Halina Reijn is an acclaimed director, actress, author and producer. Her critically acclaimed directorial feature debut INSTINCT (2019), starring Carice van Houten (GAME OF THRONES) and Marwan Kenzari (ALADDIN) has been selected for film festivals in Locarno (winner Variety Piazza Grande Award and special mention First Feature Competition), Toronto (world cinema competition), BFI London (Sutherland competition), Ghent, Chicago and Les Arcs (winner Young Audience Award and Cineuropa Award) and was the Dutch Oscar submission. The film also recently received a nomination for best debut film for The European Film Awards 2020 (European Discovery PRIX FIPRESCI). She conceived and created the Man Up series Red Light, also co-authored and starred in one of the lead roles for which she received a Golden Calf in 2020. Halina is also a successful film and theatre actress. She has worked with internationally acclaimed director Ivo van Hove at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam for much of her career and has performed his plays all over the world. She has won numerous awards for her work on stage and in film. She played in the Oscar-nominated film ZUS & ZO, in Paul Verhoeven's much-praised BLACKBOOK and in Bryan Singer's VALKYRIE, opposite Tom Cruise. She can also be seen in the Swedish series CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE, directed by Charlotte Brändström.In addition, Halina wrote the books Prinsesje Nooitgenoeg (2005), Doen alsof ik iemand anders ben (2009), Antiglamour (together with Carice van Houten, 2013) and Loos (2016). She also wrote columns for Dutch and Belgian magazines and newspapers.