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Wim is an acclaimed film director who started his career with winning a Cannes Lions Young Director Award. His exceptional talent extends to directing TV commercials, short films, and documentary TV series. Wim's work, especially notable for its authentic and raw depiction of indigenous communities and marginalized subcultures, is brought to life with cinematic flair and world-class production values. A champion of the underdog, Wim has crafted an edgy portfolio that seamlessly blends narrative and documentary filmmaking. Recent highlights of his career include winning Best Film at the Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival in New York (2023) and  Best Micro-Film at the North American International UniFilm Festival in Seattle, Canada (2021). Wim's fiction debut at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand festival in France (2017) established him as a filmmaker of international significance.His anticipated feature film, 'Heaven on Earth,' has been selected for prestigious development labs like the Realness Screenwriting Residency and the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, as well as for La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde, evidencing his narrative evolution.

                AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

* Winner, The Winners, Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival, NEW YORK, 2023
* Winner, Spoko, Best Micro-Film, Golden Butterfly Award, North American Internation
al UniFilm Festival,

Seattle, CANADA, 2021
* 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 Sports Film Festival, 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 A
FRICA, 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, Clermont-Ferrand International Premiere, FRANCE, 2017
* Winner, Grand Prix (Commercial), Every Word is a Masterpiece, 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, 2009





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