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CHRISTIAAN VAN LEEUWEN

Cinematography and Photography are both one of the most important things in Christiaan his life. He wakes up with it and goes to bed with it 24/7. Its a growing feeling since he’s a kid. The older he gets the more he understands that his craft isn’t something you leave on set. It's always everywhere. The moment he wakes up, he gets inspired by the visuals that come to him

Christiaan works rather divers. He doesn’t want to focus on one thing. He believes that working in the different fields of Photography and Cinematography like documentary’s, narrative, advertisements, media art, name it, pushes him to change his way of looking towards his craft. He wants to be taken out of his comfort zone to keep on trying to see world in a different way. A way so the story he’s working on becomes a strong visual narrative.

Finished the National Filmschool in 2018 and working as a freelancer since, already brought him some wins and nominations at several filmfestivals like Camerimage and IMAGO

www.christiaan-vanleeuwen.com
 
 
 
 
AWARDS
Winner Special Mention Award 2019 at Camerimage short documentary films competition for ZELF (short) / Carolien van Maaswaal / NFA, 2018
Winner Cam-a-Lot Camera Prize 2019 at VERS Awards for IK,MOORDENAAR (short) / Kim Kokosky Deforchaux / Fresh for 88, 2019
Nominee Cam-a-Lot Camera Prize 2019 at VERS Awards for MASKERADE (short) / Kevin Tromp / HKU, 2019
Nominee The Mr Zee Award 2020 at Shortcutz Amsterdam for MASKERADE (short) / Kevin Tromp / HKU, 2019
Nominee Emerging Young Cinematographer Award 2020 at IMAGO International Award for Best Cinematography for WHERE THE BIRDS GO (short) / Arjen Schotel / VLA Films, 2018

STUDIES
2007-2011 Intermediate Vocational Education Audiovisual Technology – Media College (MA)
2014 -2018 BA Cinematography – Nederlandse Filmacademie (NFA)

NARRATIVE
KRAANMAN (short) / Ruben Nijsen / NFA, 2016
KINDEREN VAN MASKEPADE (short) / Marc Wagenaar / NFA 2017
WHERE THE BIRDS GO (short) / Arjen Schotel / VLA Films, 2018
IK,MOORDENAAR (short) / Kim Kokosky Deforchaux / Fresh for 88, 2019
MASKERADE (short) / Kevin Tromp / HKU, 2019

DOCUMENTARY
FIN (short) / Martijn de Vos / NFA, 2016
MENTIA (short) / Carolien van Maaswaal / NFA, 2017 - Selected for the National competition of the GO SHORT Festival Nijmegen
SPEKLAB (short) / Minou van den Berg / HKU, 2018
ZELF (short) / Carolien van Maaswaal / NFA, 2018
HET BEEST VAN HARKSTEDE ( Television Series ) / Marc de Leeuw / Vice Studios & Videoland, 2019

COMMERCIAL WORK
For Brands as Conimex, Ben, Knorr, Carpetright
Mona, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Sourcy

FASHION
4Q510 / Maarten Groen / DPPLR, 2018
NINAMOUNAH / Florian Joahn / Ninamounah, 2018

VIDEO ART
ALL MY CLOTHES / Rick van de Dood, 2016 – Selected for The One Minutes Series September 2017
VALERIUS / Dorian de Rijk / NFA, 2016 - Winner AHK GRADUATION JURY PRIZE 2016, the jury consisted of chairman Maarten Kloos (founder Arcam, member of the AHK Supervisory Board), Xandra Schutte (chief editor of De Groene Amsterdammer), Taco Dibbits (director Rijksmuseum) and Maarten van Boven (general and artistic director Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ).
4Q510 / Maarten Groen / DPPLR & NFA, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY
BEAST IN THE JUNGLE / Clara van Gool / Keyfilm, 2017

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