Willem Bon

Date of birth
Date deceased


Willem Bon joined the Filmliga when he was still a student; in July of 1929, he followed Menno ter Braak as the secretary of the Amsterdam branch of this league, and in November 1929 he joined the Filmliga’s editorial staff.

Bon then joined Studio Ivens, and from the beginning of the 1930s, he worked on experiments in the field of sound editing. In 1932, he also decided to start training young filmmakers, which is why he founded the Filmtechische Leergangen (FTL); on 1 July, 1932, the first six-month course began. From 1933-34, Bon shared the leadership of the FTL with Frans Dupont.

After the war, William Bon spent twenty years working as a senior scientific officer at the University of Amsterdam’s laboratory of biochemistry and toxicology.



  1. 1932
    Camera, Director, Producer
  2. 1932
    Director, Editing
  3. 1934
    Camera, Editing, Production manager, Script writer
  4. 1934
    Script writer

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