BIOGRAPHY

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 kicks of international Film Festivals as part of the official selection at Premiers Plan in Angers, France January 2018.

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).

Recognition..

2018

Fonds Gehandicapten Sport 
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)

Broers
Winner MovieZone Award Dutch Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Brooklyn Film Festival 2018
Official Selection Angers PremiersPlan 2018
Official Selection Capetown International Film Festival 2018

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