Okki Poortvliet 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). A film about how villagers, with a passion for skating on natural ice, deal with the increasingly warmer winters. After that, she made four short films for NTR. At the moment she is either studying Philosphy (at the university of Groningen), filming and researching for new projects (De Vlaggenhijsers & Into Nature), illustrating or spending time running around and trying to play the guitar. 

Okki is interested in making all kinds of things, so she studied Illustration, Animation and Time Based Design. The result: films, animations, drawings, prints, installations and everything in between. It is also clear that she has a thing for birds and ice rinks.


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︎ Honorable Mention, IFA - Noordster 2022
︎ Honorable Mention, Student World Impact Festival 2022
︎ Drentse Talentprijs Cultuur 2021
︎ Beste Groninger Film non-fictie 2021
︎ Film Winner, ARTS THREAD GLOBAL DESIGN GRADUATE SHOW 2021 in collaboration with Gucci
︎ Winner of the Lift-Off Global Network First-Time Filmmaker Sessions September 2021

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


︎ 2022            Teaching & Research Instructor at Minerva Art Academy
︎ 2021/2022   Documentarymaker at Docwerk

︎2019 +          Filmmaker, illustrator, visual artist


︎ 2020-now BA Philosophy, Rijksuniversiteit 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

︎ 2019 Illustratie57 Committee, PR


2023   Art Expedition Into Nature, Borger-Odoorn
past2022    De Vlaggenhijsers at Drents Museum, Assen
2022    Het huis van gedeelde verhalen, bevrijdingsfestival Assen
2021    IJswee solo exhibition, CBK Emmen
2021    Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
2021    Lucht Kunstpunt, Groningen
2021    Artsthread Global Design Graduate Show 2021, online
2021    DETOUR Graduation Show, Groningen 2019    Panta Rhei, Forma Aktua & Grafiek Platform, Groningen
2019    Illustratie57 Barricades exhibition, Groningen
2019    Grafiek in de Kerk van Woltersum


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