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Tim Leyendekker

Tim Leyendekker (1973, Netherlands) is an artist based between Rotterdam and Strasbourg. He received an MFA from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. He graduated with a master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. His films contain a palpable trace of its creation process, engaging the viewer to critically relate to the construction of the work itself. His work has been shown in galleries and festivals including International Film Festival Rotterdam, Cinéma du Réel, Power Plant (Toronto), DOKUFEST, Taipei Film Festival and Loop (Barcelona).

His short film Blinder screened at BFMAF 2015. Feast was included in BFMAF’s 2020 Previews strand. Previews has been renamed as Work in Progress for BFMAF 2021.


Feast (2021), Blinder (2015), The Healers (2010), Opening Night (2009), Still (2006), How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us (2003), Survival (prayer #1 prayer #2) (2002), (hectaren) (2001)

10 September 2021

In Tim Leyendekker’s debut feature film, victims, perpetrators and their observers offer entangled viewpoints on the 2007 Groningen HIV case in the Netherlands. In this case, three men hosting sex parties drugged others and injected them with their own HIV-infected blood. Feast explores the uneasy complexities, motivations, assumptions and projections of those involved and those watching: the media, the diagnosing professionals, and us, the viewers.

This screening will be accompanied with an in person conversation with Tim Leyendekker and will take place at The Maltings in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Run Time

85 mins
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