Noël Loozen is an all-round director and photographer. His short film ‘The Hornhunter’ (2014) was featured on Nowness, whilst ‘Spoetnik’ (2015) premiered at the prestigious Berlinale festival, where it was nominated for a Kristal Beer. His films ‘Botanica’ and ‘Limburgia’ both premiered in 2017, and were chosen to compete at the Dutch Film Festival the same year. In 2020 Noël got selected as one of the Berlinale Talents, to participate in a talent development program of the International Film Festival Berlin.
Noël also directs commercials and is a photographer. His work is remarkable visual and ironic. His photos are featured in magazines, like for example in Volkskrant Magazine last year. Noël is currently working on Moonriders, a non fictional tv-series for the VPRO and children, which will be renewed for a second season this year and was nominated as Best Dutch non-fictionseries at Cinekid. Besides that he works on two new features, a short and a fiction documentary.
Driven by stories, Noël is fascinated by little worlds and the clumsiness of life. This manifests itself in his films by sharing the stories nobody is waiting for, or rather, the stories nobody knew they had to know about. Visually Noël tends to keep things simple whilst discretely adding subtle hints of irony to his images. Moving between the worlds film and photography, his work is very much a reflection of this hybridity.