Joost van Ginkel
Joost van Ginkel studied Audiovisual Production at the Hogeschool Sittard. After his studies he worked as a directorial assistant on several TV drama series while establishing himself as a writer/director. In 2002 he won the Stimuleringsfonds Award for the best screenplay for Tijd voor Thijs, a short documentary about a boy who is fascinated by time. In 2006 Joost van Ginkel and philosopher Bas Haring received a Eureka Award nomination for Stof (Matter), a TV series on philosophy. In 2008 Van Ginkel independently wrote, directed and co-produced his first short film Zand (Sand), which was officially selected for the Venice Film Festival 2008 and became the official Dutch entry for the Oscars. Zand received ten prestigious international film festival awards including Toronto, Paris, Barcelona, and Miami.
Van Ginkel realized his second short film Kus (Kiss) and received funding to realize his first feature film Oppervlakte (Surface). Kiss was the Winner of the 2010 Rooftop Films & Film Movement Short Films distribution contest!
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