Roel Swierenga is the founder of the Hansa Green Tour Foundation in The Netherlands and organizer of sustainability events, study trips & trade delegations, and speaker at conferences. As director of the annual Hansa Green Tour event in Europe, an epic road trip with electric and alternative energy vehicles through Northern Europe, he decided to have these inspiring sustainability road trips documented and filmed from the very beginning in 2011 for personal use and to share with all partners and participants.
Over the years these video documentaries have become more professional and nowadays Hansa Green Tour organizes re-union events where these documentaries are proudly presented to participants, partners and sponsors. As event director however Roel Swierenga was mostly guiding the camera crew, busy behind the scenes but not behind the camera himself. Due to the covid pandemic and all events & traveling being cancelled, Roel Swierenga started to train himself in mobile filmmaking, editing and drone flying skills.

In 2021 he started to make a first series of short films, to gain experience and learn the art of mobile filmmaking with smartphones, smartphone lenses and drones. With the ambition to grow as a filmmaker and make impactful productions.
The short film PUSHBACK is his first time entry as a filmmaker in the world of film festivals in 2021 and received multiple awards. Honoured, proud and strengthened in his believe that film is a great way to tell stories with impact, new films are planned for 2022.
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    Alexander
    Documentary, Short
    PUSHBACK2021
    Documentary
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Alexander
    Documentary, Short
    PUSHBACK2021
    Documentary
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Alexander
    Documentary, Short
    PUSHBACK2021
    Documentary
Winner Best Short Documentary June 2021
PUSHBACK
Stockholm City Film Festival
Stockholm
2021
Finalist Best Short Documentary - June 2021
PUSHBACK
ARG International Film Festival
Paris
Finalist Best short documentary - September 2021
PUSHBACK
EdiPlay International Film Festival
Evry -Île de France
Winner Award of Recognition - January 2022
PUSHBACK
The Impact DOCS Awards
La Jolla, California
Finalist Best Short Documentary - August 2021
PUSHBACK
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris
Winner Honorable Mention - January 2022
PUSHBACK
IndieX Film Fest
Los Angeles
Winner Honorable Mention - August 2021
PUSHBACK
Reale Film Festival
Milano
Winner Best Short Documentary - August 2021
PUSHBACK
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles
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