Born in Lima (Peru) in 1951, where he lived until 1973. After studying Literature and Biology at the University of Lima, he studied film at the Experimental Cinema Centre in Rome. Heddy Honigmann has Dutch nationality and has lived in Amsterdam since 1978. He has received the Jan Cassies and J. Van Praag prizes for his complete works and retrospectives of his films have been screened at several festivals and film libraries.