Jamille van Wijngaarden is a film director from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
During her years at the Film Academy of Amsterdam her short film ‘Snow White’ won the award at the Prix Europe Festival in Berlin in the category ‘Languages through Lenses’ in 2012.
She graduated with her short film ‘Happily Never After’, a comedy crime story set in a fairy tale village.
After graduating she was asked by the Film Academy to direct a short film showcasing what the various fields of studies are all about. This film, called ‘The Wild Wild West’, is a humorous adventure film taking the viewer on a journey through the Dutch Film Academy and the world of cinema.
Since 2016 Jamille directed various Dutch comedy TV-series like ‘Infantilio’, ‘Hehobros’, ‘Zoek de fouten’ and ‘Sluipschutters’.
At the end of 2016 she co-directed the surreal tragicomedy in Virtual Reality called ‘Ashes to Ashes’. This film was nominated for the Golden Calf Award (The Dutch version of the Academy Award). The film won the Dutch VR Award in 2017 and has been screened around the world at many international film festivals, such as Berlinale and Cannes.
She wrote and directed the short animation film ‘Catastrophe’ which screened in all Dutch Pathé Cinemas as the opening film of ‘Spider-man: Homecoming’. ‘Catastrophe’ kicked off with its premiere in Toronto during TIFF in 2017 and has been selected to screen at more than a 100 international festivals.
Last year Jamille’s short comedy film ‘Tienminutengesprek’ (English title: School’s Out) premiered at the film festival in Utrecht in September 2018. The film has drawn critical acclaim and the Dutch Directors Guild awarded Jamille for ‘Best Director in short film 2018’. Recently the film has won ‘best short film 2019’ at the Emden-Nordeney International film festival.
Her latest film is a stylish character driven drama ‘Teef’ that will premiere in fall 2019 on Dutch Television.
She is now working on her debut feature film.