Kees van Es


Kees van Es has a long track record in the creative industries. In the Netherlands he first worked as an audiovisual designer and as art director in a creative team at an advertising agency.

After working 6 years for a Hong Kong based (Australian) media production company, he started Mediabox Productions. Many cups of green tea later he is a permanent resident of Hong Kong.

Kees van Es is a graduate of the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His short docu Martinu's Muse won first Place at the iPhone 5th iPhone Film Festival (2015).

Apart from his commercial work, he has produced the following independent short films and documentaries: - Spy (1996) - First Meeting (2000) - Fragile (2001) - Tall Shadows(2002) - Tail Wind (2003) - Departures (2007) - 36 Strings (2009) - Martinu's Muse (2014) - Silence in Kyoto (2016)

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Short Films

Martinu's Muse (2014) screened by:
- 31st Tehran Int'l Short Film Festival (IR)
- Dallas VideoFest 27 (Big D Mobile section) (USA)
- Free Spirit Film Festival, Dharamsala (IN)
- 3rd Delhi Shorts Int'l Film Festival (IN)
- Short of the Month: Oct-Nov 2014
- 11th Jecheon Int'l Music & Film Festival (KR)
- iPhone Film Festival - First Prize ( Documentary)

Tailwind (2004) screened by:
- OneMinute Film Festival, Aarau (CH)
- Panorama of Independent Film Makers (GR)

Tall Shadows (2002) screened by:
- Golden Horse Film Festival (TW)
- Pusan International FIlm Festival (Korea)
- Hertfordshire Int'l FIlm Festival (UK)
- Regensburg 10th Short FIlm Week (DE)
- Corto in Circuito, Fusignano (IT)
- MicroKino Fest 2003, Belgrade (SRB)
- Morbegno Film Festival (IT)
- Asian Film & Culture Festival, Lyon (FR)
- Platforma Athens (GR)

Fragile (2001) screened by:
- Morbegno Int'l Short Film Festival (IT)
- Flensburger Int'l Short Film Festival (DE)
- Zinebi Bilbao Short Film Festival (ES)
- Fajr International Film Festival (IR)
- Ismailia Int'l Short Film Festival (EG)
- Tehran Int'l Short Film Festival (IR)
- Ying e Chi Chinese Short Film Festival (HK)

First Meeting (2000) screened by:
- Rio de Janeiro Film Festival (BR)
- Ying e Chi Chinese Short Film Festival (HK)