AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Short Rotterdam, best scenario for the Grin, Eef won a
budget to make the film.
Morbengo, Italy, best filmmusic.
Cinema da mare, special mention, best filmby the filmjury
Winnaar 7 inch doc's scenario contest for documentairy, Het Initiatief, de documentaire 'Zadkine en de groeiende stad',
jurymember filmfestival Gorinchem Filmfront Festival, 2004
Asked Jurymeber, studentfilmfestival, Rio de Janeiro
Organisatie van filmavonden en Italiaanse events met Centro Animazione Culturale in Locus 010
JURY Kunstschouw 2010,
Invited by Cinema Holandais
Presentation film in Rio de Janeiro Invited by the Dutch Consulate
to promotion Dutch film in Brazil
JURY Suikerzoet 2014, Schiedam
Gast teacher Willem de Kooning Academie, film/animatie Rotterdam
Film Teacher HBO media education InHolland
advisor for a filmmaster MBA Rotterdam ,
INHOLLAND school of media and communication
Film teacher Graphic Lyceum Rotterdam:
camera, scenario and editing.
Freelance teacher diverse creative disciplines and art.
Films where show and selected at
important filmfestivals and modern art centers amongst others:
CBK raamprojecties, Rotterdam met de film ‘Mirror me’.
Exposition Barcelona Espai Artistic Contemporani del Poblenou Barcelonés
Rio de Janeiro Femina filmfestival
Cult videotheek Rotterdam presentation two films with lectures.
Site Museum Boymans van Beuningen, “mirror me”
‘Zadkine en de groeiende Stad’, Internationaal filmfestival Rotterdam
International Filmfestival Rotterdam, all films.
Nederlands Filmfestival, Utrecht
Durban International Filmfestival
St Petersburg, Rusia
Artfilmfestival Trencianska Teplice( Slowakije)
Suenos Cortos, Argentina
Barcelona filmfestival des independants, Cultural Center of Modern Arts.
Selected for the Museum of Modern art, Warschau,Poland
Shortfilmcorner.International filmfestival Cannes.
A creative film production company with lots of experience and a large network throughout the world. We make Independent quality productions.
Writing, budgetting, producing, filming and editing. Our location near Antwerp and Rotterdam in Zierikzee, the Netherlands.
EEF DE GRAAF
Eef de Graaf was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
She grew up in different places in Holland and studied art in Groningen at Minerva Art School. She graduated in 1993 as a painter. Because of her interest in theatre, other art disciplines and science, she continued studying at the University of Groningen. She started to work with video.
Her rising fascination for video convinced her that filmmaking could give her the challenges she was looking for. In 1996 she moved to Rotterdam and started to work as a freelance reporter for a radio station. She also continued working as an artist and set up several exhibitions. In 1999 she moved for a period to Gothenburg in Sweden. Here she had close contact with the dancers of the Opera House and started working with dance and video again. In 2000 she moved back to Rotterdam and went to study film in Den Haag with experimental filmmaker Frans Zwartjes. She made several dance and other experimental videos. In 2002 she moved for six months to Barcelona and made a video documentary about her stay there, later this year she shot her first short 16 mm film in The Netherlands.
Her film Circulos Cuadrados premiered in 2003 at the Rotterdam Film Festival and has been shown at many festivals around the world, like Sueños Cortos in Argentina, Brazil Noar in Barcelona, Art Film Festival in Slovakia and Morbengo Art Film in Italy.
The film she made in 2003/2004 Pulse of the City was also selected for the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2004 and shown on many festivals around the world. The film received an award for best film, from the Jury of Festival Cinema da Mare, South Italy.
In 2005 Eef won a prize for the contest 'Rotterdam Shorts' and received a budget to make her first 35mm film in Rotterdam with
her original screenplay De Grijns (The Grin). She realised this film as a screenwriter, director and co-producer. The film premiered in 2006.
In 2007 she finished her film about Lorca,’ Garcia Lorca esta Vivo?’ It premiered in Rotterdam at the International Filmfestival in 2008 and was selected for the Museum of Modern art in Warsaw, Poland and the shortfilm Corner in Cannes 2008. In 2008 she won a scenario prize for the short documentary: Zadkine and the Growing city.
She realised this documentary together with Kianoosh Gerami and it was shown at the Dutch film festival in Utrecht 2008 and the International film festival of Rotterdam in 2009. In this year her work was also shown in different places, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro and CBK Rotterdam. She teached film at the HBO art educations such as Willem the Kooning and Graphic lyceum in Rotterdam. She was asked as a counsellor at Inholland in Rotterdam and organised lectors and workshops. In 2010 she moved together with her partner to Zeeland where they started their own gallery. EK Gallery they show their work and work with other International en national artists and filmmakers. In these years she had two kids and worked as a freelancer, making documentaries and information films about art subjects in het environment. She started her own foundation for professional artists in 2011, ‘stichting View’. Meanwhile she wrote, painted and filmed.
She started producing her very esthetical film ‘Silhouettes against the sky’ and worked together with Ruud Monster, (Lava film production and distribution) and the DOP Rieks Soepenberg and Maarten van Rouveroy. This film finished in April 2015 and was supported by the Dutch Film fund and the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund also Cinecrowd and many sponsors helped her to realize this project. It’s now showing as an installation in a main monumental tower in Zierikzee and will go to the main International film festivals .