HFM News

Evolving Sales
British producer Uzma Hasan led a vibrant debate 26 September about the ever-evolving sales and distribution landscape.
And the winners are….
The 30th Holland Film Meeting closed in style September 26 at Museum Speelklok where the 2017 HFM project winners were announced.
HFM Co-pro Platform: Life After Zoro
Flemish director Raf Reyntjens’ Life After Zoro tells the sobering tale of a forbidden friendship that develops within modern day suburbia.
Countering IS
Corinne Meijers, interactive producer at Submarine Channel, spoke to HFM online about her new project Echoes of IS – we share the scars, which tells the personal stories of people whose lives are deeply affected by IS.
ACE Thinking
ACE producers met at HFM Monday 25 September to mull over co-production, financing and policy issues and to share experiences and examples of best practice
Be Dramatic!
High-end Dutch drama was on the agenda at HFM Sunday 25 September as four new major series were presented to an audience of Dutch and international professionals.
HFM Work-in-progress: Nocturne
Who ever said filmmaking was easy? Erik Glijnis, both of Maniak Film and powerhouse Dutch production outfit Lemming Film, is presenting scenes from his ambitious Nocturne during the 2017 HFM work-in-progress session
BoostNL: The Stranger
When Chinese Shengze Zu isn’t producing for filmmaker Zhengfan Yang, he is producing for her. That is the deal.
Boost NL: The Hague Hilton | HFM Work-in-progress: Light as Feathers
Humanising Monsters Floor Onrust of Family Affair Films is set for a busy HFM with two projects up for expert assessment, Boris Paval Conen’s The Hague Hilton in BoostNL and Rosanne Pel’s Light as Feathers in Works-in-progress.
BoostNL: Beyond the Blue Bridge
Isabel Lamberti’s BoostNL project Beyond the Blue Bridge revisits the subject of her 2015 award-winning graduation film I Will Fly Higher (Volando voy).
HFM Co-production Platform: Citizen B
Hamy Ramezan’s debut feature project Citizen B is a modern parable of immigrants seeking a new life in Europe, but one told from the perspective of a nine-year old boy.
HFM Co-production Platform: Rum Doxy Diver
According to Hurricane Films’ Roy Boulter, the title of his 2017 Platform project has a touch of the Marmite about it.
HFM Co-pro Platform: The Gendarne
Dan Chisu’s The Gendarne, budgeted at €735,000 and pitched at HFM Co-pro Platform 2017, is based on real events that occurred in Bucharest in 2013.
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