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Wim kicked off his directing career winning a Cannes Lions Young Director Award and has since directed commercials across the globe from Asia to Europe. A lover of the underdog and the marginalised, Wim developed an edgy body of work that blurs the lines between narrative and documentary filmmaking. He premiered his first short film at Clermont-Ferrand (France), the most prestigious short film festival in the world, in 2017 and most recently won best non-branded short film at Ciclope (Africa) in 2020. Wim is known for his cinematic and artful approach to capturing real moments and intimate performances, and has a talent for directing non-actors.

                AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Official Selection, Spoko, Cinefoot, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL , 2020,

Official Selection, Spoko, Barrie Film Festival, Ontario, CANADA, 2020

Official Selection, Spoko, Festival of Nations, Lenzing, AUSTRIA, 2020

Official Selection, Spoko, BCN Sportsfilmfestival, Barcelona, SPAIN, 2020

Official Selection, Spoko, Athens Marathon International film festival, Athens, GREECE, 2020

Winner, Best Non-Branded Film, Spoko, Ciclope Africa, Cape town, SOUTH AFRICA, 2020

Official Selection, Black Black Metal, Moments Film Festival, Malaga, SPAIN, 2019

Official Selection, Skewe Reënboog, Internationalen Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, GERMANY, 2017
Official Selection, Skewe Reënboog, Claremont Ferrand, International Premiere, FRANCE, 2017
Winner, Grand Prix, (Commercial), Every word is a master piece, Pendorings, SOUTH AFRICA, 2016
Nominee, Best film, Skewe Reënboog, Karoo Indie film festival, SOUTH AFRICA, 2016
Winner, Best Director (Short Film), Skewe Reënboog, Silwerskerm Film Festival, SOUTH AFRICA, 2015

Winner, Cannes Young Director Award, Haezer Minted (Music Video), FRANCE, 2014
Winner, Best Short Film, Die Takhaar met die Bontkar, Encounters Film Festival, SOUTH AFRICA, 2010
Winner, Audience Award, Fokofpolisiekar: The Movie, Editor (Feature Documentary), Encounters Film Festival, SOUTH AFRICA, 2009
Official Selection, Fokofpolisiekar: The Movie, IDFA, THE NETHERLANDS, 200




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