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Sander Burger born:27-10-1975 in Korhogo (Ivory Coast) sanderburger@hotmail.com

Former education:

2011 BINGER Directors Lab 2008 EKRAN (masterclass directing at the Andrej Wajda school in Warschau) 2005 Basic course scenariowriting, scriptschool Amsterdam 1997-2001 Dutch Filmacademy (NFTA), Amsterdam. 1994-1996 Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Subject: Geology.

Awards & nominations:

winner 'Beste film' Imagésanté Festival - Alice cares winner 'Prix Grand Ekran' Pariscience Filmfestival - Alice cares winner 'Eureka prijs' NWO-KNAW - Alice cares winner 'Best feature' Hollywood Black Filmfestival - Panman winner 'Best original score' Brooklyn Int. Filmfestival - Panman

nomination 'Prix Europa' best feature length documentary - Alice cares nomination 'Best young director' Sao Paulo Int. Filmfestival - Hunting&sons nomination 'Best male role' NFF - Hunting&sons nomination 'Best female role' NFF - Hunting&sons nomination KOEN! - NPS Kort! prize


Feautures: 2017 Off Track (director & co-writer, 93' - OAK Motion Pictures) A psychological roadmovie about three friends travelling through Ecuador.

2009 Hunting&Sons. (director & writer, 90' - NFI Productions) A psychological drama about the impact of a pregnancy on a young married couple.

official selection - New Directors / New Films Festival in New York - Götenburg - Hofer Filmtage - BIFF London - Sao Paulo - IFFR

2008 PANMAN, rhythm of the palms (director / 91' Luna Blou productions) Panman tells the story of the rise and fall of steelpanplayer Harry Daniel. A moving and swinging movie about the soul of the Caribbean: the panmusic.

Openingfilm 'Africa in the picture filmfestival' 2008

2006 OLIVIER etc. (director & writer, 94' - Schram Studio's) For 26 years, the only thing Olivier had to hold on to was the certainty of his impending death. Now, even this, is being taken away from him.

Short films: 2018 Don't go to sea (7' BIND film / NTR) 2016 My son is a jihadist (40' Talent United / HUMAN) 2015 Touched (40' Talent United / HUMAN) 2014 A second chance (40' Talent United / HUMAN) Firewall (2' museum Boijmans van Beuningen). 2012 Wil (10' POPOVfilm / NTR KORT!) 2004 KOEN! (8' Cinemakers) 2003 Piska Fresku (writer & director, 4' / Cinemakers)

Documentary: 2018 Scenario's for a normal life (70' Hollandse Helden / KRO-NCRV) 2017 Stand up and walk (53' KVfilms / NCRV) 2015 Alice Cares (76' Key docs / NVRC) Three elderly single woman get a remarkable houdeguest: care robot Alice. She has been developed in order to meet future care demands for elderly who are lonely. Can a robot build a human relationship with someone and replace a person of flesh hand blood?

Selected for over 70 filmfestivals o.a. IFFR 2015 / main competition Cinema du Réel / Open City Filmfestival Londen / CPH:DOX / 360 Film Festival Moscow / Pariscience International Science Festival / competition NFF / Inconvenient Films Filmfestival / AmDoc

2004 In the name of the Son (director, 38' JURA films / NCRV) Former dramateacher Kees de Gooijer decides to start a new career as a referent. He and his wife have to move to a small town where he soon finds out his ideals do not always correspond with the locals. When his church has to make a stand about gayweddings he is confronted with a big, personnal dilemma; his stephson is gay.

2003 Our Waterloo (director, 38', documentary) Eventhough the Second World War is long over, in café Waterloo it will never disappear.

TV work: 2010-2012 Boijmans TV season 1 and 2 (writer & director, 24 x 15' - POPOV film/RTV Rijnmond/RO theatre) Absurd artprogram, shot on location in the museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. 2008 ROES (director - 2 x 25' - IdTV/VPRO) Episode 6 (Simon says) and episode 7 (ROT) Serie in 8 episodes for Dutch television about youth dealing with acohol and drugs. 2005 Grenzeloos Verlangen (director / EO) Series in 6 epsiodes in which couples are being followed who are adopting a child. Shot on location in Colombia, South-Africa, Haïti, North-America, Suriname, Poland and China.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sander Burger

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