CHARLOT VAN HEESWIJK

Vita

Charlot van Heeswijk is a young filmmaker and visual artist based in Berlin. Much like her paintings and photographic works, her films often revolve around questions of identity, gender and the self in context. Her most recent documentary and fiction works are heavily influenced by her involvement in electronic music and club culture and are aiming to open a conversation on societal issues as well as portraying feminist narratives on screen. She also works as a freelance editor, assistant director and casting agent and joined the Berlin art collective and production house SILENTFILM in 2017. In 2020 she became a jury member for GIRLS GO MOVIE Filmfestival and co-founded WESTWERK FILM.

Life

  • 2019 / studying Theatre & Film Studies (BA) at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2017 / began freelancing
  • 2015 / Abitur, Herderschule Giessen
  • 1996 / born in Wetzlar, Germany

Filmography (selection, directed & edited)

  • 2020 / "HYSTERIA", queer-feminist short, 15 min in post-production
  • 2020 / "Der Letzte Tanz (WT)", documentary, 37 min, in pre-production
  • 2019 - 2020 / "Stadt Ohne Morgen", documentary, 20 min
  • 2019 / "Both Ways", music video for NEL
  • 2019 / "FREI_RAUM", feminist short
  • 2019 / "STFU", music video for IZZI BIZZI / Artist Collaboration
  • 2018 / "Building Knowledge.", documentary, 20 min
  • 2018 / "Pleasure", music video for FHAT, co-directed with Than-Long Vo
  • 2018 / "Keep Me Back from Making You My Joy", for Finn Lynden and Lisa Harres
  • 2016 / "Acht Uhr Neunundzwanzig", fiction short
  • 2013 / "Die Antwort", fiction short

1st Assistant Director (selection)

  • 2020 / "America" dir. Ofir R. Grazier, feature film
  • 2019 / "In Deiner Hand" dir. Rebeca Ofek, feature film
  • 2018 / "Blind (WT)" dir. Bahman Ghobadi, short
  • 2018 / "Papa Kind" dir. Justus Toussaint, short
  • 2017 / "Papas Wasser" dir. Elsa van Damke, short
  • ...

Exhibitions

  • 2018 / Solo Show "UMLYNGKA", Antik & More Einrichtungen, Giessen
  • 2016 / Solo Show "Summa Summarum", Antik & More Einrichtungen, Giessen

Press and Festivals (selection)

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Finalist Best International Short and Best Editing for HYSTERIA at Sappho Filmfest (2021) /  Official Selection for STADT OHNE MORGEN at 6th FILMFEST BREMEN (2021) / Official Selection for STFU at Choreo Scope International Dance Film Festival Barcelona (2019) / Silver Selection for STFU at Berlin Music Video Awards (2019) / Winner for FREI_RAUM at SHORT to the Point Festival (2019) / GRRL Haus Cinema Best of 2019 for FREI_RAUM (2019) / Official selection for "Acht Uhr Neunundzwanzig"  SHORT to the Point Festival (2017) / Official Selection for "Acht Uhr Neunundzwanzig" at Short & Sweet Filmfestival Chennai (2017) / Official Selection for "Acht Uhr Neunundzwanzig"  at WIPE Filmfestival (2017)

on set of HYSTERIA (2020)

 

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