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Frank van den Eeden

Director of Photography

sbc  nsc


Nomination - Golden Frog - 'Animals'

Camerimage 2021

Winner - Fipresci Award at Camerimage 2021 

Under specific mention of it's Cinematography - 'Animals'

Winner - 'Look!' Award for Best Cinematography - 'Nobody Has To Know'

International Film Festival Oostende 2022

Winner - Best Feature Film Award - 'Animals'

Zsigmond Vilmos Film Festival 2022 

Winner - Award for Best Cinematography - 'Patrick'

Ensor Belgium Film Awards 2021

Nomination - ASC Spotlight Award - 'Girl'

ASC Awards 2019

Winner - Award for Best Cinematography - 'Girl'

Ensor Belgium Film Awards 2019

Nomination - Best Cinematography - 'Girl'

Magritte Belgium Film Awards 2019

Nomination - Best Cinematography - 'Cobain'

Netherlands Film Festival 2018

Winner - Golden Calf for Best Cinematography - 'Full Contact' 

Netherlands Film Festival 2016

Winner - Best Cinematography Award - 'Full Contact'

51st Chicago Int Film Festival 2015

Nomination - Best Cinematography - 'Zurich'

Netherlands Film Festival 2015

Laureate Flemish Culture Award for Film - 2014

Winner - Award for Best Cinematography - 'The Verdict'

Ensor Belgium Film Awards 2014

Nomination - Best Cinematography - 'It's All So Quiet' 

Netherlands Film Festival 2013

Winner - Award for Best Cinematography - 'The Invader'

Ensor Belgium Film Awards 2012

Nomination - Best Cinematography - 'Swooni'

Ensor Belgium Film Awards 2012

Winner - Award for Best Cinematography - 'Tanghi Argentini'

Byron Bay Int Film Festival Australia 2008

Oscar Nomination - Best Live Action Short Film

Tanghi Argentini 2008

Winner - Award for Best Cinematography - 'Tanghi Argentini'

Brussels Short Film Festival 2007

Nomination - Camerimage Golden Frog - 'Someone Else's Happiness'

Best European Debuts - Camerimage 2006


'This slow and powerful film, beautifully shot, digs into the various forms of homophobia, dragging the viewer in an intense, immersive journey. The Incredible camerawork explores through long and deep sequence shots the unbearable effects of hate'

- Animals - Mailaka Bova - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021 -

'Cinematographer Frank van den Eeden captures pensive images of the vast, rugged coastline of the Isles of Lewis in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. The images are straight out of a Horatio McCulloch Landscape painting. They add to the brooding sense of loss, lone  liness and isolation in this meticulously executed film'

- Nobody Has To Know - Dwight Casimere - 57th Chicago International Film Festival 2021 -

'Girl’ is stunningly beautiful...gorgeous cinematography by Frank van den Eeden'

- Girl - Alex Billington - Firstshowing 2018 -

'Frank van den Eeden’s camerawork manages to capture the film’s many dance sequences with such divine intimacy...but there is also the slow, lingering tracking shot during the climax which calmly reflects the film’s most shocking, calculated moment of her despairing story.'

'Girl' is bound for international glory. World cinema at its absolute best.'

- Girl - Paul Heath - The Hollywood News 2018 -

'From its very first moments, the beautifully controlled and artful ‘Girl’ grips and takes hold.

‘Girl’ has the power to not just change lives but reinvigorate your belief in cinema'

- Girl - Jordan Ruimy - The Playlist 2018 -

'The final two episodes of this horror series captured in all its brutality the physical and mental hell of a real-life attempt to find the Northwest Passage'

- The Terror - Sam Wollaston - The Guardian 2018 -

'The writing, acting and cinematography are all terrific and the action has been relentless, especially in the last three episodes'

- The Terror - Michael Starr - NY Post 2018 -

'van den Eeden’s powerful imagery speaks to what great motion pictures strive for with expertly realized light, camera motion and framing '

- Full Contact - Chicago Int Film Festival Jury 2015 -

'een film van raadselachtige schoonheid, die zowel intellectueel als emotioneel prikkelt. Deze film getuigt van lef. De visuele stijl en de dramatische constructie geven blijk van een grote beheersing van cinema. Het geluid heeft een narratieve kracht, geen enkel beeld is vrijblijvend en de thematiek zit verborgen in elke bouwsteen van de film. Het is een zintuiglijke film die een hypnotische ervaring teweegbrengt'

- Full Contact - Directors Forum Jury - Netherlands Film Festival 2016 -

'Shot in Academy ratio with a sprinkling of improvised mobile phone footage throughout, Home suggests something freewheeling and impressionistic but the dramatic impact is precisely judged and expertly controlled'

-  Home - Allan Hunter - Screendaily 2016-

'Zurich looks exquisite, with van den Eeden employing a rich, oily palette of ochres, turquoises and multiple shades of storm cloud,

...Strikingly styled and structured'

- Zurich - Variety 2015 -

'a visually rich, emotionally charged, sense-scrambling character study… Stylishly shot, with extensive use of slow motion, blurred focus and poetic visual motifs, Zurich is a sensually seductive experience'

- Zurich - The Hollywood reporter 2015 -

De Vriérestraat 25

2000 Antwerp Belgium

Nobody Has To Know
The Terror
Full Contact
Le Passé Devant Nous
The Invader
The Verdict
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