Always There


Marit Weerheijm is a Dutch director based in Amsterdam. In 2016 she graduated as a director of fiction films from the Netherlands Film Academy. Her short film, When Grey is a Colour won the prestigious Student Academy Award, the Oscars for student films. The film additionally picked up two jury awards at TIFF Kids and the CILECT Award for Best Graduation Film worldwide.

Her short film En Route Marit won a Golden Calf (the Dutch Oscar) at the 2019 Dutch Film Festival. The film had its International premiere at the 70th Berlinale 2020. Her latest short film How Light Gets In was also nominated for the Golden Calf at the Dutch Film Festival in 2021.

In addition to short films, Marit also directs commercials and has directed films for brands such as Orange, Proximus and Grolsch, to name a few. Her film for the breast cancer awareness organization, Pink Ribbon was nominated for the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions in 2019.

Marit’s work is based on subtle storytelling, with a strong fascination for interpersonal relationships, particularly within family ties. She has a love for intimate films with a touch of magic realism.