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20.000 bezoekers ‘Gerlach’

20.000 visitors for 'Gerlach'
23-01-2024

20.0000 visitors for 'Gerlach'! On January 23, the 20,0000th visitor was joyfully received… >> read more 20.0000 visitors for 'Gerlach'! On January 23, the 20,0000th visitor was joyfully received at Cinema Amstelveen with flowers and a bag of potatoes from Gerlach.
Kristallen Film ‘Gerlach’

Kristallen Film 'Gerlach'
29-12-2023

'Gerlach', a film by Aliona van der Horst en Luuk Bouwman, has achieved the Kristallen status.… >> read more 'Gerlach', a film by Aliona van der Horst en Luuk Bouwman, has achieved the Kristallen status. Photo: Luuk Bouwman, Gerlach van Beinum, Aliona van der Horst.
‘Gerlach’ wint IDFA Best Dutch Film Award

'Gerlach' wins IDFA Best Dutch FIlm Award
17-11-2023

Jury Report: "We are in a world where the discussion of land and land rights, we are made to… >> read more Jury Report: "We are in a world where the discussion of land and land rights, we are made to believe, is often only an issue concerning the global south and struggles of indigeneity, land grabbing, expropriation, and exploitation. When we consider our circles of influence and circles of concern, wherever we are on the earth, we have here a film that brings the land struggle home to the Netherlands, showing us that as much as you may have empathy for worlds other than yours, there are also struggles on one's own doorstep that are urgent. This film is testament to the patience and endurance of filmmakers allowing themselves to be taken by the craft, to compassionately observe seasons passing, to attest to a moment where capitalism and climate change have drastically altered agriculture with no possible return. The film remains human and affectionate as the lens finds tenderness in aging bodies, without nostalgia but with certainty; and as the protagonist's stoicity always, somehow, finds meaning in moments of crisis." Gerlach reminds one of the beauty of both biodiversity, life, and the beauty of the humble potato.
3 Emmy nominaties voor ‘Master of Light’

3 Emmy nominations for 'Master of Light'
29-09-2023

Great news, our documentary Master of Light was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards: Best direction… >> read more Great news, our documentary Master of Light was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards: Best direction Rosa Ruth Boesten, best cinematography Jurgen Lisse and best editing Ephraim Kirkwood! 'Master of Light' is a One Story Up and Docmakers production available on HBO Max. The team at the ceremony, left to right: Geoff Martz, Anousha Nzume, Roger Ross Williams, Rosa Ruth Boesten, Jurgen Lisse, Ilja Roomans, George Anthony Morton, Ephraim Kirkwood, Enat Sidi.
Dicht bij Vermeer Nominatie Gouden Kalf

Close to Vermeer Nomination Golden Calf
24-09-2023

'Close to Vermeer' is nominated for a Golden Calf Award at the Netherlands Film Festival 2023! >> read more 'Close to Vermeer' is nominated for a Golden Calf Award at the Netherlands Film Festival 2023!
2 Films geselecteerd voor de Gouden Kalf Competitie 2023

2 Films selected for the Golden Calf Competition 2023
20-07-2023

'Close to Vermeer' and 'Esther & the Law' are selected for the Golden Calf Competition of the… >> read more 'Close to Vermeer' and 'Esther & the Law' are selected for the Golden Calf Competition of the Netherlands Film Festival (NFF).
Kristallen Film ‘Dicht bij Vermeer’

Kristallen Film 'Close to Vermeer'
16-03-2023

'Close to Vermeer' by Suzanne Raes has attracted 10.000 visitors within a week, achieving Kristallen… >> read more 'Close to Vermeer' by Suzanne Raes has attracted 10.000 visitors within a week, achieving Kristallen status. Suzanne received the Kristallen Film on Thursday 16 March 2023 at Slachtstraat Filmtheater in Utrecht during a Q&A. On the photo: Yosha Margherita, Suzanne Raes en Ilja Roomans
Twee mannen wint derde prijs Feature Film Professional op On Art Film Festival Polen


27-02-2023

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‘Master of Light’ wint de Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award

'Master of Light' wins the Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award
13-01-2023

'Master of Light' by Rosa Ruth Boesten wins the Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award. >> read more 'Master of Light' by Rosa Ruth Boesten wins the Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award.
5 Seasons of Revolution première Sundance 2023

5 Seasons of Revolution premieres at Sundance 2023
07-12-2022

Excited to announce that our co-production '5 Seasons of Revolution' by Lina premieres at the… >> read more Excited to announce that our co-production '5 Seasons of Revolution' by Lina premieres at the Sundance World Cinema Documentary Competition Sundance Film Festival 19-29 January 2023.
‘Master of Light’ wint Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary op Denver Film Festival 2022

'Master of Light' wins Maysles Brothers Award for best Documentary op Denver Film Festival 2022
28-11-2022

Jury rapport: “This was a tough deliberation as many of the films were on each juror’s… >> read more Jury rapport: “This was a tough deliberation as many of the films were on each juror’s favorites list. One film stood out for its beauty, its complexity, and its bravery in addressing difficult issues such as addiction and incarceration. We were also moved by the familial relationships and generational trauma portrayed in MASTER OF LIGHT.”
‘Master of Light’ op HBO Max

'Master of Light' on HBO Max
02-11-2022

The documentary 'Master of Light' by Rosa Ruth Boesten premiers on HBO Max on 16 November 2022.… >> read more The documentary 'Master of Light' by Rosa Ruth Boesten premiers on HBO Max on 16 November 2022. Watch the trailer.
‘Turn Your Body to the Sun’ wint twee prijzen op Message to Men International Film Festival 2022

'Turn Your Body to the Sun' wins two prizes at Message to Men International Film Festival 2022
31-10-2022

'Turn Your Body to the Sun' by Aliona van der Horst wins the Student Prize and the Silver Centaur… >> read more 'Turn Your Body to the Sun' by Aliona van der Horst wins the Student Prize and the Silver Centaur Prize at Message to men International Film Festival.
‘Twee Mannen’ wint Best Documentary Feature op Bruges International Film Festival

'Two Men' wins Best Documentary Feature at Bruges International Film Festival
25-10-2022

'Two Men' by Suzanne Raes has won Best Documentary Feature Film at Bruges International Film… >> read more 'Two Men' by Suzanne Raes has won Best Documentary Feature Film at Bruges International Film Festival 2022.
10 jaar Docmakers

10 year anniversary Docmakers
18-10-2022

Docmakers celebrates its 10 year anniversary. Watch the trailer online >> read more Docmakers celebrates its 10 year anniversary. Watch the trailer online
‘A Parked Life’ wint Beste Documentaire op Festival Du Film Social 2022

'A Parked Life' wins Best Documentary at Festival Du Film Social 2022
17-10-2022

The documentary 'A Parked life' by Peter Triest wins the prize for Best Documentary at Festival… >> read more The documentary 'A Parked life' by Peter Triest wins the prize for Best Documentary at Festival Du Film Social in France.
‘Crazy Days’ wint Best of Festival op het Classical Arts Film Festival

'Crazy Days' wins Best of Festival at the Classical Arts Film Festival
14-10-2022

The documentary 'Crazy Days' from Sanne Rovers wins the Best of Festival prize at the Classical… >> read more The documentary 'Crazy Days' from Sanne Rovers wins the Best of Festival prize at the Classical Arts Film Festival.
‘Master of Light’ wint de Filmprijs van de Stad Utrecht / Debuutcompetitie op het Nederlands Film Festival 2022

'Master of Light' wins the Film prize of the City of Utrecht / Debut competition at the Netherlands Film Festival 2022
26-09-2022

Jury rapport: "The jury can describe this film in five words: What an incredibly wonderful… >> read more Jury rapport: "The jury can describe this film in five words: What an incredibly wonderful film. This film does everything a film is supposed to do. The story shows that regardless of your situation and environment, there should always be hope for a way out. The jury thinks that this is not the last award Rosa will receive for this film and hopes to see more of her films in the future."
‘A Parked Life’ wint Special Jury Prize Best International Documentary op TRT Documentary Awards

'A Parked Life' wins Special Jury Prize Best International Documentary at TRT Documentary Awards
16-06-2022

Our minority co-production "A Parked Life" by Peter Triest has won the Special Jury Prize Best… >> read more Our minority co-production "A Parked Life" by Peter Triest has won the Special Jury Prize Best International Documentary at the TRT Documentary Awards 2022.

Earlier this year, the documentary already won the Young Europeans Award at FIPADOC 2022. The film already screened at several international festivals such as Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Docville Leuven, DocPoint Tallinn and Crossing Europe in 2022.

"A Parked Life" is an intimate portrait of one of the many Eastern European truck drivers who live as nomads in Western Europe. He sees the cracks in Europe through his windscreen and the cracks in his marriage on his phone. The film is a production of Savage Film (BE) in co-production with Docmakers and will be shown in Dutch cinemas from 18 August (release: Cinema Delicatessen).
‘Turn Your Body to the Sun’ wint belangrijkste filmprijs op Mumbai International Film Festival 2022


13-06-2022

Turn Your Body to the Sun by Aliona van der Horst has won the main prize at the Mumbai International… >> read more Turn Your Body to the Sun by Aliona van der Horst has won the main prize at the Mumbai International Film Festival in India.

The film was awarded the Golden Shell. Starting 16 June, Turn Your Body to the Sun can be seen in Dutch film theatres.