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Dylan Werkman (1993) is a Dutch film director based in Amsterdam. In film, Werkman primarily explores the boundaries between fiction and documentary. Along these boundaries he uses nature, poetry and archival footage as a tool for contemplation. Werkman currently works on fictions films, documentaries and commissioned work.

Before graduating at the Netherlands Film Academy Werkman’s third year documentary Seven Days Alone (2019) was selected for 2Doc/VPRO’s Makers van morgen-program and eventually became 1 of the 10 most watched films on the platform. His graduation documentary A View from Above (2020) the following year was crowned the best student film of the Netherlands by winning a Tuschinski Award at the Netherlands Film Festival, and has received international aclaim with nominations at prestigious festivals like Full Frame, Raindance, Short Shorts, FICBEU among others. The film also won the best documentary at the Oscar Qualifying film festival OFF (Odense Film Festival). His latest project The Last waves of Eugène (2022) was selected for a Golden Calve award at the Netherlands Film Festival and will enjoy its international premiere at the Oscar qualifying Cairo International Film Festival next November.

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