Mirjam Klootwijk graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1995 with a master’s degree in Art, Culture and Society Studies and a minor in Management and Organisation. Since then she has worked for the programme department of International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2001 she worked as junior producer for Lemming Film. Since 2011 she has been working for International Film Festival Rotterdam, first as assistant to the director and from 2015 as head of international relations. She is part of the IFFR PRO team and a member of the preselection committees for HBF and CineMart. She is guest and programme coordinator for Curacao IFFR and coordinator of the talent development programme Boost NL.