Lilian Sijbesma (1983) is an Amsterdam based filmmaker. She graduated in 2011 in directing and screenwriting at Utrecht School of the Arts. Her graduation film Marijn won various awards and was shown at film festivals in the Netherlands and abroad. Since then she wrote and directed several short films, children's series and music videos. In 2018 her first feature length screenplay Onder de Blote Hemel won the Visser-Neerlandia Award for best unproduced screenplay of The Netherlands and Flanders.

Filmography

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Onder de Blote Hemel (in development) - feature film - Revolver Amsterdam

Screenwriter & Director - with support of the Netherlands Film Fund

Winner of the Visser-Neerlandia award for Best Screenplay 2018

Dropje (in post-production) - children's series - Submarine, Walking the Dog & NTR

Screenwriter & Director - 4 episodes

KABAM! (in development) - children's series - IJswater Films & KRO-NCRV

Screenwriter, in collaboration with Floor Paul - director Elisabeth Hesemans

Rosie - 50 min screenplay - PRPL & VARA, 2015

Screenwriter - scriptdevelopment for One Night Stand 11

Kikeriki - teaser for tv show - Kikeriki Productions GmbH, 2015

Director - written by Andreas Völlinger & Robin Getrost

Canvas Blanco - live music video City of Catharines - Room Service Music, 2014

Director

Toen ging er iets mis - short film - VPRO, 2013

Screenwriter & Director

Part of theme show Anti-Christmas for VPRO Dorst

Melkweg 51 - short film - Doogle Producties, 2013

Director - written by Yim Brakel

Made for 48 hour Cinekid

Bear Valour (former Book of Eli) - live music video Sturdy Wine - Room Service Music, 2013

Director

Everybody is sleeping - poetic short film - Art & Media Kitchen, 2013

Director

Shown during live concert The Pale Blue Dot

Joey's First Fight - short film - Shooting Star Film Company & KRO, 2012

Screenwriter - directed by Dave Schram

Broadcasted in 2012 by KRO, BBC & ARD

Strangers - short film, 2012

Co-director - written by Bart Juttmann

Festival selections: Shoot Me Film & Music Festival Den Haag 2012  - Scenecs International Debut Film Festival Amersfoort - West Beach Film Festival Amsterdam

Marijn - short film - Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, 2010

Screenwriter & Director - graduation film

Awards: 1st Prize KUKI International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin 2011 - Best Film, Best Director, Best Music, Best Actrice & Audience Award at Eindhovens Film Festival 2010

Broadcasted by Z@ppelin24 in 2011 & 2012

Festival selections:  Cinekid 2010  - Lucas International Children's Film Festival Franfurt 2011 - KUKI International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth, Berlin 2011 - Lady Film Makers Filmfestival Beverly Hills 2011 - Lesofantenfest Vienna 2011 - Sehsuechte Student Film Festival Potsdam 2012 - Cellul'art Short Film Festival Jena 2012 - Go Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2011 - Leids Film Festival 2011 - Eindhovens Film Festival 2010 - Flicks International Student Film Festival Groningen 2011

Krijgers van de Nieuwe Wereld - short film - HKU & Holland Doc 24, 2010

Co-screenwriter & Co-director

Broadcasted by Holland Doc 24 in 2010, 2011 & 2012

Winner Vers Audience Award 2010