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Nanouk Leopold

Nanouk Leopold


Scriptwriter, Film Director


FeatureLab projects Trainer 2019


Nanouk Leopold (Rotterdam, 1968) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam in 1992 and from the Dutch Film and Television Academy in 1998. Her graduation film WEEKEND won the Tuschinski Award for best student film. Her first feature ÎLES FLOTTANTES was selected for the IFFR Tiger Competition in 2001. GUERNSEY was selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes in 2005. WOLFSBERGEN premiered at the Forum of the Berlinale 2007 and was selected for the Toronto International Film Festival in the same year. BROWNIAN MOVEMENT premiered in Toronto in 2010 and had its European premiere at the Forum in Berlin in 2011. In 2013 IT’S ALL SO QUIET was the opening film of the Berlinale Panorama Special. She became a member of the Society of the Arts of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences in 2016. In 2017 Leopold directed her first play, From the Life of the Marionettes, for the prestigious Amsterdam theatre group ITA. In 2018 her sixth feature film COBAIN had its world premiere at the Berlinale in the Generation section. Nanouk also makes video installations together with visual artist Daan Emmen, they collaborate under the name Leopold Emmen (
Currently she is working on her new feature film WHITETAIL, a story set in Canada, about a female deer hunter who becomes entangled in the life of the man who is responsible for the accidental death of her mother and sister years ago.