April 16, 2024

East of Noon

Dutch feature fiction East of Noon is selected for Cannes’ Quinzaine des Cinéastes | Directors’ Fortnight. The film is written and directed by Hala Elkoussy, and is produced by vriza productions (NL) and seriousFilm (NL), in co-production with Nu’ta Films (EG). East of Noon is supported by De Verbeelding (The Imagination), a co-operation between the Mondriaan Fund and the Netherlands Film Fund, Alwan (EG), Fonds 21, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, and Doha Film Institute.

short synopsis

Set in a confined world outside time, East of Noon is the fable of prodigy ABDO (19) who uses music to rebel against his elders: showman SHAWKY (70), an eccentric showman who rules with a mix of performance and fear, and storyteller JALALA (75), who provides relief with stories of the Sea, which no one else has seen. East of Noon is a satire on the inner workings of an ailing autocracy and its inherent vulnerability to youth’s unchained vision of a better world.

genre black comedy, drama | running time 109’ | original title EAST OF NOON (SHARQ 12) | producers vriza productions (NL) – Lonnie Van Brummelen, seriousFilm (NL) – Marc Thelosen | co-producer Nu’ta Films (EG) – Hala Elkoussy, Abdelsalam Moussa | writer – director Hala Elkoussy | D.O.P. Abdelsalam Moussa | © 2024 | language Arabic | cast Ahmed Kamal, Menha Elbatroui, Omar Rozeik, Fayza Shama
January 14, 2024


The improvisation animation film tackles urgent earthly issues in a surrealistic and sometimes hilarious way, as seen by a lonely astronaut on the moon.

text, art, direction, camera, animation, edit, vfx, sfx Robin Noorda | astronaut puppet Jeroen Zijlstra 5 A.M. Studios | music Alfred Marseille | technique Paul Godschalk | sound editor Camiel Muiser | re-recording mixer  Jos van Galen | audio post studio Posta | graphic design Margot van de Stolpe | producers Tropism Art & Science Collective & Morphosis | executive producer seriousFilm
December 3, 2023


Deep inside a mountain in Japan, international physicists are researching the so-called ghost particle. On that mountain lives a small village community with its very own view of nature. Neutrino is a poetic-philosophical documentary about the interwovenness of elementary particles, countless gods, picking chestnuts, pixels on a computer screen and the art of making tofu.

script & director Jan van den Berg & Hannie van den Bergh | script & directors coach Tamara Vuurmans | translations & local production Maokoto Sugano | director of photography Claire Pijman | sound recordist Jeffrey Jousan | editor Katarina Türler | music Jacq Palinckx | sound design Wiebe de Boer | grading & delivery Laurent Fluttert | in co-production with KRO-NCRV | commissioning editor Laetitia Schoofs | supported by the NPO-fund, NIKHEF, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts & Physica Foundation
September 21, 2023

Quoting masterpieces

How close to an artist you admire can you get? In an ultimate effort, I identify to the extreme with the work of Japanese artist Yokoo Tadanori.

script & director Koert Davidse | director of photography Annigje Jansen | research, translations & photography Hiko Uemura | editor Luce van de Weg | sound design Wiebe de Boer | grading & deliveries Laurent Fluttert | supported by the City of Rotterdam | visual arts, VEVAM & IAAF foundation
September 3, 2023

le Crépuscule

The sun shines down warm and generously on a square full of people soaking up its rays. A state of emergency has been declared. Slowly, the sun sets. What happens when time and space seem to be shrinking?

script & director Laura Vandewynckel | a co-production with Walking the Dog, Brussels | supported by the Flemish Audiovisual Fund, the Netherlands Film Fund
February 21, 2023


The filmmaker examines the public space in front of his house; a small, but also dynamic part of the city, where residents and visitors are looking for space since the 2020 lockdown. How do people move and relate to each other here, to the virus measures and to the place itself?

script, director, camera & editing Marco Niemeijer | music Alex Simu | sound design Selle Sellink & Mark Glynne | supported by the Netherlands Film Fund in the framework of Lockdown Cinema
November 16, 2022


Memories of a first love, with the idyllic coasts and forests of southern England as a backdrop, are inextricably linked to the history of a special children’s home that provided shelter for hundreds of Jewish refugees during the Second World War.

script | director Barbara Meter | personal assistant Wim Oudshoorn | directors of photography Guy Sherwin & Ewald Rettich | sound recordist Sam Simons | production Salina Sorgdrager | editor Dorith Vinken | VFX & grading Maaki Nurmeots | sound design Mark Glynne | supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts | a co-production with EO | commissioning editor Alfred Edelstein
October 30, 2022


DRIFTER, a modern astronaut, becomes detached from his space station.
While a mysterious green liquid keeps him alive, he’s taken into an infinite drift throughout the universe. Freed from time and space, DRIFTER is confronted with the void. When the futility of his existence forces him to leave behind dead weight, impending illusions are broken.

script Joost Jansen & Steven Dhoedt | director & animator Joost Jansen | animator Willem Stessen | line producer NL Edgar Kapp | director of photography Robijn Voshol | gaffer Otto Ligt | fluid art Jan Willem van der Schoot & Jeroen Henstra | composer & sound design Frederik Soete | supported by the Flemish Audiovisual Fund & Netherlands Film Fund & Tax Shelter programme of the Belgian Gouvernement | festival  distribution Kaboom Distribution Ursula van den Heuvel | a co-production with Visualantics, Brussels Steven Dhoedt



January 4, 2022

VR time travel (aka DUST)

VR time travel takes us to the end of the earth, to the moment that the Sun has burned up his very last hydrogen, and all life on Earth has come to an end, or has dispersed itself throughout the Universe.

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directors Floris Kaayk & Koert van Mensvoort | development coaching Simon Pummell | scientific coach Frans Snik | installation concept & design Maze de Boer | line producer Lies de Jager | producer Tim Hoogesteger | 3D assets Organism Studios Adriaan & Rik van Veldhuizen | sound design Wart Wamsteker | music Matthijs Verschure | programming Tijmen Meijer & Marcus Graf | supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, the Creative Industry Fund, Mondriaan Fund, Ministry of Education, Culture & Science, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, City of Eindhoven, Province of Noord-Brabant, Vriendenloterij Fund, Regio Deal Brainport Eindhoven & STROOM Den Haag | a co-production with Next Nature