Evert de Beijer (Driehuis, 1953) studied graphic design at the Graphic School and the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam where he became interested in photography and animated filmmaking. He enrolled at the Dutch Film & TV Academy to study camera and directing. In 1979 he graduated with his first animated film ‘Gerard’ which was shown with great succes at the International Animation Festival ‘Ottawa 1980’. His second film ‘The Characters’ was much acclaimed for its production-design and cinematography. It was awarded many prestigious prizes at major animated filmfestivals. Among them a Gold Hugo for Animation at the International Chicago filmfestival 1986, a Jury Award for Graphic Design at Zagreb 1986 and a Mention de Qualité in 1987 by the Centre National de la Cinematographie in Paris. The film was part of ‘Mike and Spike tour of Animation’ in the USA. The Dutch animated film community elected the film as Best Dutch Animated Film of the 20th Century. As a result of this film Evert de Beijer was commissioned to do several commercials and publicized a serie of drawings in a major Dutch newspaper.
His film ‘Hotel Narcis’ (‘93) was awarded ‘Best Design’ at the International Animation Festival Ottawa 1994 and a Norman Roger Palmares du Son at Annecy 1995 for the originality of the soundtrack.
Stimulated by this succes he developed his drawing- and filmstyle and acquainted himself with 2D and 3D computer animation graphics and sound. This resulted in his film ‘Car Craze’ (2003) that won special jury distinctions in Annecy 2003 and Zagreb 2004 for the innovating style and design and the original approach to 3D computer animation, a Grand Prix at the Energy Filmfestival 2005 in Lausanne and an AniZone Award at the Holland Animation Film Festival in Utrecht 2004. His second computer animated film 'Get Real!' (2010) has been selected in competition of many important film festivals and was awarded the ‘Best Visuals prize' at 'Fantoche' 2010 (Baden), a Grand Prix at 'Animatou' (Geneve) 2011 and a Special Mention at the 'Berlinale' 2011.
In 2011 (In the context of the 'Filme im Schloss' Animated Film Festival) he was awarded the Prize of the City of Wiesbaden for his artistic and innovative contribution to animated film.
In 2015 he released his computer animated film 'Lucy' It will be screened in competition at 'Animafest Zagreb 2015'.