Nominations Golden Calf Competition 2017 announced

 
The Netherlands Film Festival is delighted to announce the nominations for the prestigious Golden Calf Competition 2017. The Golden Calves, the most important prizes in Dutch cinema, will be awarded Friday 29 September.

Nominations Academy

Since 2015 the nominees and winners within the feature film and long documentary categories are determined by means of an Academy System. Just like for the Academy Awards (USA), the BAFTAs (GB), the Césars (France) and the Lolas (Germany), Dutch film professionals themselves determine the winners. Members of the Dutch Academy for Film (DAFF), previous winners of a Golden Calf and Dutch winners of international film awards are eligible to vote on the nominated feature films and long documentaries, all of which premiered between July 1 2016 and July 15 2017.

The nominees (in alphabetical order by title) are:

Best Long Documentary
DE KINDEREN VAN JUF KIET - Petra Lataster-Czisch, Peter Lataster
DE MATTHÄUS MISSIE VAN REINBERT DE LEEUW - Cherry Duyns
RADIO KOBANÎ - Reber Dosky
TO STAY ALIVE - A METHOD - Erik Lieshout, Arno Hagers, Reinier van Brummelen
VOGELPARADIJS - David de Jongh

Best Sound Design
Nardi van Dijk - BRAM FISCHER
Herman Pieëte - BRIMSTONE
Vincent Sinceretti - HOW TO MEET A MERMAID

Best Original Score
Tom Holkenborg - BRIMSTONE
Marc Lizier - HOW TO MEET A MERMAID
Het Paleis van Boem - RIPHAGEN

Best Editing
Job ter Burg - BRIMSTONE
Gys Zevenbergen - HOW TO MEET A MERMAID
Sander Vos - TONIO

Best Production Design
Floris Vos - BRIMSTONE
Alfred Schaaf - RIPHAGEN
Harry Ammerlaan - TONIO

Best Photography
Rogier Stoffers - BRIMSTONE
Reinier van Brummelen - TO STAY ALIVE - A METHOD
Guido van Gennep - TONIO

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Carice van Houten - BRIMSTONE
Antoinette Jelgersma - RIPHAGEN
Marie-Louise Stheins - WALDSTILLE

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Mohammed Azaay - LAYLA M.
Michel Sluysmans - RIPHAGEN
Johan Leysen - WALDSTILLE

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nora El Koussour - LAYLA M.
Rifka Lodeizen - TONIO
Rifka Lodeizen - VERDWIJNEN

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Peter Paul Muller - BRAM FISCHER
Pierre Bokma - TONIO
Thomas Ryckewaert - WALDSTILLE

Best Screenplay
Jean van de Velde - BRAM FISCHER
Martin Koolhoven - BRIMSTOME
Jan Eilander - LAYLA M.

Best Director

Martin Koolhoven - BRIMSTONE
Daan Bakker - QUALITY TIME
Paula van der Oest - TONIO

Best Picture
BRAM FISCHER - Richard Claus voor Cool Beans
BRIMSTONE - Els Vandevorst voor N279 Entertainment, Uwe Schott voor X Filme Creative Pool Entertainment
LAYLA M. - Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings voor Topkapi Films
QUALITY TIME - Iris Otten, Sander van Meurs, Pieter Kuijpers voor Pupkin
TONIO - Alain de Levita, Sabine Brian, Sytze van der Laan voor NL Film & TV

Nominations Golden Calves Jury

The Golden Calves Jury for Short Documentary comprises of documentary makers Catherine van Campen, Erik van Empel and Femke van Velzen. The jury for Short Film and Best TV Drama is formed by director of photography Mark van Aller, director/screenwriter Anna van der Heide and screenwriter/actress Karen van Holst Pellekaan. Writer and philosopher Bas Haring, interactive director and designer Sara Kolster and founder of Playgrounds International Digital Arts Festival Leon van Rooij make up the Golden Calf Jury for the Interactive category.

The nominees (in alphabetical order by title) are:

Best Short Documentary
Teledoc Campus - A•SY•LUM - Jaap van Heusden, Jefta Varwijk
DE JACHT OP MIJN VADER - Gülsah Dogan
SNELWEGKERK - Elsbeth Fraanje

Best Short Film
Nu of Nooit! - POLSKA WARRIOR - Camiel Schouwenaar
SAND - Arjan Brentjes
WEEËN - Nils Vleugels

Best Actress TV Drama

Hadewych Minis - HOLLANDS HOOP 2
Abbey Hoes - PETTICOAT
Lies Visschedijk - SOOF: EEN NIEUW BEGIN

Best Actor TV Drama
Guy Clemens - DE ZAAK MENTEN
George Tobal en Majd Mardo - One Night Stand XII - JUNGLE
Waldemar Torenstra - VECHTERSHART 2

Best TV Drama

DE ZAAK MENTEN - Tim Oliehoek
HOLLANDS HOOP 2 - Dana Nechushtan
One Night Stand XII - JUNGLE - Hetty de Kruijf

Best Interactive
ASHES TO ASHES - Ingejan Ligthart Schenk, Steye Hallema, Jamille van Wijngaarden
HIDDEN FOLKS - Adriaan de Jongh
HORIZON ZERO DAWN - Guerilla Games

The winners will be announced during the NFF closing L’OR Golden Calves Gala at the Stadsschouwburg Utrecht on Friday 29 September. Live streaming of the event commences 19.30pm at filmfestival.nl.