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Finity Calling (15mins)

an animated short by Jasper Kuipers

An endless void stretches out behind the windows of a large room. Only windows, no doors. It is empty except for five
people sitting at a table that seats six. Their withered bodies adorned with lush fabrics and jewelry, they spend eternity
playing with their food. A charged silence fills the air. Any violation of the strict social rules is immediately suppressed
by the others. When the fragile equilibrium in the group is finally broken by the boy’s constant pestering, things start
spiraling out of control. His mother tries her best to protect both him and herself from the consequences but playing
this double role comes at a high price.

a film by Jasper Kuipers, sound | sound mix Senjan Jansen & Bert Aerts, grading | delivery Reinier van Brummelen, producer Marc Thelosen
this film is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, Flemish Audiovisual Fund, Creative Industries Netherlands, Cinecrowd
a co-production by seriousFilm, Walking the Dog, NIaF
festival distribution KLIK Ursula van den Heuvel
international sales SND Films Sydney Neter

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December 4, 2018

Death of Darkness | crowdfunding

Crowdfunding through the Cinecrowd.com platform has commenced. Director Jasmijn Schrofer is seeking additional means for her documentary production Death of Darkness. The film is already supported by the Netherlands Film Fund in the framework of the Wildcard programme.

You have 34 more days – and counting from this day on – to support Jasmijn Schrofer; Death of Darkness @ Cinecrowd.com.

October 25, 2018

Stones Have Laws @ IDFA 2018

Stones Have Laws (86mins) a film essay by directors Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan premieres – in Feature Length competition and in Dutch competition  – @ IDFA 2018

Majestic shots of the forest and the alternately serene and turbulent river set the scene, while members of the Surinamese Maroon community, who are descended from runaway slaves, shed light on their world. They show us how they live, how they consult their ancestors and forest spirits, and how this is all integrated with the use of modern tools.

In reenacted situations—set deep in the forest, along the river or around a campfire—village elders and younger men and women talk about the history of their people and the spirits of the natural world around them. A broad spectrum of subjects unfolds, including the dramatic escape by one of the ancestors, the struggle against the Dutch colonists, and the binding laws of trees and boulders. Desolate landscapes draft a grim picture of the far-reaching effects of the arrival of mineral-hungry multinationals.

But to start off, members of the Maroon community discuss their feelings about the film. Should they put their trust in the good intentions of the filmmakers?

For more information about Stones Have Laws on IDFA 2018

research, script, photography, sound, montage Lonnie van Brummelen | Siebren de Haan  Surinamese co-director Tolin Alexander  translation of the script into Saramaka and Aucan Vinije Haabo | Tolin Alexander  adaptation for the screen Van Brummelen | De Haan in collaboration with Darek Szai Szendel  main advisors Dorus Vrede | Hugo Jabini | Vinije Haabo | Paitoja Saaki | Corine Spoor | Joney Doekoe | Naltus Naana | Quinsy Sinei  produced by Van Brummelen & De Haan | IDEAL Film | seriousFilm | VRIZA  Surinamese line producer Ann Hermelijn
the film was supported by the Netherlands Film Fund | Netherlands Film Production Incentive | Mondriaan Fund | Fonds 21 | AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts)

 

October 25, 2018

SHEEP HERO @ IDFA 2018

SHEEP HERO (81mins) a documentary by director Ton van Zantvoort premieres – in Dutch competition – @ IDFA 2018

Shepherd Stijn has a romantic world view, but his idealism clashes with the harsh reality of having to be a modern entrepreneur. In this poignant and cinematic documentary we come close to Stijn and his family in their quest to keep the tradition of sheep herding alive. Will his struggle pay off or is he forced to go with the flock?

For more information about SHEEP HERO @ IDFA.

director Ton van Zantvoort  producers Ton van Zantvoort for NEWTON film  Marc Thelosen | Koert Davidse for seriousFilm  cinematography | editing Ton van Zantvoort  sound Iris van de Rijt | Olivier Nijs | Annerose Langeveld  sound design Jeroen Goeijers  music Roy Bemelmans  TV Channels Omroep Brabant | KRO-NCRV  world sales Films Transit International Inc  cinematic distribution for the Netherlands Windmill Film Distribution
this film was supported by the Dutch Cultural Media Fund | Netherlands Film Fund | Brabantse Beauties

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