Bram Schouw (The Hague, 1979) graduates with honors at the Utrecht School of the Arts. His graduation film MARRIAGE is the official opening film for Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro 2005.

In 2007 he co-directs the play BACKSPACE for the theatre festival Cinéma et Justice, organized by the French Embassy and Amnesty International. It is the first of many collaboration with (screen)writer Marcel Roijaards.

His second short film IMPASSE has its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2008 as part of the feature film Stories On Human Rights with short films from directors such as Hany Abu-Assad, Marina Abramovic and Abderrahmane Sissako. The project gets selected at renowned film festivals in New York, Sarajevo and Paris. IMPASSE gets a Special Mention at the International Amsterdam Film Festival and wins the NFTVM Vers Award for young Dutch filmmakers.

After directing the tv film NINA SATANA and episodes of highly acclaimed television series as OVERSPEL and VAN GOD LOS, Bram Schouw wins a Golden Calf (Dutch Academy Award) at the Netherlands Film Festival with the short film SEVILLA. The film premieres in Clermont-Ferrand, gets selected at more than 100 international film festivals, winning multiple awards and is announced to be in the worldwide top-10 films by Vimeo in 2014.

With the same team he made ALL THOSE SUNFLOWERS starring Sylvia Hoeks and his first feature BROERS (BROTHERS) that premiered summer 2017. BROERS won the MovieZone Award at the Dutch Film Festival and kicked of international Film Festivals as part of the official selection at Premiers Plan in Angers, France January 2018. Lately the film was awarded for BEST NEW DIRECTOR at Brooklyn International Film Festival and BEST FILM at International Film Festival Tonneins, France.

Besides fiction Bram Schouw directs commercials. One of his first projects, the international DANCE 4 LIFE commercial, won the prestigious Award for Best Hiv/Aids Commercial by the European Commission. His work for mostly socially committed clients as TRIODOS, SENSOOR and Fonds Gehandicapten Sport a.o. gets rewarded with Bronze and Silver Lions in Cannes. For WARCHILD he was chosen Best Director at the ADCN 2015.

Bram is represented by Bonkers United (Amsterdam), Blink Productions (London) and 75 (Paris).

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2018 Broers Winner Best Film, International Film Festival Tonneins 2018 Winner Best New Director, Brooklyn Film Festival 2018 Winner MovieZone Award Dutch Film Festival 2017 Official Selection Angers PremiersPlan 2018 - Nomination Grand Prix du Jury - Longs métrages Européens - Nomination Prix du public - Longs métrages Européens Official Selection Capetown International Film Festival 2018 Official Selection Durban International Film Festival 2018 Fonds Gehandicapten Sport Winner Bronze Lion, Cannes Winner Silver Lamp - Category: Film Audi Zero ADCN - Category: Film (nomination) ADCN - Category: Craft Film Direction (nomination) ADCN - Category: Craft Film Editing (nomination) ADCN - Category: Copy (nomination) Triodos Investing For People ADCN - Category: Film (nomination) ADCN - Category: Copy (nomination) Swinckels Innervoices ADCN - Category: Film (nomination) ADCN - Category: Sound (nomination) 2017 Fonds Gehandicapten Sport Winner Bronze Lion Cannes - Category: Film 2015 Warchild Winner Silver Lamp ADCN 2015 - Category: Sound Winner Silver Lamp ADCN 2015 - Category: Film Winner Best Film Director ADCN 2015 Menzis Winner Silver Lion Cannes - Category: Film Nomination ADCN - Category: Film Nomination ADCN - Category: Direction All Those Sunflowers (short film) Nomination ADCN, Category: Film Nomination ADCN, Category: Film Direction Official selection Go Shorts Festival 2015 Official selection Festival International du Film d’Aubagne 2015 Official selection Festival de Finos Filmes Curtos Sao Paolo 2015 Official selection Nashville Film Festival 2015 2014 Triodos 'Frog' Winner Silver Lamp ADCN - Category: Film 2013 Triodos 'Growth' Winner Silver Lamp ADCN - Category: Film Winner Golden Effie 2012 Van God Los 'Babyblues' Special Mention Silver 'Nipkowschijf' Triodos 'Small The New Big' Winner Silver Lamp ADCN Sevilla (short film) Winner Golden Calf Dutch Film Festival Official Selection Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand Winner Silver Tale Best Screenplay Dutch Film Festival Winner Grand Prix Film Festival Altkirch Winner Audience Award Festival European Shorts Bordeaux Special Mention Festival du International Court Metrage Lille 3rd Prize BE Film Festival New York Nomination Best Cinematography Grand Off Warsaw Nomination Best Short Film Emden International Film Festival Nomination Grand Prix Cork International Film Festival Selected for 100+ international film festivals Best of the year VIMEO 2014 2009 Sensoor Winner Silver Lamp ADCN Nomination Director of the Year ADCN Winner Bronze Lion Cannes Category: interactive film Winner Silver Eurobest Groene Amsterdammer 'Man' Nomination ADCN - Category: copy 2008 Impasse (short film) Official Selection Tokyo International Film Festival (premiere) Special Mention Amsterdam International Film Festival Part of Stories On Human Rights, produced by Art For The World VIMEO STAFF PICK 2012 Selected for 80+ international film festivals 2006 Dance 4 Life Best HIV AIDS Commercial by the European Union Nomination Young Directors Award ADCN WK Amsterdam 'Job Cohen' Nomination ADCN - Category: film 2005 Marriage Official Openingsfilm Curta Cinema Rio De Janeiro Selected for 50+ international film festivals