Photo credit: Glen Shepherd.

About me
I recently graduated as a director at Edinburgh College of Art, and now I live in Amsterdam. To date I have written and directed various short films in the Netherlands, Scotland, Germany, India, and Thailand. I also work as a line producer/fixer in Scotland.

Feel free to send me an email: sam [at] samvanzoest [dot] com.



2014-2018 BA (Hons) Film & Television, Edinburgh College of Art; focus on Writing and Directing
2017 Exchange semester at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
2007-2012 HAVO-diploma, Parcival College Groningen


Year Film Prize Festival Location
2019 Proxy Nomination Best Student Film NOLA Horror Film Fest New Orleans, LA, USA
2019 Proxy Winner Best International Student Film End of Days Film Festival Longwood, FL, USA
2019 Proxy Nomination Best Northern Film Internationaal Filmfestival Assen Assen, the Netherlands
2019 Proxy Nomination Best Groninger Film Beste Groninger Film Groningen, the Netherlands
2018 Proxy Nomination Best Student Film Noordelijk Film Festival Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
2017 Close Your Eyes, Paro Best Director Care Film Festival Monza, Italy
2017 Close Your Eyes, Paro Best Cinematography Great Message International Film Festival Pune, India


2019 Participant in New Arrivals: Go Short Campus at Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
2018 Participant in New Generation Film Academy at Noordelijk Film Festival
2016 Contestant in The Amazing Thailand Film Challenge