HFM Festival Programme

HFM Online

26 Sep – 1 Oct 2020
Our online platform will host an interactive portfolio of our selected projects —all looking for international connections in the shape of co-producers, financiers, programmers, sales agents and/or distributors — and strives to encourage the building of bridges and lasting relations as much as possible in a virtual context.

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25th of September

  • HFM: Arrivals

    Where we’d normally welcome you with open arms, we now have to greet you in a virtual setting. The HFM team will be on standby to guide you around our brand-new platform, suggest useful connections and programme elements, and make sure you still feel completely at home – even at this distance.

    Time: 10:00 – 22:00

26th of September

 

  • HFM: 1-on-1 meetings

    All HFM professional guests are invited to meet with their far-flung colleagues and potential future collaborators – time zones permitting. The HFM Online portal allows for accredited guests to request meetings with anyone who might be of interest to their work practice. Although it’s all online, we still encourage the same open-minded crosspollination that has always made the Holland Film Meeting stand out!

    Time: 09:00 – 22:00

  • HFM Hangout

    Find yourself with some spare time in your busy HFM schedule? The HFM hangout is the virtual place to be between all of your meetings! Hangout with anyone who is already or still awake and interested in making new connections in a organical way. See who’s online, and take a leap – the best collaborations spring from a chance chat over coffee!

    Time: 09:00 – 21:00

  • HFM: Pitch Presentations

    In three 90-minute sessions – hosted with customary panache by our very own Ido Abram (SEE NL) – the assembled Dutch and international film industry will have front-row access to the thrillingly original, internationally oriented projects selected for our BoostNLNew Dutch, and Stories & Beyond programmes. Thoroughly prepared, pre-recorded pitch videos will be followed by room for questions and input from the audience watching from their homes and offices across the world.

    Time: 13:00 – 15:00

  • HFM: Boat Session #1

    ‘Are We Ready for the Greater World out There?’
    Normally aboard canal boats, now online, the Boat Sessions are the informal industry talks to challenge our set practices and inspire new ways of working and collaborating. This first session, moderated by industry gamechanger Sacha Gertsik (KLEUR, De Ontmoeting), explores the way smaller film industries (and the Dutch in particular) try to translate their filmmaking to the global market – and how you can avoid shooting yourself in the foot with a poster that’s trying too hard, or a translated title that simply makes no sense whatsoever. One of her guests is Sander Brouwer, whose poster designs (for Monos, Paradise Drifters and Out of Love) seem tailor-made for the world at large.

    HFM Boat Sessions
    Returning HFM guests will remember this vividly: our semi-formal industry talks aboard a canal boat sailing around the picturesque canals of Utrecht. For this physically problematic year, we’ve recreated our nautical environment within our HFM Online platform, and we invite you to join us for five funky sessions. Have a chat and a drink with your colleagues on the ‘Upper Deck’, or take a seat on the ‘Lower Deck’ for a moderated discussion on topics challenging the contemporary Dutch and international film world.

    Time: 17:30 – 18:30

27th of September

 

  • HFM: 1-on-1 meetings

    All HFM professional guests are invited to meet with their far-flung colleagues and potential future collaborators – time zones permitting. The HFM Online portal allows for accredited guests to request meetings with anyone who might be of interest to their work practice. Although it’s all online, we still encourage the same open-minded crosspollination that has always made the Holland Film Meeting stand out!

    Time: 09:00 – 22:00

  • HFM Hangout

    Find yourself with some spare time in your busy HFM schedule? The HFM hangout is the virtual place to be between all of your meetings! Hangout with anyone who is already or still awake and interested in making new connections in a organical way. See who’s online, and take a leap – the best collaborations spring from a chance chat over coffee!

    Time: 09:00 – 21:00

  • HFM: Boat Session #2

    ‘How Do Stories Shine in the Pandemic Age?’

    Normally aboard canal boats, now online, the Boat Sessions are the informal industry talks to challenge our set practices and inspire new ways of working and collaborating. This second session, moderated by all-round festival and market aficionado Hayet Benkara (Locarno Pro, IFFR, TIFF), sheds light on the radically changing landscape of markets and festivals from this pivotal year onwards. She’ll be joined in conversation by Richard Peña (director emeritus, New York Film Festival); Hanna Verboom and Anne Lammers (Cinetree), who have been making films available online free of charge in support of the BLM and Pride movements; and Déa Gjinovci (director), whose recent Sundance-supported documentary Réveil sur Mars premiered at Tribeca and Visions du Réel– but entirely online.

    HFM Boat Sessions
    Returning HFM guests will remember this vividly: our semi-formal industry talks aboard a canal boat sailing around the picturesque canals of Utrecht. For this physically problematic year, we’ve recreated our nautical environment within our HFM Online platform, and we invite you to join us for five funky sessions. Have a chat and a drink with your colleagues on the ‘Upper Deck’, or take a seat on the ‘Lower Deck’ for a moderated discussion on topics challenging the contemporary Dutch and international film.

    Time: 17:30 – 18:30

28th of September

 

  • HFM: 1-on-1 meetings

    All HFM professional guests are invited to meet with their far-flung colleagues and potential future collaborators – time zones permitting. The HFM Online portal allows for accredited guests to request meetings with anyone who might be of interest to their work practice. Although it’s all online, we still encourage the same open-minded crosspollination that has always made the Holland Film Meeting stand out!

    Time: 09:00 – 22:00

  • HFM Hangout

    Find yourself with some spare time in your busy HFM schedule? The HFM hangout is the virtual place to be between all of your meetings! Hangout with anyone who is already or still awake and interested in making new connections in a organical way. See who’s online, and take a leap – the best collaborations spring from a chance chat over coffee!

    Time: 09:00 – 21:00

  • HFM: Boat Session #3 -

    ‘Where Are the Independent Filmmakers?’

    Boat session moderated by Argentinean film director and New York-based professor Julia Solomonoff (Head of Directing. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Brooklyn College).

    Normally aboard canal boats, now online, the Boat Sessions are the informal industry talks to challenge our set practices and inspire new ways of working and collaborating. This third session, moderated by filmmaker, producer, and Brooklyn College Head of Directing Julia Solomonoff (Nobody’s Watching, Tribeca winner 2018), dives head first into the obvious challenges and not-so-obvious opportunities of an independent film scene, a less common phenomenon in subsidised film cultures than, for example, in the US. Joining her are director Lucío Castro (Fin de siglo) and Anne-Sophie Lehec, content director at the independent, blockchain-based sales platform Cinemarket.

    HFM Boat Sessions
    Returning HFM guests will remember this vividly: our semi-formal industry talks aboard a canal boat sailing around the picturesque canals of Utrecht. For this physically problematic year, we’ve recreated our nautical environment within our HFM Online platform, and we invite you to join us for five funky sessions. Have a chat and a drink with your colleagues on the ‘Upper Deck’, or take a seat on the ‘Lower Deck’ for a moderated discussion on topics challenging the contemporary Dutch and international film world.

    Time: 17:30 – 18:30

29th of September

 

  • HFM Coffee Session: The Roads Less Traveled (in collaboration with ACE Producers)

    If nothing else, 2020 has turned into quite the landmark opportunity to explore new ways of getting our films made and seen. In this early-morning session, hosted by ACE Producers’ Jacobine van der Vloed and Maegene Fabias, we will discuss collaboration and co-production options that might not be as much on everyone’s radar as they should. Joining the conversation are CNC’s Manon Duverger, who’s in charge of distribution funding initiative ACM Distribution; and Dariusz Jablonski, producer in Poland with his company Apple Film. Come join us with your morning cup o’ joe in hand!

    Time: 09:30 – 10:00

  • HFM: 1-on-1 meetings

    All HFM professional guests are invited to meet with their far-flung colleagues and potential future collaborators – time zones permitting. The HFM Online portal allows for accredited guests to request meetings with anyone who might be of interest to their work practice. Although it’s all online, we still encourage the same open-minded crosspollination that has always made the Holland Film Meeting stand out!

    Time: 09:00 – 22:00

  • HFM Hangout

    Find yourself with some spare time in your busy HFM schedule? The HFM hangout is the virtual place to be between all of your meetings! Hangout with anyone who is already or still awake and interested in making new connections in a organical way. See who’s online, and take a leap – the best collaborations spring from a chance chat over coffee!

    Time: 09:00 – 21:00

  • HFM: Boat Session #4

    ‘Do You Dare to Reinvent Your Filmmaking?’

    Boat session moderated by filmmaker and festival stalwart Jordi Wijnalda (Holland Film Meeting).
    Normally aboard canal boats, now online, the Boat Sessions are the informal industry talks to challenge our set practices and inspire new ways of working and collaborating. This fourth session, moderated by HFM coordinator and filmmaker Jordi Wijnalda, opens up the floor to three filmmakers who have jumped into adventures that made them reassess their filmmaking practices from scratch: Rebecca Thomas (Stranger Things), who created an adaptative mobile experience for Quibi with the series When The Street Lights Go OnJohnny Ma (Old Stone), who went from Cannes and the Berlinale to a corona-proof contribution for the Netflix anthology Homemade; and Shady El-Hamus and Jeroen Scholten van Aschat (De Libi), now responsible for the first Dutch Netflix Original feature film, coming soon to your streaming devices.

    HFM Boat Sessions
    Returning HFM guests will remember this vividly: our semi-formal industry talks aboard a canal boat sailing around the picturesque canals of Utrecht. For this physically problematic year, we’ve recreated our nautical environment within our HFM Online platform, and we invite you to join us for five funky sessions. Have a chat and a drink with your colleagues on the ‘Upper Deck’, or take a seat on the ‘Lower Deck’ for a moderated discussion on topics challenging the contemporary Dutch and international film world.

    Time: 17:30 – 18:30

30th of September

 

  • HFM: 1-on-1 meetings

    All HFM professional guests are invited to meet with their far-flung colleagues and potential future collaborators – time zones permitting. The HFM Online portal allows for accredited guests to request meetings with anyone who might be of interest to their work practice. Although it’s all online, we still encourage the same open-minded crosspollination that has always made the Holland Film Meeting stand out!

    Time: 09:00 – 22:00

  • HFM Hangout

    Find yourself with some spare time in your busy HFM schedule? The HFM hangout is the virtual place to be between all of your meetings! Hangout with anyone who is already or still awake and interested in making new connections in a organical way. See who’s online, and take a leap – the best collaborations spring from a chance chat over coffee!

    Time: 09:00 – 21:00

  • HFM: Stories & Beyond

    A special afternoon dedicated to the Stories & Beyond participants: projects with international co-production potential, in their script stage, from the Netherlands as well as three focus countries, Germany, Ireland and the UK. Participants will meet experts from the other countries in pressure-cooker sessions of 30 minutes each, measuring their stories’ potential against international perspectives.

    Timetable: 
    Opening: 12:00 – 13:00
    Duration: 12:00 – 18:00
    Closing: 16:30 – 17:30

  • HFM: Boat Session #5

    ‘Whose Stories Are We Telling, and How?’

    Boat session moderated by arts administrator, activist and performing artist Priya Sircar (director of arts, Knight Foundation).

    Normally aboard canal boats, now online, the Boat Sessions are the informal industry talks to challenge our set practices and inspire new ways of working and collaborating. This fifth and last session, moderated by artist and activist Priya Sircar (Director of Arts, Knight Foundation), sets out to inspire in finding ways to make our working practices so much more inclusive, equitable, and diverse from the get-go. She’ll be in conversation with Dutch writer-director-performer Ashar Medina.

    HFM Boat Sessions
    Returning HFM guests will remember this vividly: our semi-formal industry talks aboard a canal boat sailing around the picturesque canals of Utrecht. For this physically problematic year, we’ve recreated our nautical environment within our HFM Online platform, and we invite you to join us for five funky sessions. Have a chat and a drink with your colleagues on the ‘Upper Deck’, or take a seat on the ‘Lower Deck’ for a moderated discussion on topics challenging the contemporary Dutch and international film world.

    Time: 17:30 – 18:30

1st of October

 

  • HFM: 1-on-1 meetings

    All HFM professional guests are invited to meet with their far-flung colleagues and potential future collaborators – time zones permitting. The HFM Online portal allows for accredited guests to request meetings with anyone who might be of interest to their work practice. Although it’s all online, we still encourage the same open-minded crosspollination that has always made the Holland Film Meeting stand out!

    Time: 09:00 – 22:00

  • HFM Hangout

    Find yourself with some spare time in your busy HFM schedule? The HFM hangout is the virtual place to be between all of your meetings! Hangout with anyone who is already or still awake and interested in making new connections in a organical way. See who’s online, and take a leap – the best collaborations spring from a chance chat over coffee!

    Time: 09:00 – 21:00

  • HFM Awards 2020

    The most tangible take-away from this year’s online event will be the support of our HFM Awards. That’s why we have four awards to hand out this year: a Script Award, a Marketing Award, a Production Award, and a Post-Production Award. All projects selected for BoostNLNew Dutch, and Stories & Beyond will be eligible for these awards, and international juries will make the selection. Join us for a night of surprises, great music, and our last get-together before hopefully being reunited in person next year!

    Time: 20:00 – 22:00