Photo by: Luiza Kons



LUCIËNNE VENNER, Baexem (1989)

Luciënne is a queer artist from Limburg who's films and performances revolves around themes of desire and female queer identity, captured through analogue film. With her work, Luciënne delves into the her fascination by the idea of a personal transformation in a Dionysian state of ecstasy. Through her films, she creates a queertopian realm and strives for inclusivity.

Her films have garnered recognition and acclaim at well-respected events like
Art Rotterdam
and Brooklyn Film Festival, earning her awards such as 'Best Art Film' at the Nahia Film Festival in Spain, 'Best Experimental Film' at Porto Femme in Portugal, and the 'Right of Speech award' at the Babel Film Festival in Italy.

In late 2023, filmmaker Luciënne was selected as the only representative from the Netherlands to participate in the 2023
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Playlab in Yucatán. Following this, she received an invitation from the
Casa Snowapple MX Artist Residency to spend six months in Mexico, where she created her latest short film She Moves Me (2024). The production of her projects has been supported by prestigious institutions such as the Netherlands Film Fund, Limburgs Film Fund, Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, and Sardegna Film Commission.



IN DEVELOPMENT

2024 - She Moves Me 8' WABI Productions Mexico (post)
2025 - A Demon's Gift 90' (development)
2024 - Plaats Dialect 45' (development)


FILMOGRAPHY

2024 - De Peel in brand/Forest on Fire 10'
2021 - Silent Heat 20' (prod: Family Affair Films)
2019 - Unlost 45' (prod: Stichting Liedhuis)
2019 - Venus Pool 4' (prod: Family Affair Films)
2018 - Error of Eros 10'
2017 - A Ride to Moresnet 20'
2017 - Escape from Eden 12'
2015 - One at a time 9'

Photo by: Luiza Kons


LUCIËNNE VENNER, Baexem (1989)

Luciënne is a queer artist from Limburg who's films  and performances revolves around themes of desire and female queer identity, captured through analogue film. With her work, Luciënne delves into the her fascination by the idea of a personal transformation in a Dionysian state of ecstasy. Through her films, she creates a queertopian realm and strives for inclusivity.

Her films have garnered recognition and acclaim at well-respected events like
Art Rotterdam
and Brooklyn Film Festival, earning her awards such as 'Best Art Film' at the Nahia Film Festival in Spain, 'Best Experimental Film' at Porto Femme in Portugal, and the 'Right of Speech award' at the Babel Film Festival in Italy.

In late 2023, filmmaker Luciënne was selected as the only representative from the Netherlands to participate in the 2023
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Playlab in Yucatán. Following this, she received an invitation from the
Casa Snowapple MX Artist Residency to spend six months in Mexico, where she created her latest short film She Moves Me (2024). The production of her projects has been supported by prestigious institutions such as the Netherlands Film Fund, Limburgs Film Fund, Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, and Sardegna Film Commission.

IN DEVELOPMENT

2024 - She moves me 7'
(post, WABI productions)
2024 - A Demon's Gift 90'
(development)
2024 - Plaats Dialect 45'
(development)


FILMOGRAPHY

2024 - De Peel in brand 10'
2021 - Silent Heat 20' (prod: Family Affair Films)
2019 - Unlost 45' (prod: Stichting Liedhuis)
2019 - Venus Pool 4' (prod: Family Affair Films)
2018 - Error of Eros 10'
2017 - A Ride to Moresnet 20'
2017 - Escape from Eden 12'
2015 - One at a time 9'

AWARDS

  • Best Scriptpitch - Crossboarder Filmconference 2024, The Netherlands, A Demon's Gift
  • Best Film Experimental - Porto Femme 2022, Porto, Portugal, Silent Heat
  • Dirrito di Parola - Babel Filmfestival 2021, Cagliari, Italy, Silent Heat
  • Best Art Film - Nahia Film Festival 2018, Granada, Spain, Error of Eros


NOMINATIONS

  • Best Short Film - Pink Apple Zürich 2023, Switzerland, Silent Heat
  • Best Short Film - Avond van Limburgse film 2022, The Netherlands, Silent Heat
  • National Competition - Leiden Shorts 2021, The Netherlands, Silent Heat
  • Debut Competition - Dutch Film Festival 2020, The Netherlands, Error of Eros
  • Directors Forum - Dutch Film Festival 2018, The Netherlands, Erros of Eros


SCREENINGS

  • Brooklyn Film Festival, VS
  • Korean Queer Film Festival, Seoul, KR
  • Dutch Film Festival, NL
  • Art Rotterdam, NL
  • Fairytales Queer, Calgary, VS
  • Frameline Fangs, San Francisco, US
  • Long Beach QFilmfestival, LA, US
  • LA Queer Filmfestival, Los Angeles
  • Rotterdam Opera days, NL
  • Moscow Biennale Contemporary Art, RU
  • Dutch Centre London, UK
  • One Take Festival, Zagreb, CR
  • Documentary Filmfestival, Kassel, GE

AWARDS

  • Best Scriptpitch - Crossboarder Filmconference 2024, The Netherlands, A Demon's Gift
  • Best Film Experimental - Porto Femme 2022, Porto, Portugal, Silent Heat
  • Dirrito di Parola - Babel Filmfestival 2021, Cagliari, Italy, Silent Heat
  • Best Art Film - Nahia Film Festival 2018, Granada, Spain, Error of Eros


NOMINATIONS

  • Best Short Film - Pink Apple Zürich 2023, Switzerland, Silent Heat
  • Best Short Film - Avond van Limburgse film 2022, The Netherlands, Silent Heat
  • National Competition - Leiden Shorts 2021, The Netherlands, Silent Heat
  • Debut Competition - Dutch Film Festival 2020, The Netherlands, Error of Eros
  • Directors Forum - Dutch Film Festival 2018, The Netherlands, Erros of Eros


SCREENINGS

  • Brooklyn Film Festival, VS
  • Korean Queer Film Festival, Seoul, KR
  • Dutch Film Festival, NL
  • Art Rotterdam, NL
  • Fairytales Queer, Calgary, VS
  • Frameline Fangs, San Francisco, US
  • Long Beach QFilmfestival, LA, US
  • LA Queer Filmfestival, Los Angeles
  • Rotterdam Opera days, NL
  • Moscow Biennale Contemporary Art, RU
  • Dutch Centre London, UK
  • One Take Festival, Zagreb, CR
  • Documentary Filmfestival, Kassel, GE
RESIDENCIES

2024 Casa Snow Apple, Mexico-City
2023 Apichatpong Weerasethakul Lab, MX
2023 The Gathering, Volcán Xocotépetl
2023 REwriteIT Feature, NL & Belgium
2020 FilmForward, The Netherlands
2019 TalentLab, Toneelgroep Maastricht
2017 Salon de Heerlijkheid, Baexem, NL
RESIDENCIES

2024 Casa Snow Apple, Mexico-City
2023 Apichatpong Weerasethakul Lab, MX
2023 The Gathering, Volcán Xocotépetl
2023 REwriteIT Feature, NL & Belgium
2020 FilmForward, The Netherlands
2019 TalentLab Theatregroup Maastricht
2017 Salon de Heerlijkheid, Baexem, NL