Tim van den Hoff
Tim van den Hoff (1981) is a Dutch filmmaker with a focus on social issue documentaries both in Europe and the United States.
After receiving a Master of Arts in Philosophy (cum laude) from Erasmus University Rotterdam and working for Dutch public broadcaster VPRO, I started my own production company in 2011.
My work has been screened internationally, with my exploration of U.S. Civil War memory, Monumental Crossroads, being used at hundreds of universities across the world.
Currently in production, this TV documentary commissioned by Dutch public broadcaster NTR explores the legacy of Dutch seafaring hero Piet Hein by following the concurrent restoration projects of the three main monuments in his honor, in Rotterdam, Delft and Matanzas (Cuba).
Co-directed and produced this 52 minute documentary film in collaboration with Princeton University fellows: Jürgen Schaflechner and Sjoerd van Tuinen. Renowned scholars like Wendy Brown and Peter Sloterdijk discuss the notion of resentment in a stylized setting.
Throughout the South of the United States, tempers flare up as confederate monuments are targeted for removal. During a 6000 mile road trip through the former Confederacy, this feature documentary explores the legacy of Southern Heritage.
In 2021 I was selected for a two-week intensive masterclass by legendary film director Werner Herzog, further strengthening my cinematic foundations.
Using my academic background, I like to dig for the deeper questions that inform and structure my work. Themes examined in my films have included public memory, identity formation and knowledge production.
For more extensive background information, please take a look at the profile recently published by my alma mater.
Lectures and research
The intersection of film and education is of special interest to me. I’m often asked to give presentations or lectures about my films and to do Q&A sessions with students. I’ve toured dozens of universities in the United States and Europe with my film Monumental Crossroads, sparking lively debates among the students and faculty.
I’ve also taught several college courses on philosophy and workshops on (documentary) filmmaking at Dutch colleges. Additionally, I also take part in international academic research and roundtables.
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