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.


BLIJVEN GAAN will be screened again July 6th at 23:45 on NPO 2!

01 July 2024 / by The Film Kitchen

On Saturday July 6th, the 2Doc: 'Blijven gaan' (original broadcast 19-01-2023) will be screened again on Omroep MAX on NPO 2 at 23:45.

'Blijven gaan', a documentary by Anneloek Sollart, is about a diverse group of Rotterdam seniors who train together to stay fit. It is hard work, but they agree on one thing: giving up is not an option.

The elderly are all in the same boat: the body is faltering, their world is getting smaller. But this place fraternises and gives them unprecedented pleasure. Keep going is humorous and the zest for life spills out. The film emphasises the strength and will to persevere of these people, despite physical discomfort.

FANTASTIQUE is granted realisation funding!

24 November 2023 / by The Film Kitchen

Absolutely delighted that our co-production Fantastique has been granted funding by the Netherlands Film Fund and the Flanders Audiovisual Fund!


Fantastique is produced by Serendipity Films (BE) and co-produced by The Film Kitchen, VraiVrai Films (FR), and Stenola Productions (BE).

AIRBORNE is granted realisation funding!

25 May 2023 / by The Film Kitchen

Great news! Our short animated film Airborne has received realisation funding from the Netherlands Film Fund.

Airborne is produced by The Film Kitchen and co-producer Harpy Films.


Ineke Kanters

Producer / Managing Director

Ineke Kanters studied history in Rotterdam. Following her college years, she served as a producer for Studio Sport (Dutch public television) and as an Internet editor at the Netherlands Broadcasting Foundation in Hilversum. Hereafter, she worked as a fund manager at the Rotterdam Media Fund and as development executive producer at Kasander Film. Since January 2012, she has been running her own company while also working part-time at Waterland Film among others, where she was actively engaged in the development, financing and production of feature films. In January 2016, she co-founded The Film Kitchen with Jan van der Zanden. In 2023 she partnered with Lisette Kelder, now sharing ownership of The Film Kitchen. Ineke is a highly experienced producer, with nearly 25 years of experience, having (co-)produced films such as: Dealer (2021), My Father is a Saucisse (2021), Sunburned (2019), Fight Girl (2018), Cobain(2018), Disappearance (2017), Handle with care (2017) and White Sun (2016).

Lisette Kelder

Producer / Managing Director

Lisette Kelder studied Journalism in Utrecht. She started working in film at an early age and has worked as a producer for nearly 20 years. First as associate producer at Kasander film (a.o. Greenaway’s Nightwatching(Venice 2007) and Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank (Cannes 2009)). Later Lisette developed into a freelance line producer but soon after became a (executive / co-) producer for Circe Films and Kaap Holland Film. Her producer credits include a broad range of both arthouse films and mainstream films, a.o.: Wander to Wonder (Venice 2023), Kurak Günler (Cannes, Un Certain Regard 2022), Tiempo Compartido (Sundance Winner Special Jury Prize 2018), Cobain (Berlinale Generation 14+ 2018). In 2023 Lisette joined forces with Ineke Kanters at The Film Kitchen and became co-owner.