Joshua Richard van ’t Hoff (1987) is an independent film director and producer from the Netherlands, who is also active as a scenarist, cinematographer, editor and actor.
Born and raised in the city of Haarlem, filmmaking was early in his life; taking a video camera to high school to capture classes for fun and making entertaining videos with his siblings or friends. A film project for his higher education in journalism at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences made him discover all the stages of making a film, making him realize that this art is his passion as well as his profession.
When a Haarlem cinema from 1915 was about to close, Van ’t Hoff got inspired to make his first short film: ‘Cinema Palace’ (2011). In the same year, he started his 6-month internship as a cinematographer at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam for a television show about artists. Starting to work as a freelance filmmaker after his internship, he remained active at the theatre for two more years while continuing to produce short films such as the award-winning ‘Ruysdael’ (2012) — developing himself both artistically and commercially.
‘Truth & Privacy in the National Archives of the Netherlands’ (2015), Van ’t Hoff’s first documentary film with which he graduated from his university, concerns relatives of Holocaust victims and their search for truth in World War II files; it was broadcast on Dutch television and was screened in the Netherlands and Israel. Since then, he decided to focus more on his artistic side: his short films ‘A Divided Whole’ (2018), ‘Accelerate’ (2018) and ‘The Path of the Greys’ (2018) were completed in the same year and would be screened, nominated and awarded at international film festivals; two years later, he completed his documentary films ‘Focus on Belarus’ (2020) and ‘Complete Portrait Wanted of Markéta Ledererová’ (2020).
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    A Divided Whole2018
    Short
    Accelerate2018
    Short
    The Path of the Greys2018
    Short
  • Director (3 Credits)
    A Divided Whole2018
    Short
    Accelerate2018
    Short
    The Path of the Greys2018
    Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    The Path of the Greys2018
    Short
Nomination Best Fan Film
The Path of the Greys
GAINESCON International Action, Sci-Fi & Horror Film Festival
Las Vegas, NV
2022
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
Grand Rapids Comic-Con Film Festival
Hopkins, MI
2022
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
Austin After Dark Film Festival
Austin, TX
2022
Diamond Award for Phenomenal Short Film Attainment, Diamond Award for Best Short Film Action Mastery, Diamond Award for Best Short Film VFX Mastery, Platinum Award for Best Sci-fi Short Film, Platinum Award for Best Sci-fi Short Film Director, Platinum Award for Best Sci-fi Short Film Cinematography, Platinum Award for Best Sci-fi Short Film Acting Duo
The Path of the Greys
Focus International Film Festival
Las Vegas, NV
2022
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
Gen Con Film Festival
Indianapolis, IN
2022
Best Sci-fi Short Film
The Path of the Greys
Philadelphia Arthouse Film Festival
Philadelphia, PA
2022
Best Sci-fi Film
The Path of the Greys
Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival
2022
Nomination Best Dark Sci-fi Film
The Path of the Greys
Oregon Screams Horror Film Festival
Portland (OR)
2022
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
Ocean City Film Festival
Ocean City (MD)
2022
Nomination Best Short Film
Accelerate
Cannes Shorts
Cannes
2022
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
Tampa Bay Motion Picture Industry Professionals' Independent Film Festival
Oldsmar (FL)
2021
Best Fan Film
The Path of the Greys
L.A. Sci-Fi & Horror Festival
Los Angeles (CA)
2021
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
Juggernaut Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival
Chicago (IL)
2021
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
FantaSci Short Film Festival
Orlando (FL)
2021
Nomination Best Fan Film
The Path of the Greys
Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival
Miami (FL)
2021
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
Con Nooga Film Festival
Chattanooga (TN)
2021
Official Selection
Accelerate
International Rare Disease Film Festival - Berlin
Rostock
2021
Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Film
The Path of the Greys
IndieBOOM! Festival
New York City (NY)
2020
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
Something Wicked Film Festival
Duluth (GA)
2020
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
MystiCon Independent Film Festival
Roanoke (VA)
2020
Official Selection
A Divided Whole
Switzerland International Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
F3: Frankly Film Fest
Cincinnati (OH)
2019
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
Geek Short Film Festival
Charlotte (NC)
2019
Official Selection
Accelerate
L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival
Los Angeles (CA)
2019
Official Selection
Accelerate
Dumbo Film Festival
New York City (NY)
2019
Winner USR-Heyoka Award
Accelerate
Uno Sguardo Raro
Rome
2019
Nomination Best Fan Film
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
College
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Journalism
20072014
Birth Date
August 6, 1987
Hometown
Haarlem
Height
197 cm
Gender
Male
„Be the flame, not the moth.”
— Giacomo Casanova
Joshua Richard van ’t Hoff (1987) is an independent film director and producer from the Netherlands, who is also active as a scenarist, cinematographer, editor and actor.
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