Gertjan Zuilhof (1955) was educated as an art master and finished his
studies of Art History in Leiden (the town the young Rembrandt left for
Amsterdam). Wrote film criticism for the cinema monthly Skrien and the
cultural-politcal weekly De Groene Amsterdammer. Is International Film Festival Rotterdam programmer for Asia and thematic sidebars such as SEA Eyes (2005) and White Light (2006).
More recently, he travelled to Africa in 2009 and commissioned a number of films shot in several African countries for Forget Africa, part of the 2010 Rotterdam film festival.