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Ricky Rijneke

Ricky Rijneke


Scriptwriter, Film Director


Script&Pitch Participant 2015


Ricky Rijneke graduated as Master of Arts in European Media with honors and is a film director who also works as scriptwriter and editor.
In September 2015 she was invited to Toronto Talent Lab for 10 emerging talents, mentored among others by Wim Wenders, Jim Stark and Malgorzata Szumowska.

Her first short Wing, the Fish that Talked Back premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Pardino (Leopards of Tomorrow) for young talent. This award winning film gained international acclaim at more then 50 international film festivals, such as Ghent (competition Prix UIP), San Francisco (Golden Gate Award competition), Hamburg, Denver, Bilbao and Toronto.

Ricky’s first feature film Silent Ones premiered in Competition at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and was nominated for the Tiger Award.
The film was selected for many major and independent film festivals, such as Sarajevo, Moscow, Mostra de Sao Paulo, T-Mobile New Horizons, Festival International de Films de Femmes de Creteil, Toronto, Berlin, New York, and many others.
Silent Ones won 11 awards out of 15 nominations.