Curriculum Vitae



Leo de Boer

Leo de Boer is a Dutch film director with a lot of international experience. He studied history at the University of Amsterdam followed by a degree at the Dutch Film Academy.

Most of his films were premiered at IDFA or the Int’l FF Rotterdam.
Next to his work as director, Leo works as a film editor and teaches as lecturer at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU).

At IDFA he has coached students in documentary screenplay writing.

He also taught documentary at summer schools at VGIK (Moscow), CEU (Budapest) and

Les Ateliers Action in Kinshasa, Congo-DR.
His work includes documentaries like The Road to Bresson (FF Cannes, section Un Certain Regard), Angels of Death (winner Golden Calf for best short documentary at the Netherlands Film Festival), For Ann Lovett (Dutch entry at the Oscars for best short film). And TV-documentaries such as: Train to Grozny, Under Moscow, The Red Years.

Some of his feature length documentaries were distributed internationally: The Red Stuff (awarded at Message to Man FF), Closing in on Tanja (premiered at the Mexico Film Festival, Watch Docs IFF, Verzio IFF), I want my money back (Filmfest. München).

His most recent film, Booze! will be premiered in Amsterdam in December.

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