Ricky Rijneke graduated as Master of Arts in European Media with honors and is a film director who also works as scriptwriter and editor. In September 2015 she was invited to Toronto Talent Lab for 10 emerging talents, mentored by Wim Wenders, Jim Stark and Małgorzata Szumowska.
Her first short wing, the Fish that Talked Back premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Leopards for young talent. This award winning film gained international acclaim at more then 50 international film festivals, such as Ghent (competition Prix UIP), San Francisco (Golden Gate Award competition), Hamburg, Denver, Bilbao and Toronto.
Ricky’s first feature film Silent Ones premiered in competition at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and was nominated for the Tiger Award. The film was selected for many major and independent film festivals, such as Sarajevo, Moscow, Mostra de São Paulo, T-Mobile New Horizons, Films de Femmes de Créteil, Toronto, Berlin, New York, and many others. Silent Ones won 11 awards out of 15 nominations. Her project THE HUNTER'S SON was selected for the Venise Gap-financing Market 2019.