Tomorrow night, 25 September, you can watch Nico van den Brink's One Night Stand 'Between the rivers' one more time on NPO 2 extra at 20:30! Van den Brink wrote the film together with Victor van der Valk. The film is about the life of farmers boy Jorg and his friends. This feels unspoken differently after the death of their young friend Jochem one year earlier. While crossing around on their quads, the friends playfully bump up a group of Dutch-Moroccan newcomers, who will quickly change their sheltered existence irrevocably.
'Between the rivers' was made for the series One Night Stand XII in 2017, in co-production with NTR/BNNVARA/VPRO with support from the Netherlands Film Fund, NPO Fund and CoBO.
23 September 2021 / by The Film Kitchen
Good news! The feature film INJURY by Karin Junger gets support from the Netherlands Film Fund for production development. Karin Junger wrote the script of the film in cooperation with Mart Dominicus. Partners are co-producer Xavier Rombaut from Polar Bear (Belgium) and distributor September Film.
Artistic development for feature films Get Up Stand Up & Dead Man's Passport
16 September 2021 / by The Film Kitchen
Last summer we received two new grants from the Netherlands Film Fund for the artistic development of the scenarios of the feature film Get Up Stand Up by Mari Sanders and Dead Man's Passport by Berend Boorsma, Roel Boorsma and Karen van Holst Pellekaan!
Get Up Stand Up is the first feature film of Mari Sanders: Life is good for Xander (17) until an accident leaves him in a wheelchair. His dream of an independent and free life is suddenly over. When he meets Vera (17), who is disabled and rebellious, he fights with her for independence, but first they have to free themselves.
The film is coproduction with A Private View from Belgium. Gusto Entertainment will release the film in cinemas.
Dead Man's Passport: A carefree Dutch backpacker couple (early twenties) help a young African man escape his Mauritanian boss after having discovered an unspeakable truth. During their flight with him along the west coast of Africa they find out that their naivety comes with a price.
Parties involved are co-producer Savage Film (Belgium) and distributor September Film.
THE ZANDVOORT FORMULE Sunday 5 September on NPO2 by BNNVARA
03 September 2021 / by The Film Kitchen
This Sunday, after the Dutch Grand Prix, the documentary THE ZANDVOORT FORMULE from 2020 by Wytzia Soetenhorst will be shown again on TV at BNNVARA.
THE ZANDVOORT FORMULA
Sunday 5 September
22:30 at BNNVARA on NPO2
Wytzia Soetenhorst's documentary is about how the fishing village of Zandvoort once turned into a tourist resort but slowly fell into disrepair. Now it stands on the threshold of a radical transition. Zandvoort is hosting the Formula 1 circus. The flag goes out, because this puts the village back on the map. How does a small community prepare for an event for which everything has to give way and is there still room for critics in the euphoria, or are they seen as litter-pickers?
The documentary was co-produced by BNNVARA with support from the NPO Fund.
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.
A Good Year available at Videoland
20 May 2021 / by The Film Kitchen
The drama series 'A Good Year' by director Kadir Balci is available on Videoland. The 8-part series was written by Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem & Pierre De Clercq, produced by Mockingbird Productions (Belgium) Dries Phlypo & Bruno Wyndaele. The Film Kitchen is the Dutch co-producer.
The series is about Erik and Lenny. In a house in the Ardennes they accidentally find a hidden cellar with weapons and wine from WWII. They both urgently need money and convince a Brussels antique dealer that the wine belonged to the Führer. More shadowy persons turn out to be interested than they had expected. Their scam gets totally out of hand.
Cast: Jurgen Delnaet, Boris Van Severen, Frances Lefebure, Joke Devynck, Niels Gomperts and Peter Blok.
The new documentary film ‘Little Man, Time, and the Troubadour’ by Dutch director Ineke Smits has been selected for the Dok Leipzig festival in Germany and will have its world premiere there on November 1st. The film has also been selected for the Minsk International Film Festival ‘Listapad’ and will have its premiere at CineDOC in Tiblisi, Georgia. The documentary film raises the question what creates a national identity by small human stories about Abkhazia, a tiny country that declared independance from Georgia in 1993, and has only been recognized by Russia. Ineke Smits took Abkhazia as an example for a universal theme.
Producers of the film are Ineke Kanters and Jan van der Zanden. Coproducers are Peter Krüger (Inti Films) and Stout&Smits.
Financial support for The Zandvoort Formula
08 October 2019 / by The Film Kitchen
NPO Fund granted € 200,000 for the realization of the documentary film The Zandvoort Formula about the fever that has struck the Zandvoort community after the local circuit was put on the calendar for the 2020 Grand Prix. Director Wytzia Soetenhorst is examining the impact on local businessmen, politicians, environmentalists and other residents; they all have an opinion about what this race circus will bring the village at the sea. Soetenhorst already started filming with cameraman Ton Peters and sound engineer Benny Jansen.
Ineke Kanters and Jan van der Zanden are the producer of the documentary film to be released in 2020.
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.
Fight Girl nominated for The City of Malmö Children’s Film Award 2019
01 March 2019 / by The Film Kitchen
Fight Girl by Johan Timmers is nominated Best Children's Film 2019 at the Malmö International Children and Youth Film Festival BUFF. The festival will run from 23 till 29 March. Kauwboy, also a The Film Kitchen production, won the prize in 2013.
Fight Girl nominated for 8th EFA Young Audience Award
21 February 2019 / by The Film Kitchen
Out of six preselected youth films a jury consisting of six 13 and 14 year old boys and girls chose three nominations for the 8th Young Audience Award. Our The Film Kitchen production Fight Girl by director Johan Timmers is nominated for this special European award, next to Los Bando (Norway/Sweden) and Old Boys (UK/Sweden).
On May 5th the three films will be screened in 55 cities of 34 countries to an audience of 12 to 14 year old. After the screenings the young audiences will vote for the best film. In this truly European vote all national votes will be collected. Jury speakers will then transmit the national results to Erfurt (Germany) where the winner will be announced in an award ceremony streamed live on yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu, a special website that offers further information about the nominated films and the participating cities.
Right after the event, and supported by the Creative Europe – Media Sub-Programme of the European Union, the three nominated films are also released on various online platforms for the general public: EFA Productions, EFA’s in-house production company, brings these films out Europe-wide and subtitled in 30 European languages on Video-on-Demand (T-VoD) platforms, like Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft and Pantaflix, on the regional Balkan-platform Cinesquare, as well as on local platforms like Filmin.
Two Cinekid Lions for Fight Girl
27 October 2018 / by The Film Kitchen
Fight Girl was the big winner of the Cinekid youth film festival in Amsterdam. Both the professional jury as the public choose Fight Girl as the best Dutch family movie. Director Johan Timmers was happy with the qualifications of the professional jury but emphasised that the praise of the children's jury was esppecially heartwarming.
Shooting Sunburned started
22 October 2018 / by The Film Kitchen
The shooting for Sunburned, written and directed by Carolina Hellsgård, started under stark changing weather conditions. Ineke Kanters represented co-producer The Film Kitchen on the set in Matalascañas in Andalusia, Spain.
Photo: Ineke Kanters on the set with cameraman Jaap Sijben and his assistant.
Ineke Kanters jury member LOOK! Competition Ostend, Belgium
17 September 2018 / by The Film Kitchen
Ineke Kanters was one of the jury members of the international LOOK! Competition at the Film Festival Ostend (FFO). The LOOK! Competition is unique in Europe with its focus on the aesthetic aspects of cinema and the visual power of film. Marijke Pinoy was the chairwoman of the all female international jury that further consisted of
Josefin Asberg, Monic Hendrickx, Dinara Drukarova and The Film Kitchen producer Ineke Kanters.
Lazzaro Felice by Alice Rohrwacher won the price for Best Film, Carlos Catalan won the award Best DOP for his canera work in A Twelve Year Night and Las Heredas by Marcello Martinesssi was chosen as the film with the best Best Production Design.
FIGHT GIRL premiering at Dutch Film Festival
15 August 2018 / by The Film Kitchen
Director Johan Timmers’ and script writer Barbara Jurgens’ feature film Fight Girl will premiere at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht on Sunday, September 30. Fight Girl is a youth film, also to be watched by parents with upgrowing kids. The film is produced by The Film Kitchen (NL).
Johan Timmers about Fight Girl: “The two young girls who are playing the main roles are outstanding talents. They have the energy and show the joy of life. By choosing them I could make this powerful film.”
Fight Girl is coproduced by A Private View (BE) and is made with the support of the Dutch Film Fund, The Netherlands Film Production Incentive, the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF), CoBO and AVROTROS. Distributor September Film will release Fight Girl in the Netherlands on October 18.
Two more awards for Disappearance
16 April 2018 / by The Film Kitchen
The Film Kitchen's production Disappearance won two awards at the Festival del Cinema Europa in Lecce, Italy last week. The film by director Boudewijn Koole won both the Audience Award and the Special Jury Award. The jury praised the film for 'its ability to portray the healing of the broken, or maybe non-existent relationship between a mother and her daughter. A film dealing with the painful subject of letting go.' The award for Best Script was presented to Stienette Bosklopper for Cobain, another film The Film Kitchen was involved in.
Dirty Water and Two selected for Centraal
09 March 2018 / by The Film Kitchen
Two by Ari Deelder and Lenina Ungari Smits and Dirty Water by Francisca Toetenel are selected for the very first edition of Centraal. Centraal is the new program of the NPO and the follow-up of the One Nights Stands. It's a six episodes series in Rotterdam. The Rotterdam Central train station will connect all the episodes. The series will be broadcasted by the NPO at NPO3 in the fall of 2019. The six episodes will have their première at the Netherlands Film Festival 2019.
64 projects applied, and twelve of them are now selected to be developed further into a treatment. Two and Dirty Water are the two The Film Kitchen productions. Six of the twelve treatments are going to be realised.
Shooting Fight Girl (aka BO) finished
22 December 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
In the week before Christmas director Johan Timmers and his cast and crew finished the shooting of Fight Girl (aka BO). Barbara Jurgens wrote the original script for this youth feature film about twelve year old Bo who has to move to the outskirts of Amsterdam after her parents divorced. Passionate Bo isn’t happy in her new environment until her neighbor introduces her into the world of kickboxing. Quicly it appears that Bo has talent.
By the end of 2018 Fight Girl will be released.
World Premiere Cobain in Berlin
21 December 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
Cobain, the new feature film by director Nanouk Leopold will have its worldpremiere at the Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival 2018 as part of the Generation 14plus competition. The Film Kitchen co-produces this Circe Film together with A Private View (Belgium), Coin Film (Germany) and VPRO Television (Netherlands).
Jett Rebel's title song for Love Revisited: Send Me A Postcard
10 November 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
Dutch multi-talent Jett Rebel remade the legendary Shocking Blue song Send Me A Postcard for Revisited Love, Nicole van Kilsdonk's new movie that is in the theatres in the Netherlands and Belgium. zien is. Jett made a flashy new version of the song, written by Robbie van Leeuwen who was alao ressonsible for the world wide hit Venus. Jett Rebel's Send Me A Postcard can be listened to at Spotify en iTunes.
Director Nicole van Kilsdonk: "With respect for the original version Jett Rebel made a new version for our film. With multiple twists in melody, harmony, rhythm and sound Jett Rebel created his contemporary remake. It is an important part for the end of Love Revisited and it forces you to stay in your seat after the final shot of the fil fades away."
More support for Sosruko
31 October 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
Together with the VAF (Flemish Audiovisual Fund) the Netherlands Film Fund each year supports several feature films, feature length documentaries and short animation films from Belgium and the Netherlands. In the third round of 2017 VAF decided to support our documentary production How Sosruko Stole Fire From The Giant, screenplay and direction by Ineke Smits, with a grant of € 50.000.
Sosruko is a co-production with Inti Films (Belgium) and is supported by EO-IKON Docs, the Dutch Film Fund, and The Netherlands Film Production Incentive.
Photo: writer and director Ineke Smits.
White Sun at PAFF and soon in 20 theatres in the Netherlands
05 October 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
White Sun, the Nepalese entry for the Foreign-Language category of the Oscars, and a co-production of The Film Kitchen, will be screened at the Parool Film Festival in Amsterdam on October 5th. From 26th October the film by director Deepak Rauniyar will be released in 20 theatres all over the Netherlands. White Sun premiered at the Venice film festival and was considered one of the sleeper hits out of the festival picking up the Interfilm award. Its other honors included a new voices/new visions grand jury prize at the Palm Springs festival, while the film traveled widely on the festival circuit, covering Toronto, Busan, Singapore and Mumbai, among others.
Disappearance selected for FIlm Festival Oostende
08 September 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
Disappearance will have its Belgium premiere on Thursday September 14th at 20.15 hrs at Kinepolis Oostende during the Film Festival Oostende.
Director of Photography Melle van Essen and gaffer Janneke Hogenboom will attend after the premiere for a Q&A with the audience.
For more information: https://www.filmfestivaloostende.be/movie/verdwijnen/
Screeningsdate Disappearance at the Toronto International Film Festival
08 September 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
All screenings at #TIFF17: Fri, September 8th - 09:45 am - Scotiabank 8 (Press & Industry) Tue, September 12th - 09:30 pm - Scotiabank 13 (Int. Premiere, Q&A) Thu, September 14th - 08:45 am - TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3 (Q&A) Sun, September 17th - 09:45 pm - Scotiabank 11
LOVE REVISITED in premiere at the Parool Film Fest
07 September 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
Disappearance selected for Toronto International Film Festival
16 August 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
DISAPPEARANCE is selected for Toronto International Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema section The festival takes place from 7 till 17 September in Toronto in Canada.
The film already had its cinema release in the Netherlands.
In Toronto the film will have its international premiere in the presence of director Boudewijn Koole, scriptwriter Jolein Laarman, leading actrice Rifka Lodeizen and producers Ineke Kanters and Jan van der Zanden.
DISAPPEARANCE is produced by The Film Kitchenin coproduction with Norwegian Producer Sweet Film and AVROTROS, and is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Production Incentive, CoBO, Abraham Tuschinski Fund, Eurimages, Norwegian Film Institute, FilmCamp, distributor September Film and sales agent Pluto Film.
The poster of Love Revisited was presented by distributor September Films. Simultaneously they announced that the film will be in Dutch cinemas fromNovember 2nd.
First press screenings will be mid-August and soon the film trailer will be ready.
Between The Rivers at Dutch Film Festival
02 August 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
The 45 minutes One Night Stand film 'Between The Rivers' by director Nico van den Brink will have its premiere at the Dutch Film Festival 2017 in Utrecht (September 20-29).
This The Film Kitchen production will be broadcasted on the Dutch public television channel NPO3 on December 15.
Support for Fight Girl
29 June 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
The Dutch Film Fund announced on June 26th that Vechtmeisje (Fight Girl) will be supported with € 200,000 for the realisation of the film. The film will be shot in autumn 2017. Script is by Barbara Jurgens and the director will be Johan Timmers. Five more Dutch-Flemish productions will be supported by the initiative between the Flemish Audiovisual Fund and the Dutch Film Fund. Photo: Johan Timmers Facebook page.
The Test of Time selected Telefilm 2019
19 May 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
Out of 74 submissions The Test of Time, an animation film after an idea of Joost van den Bosch and Erik Verkerk, to be produced by The Film Kitchen, has been selected as one of the six Telefilms 2019 in the Netherlands. Scenario will now be finalized. AVROTROS will broadcast the film.
The Test of Time tells the story of Master Menno whose boring history lessons become an adventure of all times after he discovers a magical talisman.
Script: Tingue Dongelmans and Marc Veerkamp, after an idea of Joost van den Bosch & Erik Verkerk, directors: Joost van den Bosch & Erik Verkerk,
Wonderful reviews for Disappearance - release 2 March 2017
02 March 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
' A film that is full of VITALITY '
‘Almost everything is PERFECT:
the SUBTLE ACTING, the STRONG SCORE, the beautiful camerawork, themusical editing and the beautiful sounddesign.’
Boudewijn Koole proofs himself a MASTER of theSUBTLETY.’
DISAPPEARANCE premiering in RYE
22 February 2017 / by The Film Kitchen
Sunday 26th of February will be the Dutch premiere of the feature film 'Disappearance' by Boudewijn Koole at 21.00 hrs in EYE in Amsterdam. From March 2nd the film will be released in Dutch cinemas. Script: Jolein Laarman. Main characters: Rifka Lodeizen, Elsie de Brauw.
Two feature film projects receive support from The Netherlands Film Fund: BO and Mr K
13 December 2016 / by The Film Kitchen
'Bo', a feature film for children between 9-12 years, has received production support from The Netherlands Film Fund. The script is written by Barbara Jurgens and the director is Johan Timmers.
'Bo' (12) moves with her mother and brother to the outskirts of Amsterdam, since the parents are caught up in their divorce. Bo meets Naima(12) who introduces her to the kick box club. Here Bo becomes aware of her talent. She has to learn to control herself and get a grip on her life again.
'Mr K', a feature plan from Tallulah H. Schwab, received financial support from The Netherlands Film Fund for script development.
'Mr. K' is a film about the quest for meaning and safety in life. A man in an absurd setting is looking for a way out.
BETWEEN THE RIVERS from director Nico van den Brink will be one of the One Night Stands 12
25 November 2016 / by The Film Kitchen
'Between the rivers' from writer/director Nico van den Brink and co writer Viktor van der Valk will be shot at the end of April - beginning of May 2017. 'Between the rivers' will have its premiere at The Netherlands Film Festival 2017.
'One night Stand' is a slate of six short films (45 mnts) and is a co production with the national broadcasters NTR, BNN-VARA and VPRO.
All the films will be produced with standards of sustainability. The films from One Night Stand from recent years are online at the website of NPO3: www.npo.nl/npo3
Three feature film projects in development for Telefilm 2017 for national broadcasters
Beppie Melissen, Eugene Bervoets, Halina Reijn, Hadewych Minis, Eva Van der Gucht, Carly Wijs, Aus Greidanus sr. and Ali Ben Horsting are the main cast for FORBIDDEN LOVE from director Nicole van Kilsdonk. Script: Peer Wittenbols.
A divorced couple in their late sixties meet again after many years.Their son died all of a sudden. In the months to follow their love for each other blooms again, with awkward and absurd consequences for them and the rest of the family.
FORBIDDEN LOVE is a co production with Belgian production company A Private View and Dutch national broadcaster Omroep MAX. The film is financially supported by The Netherlands Film Fund, The Netherlands Film Production Incentive, CoBO Fund, Eurimages, Abraham Tuschinski Fund and The Belgian Tax Shelter. Dutch distributor September Film will distribute the film in autumn 2017 in Dutch cinemas.
WHITE SUN selected for Film Festival Venice
29 July 2016 / by The Film Kitchen
The coproduction WHITE SUN of director Deepak Rauniyar is selected for the 73rd edition of the Venice Film Festival. The film is selected for the Orizzonti section. The section is an international competition dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema. WHITE SUN will have its world premiere at the festival.
For the first time in 10 years since he joined the Maoist guerrillas and left to fight against the regime, Agni goes back to his home village to bury his father. Back home, the reunion with his wife and the other villagers soon becomes a struggle whilst they try to bury his farther. Agni’s journey home becomes a portrait of the dysfunctional nature of post-conflict Nepali society: the essence of life during the years that the fragile peace process has been deadlocked.
The Dutch sound recordist Jaap Sijben traveled to Nepal to be part of the International crew.
The Nepalese film WHITE SUN is produced by Aadi Productions (Nepal) in coproduction with Louverture Films (VS) and The Film Kitchen (NL). The Film is supported by The Netherlands Filmfund and Hubert Bals Fonds Co-production Scheme.
Waterland producers launch The Film Kitchen
04 April 2016 / by The Film Kitchen
EXCLUSIVE: Leading Dutch producers Jan van der Zanden and Ineke Kanters have launched a new production company, The Film Kitchen.
The duo confirmed that they have now left Waterland Film.
Several titles developed at Waterland now headline the first Film Kitchen slate, among them Sleep from Jan Willem van Ewijk, which is at CineMart this year; Disappearancefrom Boudewijn Koole, a co-production with Norway, which is in post production; and Forbidden Love from Nicole van Kilsdonk, which received recently production money from The Netherlands Filmfund.
Van der Zanden and Ineke Kanters are co-founders and joint CEOs of the new outfit.
“We are going to broaden our scope a bit because we did features and TV series and shorts (at Waterland) but now we are adding to it documentary and film art projects.”
The name is a play on slow cooking. “What happens in the kitchen is that you slow cooking but it leads to high quality,” Van der Zanden commented.