Leonard_Retel_Helmrich.jpg LEONARD RETEL HELMRICH

Leonard, a Dutch Cinematographer and Film Director of Indo descent, born in 1959 in Tilburg, Netherlands and has lived in Amsterdam since 1982. He graduated from the Dutch Film and Television Academy in 1986 and made his first feature film in 1990, The Phoenix Mystery. Received highest honours for international documentaries at the Sundance Festival and was the first two-time International Documentary winner at the Amsterdam Film Festival. Leonard’s first documentary, Moving Objects (1991) was awarded the Special Jury Prize for the Best Artist-Profile at the International Golden Gate Film Festival of San Francisco. In January 2011 he won again the World Documentary Award at Sundance for Position among the Stars.The Position among the Stars also awrded as the best documentary in IDFA, 2011.

Leonard RetelHelmrich has served on the jury of many film festivals. He has also lectured and screened his films at numerous educational institutions including the Flaherty Seminar Program in New York and at Harvard University where he was awarded a Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.