BIOGRAPHY RUUD LENSSEN

Ruud Lenssen is an independent documentary filmmaker, known from films such as Wei / Lost in Memories (IDFA competition 2019) and Kathem & Chris (winner Dioraphte award at the Dutch Filmfestival 2010).

Growing up as a shy kid in a small village, Ruud Lenssen (Broekhuizenvorst – the Netherlands, 1986) naturally learned the art of observing. But it took until his studies at the film academies of Rotterdam, the Netherlands (WdKA 2007-2010) and Genk, Belgium (LUCA School of Arts 2013-2016, master’s degree, graduated with honors) before he really knew how to give expression to this. His love for the documentary genre was inevitable.

The lessons of his youth manifest themselves in all films by Ruud Lenssen because of the observing style, but also through the choice of socially relevant themes that he portrays in a modest and personal way. After all, it is often those personal stories that provide insight into how to deal with the major issues of life.

FILMOGRAPHY DIRECTOR

Scared Neighbours | 2020 | 26 min.

Lost in Memories | 2019 | 71 min.
Theatrical release in 45 Dutch cinemas.
* IDFA competition 2019 (top15 audience favorites)

De Zes van Zaerum | 2019 | 48 min.

The Myth of the Lake | 2019 | 40 min.
Van Osch Films, RTV Rijnmond, Mediafonds
* Best Short Documentary, Limburg Film Festival 2020 (NL)

Homeland | 2018 | 45 min.

Floor |2018 | 33 min. | co-director Marijn Poels

De Baersdonck | 2018 | 37 min.

Normal People | 2017 | 25 min.
PJP Film & tv-producties

Wandern | 2017 | 25 min.

FC Polska | 2016 | 50 min.
Hans Heijnen Films, L1 TV, Mediafonds.

Common Sense | 2013 | 55 min.

Between Two Worlds | 2012 | 26 min.
* Openingfilm LABFF, London

Kathem & Chris | 2010 | 12 min.
Screened on NPO 2 doc
* Winner Dioraphte Award, Dutch Filmfestival Utrecht

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