The Holland Film Meeting organizes five seminar days, each with a specific theme, for Dutch and international Industry guests. The Friday seminar (September 28th) focuses on the Film Medium, while Saturday’s and Sunday’s seminars will assess New Media and TV Drama respectively. Top-notch Dutch and international experts will lead and guide the discussion during these events. Monday October 1st is Talent Day, featuring a programme dedicated to Dutch and Flemish talents.
All programme features will take place in the Blauwe Zaal of the City Theatre Utrecht. Please note that programmes may be either Dutch or English spoken. This will be mentioned in the programme published here on August 29th.
HOLLAND MEETS TURKEY - September 27 2012
In 2012 the Holland Film Meeting will focus on film production in Turkey and will look to forge stronger co-production ties between Dutch and Turkish producers. The collaboration began in earnest during the April 2012 Meetings on the Bridge co-production market of the International Istanbul Film Festival.
During the event two panels were held. Official representatives from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and the Public Broadcaster TRT were in attendance as well as a Dutch delegation of policymakers and filmmakers. The follow up to this Turkish-Dutch exchange will be held during the Holland Film Meeting with expert and producers' meeting 27 September (invitation only).
This project is supported by the Government of the Republic of Turkey within the framework of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the Netherlands.
FILM DAY - September 28 2012
Het Schrijfpaleis (The Writers Palace)
Based on the idea of the BBC Writers Room, Het Schrijfpaleis (The Writers Palace) offers scriptwriters the opportunity to have their script read aloud by a cast of top actors. The aim is to present their works in progress to fellow writers, producers, directors and broadcasters in order to see what works and what doesn’t. Het Schrijfpaleis is hosted by scriptwriter and actress Moniek Kramer and each presentation is directed by different, renowned Dutch directors. This special Festival edition is themed around new and promising scripts, scriptwriters and actors, and is organised in cooperation with Scriptschool.
This session is held in Dutch.
Understanding Banking for films within Creative Europe
In this session dedicated to film financing, expert Thierry Baujard (Peacefulfish, Berlin/Brussels) will guide us through new financing instruments in Europe, such as the MEDIA Production Guarantee Fund, with the help of banking experts Olaf Stuhrk (Commerzbank) and Dennis de Heus (Rabobank). A representative of the MEDIA Programme in Brussels will also present the new "Creative Europe" programme.
NFF LAB - September 29 2012
NFFlab was foamed after the merging of the programmes Re:visie (a crossover between film and fine art) and Beeldenstorm (innovation by the use of new techniques). NFFlab stands for renovation. Renovation in telling stories with images or renovation in telling stories on ‘new’ screens.
In the morning filmmakers and fine artists will look at the differences and similarities within their work method in the programme VERSPECTIEF. Here they’ll also discuss how renovation originates in their work. VERSPECTIEF is being organised in collaboration with the department of experimental film/e-culture of the Netherlands Film Fund.
The afternoon session: VERDER DAN HET WITTE DOEK (BEYOND THE BIG SCREEN) explores different perspectives at the development, production and distribution of the app Bellicher: Cel. This screen application will launch together with the film Bellicher, premiered during the NFF.
The last programme item of the day is BLINDDATE FOR THREESOMES, involving locative based designers, game- and filmmakers who will present the results of the Mobile Stories Lab, an initiative that launched at the NFF in 2011, ending with speed dates and drinks.
NFFLab is held in Dutch.
TV DRAMA - September 30 2012
This first-time seminar, attended by leading TV professionals, will focus on the interest in Dutch and Flemish TV drama as a vehicle for co-production investment and/or remakes.
The morning session will highlight THE SPIRAL, the new project by Belgian cross-media pioneer Peter De Maegd, known for his multimedia series WHERE IS GARY? and MISS HOMELESS. Co-produced by six public broadcasters from Northern Europe, this new five-episode multimedia series is a massive production with multiple languages spoken.
This session also includes a presentation of EUROPEAN TV DRAMA SERIES LAB - Learning from X-Files, The Sopranos, Dexter and Co.
The European TV Drama Series Lab is a high-level training and thinktank for leading TV professionals in Europe. The MEDIA-funded initiative successfully premiered in 2012. Nadja Radojevic will briefly introduce the programme and will report key findings of the first edition.
In the afternoon session we will explore the potential of Dutch TV drama in a case-study on the KRO (Dutch public broadcaster) series PENOZA that, after its launch in 2011, was picked up by the international branch of Endemol and successfully pitched to Canal + (Poland) and others. The Dutch production team and international producers will talk about the process of producing a remake of this series and will explain the European and U.S. network approach to the different stages of development, writing and production. Format scout Alon Aranya will offer candid view of the international and commercial potential of Dutch TV drama.
The day will be closed with a debate on the future of the Dutch TV drama, with key personalities, producers and decision makers from the Dutch television.
TALENT DAY - October 1 2012
The Talent Day is a day especially organised for emerging Dutch talent. During this day the NFF organises a varied programme full of inspiration, feedback and network opportunities for new and established film and programme makers.
The day starts with the meeting programme the ‘PROEFTUIN’. This is a programme targeted towards directors, screenwriters and producers. Alongside a presentation of different existing projects and a short pitch session, participators will have the chance to discuss their next film plan at moderated tables. The Proeftuin is organised in collaboration with Scriptdesk.
In the afternoon a SPEED DATE SESSION will be held. Here upcoming talent and established film/programme makers will have the chance to meet and network, and is open to a broad variety of film and media professionals, from art director to editor to broadcaster. The official programme of the day ends with a key note presentation by the programme manager of the Berlinale Talent Campus, Matthijs Wouter Knol, followed by drinks and a short presentation held by the fourth year NBF students.
The Dutch Industry Days take place in the Blauwe Zaal of the City Theatre of Utrecht.