KATELIJNE SCHRAMA

studied fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (BA) where she produced a short film Daydreams and Sandman for her end exam in 2000. Since then she has worked as a filmmaker for several production companies in the Netherlands as well as director, director assistant and editor of documentary films. She directed assignment films for museums (Kunsthal, Royal Tropical Institute, Noord-Brabants Museum) and also directed company films (ING bank).

360º Horizon, land without a past was her first mid-length documentary; it was nominated for best debut film at the 2007 Dutch Film Festival. 1974 is her second short film and has been shown at Museum Ludwig (Cologne) as well as festivals worldwide (Rwanda, Ukraine, Germany).

Georgica
is her first feature documentary and premiered at IDFA 2014. In this film she takes a contemplative look at the achievements of large-scale farming practices on the Dutch Flevo polder, guided by Virgil’s didactic poem Georgics. The documentary has been shown at many international film festivals (Germany, Italy, France, Ukraine, Siberia) and the film has been broadcasted at several television stations in the Netherlands and abroad (Switzerland). Georgica won the prize for best documentary at 28th Neue Heimatfilm Festival 2015 in Freistadt, Austria.

Recently Katelijne Schrama finished a short film about a Dutch visual artist Falke Pisano for the series: 'Hollandse Meesters in the 21th century'. At present she is working on a new feature documentary film.


Katelijne Schrama also happens to be a Master Goldsmith. But only lately, while working as a director, did she start designing jewelry again in her spare time between projects. Here you can find out more: ekster.net

Photo © Matteo Bellomo