Jasmijn Kooijman (1997) works with film in multiple formats. In 2015, she moved from Amsterdam to Sweden, where she has studied documentary filmmaking at Biskops Arnö as well as film directing at HDK-Valand. She has made a series of short films that have been screened at film festivals around the world. Many of her projects are about migration and displacement. She has worked in documentary, fictional and hybrid formats.
Her latest short film “Dansa min Docka” is a stop motion animation about Sweden’s migration policies. It was awarded the Tempo Short Award in 2022.
She is currently working on her feature lenght film debut (working title: To the North). It is being produced by Mónica Hernández Rejón at Pråmfilm. The documentary follows Samaa and Iris over the course of eight years, from age eight to age sixteen. It mixes themesof displacement, Otherness and belonging with TikTok dances, and chat about “disgusting teachers” and “ugly boys”. With a dose of humour and an up-close lense, the film portrays the experience of growing up as a girl between two cultures in today’s Sweden.