YILDIZ

FICTION

Turkish-Dutch girl Yildiz searches in faith for a reason for herself and her manic-destructive mother to continue living. In her search for the right to exist, she flees into her fantasy.

Director: Ayla Çekin Satijn
Screenplay: Ayla Çekin Satijn
Co-production: TBD
Fund: Netherlands Film Fund, Limburg Film Fund, Kattendijke/Drucker Foundation
Length: 15 minutes
Expected release date: September 2023
Status: in pre-production


IK ZAL ZIEN

FICTION

When the vibrant Lot (18) becomes blind, her life turns into a nightmare. She starts dreaming her life away, but soon her fantasies and fears take over her thoughts. Only when she comes to accept her reality, she is able to see herself in a different light and take back control of her life.

Director: Mercedes Stalenhoef
Screenplay: Britt Snel & Mercedes Stalenhoef
Co-production: NTR
Fund: Netherlands Film FundCoBONPO Fund
Length: 95 minutes
Expected release date: TBD
Status: in production


OTJETS

DOCUMENTARY

A film about a priest who wants to conquer his “inner sniper”.

Director: Nataliya Golofastova
Screenplay:  Nataliya Golofastova
Co-production: Multimediale Stichting Aard
Fund: Netherlands Film Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Amarte Fund, Kattendijke/Drucker Foundation, Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fund
Length: 80 minutes
Expected release date: TBD
Status: in production


NICE LADIES

DOCUMENTARY

A group of elderly cheerleaders from Eastern Ukraine is about to compete at the European championship in Italy. However, they have to win not only against their younger competitors in the ’25+’ category, but also against prejudices, a challenging economic situation, ageism and social pressure at home.

Director: Mariia Ponomarova
Co-production: TABOR productionDOCDAYS Productions
Fund: Ukrainian State Film Agency
Distribution: 
Cinema Delicatessen
Length: 80 minutes
Expected release date: TBD
Status: in post-production

Selected for the DOK Leipzig Co-Pro Market and the Ex Oriente Film training program.


YALLA, BABA!

DOCUMENTARY

In their new car, bought in Belgium, Angie (33) and her father Mansour (73) undertake the same journey he made 42 years ago from Brussels to Beirut. Yet the route is no longer the same, nor is their relationship.

Director: Angie Obeid
Co-production: Savage Film
Fund: VAF, Netherlands Film FundAl JazeeraThe Arab Fund for Arts and CultureDoha Film InstituteCreative Europe
Distribution: 
Cinema Delicatessen
Length: 75 minutes
Expected release date: TBD
Status: in production


DE ONTVREEMDING / IMPOSTER

FICTION

An advertising man sees his carefree existence slip through his fingers when a mysterious newcomer at his office cunningly blackmails him with an affair he simply can’t seem to remember.

Director: Michiel van Jaarsveld
Screenplay: Michiel van Jaarsveld
Fund: Netherlands Film Fund, AVROTROS, September Film
Length: 90 minutes
Expected release date: TBD
Status: in development


TERUG NAAR TARVOD / BACK TO TARVOD

FICTION

On an Israeli kibbutz in 1977, young naive Dutchman Roman falls in love with the married Noah. Amid rising personal and political tensions on the kibbutz, their love soon proves doomed. When they meet again many years later and Roman has a particular request for Noah, it becomes clear how much they still love each other.

Director: Tom Bakker
Screenplay: Tom Bakker
Length: 90 minutes
Expected release date: TBD
Status: in development


SHOW UP

DOCUMENTARY

Queens of their own South African desert, a queer performance ensemble go on a road trip to help shine a light on the extreme violence suffered by our LGBTI community.

Director: Andrew Brukman
Co-production: Spier Films, Caspian Films
Distribution: Gusto Entertainment
Length: 90 minutes
Expected release date: TBD
Status: in development