Robin Lutz received the royal decoration from Mayor Jan van Zanen on April 26, 2024: “Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau”

Filmmaker Robin Lutz's very first documentary was about the Dutch painter Johfra. It was an immediate hit. Many productions followed: including films about Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Jongkind.

I would like to mention two in particular: the prize-winning cinema film about the graphic artist MC Escher, whose 125th birthday we extensively commemorated last year.

But making a documentary feature film about the life and work of Spinoza; the author of one of the most difficult books in the history of philosophy, 'Ethics': you just have to be able to do it. Moreover, for a wide audience. Exactly what Robin Lutz strives for: making cultural heritage accessible to a wide audience. He is closely involved with the Spinoza The Hague Foundation. And in addition to being a filmmaker, he is also a publicist, for example about cartoonist Marten Toonder.

In addition, co-founder and board member of Heritage in Motion, the foundation that organizes an annual multimedia competition for film, game, app and website makers that focus on European cultural heritage.

In short, your life is dedicated to art and culture, things that enrich the lives of countless people. Congratulations on the Royal award you will receive for this.

Mayor Jan van Zanen

The Dutch producer and director Robin Lutz and co-producer Marijnke de Jong received the prize for ‘the best film portrait’ for the film about the life and work of the graphic artist M.C. Escher at the "37th International Film sur l'Art Festival" in Montreal Canada.

the jury report states:
"A film that gives the viewer a great deal of desire to rediscover the work of Maurits Cornelis Escher. The film tells a complete and well-documented story, in which the intimate life and the world-famous work of this artist are combined. Escher, who claimed incidentally to be more a mathematician than an artist. This film would also earn prizes for his ingenious and varied soundtrack, a prize for elegant animations and a prize for humour in the "voice over" spoken by Stephen Fry."

The documentary ESCHER: ' journey to infinity', about the life of the world-famous graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher has attracted more than 10,000 visitors and won the Crystal Film on 16 August. The film tells the story of the life of Escher (1898-1972) in his own words as he wrote it in letters and diaries. The Crystal Film was handed over on behalf of the Netherlands Film Fund by director Claire van Daal of the Netherlands Film Festival to director and producer Robin Lutz and co-producer Marijnke de Jong.

The documentary film "Spinoza, a free thinker' by Robin Lutz has won a Grand Prix golden dolphin in Cannes on October 13th 2016, during the 7th Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.
Spinoza medal for the film ‘Spinoza a free thinker’.
WorldMediaFestival Hamburg. Intermedia-globe SILVER Award in the category documentaries: Arts. The film ŒAquarius¹ shows the life and work of the Dutch impressionistic painter Anthonie Pieter Schotel (1890-1958).
Los Angeles: Certificate for Creative Excellence for corporate film: ‘24 hours Meavita Netherlands’.
New York: Global Award for the corporate film: ‘24 hours Meavita Netherlands’.
The 40th US International Film and Video Festival in Hollywood:
Gold Camera Award for the film "Johan Barthold Jongkind, een Hollander in Honfleur" in the History category.
The 39th US International Film and Video Festival in Hollywood:Gold Camera Award for “Glass is Leerdam”
Third Price (Certificate for Creative excellence) for the film “Walking in The Hague with Vincent van Gogh”
Europa Nostra Heritage Film Festival award for best film technique
Europa Nostra Heritage Film Festival award for best 'build heritage film'
Mention d’honneur at the 29th ‘Festival International du film Maritime et d’exploration de Toulon’, France for the film "Life out of death".
 Tros scenario competition