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Hans Heijnen was born in 1957 in Sittard, the Netherlands. In 1981, after studying political science in Nijmegen, he enrolled at the Film Academy in Amsterdam, from which he graduated in 1985. Heijnen has written several screenplays for EAFA and First Floor Features, and from 1988 he has been active as a freelance documentary filmmaker for leading Dutch Public TV networks, including NOS/NPS and VPRO.
He received awards for several of his documentaries. In 1996, after two earlier nominations, three of his documentaries were awarded the Golden Calf Special Jury Prize at the Netherlands Film Festival. In 1999 his documentary Lisdoonvarna, Lourdes of Love won the Silver Spire Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival. One year later the Netherlands Film Festival devoted a retrospective to his documentaries set in the countryside. His most successful films include 'Nice Weather, Mister Pradhan!'; 'Rockin' Ramona'; 'He-goats and She-goats'; 'Lisdoonvarna, Lourdes of Love'; 'The Show Must Go On'; 'The Secret of Ossenisse'; 'The Devil Is Smart'; 'Johnny Hoes: Oh If I Had'; and 'The Unprofitable'.
In 2010 he's honoured by the Dutch Institution of Image and Sound as Documentary Filmer in Focus. For that reason he receives a grant to make an independent short documentary that will be presented in November 2010 at the IDFA Festival in Amsterdam.