Over the last decade, Job ter Burg has been the go-to editor for directors such as Paul Verhoeven (Elle, Black Book) and Alex van Warmerdam (Borgman). He has cut all of Martin Koolhoven’s films (including Brimstone and Winter in Wartime) ever since they met in film school in Amsterdam.
Ter Burg won the ICS Award for Best Editing for Elle in 2017 and the Golden Calf for Best Editing for his work on Tirza in 2011; he was also nominated for Best Editing for Elle at the 2017 César Awards and for Brimstone (2017), Schneider vs. Bax (2015), Schnitzel Paradise (2005), and Backslide (2003) at the Netherlands Film Festival.
Paul Verhoeven’s Elle won over 60 awards, including two Golden Globes, for Best Foreign Language Film as well as Best Actress for Isabelle Huppert, who was also nominated for an Academy Award. It was shown In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 and as a Special Screening at TIFF 2016 and won Best Film and Best Actress at the 2017 César Awards in France.
Black Book (In Competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2006) was a local box office smash (>1 million admissions), was sold to 60 territories (including a successful US theatrical release by Sony Classics), and was on the shortlist of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2007.
Martin Koolhoven’s Brimstone, starring Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning and Kit Harington was shown In Competition at the Venice Film Festival 2016 and the London Film Festival 2016, as a Special Screening at TIFF 2016, and was nominated for the Audience Award at the Palm Springs Festival 2017. Winter in Wartime (2009) was a critically acclaimed box office hit in Holland (>900.000 admissions) and made the Best Foreign Language shortlist for the 2010 Academy Awards and was released theatrically in the US by Sony Classics.
Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman was In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2013 and was released in the US by Drafthouse. Van Warmerdam’s Schneider vs. Bax premiered at Locarno in 2015, and The Last Days Of Emma Blank won the Europa Cinemas Label at Venice Days in 2009. All three were in the official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Job ter Burg is president of the Netherlands association of Cinema Editors (NCE), which he co-founded. He has organized and moderated lectures by fellow editors like William Goldenberg, Juliette Welfling and Joe Walker. Job is a regular advisor for the Netherlands Film Fund and has taught master classes at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam, Berlinale Talents in Germany, the Rutger Hauer Film Factory in Rotterdam and the School of Visual Arts in New York.