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"SCENES OF CURRENT AFFAIRS

OFFERING AMBIGUOUS NARRATIVE

SUGGESTIONS AND BLURRED LINES BETWEEN FICTION AND REALITY"
Artwista Gallery, Berlin DE

 

 

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FILM & TV
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VOICES OF LIBERATION - RELEASED

Producer

Voices of Liberation is an 11-part WW-II docu series, released on Netflix Netherlands May 2022 and Streamz Belgium September 2022.

Written & Directed by Koen Mortier (BE)
Produced by CZAR FILM & TV (BE) in co-production with Interstellar Pictures (NL) & NL Film.

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SLAVE ISLAND - IN PRODUCTION

Producer

Slave Island is a documentary that deals with the delicate topic of slave trading between families, according to principles of Sumbanese culture and the Marapu religion. Rina was sold for cattle and sent abroad as a child, simply because she was born as someone else's property. Brought back by Catholic nuns after many years of abuse in Malaysia, she now faces the people who stood against her freedom.

Produced by Harald House (BE) in co production with Baltic Film Production (ES) and KOI Films (FR)

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DAUGHTER - IN PRODUCTION

Art Director

Short Film directed by Jorge Sermini (PR), written by Nicole Elmer (US)
Produced by Harald House (BE) in co-production with Filmoption International (CAN)

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Writer & Director

GAY & GREY - IN DEVELOPMENT

VRT-Canvas docu-series following the lives of lesbian 70+ senior couples, whose relationships have stood the test of time.

Created, written & directed by Julia Marina Free (NL)
Co-written by Kate Maveau (BE)
Produced by Bulletproof Cupid (BE)
Participated in Cinesud Docroom Development Lab (NL) 2023
Supported by the Flemish Audiovisual Media Fund (VAF)

        @gayandgrey_theseries

 

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CELENE - IN DEVELOPMENT

Writer & Director

Live Action Short Film written & directed by Julia Marina Free (NL)

Participated in
Greenlitpitch D
evelopment Lab (NL) 2024
Torino Film Industry TSFM / Ostend Film Festival Development Lab (BE/IT) 2023
CineSud Shift Film Festival 2022 Development Lab (NL) 2023

Supported by the Flemish Audiovisual Talent Development Fund (VAF) & Amarte Fund (NL)

        @celene_shortfilm


 

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ABOUT

ABOUT.


Julia Marina Free (Netherlands, 1991) is active in both Belgium and the Netherlands. Her work focuses on exploring underrepresented voices across various layers of society, focusing on themes such as identity, diversity, community, and social change. She participated in Writers and Directors Lab's CineSud Shift Film Festival NL 2022, Torino Film Industry TSFM Italy & Oostend Filmfestival BE 2023, Cinesud Docroom NL 2023, LEF - Leadership and Ownership in Film - Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF) 2023/2024 and Greenlitpitch NL 2024.


 

Member of the Flemish Association of Journalists (VVJ)

Member of DeAuteurs
 

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2024

Rotterdam Photo Festival NL

2021

"A portrait of a Covid Nurse" Festival del la Fotografia Etica Lodiand Codogno IT
2018

"Grensgevallen" Les Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles Arles FR

2016

"Eurocrats" Permanent exhibition in the Berlaymont, the headquarters of the European Commission Brussels BE

2016

"Grensgevallen" Conception Photography Show New York US

2015

"Grensgevallen" Mister B. Leuven BE

2013

"London 2012 Olympics" Nacht van de Journalistiek The Egg Brussels BE

2012

"Amsterdam Jazz Portraits" BHART#1 Contemporary Arts Festival Antwerp BE

2011

"Amsterdam Jazz Portraits" NEL Amstelveld Amsterdam NL

Interviews

2023

Noordhollands Dagblad, NL

2021

MVIBE Magazine, USA
2020
STREEM Magazine, DE

2015

Grensgevallen MO Magazine BE

2012
Amsterdam Jazz portraits Entitle Photography Magazine UK

2012
London 2012 Olympics Apache News BE

2012
Saxophonist Toine Thys captured by Julia M. Free Knack Focus Magazine BE

Reviews

 

Artwista Gallery, Berlin DE

"Scenes of current affairs offering ambiguous narrative suggestions and blurred lines between fiction and reality"

Grensgevallen Art Magazine Kunstkrant NL
"Pure photography in exhibition 'Grensgevallen'. This series offers a wide variety of images and remains infectious to watch. It is photography at its most fresh and pure form. The photos last, not only as a series but also individually."

Amsterdam Jazz portraits De Singel International Art Campus BE
"Photos that summarize their fined ambiance of jazz concerts, mastered in black and white. Lots of potential, ambition, and courage."


Jan Jasper Tamboer, culture-critic. Parool Daily Newspaper NL
"She comes, she sees. Photographer Julia M. Free needs a few chances to isolate exactly the image that she has in mind. From a creative vision to

realizing her ideas in a very personal way. Julia has guts and differs from the usual. For example, showed at the Belgian journalistic medium Apache.be, for which they made a run from her own perspective on the impact of the Olympic Games on London. The series of portraits of jazz musicians is remarkable. Julia is currently working on an oeuvre in the demanding surroundings of the European Commission in Brussels."

Awards
 

2021
World Report Award / Documenting Humanity - Festival del la Fotografia Etica 2021 Lodiand Codogno IT

2021

EMERGENTES 2021 - Lisboa Photo Festival, Lisboa, PT


Education


2022

ScriptAcademy EYE Filmmuseum
Amsterdam NL

2020
DanceWorks Institute for Modern Dance
Berlin DE

2019

Film, Creative Media Production and Performing Arts

Raindance Film Institute, London UK

2013-2017

Fine Arts and Photography

LUCA School of Arts, Brussels BE

EXHIBITIONS.

EXHIBITIONS
CONTACT

CONTACT.

For orders and inquiries please contact us at info@juliamfree.com

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