Head of the Industry office of IDFA  / the Netherlands

Adriek van Nieuwenhuyzen finished her masters in Theatre and Film Science in 1989 at the University of Utrecht.  Already during her studies she started specializing in documentary  and got involved in the first edition of IDFA, by then a small but sparkling initiative to bring back documentary on the big screen in Amsterdam. In 1993 she became deputy director at IDFA. From the beginning she was mainly involved in programming at IDFA which in twenty years time became one of the leading documentary festivals in the world. She curated several programmes at IDFA. From February 2007  on  she is Head of the Industry office of IDFA .In this position she is in charge of  the FORUM. Docs for Sale and IDFAcademy.

Besides working at IDFA she is a member of the selection committee of the Jan Vrijman Fund which aims to generate more attention for the voices of filmmakers in the developing world.