Kristen van Niekerk

A young filmmaker who does it all – writing, animating, editing and directing.

Kristen van Niekerk is a student of Cape Peninsula University of Technology and passionate about all things filmmaking. She is currently enrolled in the Film & Video Technology course, with which she aims to hone her craft and produce socially relevant short films.

Van Niekerk’s filmmaking vision is informed by her background in visual art. As a kid, she enjoyed photography, painting and creating simple animations. Van Niekerk’s most successful creative project is her self-produced short film “A Day in the Life of Die Kaapse Kind” which screened at the Bokeh Fashion Film Festival and was nominated for two awards there.

After graduation, Van Niekerk will form part of Visual Content Gang in 2018 to learn more about the commercial side of filmmaking and how it lives on the web.