Besides film directing, I love camera operation and film editing as well. In filming, I focus on creating long, smooth movements. In editing, I give audio the same amount of attention that I give to video – to treat both eye and ear with harmony.
Joshua van ’t Hoff (1987) is an award-winning narrative & documentary filmmaker from the Netherlands.
Filmmaking was already in Van ’t Hoff’s life early on; bringing a video camera to high school to capture classes and situations, and making entertaining films with his siblings or friends. It became more serious in 2010, when he made an informative video for his education in journalism, News & Media, at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. This film project let him discover all stages of the creation of a film, making him realize that this art is both his passion as well as his profession.
Van ’t Hoff made his first short narrative film at the start of 2011. ’Cinema Palace’; a non-fiction film about a film theatre in his hometown Haarlem, the Netherlands, marked the start of his life as a filmmaker and the launch of his film production company: Apostrof Cinema. Soon after, he started a 6-month internship as a camera operator at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam for short documentaries about artists, discovering the art of cinematography professionally under cinematographer Robert Weijs and director Eric van der Sluis. After finishing his internship, he worked at the theatre two years more. He continued producing short narrative films, while at the same time began working as a freelance filmmaker by producing corporate and promotional videos, video impressions of events and weddings, and film portraits of houses for sale; thereby slowly finding a balance between his commercial and artistic side.
At the end of 2014, Van ’t Hoff finished his education with his first documentary film: ’Truth & Privacy in the National Archives of the Netherlands’ (original Dutch title: ’Waarheid & privacy in het Nationaal Archief’). This documentary concerned relatives of Holocaust victims and their quest for truth in restricted World War II files. It was screened at special events in both the Netherlands as well as Israel and was broadcasted twice on Dutch television. Since the start of 2018, he decided to focus more on producing narrative and documentary films. In addition to his own projects, he also worked as a cinematographer for feature films by American director Michael Lasoff and documentary films by Dutch director Boris Braak.
Three short narrative films by Van ’t Hoff are being screened at film festivals around the world at the moment: the drama film ’A Divided Whole’, the drama/action film ’Accelerate’ and the fantasy/action film ’The Path of the Greys’. While writing the scripts for new narrative films, he is currently working on two documentary films simultaneously; one concerning a family research about a refugee from former Czechoslovakia; ’Complete Portrait Wanted of Markéta Ledererová’, the other concerning Nazi German extermination camp Sobibór in Poland; ’The Hidden Heritage of the Sobibór Extermination Camp’.
  • Director (3 Credits)
    A Divided Whole2018
    Short
    Accelerate2018
    Short
    The Path of the Greys2018
    Short
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    A Divided Whole2018
    Short
    Accelerate2018
    Short
    The Path of the Greys2018
    Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    The Path of the Greys2018
    Short
Semi-Finalist
The Path of the Greys
NanoCon International Film Festival
Longview, Washington
2019
Official Selection
Accelerate
Dumbo Film Festival
New York
2019
Best Iconic Neo Noir Film
Accelerate
L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Winner USR-Heyoka Award
Accelerate
Uno Sguardo Raro
Rome
2019
Best Fan Film Nomination
The Path of the Greys
Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest
Berlin
2018
Honourable Mention
Accelerate
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
2018
Semi-Finalist
Accelerate
Kenya International Sports Film Festival
Nairobi
2018
Semi-Finalist
Accelerate
Independent Talents International Film Festival
Bloomington (IN)
2018
Official Selection
A Divided Whole
Switzerland International Film Festival
2018
College
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Journalism
20072014
Birth Date
August 6, 1987
Hometown
Haarlem
Height
197 cm
Gender
Male
„Light is but a farewell gift from the darkness to those on their way to die.”
– Hideo Kojima
Besides film directing, I love camera operation and film editing as well. In filming, I focus on creating long, smooth movements. In editing, I give audio the same amount of attention that I give to video – to treat both eye and ear with harmony.
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