Film Critics Award  (Belgrade, 2011).

Gerrets has conducted Master Classes in Film in Europe, Latin America and Asia namely at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión Cuba, EICTV (2013), EDN Seoul, Korea (2011) and Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica Mexico City, CCC (2011). He was assigned to be a kind of ‘godfather’ for the Filmmaker Kombat workshop of the 19th International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia, Portugal; he was an external examiner and mentor for the Master's Degree Programme in Film at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy, Amsterdam (2014); and a tutor for the IDFA-Mediafonds Workshop (2015 & 2014).  As a film lecturer, Gerrets has participated in conferences such as ReVision: Editing Across Disciplines at the University of Edinburgh, UK (2013) and International Conference of Media Education at Seoul National University Chungbuk (2011), as well as panel discussions namely, Day of the Doc / Creatieve Sessie: Docu/Edit at the Flanders Doc and Docville Film Festival (2012). His writings on film include: ‘Not Yet, No More’ (2012), published in Issue 3 of &Label, University of Dundee and 'Layers of visuality: storytelling in the era of instant cinema' (2011) in Asia-Pacific Collaborative Education Journal Vol.7 No.1.

 

FILM WEBSITES
People I Could Have Been and Maybe Am, 2010
www.peopleicouldhavebeen.com
 
Shado’man, 2014

www.shadoman-film.com