Leonard Retel Helmrich

Jury President, director

Leonard Retel Helmrich (1959) is a Dutch cinematographer and film director of Indo the descent. He was born in Tilburg, Netherlands and has lived in Amsterdam since 1982. He received highest honours for international documentaries at the Sundance Festival and was first two-time International Documentary winner at the International Documentary(IDFA). He is famous for perfecting the 'Single Camera Shot' film theory and his related technical camera innovations. Filmfestival Amsterdam.

Selected filmography: The Phoenix Mystery, 1990; Moving objects, 1991; The Eye of the Day, 2001; Flight From Heaven, 2003; Shape of the Moon, 2004; Promised Paradise, 2006; Position among the Stars, 2010, Hollandse Nieuwe (Raw Herring), 2013.