An van. Dienderen

The image is a black and white portrait of filmmaker An van. Dienderen. She is a white woman with short dark hair, and she is standing in front of a wall covered in wide leaf wallpaper. She is smiling softly and looking directly at the camera.
Photo credit Lisa Spiliaert

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An van. Dienderen is a filmmaker who graduated in audiovisual arts (Sint-Lukas, Brussels). She also obtained a PhD in Comparative Cultural Sciences (Ghent University) and was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. She’s made several documentaries screened worldwide and awarded international prizes. Films include Visitors of the Night (1998), Site (2000), Tu ne verras pas Verapaz (2002), The Ephemerist (2005), Patrasche, a Dog of Flanders – Made in Japan (2008), Cherry Blossoms (2012), Letter Home (2015) and Lili (2015). She regularly publishes on visual/performative anthropology, is a lecturer at the KASK, School of Arts Ghent, and initiated the international art workspace SoundImageCulture. Her work has been shown at the Margaret Mead Film and Video festival (New York), FID Marseille, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Belluard Festival (Fribourg), DMZ Korea International documentary festival, International Short film Festival Oberhausen, FIDOCS, Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, and International Filmfestival Rotterdam.

Selected Works

  • Prism
  • Patrasche, A Dog of Flanders - Made in Japan
  • Lili
  • Letter Home

Screenings featuring this Filmmaker