Daan Bunnik is a filmmaker based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Bunnik’s characters try to overcome their inability to (re)connect with their loved ones. Out of fear of rejection they retain themselves and thus their body. Therefore they need to free themselves first before they can connect with others. His shorts have screened at numerous festivals (a.o. IFFR, IDFA, Encounters, Minneapolis, Aesthetica, Uppsala, NYC Indie) and received awards worldwide. His recent short Blood Group had its World Premiere at IFFR 2020. Currently he is writing new work and shooting a feature documentary.
Bunnik teaches since 2016 at a filmschool in Bergen op Zoom, a small town in the south of Holland. Fiction and documentary are the courses he loves to teach. Next to this he is a guest tutor at Academy Artemis Amsterdam and has given guest lectures at Liverpool Hope University, Art Academy Nanjing (China). Besides this Bunnik has worked as a pitch coach at the Campus of Go Short Int. Film Fesitval.