Photo credits: Patrick Klein Meuleman
BIOGRAPHY RUUD LENSSEN
Ruud Lenssen is an independent documentary filmmaker, known from films such as Lost in Memories (IDFA 2019) and Kathem & Chris (winner 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) and Genk, Belgium (LUCA School of Arts, 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 an intimate 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 FEATURE LENGTH DOCS
Candy: A Skater’s Mind | 2022 | 61 min.
Theatrical release April 2022
Lost in Memories | 2019 | 71 min.
Theatrical release in 45 Dutch cinemas.
* IDFA competition 2019 (top15 audience favorites) *Dutch Crystal Award
SHORT & MEDIUM LENGTH DOCS
Scared Neighbours | 2020 | 26 min.
De Zes van Zaerum | 2019 | 48 min.
The Myth of the Lake | 2019 | 40 min.
Homeland | 2018 | 45 min.
Floor |2018 | 33 min.
De Baersdonck | 2018 | 37 min.
Normal People | 2017 | 25 min.
Wandern | 2017 | 25 min.
FC Polska | 2016 | 50 min.
Common Sense | 2013 | 55 min.
Between Two Worlds | 2012 | 26 min.
Kathem & Chris | 2010 | 12 min.
Screened on NPO 2 doc
* Winner Dioraphte Award, Dutch Filmfestival Utrecht
– Guest teacher film education
– Jury member filmfestivals
– Script and directing coach for directors
– Instructor masterclasses and workshops
– Artistic leader Limburg Film Festival (the Netherlands) 2016-2018