Vita

Charlot van Heeswijk is a young filmmaker and multidisciplinary visual artist based in Berlin. While her figurative paintings and photographic works often focus on the individual, her work as a film directress bridges the gap between the personal and political. Her most recent documentary and fiction works aim to further the conversation on queer issues as well as portraying feminist narratives on screen. 

She also works as a freelance editor, production manager, assistant director and casting agent. In 2020 she became a co-founder of  WESTWERK FILM.

Life

  • since 2019 / studying Theatre & Film Studies (BA) at Freie Universität Berlin
  • since 2017 / working as a freelance filmmaker and artist 
  • 2015 / Abitur, Herderschule Giessen
  • 1996 / born in Wetzlar, Germany

Filmography (directed and edited)

  • 2021 / documentary project, in pre production
  • 2021 / commercial documentary, in post production 
  • 2020 / "HYSTERIA", short, 15 min
  • 2019 - 2020 / "Stadt Ohne Morgen", documentary, 20 min
  • 2019 / "Both Ways", music video for NEL
  • 2019 / "FREI_RAUM", short
  • 2019 / "STFU", music video for IZZI BIZZI
  • 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", short
  • 2013 / "Die Antwort", short


Editor (selection)

  • 2021 / "The Lotus Eaters - Emily D'Angelo" dir. Sonja Müller (Universal Music)
  • 2021 / "3 & HOY - LA CHICA" dir. Adriana Berroterán, Lauren Pringle
  • 2021 / "The Dupe of Another" dir. Sarah Entwistle, Video Art (@ Signs and Symbols, New York)

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

in other positions (selection)

Exhibitions

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

 

Press and Festivals (selection)

Deutschlandfunk KulturMONOPOL MagazinWDR ,TITLE MagDAS FILTERKOX RadioHART MagazineBerliner FilmfestivalsShort Close UpFazemag


  • Official Selection HYSTERIA at Queerstreifen, Regensburg (2021)
  • Official Selection / HYSTERIA at Hive Filmfestival, Berlin (2021)
  • Winner / Best Cinematography for HYSTERIA at Sappho Filmfest, UK (2021)
  • FinalistBest International Short Film for  HYSTERIA at Sappho Filmfest, UK (2021)
  • Official Selection / STADT OHNE MORGEN at 6th Filmfest Bremen (2021)
  • Official Selection / STFU at Choreo Scope International Dance Film Festival Barcelona (2019)
  • Silver Selection / STFU at Berlin Music Video Awards (2019)
  • Winner / FREI_RAUM at SHORT to the Point Festival (2019)
  • Best of 2019 / FREI_RAUM at GRRL Haus Cinema (2019)
  • Official selection / "Acht Uhr Neunundzwanzig"  SHORT to the Point Festival (2017)
  • Official Selection / "Acht Uhr Neunundzwanzig" at Short & Sweet Filmfestival Chennai (2017)
  • Official Selection / "Acht Uhr Neunundzwanzig"  at WIPE Filmfestival (2017)

 

Photo: Clemens Barth

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