Ton van Zantvoort

Ton van Zantvoort

Breda, Netherlands

About Ton van Zantvoort

Ton van Zantvoort is an international awarded artist and filmmaker from the Netherlands. He creates art, short films and creative documentaries. His work is typified by the language of intimate images, a poetic structure and enormous involvement. Van Zantvoort observes with great attention and takes us into a world of people who try to survive but are confronted by external powers as tourism, international commerce and mass communication. His work has been exhibited at more than hundred festivals and exhibitions around the world and has been awarded 14 times already.


Sept. 1999- June 2003 Art Academy St. Joost, Audiovisual design. diploma obtained with credit
Sept. 1996- June 1999 Grafisch Lyceum Eindhoven, Art-direction. diploma obtained
Sept. 1991- June 1996 HAVO, Maaslandcollege Oss. diploma obtained


Freifeld Festival, Germany, August 2013
videoooooh' exhibition Londen, The Slade Research Centre, London, UK, July 24 - Aug 3 2012
Eine Welt Zentrum Herne, Germany, 2012
Cégep André-Laurendeau LaSalle Montréal, Canada, 2012
International Audiovisual Festival of Biodiversity, Rome, Italy 2011
Animal & Nature Film Festival, Beijing, China, August 2011
Kinookus FFF, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 2011
NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE), Preston, Australia, September 2011
Planet in Focus, Toronto, Canada, September 2011
Slow Food International, Bra, Italy, 2011
Tutti nello stesso piatto, trento, Italy 2011
Arlington, VA, USA, September 2011
Sunchild Film Festival, Armenia, October 2011,
Documenta Madrid, May 2011
This Human World, Austria, December 2010
IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival, Competition Dutch Documentary, November 2010
Art of the Document, Multumedia Festival, Poland, November 2010
Festival dei Popoli, 51st International Documentary Film Festival, November 2010
Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic, October 2010
Etnia FIlm Festival, Finland, October 2010
Ad Hoc Inconvenient Films, LHCR, Lihuania, October 2010
Criterio Ambiental, Costa Rica, September 2010
Split New film festival Poland, September 2010
Centraal Museum - Recht voor zijn Raap / In your face, June - September 2010
Bolivia el septimojo es tuyo, Bolivia, June 2010
Documentarist Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2010
Millenium Film Festival - Belgium June 2010
FICA - Festival International de cinema e video ambiental - Brasil, June 2010
Planete Doc Review - Against Gravity, Poland, May 2010
Cinema Politica, Toronto, May 2010
KPFK Los Angelos Film Festival, Santa Barbara, April 2010
Montreal Human Rights Film Festival, Canada, March 2010
Cinema Planeta Mexico, Mexico, March 2010
DOCPoint Helsinki Documentary Festival, Finland, January 2010
10th Extra Short Film festival, Moscow, Januari 2010
International Documentary Festival Agadir, Morocco, December 2009
Med Film Festival, Italy, November 2009
AFF, Astra Film Festival, Romania, November 2009
DOK Leipzig, Germany, October 2009
MEDI MED Docs come true, Spain, October 2009
Planet in Focus, Environmental Film Festival, Canada, September 2009
BFFE, Buddhist Film Festival Europe, September 2009
NFF, Dutch Film Festival, The Netherlands, September 2009
VIFF, Vancouver International Film Festival / October 2009
NIFF, Newport International Film Festival/ USA/ June 2009
EIFF, Edinburgh International Film Festival/ UK/ June 2009
Cinema City 09/ Serbia/ June 2009
Filmfoyer, TAC, Groene Engel, Verkade fabriek / The Netherlands/ June 2009
Rodos International Films+ Visual Arts Festival/ Greece/ June 2009
New Zealand International Film Festival/ New Zealand/ July 2009
GFFIS, Green Film Festival in Seoul Korea May 2009
TDF, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival/ Greece/ 2009
Salon XI/ Breda/ 2008/ Turning the Pages
Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival/ New York, Chicago, Florida, Vermont, Indiana/ 2008
Astra film Sibiu/ Romania/ 2007
Netherlands Film Festival/ the Netherlands/ 2007
Festival de Cine y video de los derechos humanos/ Bolivia/ 2007
DOCSDF- Festival International de Cine Documental/ Mexico/ 2007
Rodos ecofilms International Films & Visual arts Festival/ Greece/ 2007
Media city 13 International Festival of Experimental Film & Video Art/ Toronto/ 2007
Film in Brabant/ Tilburg, Eindhoven, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Breda, Oudebosch/ 2007
Rompecabeza/ Vishal Haarlem/ 2007
IDFA/ Amsterdam / 2006
Tropenmuseum Junior /Ster in de Stad (Star in the City)- 90 minutes exhibition / September 2006 - 2008 March 2009
The One Minutes/ Amsterdam/ 2006
Iowa city International documentary festival/ IOWA / 2006
Netherlands Film Festival/ Utrecht 2006
IDFA/ Amsterdam/ 2005
Seed/ Croyde North Devon (UK)/ 2004
Film by the Sea Internationaal Film festival/ Vlissingen/ 2004
LowLands LTV/ Biddinghuizen/ 2004
Nacht van de Buitengewoon film/ Zonnemaire
Artots/ Den Bosch 2003