Emma van den Berg (1992) is a visual artist & documentary maker, born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In the summer of 2018 she graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie from the Audio Visual Department (VAV) with two works, which where shown during the gradution show.

Her short documentary ‘Doei, stomme trut’ (Bye, silly tart) was screened at the Nederlands Film Festival 2018, as part of the student competition and in the spring of 2019 it was broadcasted on Dutch television as part of the 2doc programme Makers van Morgen, which focusses on upcoming talent in the documentary world.
 
CV:
*Education :  VWO diploma, Fons Vitae lyceum Amsterdam. (2011)
*Higher education : HBO, Gerrit Rietveld Academie,  Audio Visueel.  (September 2013 – July 2018)
*Exchange Program : Ar.Co, Lisbon, Portugal. (September 2016 – January 2017)
       
– Internship : Jeanine Hofland Gallerie. (September 2015 – July 2016)
– Spring Performance Festival 2017, Photo- & Videographer, (April 2017)
– Spring Performance Festival 2018, Photo- & Videographer, (April 2018)
– Guest Teacher, Filmworkshop Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Tungsten Studio. (March 2019)
– Internship, short film, NTR Kort ‘En route’ (winner best short film at ‘Nederlands Film Festival’ 2019) by Marit Weerheijm, produced by ‘Room for Film’. (March 2019 – May 2019)
– Production Assistant, exhibition ‘I didn’t want to be a mum’, Sophie Ebrard. (October 2019)
– Researcher, Floor runner & AD, Lipton short documentary film, Truman Films. (March 2020) 

Film review ‘Doei, stomme trut’ in Dutch newspaper Het Parool

 

Review

Jan Pieter Ekker about 'Doei, stomme trut' in his review about the graduation films in 2018 of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie:

The most successful film is ‘Doei, stomme trut’ a documentary made by Emma van den Berg about a childhood friend moving to San Francisco about to disconnect from her deliberately single mother. Scenes from their daily life are interspersed with staged plays inside the intimacy of their home and very candid interviews. "Can I ask Mical something," asks artist-mother Stephanie to the director. Mical replies "Now it becomes some kind of psychology questionnaire shit or something. I don’t want to sit through the Spanish inquisition for hours.”​

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