Mirjam Debets is a visual artist and designer, working in a wide variety of media in the arts and design field, including animation, illustration and VJing. Characterized by an eclectic use of colour, mysterious creatures and a strong presence of the natural world, her work aims to incite curiosity and playfulness. 

She often collaborates with the performing arts and has created visuals for both musicians and theatre productions, while simultaneously finding her way into the Amsterdam nightlife as the visual force and VJ behind Sentinel Island Disco. Her distinctive style was picked up by international clients like luxury brand LEJ, GIPHY and VANS and her sensible use of characters and storytelling made it into documentariesmuseums and educational environments.  

Alternating between client work and independent projects, she has directed an animated short film, worked on multiple exhibitions and video installations, for which she’s received the support of both the Netherlands Film Fund and the Talent Development Grant from the Creative Industries Fund.
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Screenings / Selections


2024 Palm Springs Animation Festival, (US) - in competition
2024 Snake Alley Festival of Film, Burlington (US) - selection

2024 Bare Bones International Film Festival, Muskogee (US) - in competition
2024 Fest Anča, Žilina (SK) - selection
2024 Ahmedabad International Film Festival, (IN) - in competition
2024 Brighton International Animation Festival, (UK) - in competition
2024 Brain Film Fest, Barcelona (ES) - selection
2024 Animac Mostra Internacional de Cinema d’Animació, Lleida (ES) - selection
2024 Chambal International Film Festival, Rajastan (IN) - selection
2024 International Film Festival Würzburg (DE) - selection
2024 SEEYOUSOUND International Music Film Festival, Turin (IT) - in competition
2024 IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL) - selection
2023 Festival de Cine de Villa de Levya, Bogota (CO) - in competition
2023 Cairo International Animation Forum, Cairo (EG) - selection
2023 Spark Animation Festival 2023, Vancouver (CA) - selection
2023 Playgrounds In Motion (NL) - selection
2023 London International Animation Festival (UK) - in competition
2023 Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, Lilburn (US) - selection
2023 NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival (US) - selection
2023 Fresh Meet: Broet x Microlab, Eindhoven - selection
2023 Promofest Short of the Year Spring - in competition
2023 Europe on Screen 2023, Jakarta (ID) - selection
2023 The Melbourne International Animation Festival (AU) - in competition
2023 Kaboom Animation Festival, Amsterdam - in competition
2022 Short Movie Sunday at Volkshotel, Amsterdam - selection
2022 Anim'est Bucharest International Animation Film Festival (RO) - in competition
2022 Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht  - in competition
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