about

imagesMirka Duijn is a Dutch-Finnish filmmaker working and living in Amsterdam. She makes and produces documentary films, interactive-, and experimental projects.

Mirka Duijn started her career in 2003 at broadcasting station VPRO Digitaal / 3VOOR12 where she experimented with interactive and transmedia storytelling for web and TV. In 2008 she left the VPRO to focus on directing completely. Since then she has been working on various fiction, documentary, interactive and experimental projects. The interactive documentary Last Hijack Interactive (Femke Wolting, Tommy Pallotta) where she worked as an interactive director won an Emmy Award for Best Interactive Documentary in 2015. Her latest interactive documentary and podcast series De Industrie was launched in 2018. At the moment she is developing Shangri-La, Paradise under Construction, a film on the impact of tourism in Tibetan China.

Education

Image and Media Technology (BA, EMMA), HKU | History, UvA (not finished) | Master of Film (MA), Dutch Film Academy Amsterdam.

Selected Prices

Won International Digital EMMY® Award 2015, Prix Europa 2014, for Last Hijack Interactive. Interactive Director. W.  Submarine, Femke Wolting & Tommy Pallotta.

Nominated for a Prix Europa with The Industry, 2018