Jan-Willem Bult is a multiple awarded international film and tv maker from the Netherlands.
His productions in children’s media are known by his philosophy ‘Children in the Centre’ that is based on a strong belief in the autonomy of children and anarchy in content.
His current positions are: Director of the Children in the Centre foundation (fka JWBfoundation); Head of Children, Youth & Media at Dutch NGO Free Press Unlimited; Chief Editor of ‘WADADA News for Kids’, the global cooperation network of tailor-made news for children and youth in currently 21 countries worldwide; Series Editor of the international drama shortfilm series ‘The Day I Became Strong’; Creative Producer of the international animation series ‘Pokkibonsi’.
Bult just finished directing and producing a series of 4 short documentaries about 4 young entrepreneurs in 4 African countries: Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa.
Before 2014 Jan-Willem Bult was the Creative Head of KRO Netherlands Public Broadcasting for 16 years in which he created and produced over 125 films, programs and series and was the head of several terrestrial and digital channels. His work has expanded now to over 65 countries in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.