After studying architecture at Delft University of Technology, Noud Heerkens
(1954) concentrated on filmmaking, following workshops at the
International Filmfestival Rotterdam, EAVE and the Binger Institute. He
has made a large number of dance- and experimental films as well as
installations which he made in close collaboration with theatre-makers,
choreographers and visual artists.
Heerkens received international recognition for his films Re-action
in A (1979), Man in Motion (1985) and Private Story (2000). In
2009 Heerkens made his first feature film Last Conversation. The film
was shot in one day and received an excellent review by Jay Weissberg in
Variety. In 2010 Last Conversation received the special jury award
during the Transsylvania International Film Festival. The EYE
Filminstitute has all Heerkens 16 en 35 mm films archived.
From 1997 until 2007 Heerkens was director of the Global Attic Film-
en video Festival in Rotterdam and successively Cineboards, a
festival of videoprojections in public space. Heerkens has teached at
several Dutch art academies.