Margot Schaap (1986, the Netherlands) graduated in 2008 from the Netherlands Film Academy with the short film Gaandeweg, for which she won the Tuschinski Award. She wrote and directed various short and mid-length films and the youth documentary School vol vissen. Her feature debut 12 Months in 1 Day was made on a low budget with friends. The film has its world premiere in IFFR 2015.