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Sjoerd Oostrik

Sjoerd Oostrik is a Dutch documentary filmmaker based between Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Sjoerd received his MA in history at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen before moving on to study Documentary Directing at the Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam. With his graduation film ‘Destiny’ he won the Wildcard Award of the Dutch Film Fund for the most promising graduating documentary director. He directed several short- and medium length documentaries that screened at internationally renowned festivals like Locarno Film Festival, IDFA, FESPACO, Sao Paulo ISFF and Dokfest München. In 2014 he won the Media Fund Prize at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) for his latest project ‘A Quiet Place’.

In addition to his work as a director, Sjoerd is an adjunct assistant professor in documentary filmmaking at UCLA, a grant advisor for the Dutch Media Fund, and a guest lecturer at the Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam.

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A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Sjoerd Oostrik's newest documentary had its world premiere at this year's IDFA. Watch the trailer here!

documentary

documentary

Kookaburra Love

Kookaburra Love

Sjoerd Oostrik directs this unscripted, experimental, disturbing and poetic documentary, about love and violence.

documentary

documentary, film festival

Youth of Today

Youth of Today

Sjoerd Oostrik & Sam de Jong directed this documentary telling about three teenagers about to grow up.

documentary

documentary