BoostNL

BoostNL is a 5-months programme from September 2019, during the NFF, untill the IFFR PRO Days (January 2020).

BoostNL is a collaborative project between the Professionals Programme of the Nederlands Film Festival and IFFR PRO. The programme will present a selection of Dutch projects in development and international projects that were previously presented at CineMart, or ones that have been granted support by IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund.

The aim is to offer guidance to the selected projects as well as exposure to new potential partners. BoostNL will focus on projects in pre-production stage that are ready to be presented at a co-production market as well as projects that are almost complete and ready for presentation as works-in-progress.

By uniting forces, the festivals of NFF and IFFR will create a new space in which the selected projects can get stronger film industry exposure. Furthermore, the participating project representatives will receive advice from film professionals through a series of individual meetings with special attention paid to their festival, sales and marketing strategies.

During the NFF the focus for the selected projects is a customised expert program with (international) script consultants, editing mentors and festival-, sales- and marketing strategies experts. Dutch producers can already talk to the selected international BoostNL projects during the NFF.
During IFFR, the focus of the selected projects will be the one-to-one discussions with potential international co-producers.

The selection of BoostNL 2019

 

  • THE DUMPED (DE AFVALLIGEN)

    A coming-of-age drama and underground road movie in a waste container, in which young Mia fights for a better future for her and her unborn child.

    Screenwriter: Malu Janssen & Joeri Kloppert
    Director: Malu Janssen
    Producer: IJswater Films

  • FIGURES IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE

    While Denis hides small packages with drugs in the outskirts of a city in Russia, takes pictures of these spots and sends out this information to customers, intimate moments of day-to-day life unfold.

    Screenwriter: Ekaterina Selenkina
    Director: Ekaterina Selenkina
    Producer: Vladimir Nadein

  • FROM GUINÉ (DE GUINÉ)

    From Guiné tells Lidiana’s journey to finding herself in an absolute foreign setting, reinventing her relationship with others, with the world and with herself.

    Screenwriter: Caroline Leone
    Director: Caroline Leone
    Producer: Vulcana Cinema

     

     

  • THE GREAT ORATOR

    In the Great Orator you will visit a reality that has been consumed absolutely by the unceasing broadcast of The Great Orator. Does The Great Orator even exist, or is it she an Artificial Intelligence gone rampant?

    Screenwriter: Daniel Ernst
    Director: Daniel Ernst
    Producer: Submarine Channel

  • GROUNDSWELL

    Set in a remote, desolate village on the West Coast of South Africa, Groundswell tells the story of an unusual friendship between Johan, a white diamond diver, and Thami, a black gardener.

    Screenwriter: Ian Bruce
    Director: Daniel Bruce
    Producer: New Amsterdam Film Company

  • THE IDYLL & OTHER EXOTICS (DE IDYLLE & ANDERE EXOTEN)

    Six people and one moose search for their destiny whilst trying to survive in the godless 21st century.

    Screenwriter: Aaron Rookus
    Director: Aaron Rookus
    Producer: Studio Ruba

  • RAPTURE (RIMDOGITTANGA)

    Darkness creeping in from every corner, don’t be proud if you still have light in your room!

    Screenwriter: Dominic Sangma
    Director: Dominic Sangma
    Producer: Anna Films

  • THE STATION

    When the fight for fuel becomes a fight for love in war-torn Yemen.

    Screenwriter: Sara Ishaq & Nadia Eliewat
    Director:
    Sara Ishaq
    Producer: Nadia Eliewat

  • THE UNKNOWN FILMMAKER WHO WANTS TO GO TO SPACE

    While Denis hides small packages with drugs in the outskirts of a city in Russia, takes pictures of these spots and sends out this information to customers, intimate moments of day-to-day life unfold.

    Screenwriter: Mauro Colombo
    Director:
    Mauro Colombo
    Producer: Apertura Films

Here you can find an overview of all BoostNL projects of the recent years.

Previous BoostNL Projects

 

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