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 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.
Elleke Swaans did her graduation internship for Communication & Management at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht at Waterland Film. After that she was employed by Waterland Film where she was responsible for communication, public relations and marketing of all films and television drama. She was also responsible for the concise and financial support of the projects. She works now at The Film Kitchen as project manager.
We found our new intern after the December 2018 selection talks!