The European

'The European' is a behind-the-scenes portrait of Frans Timmermans. Filmmaker Dirk-Jan Roeleven follows him for nearly two years, from his appointment as Vice-President of the European Commission in 2014 to the Brexit referendum. As he is filmed in taxis, planes and cheerless hotel rooms, he talks openly about his assertiveness and the qualities of a good diplomat. After the screening, journalist Marcia Luyten discusses the making of the film with director Dirk Jan Roeleven. 

director Dirk Jan Roeleven research Julie van Traa cinematography Rob Hodselmans, Mark Bakker et al. sound recording Benny Jansen, Bouwe Mulder, Sander den Broeder et al. editor Hinne Brouwer colour grading Gerhard van der Beek sound design Rob Dul production managers Britte Hermans, Bram Bax post production Sasha Ourikh editorial executive VPRO Petra Vermeulen producer VPRO Brigit Dopheide commissioning editor VPRO Barbara Truyen executive producer JeanMarc van Sambeek producers Monique Busman & Michiel van Erp

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This production was made as a Teledoc-documentary. De Familie Film & TV in coproduction with VPRO, 

CoBo, Nederlands Filmfonds and NPO


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Open Seas

Open Seas is a coming-of-age story about friendship, desires, and growing up. Set in the noisy, boundless state of freedom called Amsterdam student life, third year student Philip Hofman slowly sees his future collapse. Philip, a well-behaved boy with a long-term girlfriend named Elisabeth, comes to realise that there is another darker and more sexual person hidden away inside of him. 

All raised in affluent but broken families and dominated by successful fathers, Philip and his best friends Matt and Jacob struggle with relationships and their mutual friendship. Jacob's suicide makes everything come to a head: does true friendship allow room for secrets? Is love fragile, or can it take a punch? 

And most importantly: is it possible to escape your parents' shadow while you seek answers to these questions? Open Seas is a story about the loss of illusions, the shame of looking in the mirror, and answering the question: 'who am I, really?'

cast Minne Koole, Jonas Smulders, Chris Peters director Michiel van Erp screenplay Philip Huff cinematography Jasper Wolf sound Kees de Groot editor Axel Skovdal Roelofs lineproducer Sjors op den Kelder executive producer Alexander Blaauw post production supervisor Kim Klaase producer Monique Busman, Michiel van Erp

AVROTROS en De Familie Film & TV
Phanta Film, Eyeworks Belgium, The Netherlands Film Fund

De Familie Film & TV

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Daddy & the Warlord

Daddy & the Warlord is a film by Shamira Raphaela and Clarice Gargard about Clarice's search to who her father really is. It also is a story of war, rebellion and faded ideals in a time of war. If Clarice's father really is that great as she always thought he was, how is it he worked for three corrupted governement leaders and warlord Charles Taylor? Did he just not want to abandon his country or was it just about the money he earned while he was working for Charles Taylor? Or was it the status he had built, the power that came with it?

director Shamira Raphaela main character Clarice Gargard camera Jefrim Rothuizen sound Diego van Uden editor Paul de Heer excecutive producer JeanMarc van Sambeek, Judith Reuten production lead Bram Bax, Sacha van Sprundel substantive advice Lieke van den Ouwelant, Joost Seelen production assistent Maarten de Groot, Nolan Kuipers, Elsemieke van Uijen audio processing Jeroen Goeijers color grading Barend Onneweer fixer Liberia Geebio Gargard producer Monique Busman en Michiel van Erp

The End of Fear

Who's still afraid of red, yellow and blue? The most famous abstract painting of the twentieth century has invoked much more than just one response to this provocative question. Fifty years after 'Who's Afraid of Red , Yellow and Blue III', we question the meaning of art over the life of this famous, celebrated and mourned work by Barnett Newman. 

director Barbara Visser research Bart Haensel camera Niels van Koevorden sound Tim van Peppen editor Xander Nijsten production management Britte Hermans executive producer JeanMarc van Sambeek producer Monique Busman en Michiel van Erp


Me alone in the classroom

Me alone in the classroom is a portray of young people of color in The Netherlands. How do they see themselves? How do they experience their interaction with white Dutch people? How do they see their future in The Netherlands? To tell this story, Karin Junger created a 'pressure cooker' by bringing her children and their friends together in a house for a week and ask them to re-enact their experiences for the camera. She used drama therapy techniques so that they really go through the experiences again so you can see and feel how it affects them.

director Karin Junger cinematography Adri Schrover, Jurgen Lisse sound recording Mark Wessner, Diego van Uden editor Maurice Bedaux production manager Bram Bax production assistant Mylene Esmeijer executive producer JeanMarc van Sambeek producers Monique Busman, Michiel van Erp 

Keep Walking is a film by De Familie Film & TV in cooperation with IKON and support of the CoBO, Mediafonds, VSB-fonds, Fonds21 and Stichting Democratie en Media.


Satudarah-One Blood

International motorcycle gang Satudarah frequently makes the headlines in Holland, Spain, Germany and Indonesia because of alleged criminal activities. The club is also said to be at war with the Hell's Angels. Like with all outlaw motor gangs, the secretive world of Satudarah is notoriously difficult to enter. EMMY- and BAFTA-winning filmmakers Joost van der Valk and Mags Gavan were given unique access to the club. Their film shows not only the violence embedded within its culture but also the more fragile side of its members.

director, cinematography, screenwriting Joost van der Valk co-director, sound Mags Gavan cinematography Marco Nauta second camera Erik van Empel, Pim Hawinkels second sound Eric de Roode editor Patrick Janssens sound design & mixage Rob Dul colour grading & online Joppo graphic design Oskar Luyer fotography Friso Keuris production assistent Bram Bax production management Margreet Ploegmakers executive producer JeanMarc van Sambeek consultant Filmfonds Pieter Fleury commissioning editor NTR Oscar van der Kroon

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This production was made as a Teledoc-documentary

De Familie Film & TV in coproduction with CoBo, Nederlands Filmfonds and NPO


Keeping & Saving - or how to live

Genomineerd voor Gouden Kalf 2018

For as long as she can remember director Digna Sinke has been keeping all kinds of things, from sugar sachets to old newspapers. Together with her 92-year-old mother she tries to find out where this need comes from. The kept things turn out to be time machines recalling memories that had all but faded.

But something is changing. Digitization has created the possibility of a completely different way of life. Digna goes in search of the new human, who no longer cares about material things, but about experiences: digital nomads and minimalists who own nothing but a passport, a bank card, a laptop computer and a smartphone. 

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director Digna Sinke research Wytzia Soetenhorst camera Jan Wich sound Mark Wessner editor Albert Elings production management Bram Bax consultant Netherlands Film Fund Suzanne van voorst producer VPRO Brigit Dopheide commissioning editor VPRO Annemiek van der Zanden executive producer JeanMarc van Sambeek, Judith Reuten producer Monique Busman en Michiel van Erp producer VPRO sales Journeyman

My fucking problem

My fucking problem is a documentary about four women for who penetration is painful. One of these women is the director. The impact of the handicap is big. A lot of women undergo therapy to find out what exactly is going on down there. They have to make difficult decisions in their love-life. Their image of themselves is thoroughly damaged.

What does is feel like to miss out on something tof which you can only imagine what it is like through what you hear from others and see in the media? An image that is far from reality. Why wouldn't you be able to be happy without penetration? How important is it really?

director Anne van Campenhout cinematography Jefrim Rothuizen sound Kees de Groot e.a. editor Patrick Schonewille production manager Britte Hermans executive producer Judith Reuten production assistent Kim Hahn, Jet Verheijen  commissioning editor BNNVARA Sjoerd van den Broek producer Monique Busman, Michiel van Erp

My fucking problem is a film by De Familie Film & TV in cooperation with BNN and with support of CoBofonds.