Lienke Roos (1995) is a Dutch self-taught documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Utrecht.
After graduating from University College (2017) in Maastricht, she decided to delve into the world of documentary filmmaking.
Her first film, Tweespraak, won the prize of Best New Filmmaker at the Limburg Film Festival.
In 2020 she decided to concentrate fully on making documentaries. She started volunteering at various film festivals, including as a moderator for IDFA and smaller festivals such as DocFeed.
In addition to telling stories through images, she is also always involved in other areas to make the invisible visible. Like her work for Diversion to break the taboo on psychological health problems among youngsters, as well as, making people not forget the refugees at the European borders.
foto: Joris Hilterman
2016 - 2019 The Bridge (Tweespraak)
2019 & 2020 moderator IDFA
2019 moderator & assistant programmer DOCFeed
2020 - 2021 allround kitchen & floor employee
March 2018 – August 2018 Internship
August 2018 - Jan. 2019 Project Employee (PE) Education for the
During my internship at the development-team of Diversion I got the luxury to get to know many different facets of the organisation. Beside spotting new trends and gaining new communication skills, I was involved with developing different projects which could be implemented in the classroom.
As a PE I worked for the MIND Young Academy (MYA). The aim of the MYA is to break through the taboo on psychological health and to identify and prevent complaints at an early stage. The school year of 2018/2019 the program was being expanded and I was responsible for the recruitment of schools and marketing of the school program.
It was a great experience to work in such a hybrid, enthusiastic and young team who wants to make the world a better place.
Aug. 2019 - Dec. 2019 Creatief met Film - Academy
2013 - 2017 Bachelor in Liberal Arts&Sciences
During my time at UCM I took a wide variety of courses and I realized that I enjoy an interdisciplinary concentration of Humanities and Social Sciences (SSC) with a focus on Contemporary Security Studies from a Cultural Perspective. I wrote my thesis on the integration of the Moroccan and Turkish third generation. At UCM I developed a way of combining research with reality and learned how to step outside of the bubble and form my own opinion.
2016 Project: Undergraduate Research: The Documentary
Beside directing and doing research my main task of the documentary was conducting the interviews. Since the topic is still taboo it was important to make the interviewees feel at ease. The group dynamic was very intense where we worked together for a long time and definitely finished our project all with proud. Creative- and solution thinking was also part of the job and is something I further developed in this time period.
2015 semester abroad at AARHUS UNIVERSITY - Business & Social Science
Here I gained some new insights into the business field. Courses as Persuasion and Inter Cultural Communication were very refreshing and showed me how my SSC background can be applied in different fields.
Beside the studies I was able to get special insight into the Danish culture, where I felt very much at home. Furthermore, I see this semester abroad as an unique experience where I got to know great new people.