Marjoleine Boonstra studied at art-academy Minerva in Groningen and at film school in Amsterdam. She works as a photographer and filmmaker and has made documentaries and fiction films as well as video-installations for museums of modern art. Central to her work is a deep interest in human life and a keen eye for simple details of how people cope in their difficult circumstances. This has resulted in concise and strong films about people all over the world that have been awarded at several festivals. One eye-catching detail is the sleeping of people that returns both in her films and photography. Marjoleinee Boonstra's work has been shown at museums, art galleries and film festivals in The Netherlands and abroad. Her work has received several prizes. She is mentor master-study film academy NFTVA Amsterdam, coaching several film projects and tutor at IDFA workshop 2014 and 2015 and Jury member IDFA 2016.