Esmée van Loon (1996) directs and produces her own documentaires, often on social issues. Looking beyond the surface, observation and involvement with her topics are importent elements in her proces. Her films assume a strong humanistic attitude from sociopolitical, psychological and philosophical perspectives.
She studied Audiovisual Design and Cultural Diversity at the Willem de Kooning Academy. She works/has worked as an (assistant) producer for VPRO Backlight, 25FPS Commercial Production, SpiegelFilm and KoalaKoncepts. She is a board member of FilmPlatform Rotterdam and editor for Rotterdams Open Doek. In 2017 she was chosen to be the Dutch ambassador in the youth jury of the Venice Film Festival and ambassador of the LUX Film Prize. Her documentaires have screened at several filmfestivals, including International Film Festival Rotterdam and ShortCutz. Together with Marijn van der Ploeg she is the owner of the starting production company “KamerFilm.”