Dutch, but with an open mind to the world

The Film Kitchen is a Dutch film production company of price winning international feature films, shorts, television films and series, and documentaries. We closely co-operate with strong and experienced filmmakers as well as with outstanding young talents. Key for all our productions are the relevance for today’s society and the aim to match the highest cinematographic standards.


Teaser | DEALER

28 June 2021 / by The Film Kitchen


Watch the teaser of 'Dealer', the directorial debut of Jeroen Perceval! Produced by Savage Film in co-production with The Film Kitchen. 

Dealer' is a story about the 14-year-old Johnny who goes in search of happiness and recognition with the established actor Anthony, against the background of the nightly street life.
With Belgian top cast Ben Segers, Veerle Baetens, Bart Hollanders and newcomer Sverre Rous.

From 10 November in the Belgian cinema.

Mr K by Tallulah H. Schwab receives realisation support from Eurimages

28 June 2021 / by The Film Kitchen

Tallulah H. Schwab's feature film Mr. K receives realisation support from the European co-production fund Eurimages! The film is about Mr. K, a travelling magician, who finds himself in a Kafkaesque nightmare when he can’t find the exit of the hotel he has slept in. His attempts to get out only pull him deeper, entangling him further with the hotel and its curious inhabitants.

The film was previously supported by Nederlands Filmfund, CoBO, AVROTROS, Abraham Tuschinski Fund, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Screen Flanders, Belgian Tax Shelter, Casa Kafka, Creative Europe, Croatian Production Incentive Programme. 

The film is a co-production with A Private View (Belgium) and Nukleus Film (Croatia).


SAMT receives support from the Netherlands Filmfund

21 May 2021 / by The Film Kitchen

The feature film SAMT by screenwriter Don Duyns and director Nicole van Kilsdonk receives support from the Netherlands Filmfund to develop the scenario for the feature film. 

SAMT is about Tarik (38) and Robert (42). They are brutally attacked by some drunken students.Tarik gets seriously wounded, Robert doesn’t have a scratch. Despite of the shock they do not talk about it. When they decide for a trip to family in Morocco, the pain of their relation comes to the surface instead of the heartfelt peace. This has surprising consequences for them both.

The film is situated in the Netherlands and Morocco. Co-producer is the Belgian production house A Private View. 



Jan van der Zanden

Producer / Managing Director

Jan van der Zanden graduated in cultural psychology and worked as a psychologist at the University of Amsterdam. After the foundation of Waterland Film in 1994, he followed international film financing at the Media Business School. In 2003 he was selected 'Producer on the Move' at the Cannes Film Festival. In January 2016 he founded with Ineke Kanters The Film Kitchen.


Ineke Kanters

Producer / Managing Director

Ineke Kanters studied history in Rotterdam. After her college years she worked as a producer for Studio Sport (Dutch public television) and as an Internet editor at the Netherlands Broadcasting Foundation in Hilversum. After this she worked as a fund manager at the Rotterdam Media Fund and as development executive producer at Kasander Film. Since January 2012 she had her own company and worked part time at Waterland Film where she was involved in the development, financing and production of feature films. In January 2016 she founded The Film Kitchen together with Jan van der Zanden.

In the last two years Ineke Kanters was selected to be a member of the jury at international film festivals in Istanbul and Ostend (Belgium). She's also a jury member at the Dutch CineKid Festival and at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht (Film Producers Netherlands Award).