Okki Poortvliet is a (documentary) filmmaker, audiovisual artist, and illustrator. She grew up in a small village in the north of the Netherlands. There she shot her graduation film in 2021 for Minerva art academy: IJswee (longing for ice). Since then, she made 6 films that all share an anthropological, experimental and quirky character.

Okki is mesmerized by people and their world. This could be Manus who sharpens skates (IJswee), Jippe who wants to surpass Kim-Jung Un (World's Greatest Missile Builder), Ricardo who nailed his regional flag to a mill (The Flaghoisters) or Robert who cycles through the forest every morning at 5:30 (Over the Cattle Grid). 

Next to films, Okki makes installations, posters and drawings and studies philosophy at the University of Groningen.



2024            Dierendoders, film and artistic research supported
                    by Noordenaars and New Noardic Wave
2024            Nira’s Jan, videowork for Facet
2022/2023   Over het Wildrooster, film(installation)
                    for Into Nature

2022/2023   De Vlaggenhijsers, film(installation) and play
                    with Vera Vos & Hans van der Werf

2022            Het huis van gedeelde verhalen, installation
                    with Kitty Boon, Eline Kuper & HoofdletterF

2021/2022   OQQI, experimental short film with LQRQ
2021/2022   ‘S Werelds Grootste Raketbouwer,
                     short documentary film

2021/2022   Het Karretje van Fabian, short documentary film
2021/2022   Vierkant Veldwerk, short documentary film
2021            Dat ik op veen lijk, set design for HoofdletterF
2020/2021   IJswee, documentary film


︎ 2019 +         Filmmaker, illustrator, audiovisual artist
︎ 2022            Teaching & Research Instructor at Minerva Art Academy
︎ 2021/2022   Documentarymaker at Docwerk


︎ 2023-2024 Semester Abroad, University of Bristol ︎ 2020-2024 BA Philosophy, University of Groningen
︎ 2017-2021 BA Design, Academie Minerva, Groningen
︎ 2011-2017 VWO, Carmel College Emmen
︎ 2020 Ditteke Mensink, documentary director and writer
︎ 2020 GWA, Grafische Werkplaats Amsterdam


︎ Noordster - Internationaal Filmfestival Assen 2023
︎ Honourable Mention, Student World Impact Festival 2022
︎ Drentse Talentprijs Cultuur 2021
︎ Beste Groninger Film non-fictie 2021
︎ Film Winner, Arts Threat Global Design Graduate Show 2021
︎ Winner of the Lift-Off First-Time Filmmaker Sessions September 2021


︎ Noorderlijk Film Festival - best short documentary 2023
︎ Beste Groninger Film non-fictie 2022
︎ Noorderlijk Film Festival - best documentary 2021
︎ Noorderlijk Film Festival - best young talent 2021
︎ Minerva Design Award 2021

2023    Art Expedition Into Nature, Drouwen
2022    De Vlaggenhijsers at Drents Museum, Assen
2021    IJswee solo exhibition, CBK Emmen
2021    Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
2021    Lucht Kunstpunt, Groningen
2021    DETOUR Graduation Show, Groningen
2019    Panta Rhei, Grafiek Platform, Groningen
2019    Illustratie57 Barricades exhibition, Groningen
2019    Grafiek in de Kerk van Woltersum

jury member

2024    Kunstbende Drenthe
2023    Kunstbende Groningen
2023    Filmfeest Groningen
2023    Filmfeest Drenthe
2022    Cine Challenge Groningen

talks and teaching

2024    Sealab film project - at Firda with Filmhub Noord
2024    (Beyond) Graduation - Lecture at Minerva Art Academy
2023    Fraterhuis Talks - non-human animals in documentary film
2023    Lecture - How to become a filmmaker, NHL Stenden
2022    Lectures and workshops for Filmhub Noord
2022    Teaching & Research Instructor for one semester at Minerva Art Academy
2022    Workshop monotype, CBK Emmen
2022    Lecture - How to become a filmmaker, NHL Stenden


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