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About Fokke

Fokke has been directing all his life. As a young boy he directed Matchbox cars, dinosaur toys and Batman action figures. ​
Today Fokke directs documentaries, short fiction films, commercials, corporate films and music videos.


​​Fokke was born and raised in Almelo, a small town in the east of The Netherlands. Three years after attending the New York Film Academy in New York, Fokke directed his first short fiction film ‘De Raad’ to great acclaim. ‘De Raad’ won Best Debut and Best Scenario at the Eindhoven Film Festival. Fokke went on to co-produce the multi-award winning American documentary ‘Destressed’ in 2014. In 2015 Fokke directed his first documentary in The Netherlands, ‘De Jeweetwels’. In this film, Fokke investigated the field of direct cinema. ‘De Jeweetwels’ premiered at the Garden State Film Festival (NJ, USA), where it won the award for Best International Short Documentary. In that same year Fokke wrote and directed the short film ‘Match’, which was selected for a dozen film festivals in Europe and the United States and won four awards. In 2018 Fokke made his American short film debut with ‘Missed’, which is now being submitted to film festivals all over the world.

Aside from working in documentaries and short fiction films, Fokke also directed commercials and corporate films for brands such as Microsoft, Spinnin’ Records, LG, AA Drink, Plus, Vacansoleil, Homey, Center For Body Language and The Young Ones.

Fokke divides his time between directing, filming and producing content for his production company Cosmic Visual.

Portfolio
Beeldend Licht
Match
Spinnin’ Records
Homey by Athom
Flex Metal Jacket
Coulisse
Missed
30.000 a day
De Jeweetwels
Destressed
The Experiment
De Raad
Menthol
Handsome Poets – Lucky One
Solis – Seasonal jobs
Awards

BEELDEND LICHT (2017)

WINNER: Award of Merit – Best Documentary Short, Impact DOCS Awards, 2018

MATCH (2015)

WINNER: Gold Lion Award, Barcelona International Film Festival, 2017
WINNER: Best Visual Narrative Short Film, Global Impact Film Festival, Washington D.C. USA 2016
WINNER: Honorable Mention Award, International Film Awards, Berlin Germany 2016
WINNER: Gouden Frater Audience Choice Award, Weekend van de Korte Film, Zwolle The Netherlands 2015

DE JEWEETWELS (2015)

​WINNER: Best International Short Documentary – Garden State Film Festival 2015
​NOMINATION: Best Documentary – Eindhovens Film Festival 2015

DESTRESSED (2014)

WINNER: Best Documentary, Garden State Film Festival, Atlantic City USA 2014
WINNER: Audience Choise Award, Garden State Film Festival, Atlantic City USA 2014
WINNER: Best Documentary, Golden Door Film Festival, Jersey City USA 2014
NOMINATED: Best Cinematography, Golden Door Film Festival, Jersey City USA 2014
​NOMINATED: Best Editor, Golden Door Film Festival, Jersey City USA 2014

DE RAAD (2012)

WINNER: Best Debut Film, Eindhoven Film Festival, 2012
WINNER: Best Screenplay,Eindhoven Film Festival, 2012
​NOMINATED: Best Editor,Eindhoven Film Festival, 2012
NOMINATED: Best Art Direction,Eindhoven Film Festival, 2012

Cosmic Visual

In 2010 Fokke founded his own production company Cosmic Visual. Cosmic Visual produces video content ranging from (short) documentaries, corporate films, teaser trailers and commercials.

Keeping up with the latest technological changes in the film industry, Fokke both films and edits many of these highly diverse projects himself.

“We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible.
Our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us,
because our destiny lies above us.”
Interstellar – 2014
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Contact
Fokke Baarssen
​Phone number: +31 (0) 6 270 238 60
​Email address: fokke@fokkebaarssen.com