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.


Fight Girl wins Young Audience Award

06 May 2019 / by The Film Kitchen

After winning several awards at European festival a jury consisting of young viewers from all over Europe has chosen Fight Girl as this years' best film. The Young Audience Award of the European Film Academy is the most important price the film by director Johan Timmers and script writer Barbara Jurgens has received so far. Fight Girl gathered far more points than the two other competitors.

Two JEF Awards for Fight Girl

10 March 2019 / by The Film Kitchen

Both the members of the children's jury and the audience of the JEF Youth Film Festival in Belgium choose Fight Girl as the winner of this holiday festival that was hosted by six Belgian cities. 

Fight Girl on DVD

06 March 2019 / by The Film Kitchen

From March 6 on the Fight Girl DVD will be available in shops in Belgium and the Netherlands. Video on Demand platforms in the Netherlands are also offering Fight Girl. At the moment only the Dutch version is available. In May Fight Girl will be subtitled in 15 languages for the EFA Award events.




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.