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GZDOC 2018 Golden Kapok Award Jury

Identity:Director, Cinematographer
Name:John Appel

Personage introduction

John Appel is an internationally renowned and award-winning documentary filmmaker.
John Appel’s films won many international awards, he was awarded twice by IDFA Award, the Best Feature Length Documentary for his film She believes in me (1999) and the Best Dutch Documentary for his film The Player (2009) which is the biggest box office hit of Dutch cinema for 40 years.
In his professional career of over 30 years he directed more than 40 documentaries for cinema and television. As the director of photography, he had participated in over 50 documentaries. He has established a production company VOF Appel & Honigmann in cooperation with acclaimed filmmaker Heddy Honigmann.
John Appel was the jury member in major festivals like IDFA, Karlovy Vary, Visions du Reel.