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Dana Linssen

Dana Linssen is a film critic (for daily nationwide newspaper NRC and independent film magazine de Filmkrant), curator of the Vrijplaats residency @ FilmForward Talent & Skills Development NL, lecturer film history, analysis and theory at ArtEZ Academy of Theatre Arnhem and HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, mentor at Berlinale Talent Press and Sarajevo Talent Press, member of the selection committee of Berlinale Talents, curator of the IFFR Critics’ Choice, where with Jan Pieter Ekker she commissioned around 50 video essays for the big screen, together they also initiated and programmed the Director’s Forum at NFF from 2015-2019. For her work as a film critic and editor in chief she was awarded the 2009 Louis Hartlooper Prize and the Silver Rosebud Award in 2018. Amongst her longer publications are books about Chantal Akerman, Jem Cohen, Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Sara Rajaei, Fiona Tan, Béla Tarr and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. In 2015 she wrote the libretto for particle cantata Creator / Destroyer of composer Maarten Ornstein about the discovery of the Higgs particle and in 2022 her theatre play KROON about PTSS premiered at Het Zuidelijk Toneel. She is also a time traveller. 

Dana was quarter master during the start-up phase of FilmForward between 2019 and 2022 and continues to work as the curator of the Vrijplaats Residency.

Rogier Klomp

Drawing is Rogiers way to grasp the complexities of our world. To map out intricate dynamics and to contextualise those by translating them into stories.
Rogier tells stories in different media in which the medium itself is intertwined with the subject. Some examples: a data-driven documentary in which open data is used to investigate a secretive multinational, a set of short films in which intrinsically biased people train subsequently biased algorithms, a crowdsourced animation film about Europe drawn by Europhiles as well as Eurosceptics and propaganda films on the subject of propaganda.

Rogier has worked as a graphic journalist at the newspaper NRC Handelsblad and produced animations for multiple VPRO Tegenlicht documentaries and other TV series. Furthermore he is an educator at several art academies and was one of the supervisors of the masterclass Sandberg@Mediapark for the editions Technology as Religion (2018) and Artificial Imagination (2019).

Together with Dana Linssen Rogier is the curator of the Vrijplaats Residency 2020, and speaker at the Vrijplaats Residency 2021 and the Vrijplaats Residency 2022.


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