Astrid Bussink

The Netherlands, 1975

Astrid Bussink is a director and filmmaker. She studied fine arts at the Academy of Art and Industry in Enschede and did an MA in film at Edinburgh College of Art. She directed the documentaries The Angelmakers (2005), Rückenlage (2006), Monkey Business (2007) and My Enschede (2010). Since 2010, Bussink has been working on the project Constructions of Hapiness, on finding happiness and constructing an image of it. In 2013, Bussink won a Gouden Kalf Prize for best short documentary for Achter de Toren.