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Studio Kimmo is a small but sturdy film production studio run by Mirka Duijn and Nina Spiering. Our projects often have an emphasis on the mediation of place, identity and mythmaking. In our practice we often work with archives and archival footage, renegotiating the historical narratives. Studio Kimmo’s most recent project ‘Shangri-La, Paradise under Construction’ premiered at IDFA 2022 in competition for best Duch film. 

Selected Prices:
Peabody Award, 2019.
International Digital EMMY® Award, 2015
Prix Europe, 2014.


Mirka Duijn is a Dutch-Finnish filmmaker working and living in Göteborg, Sweden. She has worked in a wide variety of art forms such as fiction film, documentary, installations, interactive film and film for museum contexts.

Mirka Duijn started her career in 2003 at broadcasting station VPRO Digital where she experimented with interactive and trans-media storytelling for web and TV. In 2008 she directs. Together with Nina Spiering she has been working on various fiction, documentary, interactive and experimental film projects.

Mirka Duijn is also Senior Lecturer in Film at the Master of Film at HDK-Valand in Göteborg, a MFA in Film in which the focus is on decolonial practices. 


Education

Image and Media Technology at the U niversity of the arts in Utrecht(BA, 2002) 

EMMA in Image Synthesis and Computer Animation at the University of the arts in Utrecht (EMMA, 2003, validated under the authority of the Royal Charter of the Open University, England)

History, UvA (BA, 2007, not finished)

Master of Film (MA), Dutch Film Academy Amsterdam (2015). 
Nina Spiering is a Dutch director and production designer. She has worked in a wide variety of art forms such as fiction film, documentary, installations, interactive film and film for theatre.

Nina graduated from the University of the arts in Utrecht in 2007. She has a background in spatial design and video for theatre, working with well-known Dutch theatre companies like Orkater and Oostpool. While her focus shifted to film, her background in 3D space is still very present in her work as a director as well as her work as a production designer.

Nina Spiering also teaches film at University of the Arts in Utrecht. 



Education

Bachelor Digital Video Design DVD at the University of the arts in Utrecht.

European Media Masters of Arts in Digital Video Design (DVD) at University of the arts in Utrecht. (Validated under the authority of the Royal Charter of the Open University, England).