Niels Bourgonje (1980) is an award winning short film and commercial director based in Amsterdam.
Niels started out as an intern on the international feature film THE DEVILS DOUBLE which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He graduated with the short thriller BURN, which was selected for several international filmfestivals winning numerous awards. His follow-up was the high intensity drama ORDER.
In 2014 Niels directed PEACE AND QUIET, winning the 48 Hour Film Project. Shortly after, the black comedy won two awards at the Filmapalooza in Hollywood. In 2015 he made three short films back-to-back; NEIGHBOURS, DESERTED and BUDDY. BUDDY has been selected for sixty filmfestivals worldwide, including Palm Springs ShortFest. This year Niels will release three new short films: TURN IT AROUND, BRIDGE and SKOGAFOSS.
  • Director (4 Credits)
    Barrier2020
    Short
    Woodland Cemetery2020
    Short
    Swipe2019
    Short
    Skógafoss2018
    Short
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Woodland Cemetery2020
    Short
    Swipe2019
    Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Woodland Cemetery2020
    Short
Méliès d’argent competition
Woodland Cemetery
Imagine Film Festival
Amsterdam
2020
International Competition
Swipe
Sapporo Short Fest
Sapporo
2019
In Competition
Swipe
Screamfest
Los Angeles
2019
Golden Calf Selection
Swipe
Nederlands Film Festival
Utrecht
2019
Official Selection
Skógafoss
Aesthetica Short Film Festival - BAFTA recognized
York
2018
WINNER Best Short Film
Skógafoss
Meglio Matti Che Corti
Modena
2018
WINNER Best Drama
Skógafoss
Dublin Independent Film Festival
Dublin
2018
Nominated for Best Foreign Short Film
Skógafoss
Fabrique du Cinéma Awards
Rome
2018
WINNER Signs Award special mention
Skógafoss
Festival International Signes de Nuit
Paris
2018
WINNER Award of Excellence
Skógafoss
Scandinavian International Film Festival
Helsinki
2018
WINNER Best Narrative Short
Skógafoss
Moscow Shorts
Moscow
2018
WINNER Unbroken Short Film Prize
Skógafoss
Unbroken Film Festival
London
2018
Official Selection
Skógafoss
Still Voices Short Film Festival
Ballymahon, Co. Longford
2018
Official Selection - European Panorama
Skógafoss
Curtas Vila do Conde
Vila do Conde
2018
Nominated for the Go Short Award for best Dutch Film
Skógafoss
Go Short – International Short Film Festival - OSCAR, BAFTA & EFA recognized
Nijmegen
2018
Birth Date
November 13, 1980
Current City
Amsterdam
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Brown
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