Class 2015-2016


From 2009 to 2015, Miriam Gossing (1988, Siegburg (DE)) and Lina Sieckmann (1988, Engelskirchen (DE)) studied Experimental Film, Performance, and Photography at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne under Matthias Müller, Phil Collins, and Sophie Maintigneux. In 2015, they received their diploma, with distinction, for their film Ocean Hill Drive and the experimental photography book This Has Been Going on for Years, in which both fictional and documentary narratives are combined with found footage elements.

Together, Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann have made several experimental 16-mm documentary films investigating urban and private architectures, hyper-staged sceneries, and surfaces of desire. Their work has been shown internationally in exhibitions and film festivals including the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany; Roxie Theatre, San Francisco, USA; Goethe Institute, Toulouse, France; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany; WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, Canada. They live and work in Cologne, Germany, and are currently guest students in the class of Prof Rita McBride at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf.

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Lucas Camps graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam in 2011. Since then, he has taken on various positions in a variety of short and feature films, television series, music videos, commercials, and corporate films. In 2015, he completed two short fiction films. Glimps was made during the 48 Hour Film Project and won Best Film, the Audience Award, Best Director, and Best Music. Groen (Green) was selected for the Debut Competition at the Dutch Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Eindhoven Film Festival.


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Laurens Jans is a Flemish film director living in Louvain, Belgium. His passion for film inspires him to explore all aspects of the medium fully. In 2013, while an undergraduate, he made The Collector with Herman Van den Bosch. It was lauded when premiered at the Leuven International Short Film Festival and received several reviews. It was also screened at the Ostend Film Festival. In 2015, he produced and directed his award winning graduation short film De Broers Van Bommel (The Van Bommel Brothers), which also premiered at the Leuven International Short Film Festival and was awarded Best Student Film at the European Independent Film Festival in Paris.