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Malu Janssen is a filmmaker and screenwriter based in Amsterdam.

Malu Janssen (1989) studied theater and film studies at Utrecht University before entering the Netherlands Film Academy where she graduated in 2016.


Her graduation film EIGEN and short STUFF have been part of the competitions at festivals like Winterthur, Palm Springs Shortfest and Raindance.


Currently she is cowriting her first feature film De Afvalligen (The Dumped),  about a girl attempting to get out of the underground waste dump she was born in. The Dumped was presented at the Cinemart of IFFR.

Her new historical music short Barlebas about a young woman begin accused of witch craft in the early modern times is currently in pre-production.


Malu aspires to make films that engage with their audiences and that don't only appeal to the emotions, but even more to the mind. She likes both realism and surrealism in order to explore the ways of people.

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