Hilbert Kamphuisen (1964) lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
He is married and has two daughters, Ammy and Santje. As producer/director/editor/dop he worked many years for the Dutch public broadcasters such as
the VPRO, Teleac, RVU, IKON and Llink. The main focus was direct film in science and socio- economical and political topics.
After finishing his study Political Science in the early years he started working for Amnesty International as a photographer and filmer. For them he organized the first Amnesty Film Festival and went on a mission to Central-Afrika were he witnessed the Hutu and Tutsi genocide.
Beside working for the public broadcasters Kamphuisen also did more commercial work. He edited the documentary projects for the film Blackbook of Paul Verhoeven and directed a serie about archtecture for RTL.
He is the founder and owner of DUS media & design. A production company based in Amsterdam. Beside his filmwork he teaches at the University of Amsterdam the minor Poldox. Poldox is documentary-film programme for third year students. For his work at the University he was granted the Educational Filmprize 2010 by the Royal Dutch Film Institute EyE. As a student he won The OLON documentary award in 1994, the Eureka Award for his science documentaries in 2002 and more recently in 2011 the first prize for best international short documentary for Toxic Tears at the Global Wake-Up festifal in Chicago.
Since 2014 he founded the Documentary Institute at Amsterdam for academic film education.
Unique traits: Academic film education - practise based learning
Documentaire Instituut Amsterdam
Documentary by DIA (Documentary) ceo Academic Media Institute
Documentary by DUS film producer/editor
Documentary by DUS media Teacher/Owner
Documentary by VPRO producer/director
For a little support and affection
Documentary by Videojournaal producer/editor
Global Wake Up Chicago Filmfestival UNA-USA
Filmeducational Prize Dutch Filminstitute EYE
Eureka Award science documentary
University of Amsterdam