Stijn Bouma(26) is a Dutch filmmaker who grew up in Hoorn, before doing Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Besides his studies he made several short films, worked at a cinema and did an internship at production company Circe Films. After graduating with his MA he got accepted for the film.factory programme at the Sarajevo Film Academy. His 2nd year film ≪Lejla≫ got selected for the Cinéfondation competition in Cannes (2017). In the summer of 2017 he graduated and settled again in the Netherlands.