Martijn Maria Smits



Martijn Maria Smits (1980) is a Dutch film director. He graduated from the Dutch Film Academy in 2006. His student film OTZENRATH won several international awards, earning him the chance to make his first low budget feature film: C’EST DÉJÀ L'ÉTÉ (2010), which was nominated for a Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. The film also won the Golden Calf for Best Music and was nominated for Best Screenplay. After his first feature Smits made several short drama's ANVERS (2010) for television, awarded a Golden Calf and Fipa d’Or, as well as television drama DE HOER EN HET MEISJE (2011) and television film VOOR EMILIA (2014), for which actress Loes Schlepper won the Golden Calf for Best Actress in a Television Drama. In 2011 he attended the TorinoFilmLab with a new film plan that finally resulted in WALDSTILLE which premiered at San Sebastian in the New Directors competition.

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