TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Daan Gielis

Daan Gielis




Decision Maker 2016
TFL Alumni Meeting Attendee 2013
Script&Pitch Participant 2012
Decision Maker 2011
Decision Maker 2010


After studying Film, Daan architected an all around career in the (inter)national film industry working a.o. for the International Film Festival Rotterdam (CineMart), producer Motel Films, distributor A-Film and sales agent Fortissimo Films.

From 2005 to 2012 Daan was Head of Talent & Communications of Binger Filmlab, responsible for the scouting of upcoming (inter)national talent and the marketing and PR. Besides that she was a member of the Selection Committee.

Daan always had a passion for script writing that lead to a spirited career move in 2012. After short films "Undertow" (2011, Golden Calf competition), "Jacob" (2016, dir: Daniel Nogueira) and "Gamechanger" (2016, dir: Christian van Duuren, World Premiere: SXSW), her first feature film "La Holandesa" (dir: Marleen Jonkman, World Premiere Toronto International Film Festival 2017, European Premiere IFFR 2018) will be released in 2018. Daan is currently developing various feature and short film projects.

During the summer of 2016 Daan took part in HOBRA: Resideñcia Artística Holanda Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, where she realized "UberPOOL Rio" (as writer/director) and video installation "The Visitor".

Next to her writing Daan joined forces with Esther van Driesum in the PrepTalk initiative: tailor made workshops for writers, producers and directors on project development and pitching. Since 2014 she is the coordinator of The EYE Art & Film Prize for EYE Filmmuseum.