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    Superjews of Ajax at Netherlands Film Festival


    We are happy to announce Superjews of Ajax will be screening at the Netherlands Film Festival

    September 26 at 21:00 at Wolf City 3
    September 29 at 16:00 at Louis Hartlooper Complex 4

    Punselie the Cookiebaker premiering at Netherlands Film Festival


    Punselie the Cookie Baker will have its premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival on September 27th.
    Filmmakers Wilma Kuijvenhoven and Magda Augusteijn will be present for a Q&A after the film's second screening on september 29.

    September 27 at 14:30 at Wolff City 1 (premiere)
    September 29 at 13:30 at Wolf City 3 (Q&A)

    Moving Stills-Kadir van Lohuizen in Competition at Netherlands Film Festival


    September 30 at 16:00 at Wolff City 3 (Q&A)
    October 2 at 21:30 at Louis Hartlooper Complex 4

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    Moving Stills - Kadir van Lohuizen competes in Gdansk

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    Slut Phobia? goes to Sheffield

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    Moving Stills - Kadir van Lohuizen screens IDFA

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    Superjews screening at IDFA

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    Moving Stills - Kadir van Lohuizen competes for IDFA Best Dutch Documentary

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    Diary of a Vampire Girl at NFF


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    Sunny Bergman's new film, Slut Phobia, competes for Best Documentary

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    Life@Lowlands screens at the Netherlands Film Festival

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    Higgs, Into the Heart of Imagination competes International Festival of Science Documentary Films

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    The National Canta Ballet Nominated for Audience Award for Dance 2012

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    Stuff Everywhere has its latest American screening at the American Conservation Film Festival

    After Vancouver Stories from Lakka Beach goes to Bergen International Film Festival

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    Stories from Lakka Beach has Canadian premier in Vancouver

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    Viewpoint Productions compete for Prix Europa

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    Three Viewpoint Docs Selected for the Netherlands Film Festival

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    The Canta Dances - Live

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    The Canta Dances on Uitzending Gemist

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    Stuff Everywhere invited to CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival

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    Sunny Side of Sex travels to Encounters South African International Documentary Festival

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    Stuff Everywhere selected for Telluride

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    Sunny Side of Sex takes part in INPUT 2012

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    Stories from Lakka Beach wins Best Cinematographer Award

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    Greek Premier of Stories From Lakka Beach

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    Overal Spullen te zien op televisie!

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    Stuff Everywhere

    Stuff Everywhere Premier

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    Stories from Lakka Beach

    Stories from Lakka Beach by Daan Veldhuizen has been selected for IDFA Competition for First Appearance and Best Dutch Documentary.

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    Sunny Side of Sex will be broadcast by VPRO on Nederland 3 at 20:55

    Sunny Bergman's new series explores different attitudes towards sex, femininity, body image and love in Uganda, China, Cuba and India

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    Among Horses and Men in Competition for Golden Calf

    Marjoleine Boonstra's documentary Among Horses and Men is in the competition for best long documentary in the Dutch Film Festival.

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    Viewpoint Productions @ The Dutch Film Festival

    From the 21st through the 30th of September LA Raeven, Among Horses and Men and Genadeloos are screening at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht. read more..

    Poster Among Horses and Men in competition

    The alluring poster for Among Horses and Men created by Bart Kaper from a photo by filmmaker Marjoleine Boonstra has been nominated for best Dutch film poster. The Dutch Film Festival has selectetd five posters for this competition which is voted on by the public. To vote please go to afficheprijs.volkskrantmedia.nl

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    Among Horses and Men Uitzending

    MIC De Canta Danst!

    Viewpoint Productions is op zoek naar een MIC, master of internet ceremonies, voor het transmedia project DE CANTA DANST! Een initiatief van Maartje Nevejan, Karin Spaink en Bert Kommerij in samenwerking met Het Nationaal Ballet en NTR. read more..

    Broadcast again: Art in the eye of the beholder, Matisse to Malevich

    This Saturday 26 February at 10:30 the documentary Art in the eye of the beholder, will be broadcast on Ned. 1. A film about the influence of the beholder on the meaning of art.

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    Herhaling uitzending De wereld van Charlotte Mutsaers

    Op dinsdag 22 maart a.s., tijdens de Boekenweek, te zien bij de NTR Het Uur van de Wolf: De Wereld van Charlotte Mutsaers, een documentaire van Suzanne Raes. read more..

    Broadcast January 18th: L.A. Raeven - Beyond the Image

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    Among Horses and Men around Dutch cinemas

    Among Horses and Men, a film by Marjoleine Boonstra will be screened from 20th January around various theaters in the Netherlands. read more..

    L.A. Raeven -Beyond the Image in Smart Cinema

    After a successful screening at the IDFA festival, Lisa Boerstra's L.A. Raeven-Beyond the Image will be screened in Smart Cinema, at the Smart Project Space in Amsterdam. From this Thursday 2 December
    For details: smartprojectspace.net/cinema

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    See Viewpoint Productions at IDFA

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), one of world's leading documentary film festivals, will take place from 17-28 November. Viewpoint presents 3 productions: Among Horses and Men (Marjoleine Boonstra), L.A. Raeven - Beyond the Image (Lisa Boerstra) and Sister Crazy (Stephane Kaas). read more..

    Festival season at Viewpoint

    Festival screenings are coming up for, HIGGS, into the heart of imagination, De Wereld van Charlotte Mutsaers, Sisters and Between 2 Houses.

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    Broadcast 20th June: Keeping it real

    On sunday 20 June at 10:00, 12:00 and 16:00 the documentary Keeping it real by Sunny Bergman, will be broadcast on RTV NH. Keeping it real is a philisophical examination of modern man's desire to get the originality and authenticity back into his life. read more..

    Herhaling Kiev-Paris, the Next Top Model

    UITZENDING Kiev-Paris, the Next Top Model, donderdag 17 juni 20:50 uur, AVRO Up Close,Ned.3

    Wie televisie kijkt weet het: de ultieme meisjesdroom is topmodel worden. De vermeende glamour van de modewereld staat echter in schril conttrast met de werkelijkheid. Dat weet regisseur Nadine Kuipers uit ervaring: zij was zelf een succesvol model. Ze kreeg genoeg van de belachelijke offers die ze moest brengen en stopte. Zij kon die keuze maken. Hoe is het als je die keuze niet hebt en je droom koste wat kost moet volhouden?

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    HIGGS @ Brooklyn Int. Film Festival

    Higgs, into the heart of imagination is selected for the Brooklyn International Film Festival, which takes place in New York, between 4-13 June 2010.
    The film will be screened on Saterday June 5 and Monday June 7. For more details look at: brooklynfilmfestival.org

    Broadcast 9th May: Art in the eye of the beholder, Matisse to Malevich

    On sunday 9 May at 18:15 the documentary Art in the eye of the beholder, will be broadcast on Ned. 2. A film about the influence of the beholder on the meaning of art. read more..

    Uitzending De wereld van Charlotte Mutsaers

    A.s vrijdag 2 april om 22:50 uur wordt De wereld van Charlotte Mutsaers, een film van Suzanne Raes, uitgezonden bij de NPS Het uur van de wolf.

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    Broadcast Februari 4th: HIGGS

    On Thursday, Februari 4 at 10:50 p.m., the documentary HIGGS, into the heart of imagination, will be broadcast on Nederland 2.
    HIGGS is a film about the quest for the Higgs particle, also known as The God Particle. It is considered the missing link in particle physics. HIGGS is about the curiosity, the passion, and the imaginative power of science. read more..

    Kiev-Paris, the Next Top Model

    UITZENDING Kiev-Paris, the Next Top Model, zaterdag 19 december, 21:05 uur, AVRO Up Close,Ned.3

    Wie televisie kijkt weet het: de ultieme meisjesdroom is topmodel worden. De vermeende glamour van de modewereld staat echter in schril conttrast met de werkelijkheid. Dat weet regisseur Nadine Kuipers uit ervaring: zij was zelf een succesvol model. Ze kreeg genoeg van de belachelijke offers die ze moest brengen en stopte. Zij kon die keuze maken. Hoe is het als je die keuze niet hebt en je droom koste wat kost moet volhouden?

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    HIGGS premiere @ IDFA

    A film by Hannie van den Bergh & Jan van den Berg

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    Among Horses and Men

    WORK IN PROGRESS

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    IRENE

    UITZENDING dinsdag 4 augustus - 20.50 uur - Nederland 2

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    New waterfront on the 17th of July

    A Brand new world

    Dutch artist Nathalie Bruys made 'Brand new world'; a floating soundsculpture in the sea. This sculpture is part of 'Een Dijk van een Kust'-project; a route of artworks along a former seawall at the Markerlake in Northern-Holland.

    Under the name 'Windlessness' one can meander through the exceptional landscape inbetween Durgerdam and Etersheim. The artworks try to reflect the history of the landscape and the role of this seawall in it. The works can been seen and/or heard until the 16th of August.

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    Broadcast Friday June 19th: Passion for the Hermitage

    On Friday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m., the sixth and last episode of the award-winning series Passion for the Hermitage will be broadcast on Nederland 2. Episode 6 is all about metamorphosis: the conversion of the Amstelhof Nursing Home into the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam. Director Aliona van der Horst takes us along for a tour of the demolition, the reconstruction, and the preparations for the first exhibition.
    The earlier episodes of the series, which were broadcast in 2003, will be aired each week starting on Sunday, May 17 at 7:15 p.m. on Nederland 2. Watch a clip

    A passion for the Hermitage at DokuArts

    Sunday 14th of june 2009, the last part of the series A Passion for the Hermitage found it's premiere in the DokuArts Festival at the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. The film Metamorphosis was introduced by a spectacular performance of composer Harry de Wit and his technician Jannes Noorman. The director Aliona van der Horst and her husband also fullfilled a role in this little show. After the film, De Wit dedicated his performance to the composer and pianist Oleg Karavaychuk, a character of the documentary, as he felt a lot of compassion for this person.

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    Read Me! promotional material

    Read Me! now has new promotional material available for schools, libraries, and other interested parties. Read Me! posters, postcards and bookmarks invite kids to come take a look at www.leesmij.nu . The promotional packet is available free of charge, all you pay is 6.20 euro for postage. To order a packet or for more information, please write to info@leesmij.nu

    Order DVD's from the Viewpoint Shop

    Starting this month, you can order DVDs of all Viewpoint films on our website. Go to the Shop (the pink button at the top left) and take your pick! Payment can be made with iDeal or Paypal, and Viewpoint will send your orders out as quickly as possible.

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    Bambara Blues on tour

    Bambara Blues, a documentary by Jacqueline van Vugt is on tour this week through Holland

    1 december 2008
    20:00 - Apeldoorn, Filmhuis Gigant
    2 december 2008
    19:15 - Hilversum, Filmhuis Hilversum
    3 december 2008
    19:15 - Hilversum, Filmhuis Hilversum
    19:30 - Den Haag, Filmhuis Den Haag (met Q&A)

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    Its Love That We Dont Understand selected for the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF)

    The short film Its Love That We Dont Understand, directed by Bouwine Pool and part of the Read Me! project, has been selected for the Holland Animation Film Festival in Utrecht. The festival will be held from November 5-9. Pool's animated short is based on the book of the same name by Bart Moeyaert.
    The short film can be seen at www.leesmij.nu/leeseenmeisje . For more information on the Holland Animation Film Festival, surf to www.haff.nl .

    Read Me! to screen at Netherlands Film Festival

    During the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht, Read Me! can be seen in the display window of the Selexyz Broese Bookstore. Throughout the festival, which takes place from September 24 to October 3, all the films on the Read Me! site will be shown on a widescreen TV in the display window, so that passersby can watch them.
    The store is located at Stadhuisbrug 5, across from the Winkel van Sinkel in the heart of Utrecht. For more information on the festival, please visit www.filmfestival.nl .

    Bambara Blues selected for Netherlands Film Festival

    Bambara Blues (directed by Jacqueline van Vugt) has been selected for the main program of the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht. The festival will take place from September 24 to October 3. Bambara Blues will screen at the following locations and times:

    Thursday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m. in Hoogt 2
    Monday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. in Hoogt 3

    For more information about the venue and the festival, please visit www.filmfestival.nl .

    Soundmuseum is open!

    On September 14, the Netherlands Institute for Media Art (NIMK) celebrated the inauguration of the website www.soundmuseum.fm . This virtual museum is now officially open to the public.
    In addition to Soundmuseum.fm, you can also visit the specially designed installation at the NIMK until November 2. For more information, surf to www.nimk.nl .

    Soundmuseum coming up

    Currently, the last touches are being put on Soundmuseum.fm, an online museum for sound art. Starting with its launch on September 14th, Soundmuseum.fm will offer new exhibits each month compiled by guest curators. The exhibited sounds come from the world of art, underground, and from all over the planet. They can consist of field recordings or compositions, can last seconds or hours, and can range in character from cinematic sound to silence.

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    Upcoming episode Passion for the Hermitage

    For the sixth and final episode of the award-winning documentary series Passion for the Hermitage, Aliona van der Horst went back to St. Petersburg in May to film in the famous museum. She followed various employees who are preparing the first exhibit on Russian balls, which will open in the spring of 2009 in the Hermitage's satellite museum in Amsterdam. One of the highlights of this exhibit is the grand piano that the last Russian tsar Nicholas II gave to his wife Alexandra. This piano was dismissed as unplayable until the day a strange-looking man asked if he could give it a try. He was the genius composer and concert pianist Karavaychuk. His music is indescribable, not seeming to originate from him, but from unknown forces.

    Bambara Blues back in Mali

    Bambara Blues has been shown to the communities in and around Kayes, the small city in Mali where the documentary was shot.

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    Over the Hill wins Awards

    Over the Hill has won the Audience Award at Documenta Madrid 08, International Documentary Film Festival in Madrid. The film also received an honorable mention at the Docville International Documentary Film Festival in Leuven. The jury report reads as follows: "By means of a personal quest, the filmmaker cleverly exposes the fundamental suppressive aspects of a fast-growing trend in society: plastic surgery."

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    Over the Hill a Festival Success

    Over the Hill has been selected for various film festivals. It was screened at the European Documentary Film Festival in Neubrandenburg, the Prix Europa in Berlin, the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht, and Docville in Gent. In April 2008, Over the Hill was part of the program "Female Bodies: Biopolitics and Body Politics" at the 10th International Womens Filmfestival in Seoul. The documentary was selected for INPUT, the international conference for public broadcasters, where recent state-of-the-art programs are shown and debated. This summer, the film will screen at the Black Lily Film and Music Festival in Philadelphia, in the competition program of Documenta Madrid '08, at Encounters (South African International Documentary Film Festival), and at Ecofilms (Rodos International Film and Visual Arts Festival).

    Sunny Bergman has won Over the Hill wins Sound and Image Award 2007

    Sunny Bergman has won the 2007 Sound and Image Award in the Information category. The other nominees in this category were The Great Donor Show (BNN) and Other Times, Celebes Parts 1 & 2 (NPS). In their report, the expert jury wrote: "Over the Hill is a penetrating portrait of an era. It shows how the physical reality around us is undergoing rigorous changes, so much so that real and natural no longer exist. But strangely enough, the unreal serves as an ideal of how we want to look, or think we want to look. The viewer gets the facts in painstaking detail, and sometimes the director leads us through this new reality, with mild irony and in a unique manner, in part by offering herself as the object. This form of participatory journalism provides an extra and special dimension to this extremely entertaining documentary."

    The Sound and Image Awards are presented to the very best Dutch TV shows and multimedia concepts, and to the TV Personality of 2007.

    Over the Hill wins two awards at Dokument ART Film Festival

    Over the Hill has received two awards at the European film festival Document ART 2007: the Mecklenburg Insurance Group Award and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Film Communication Award.

    Over the Hill nominated for Prix Europa

    Over the Hill has been nominated for the 2007 Prix Europa. For this award, European broadcasters can submit their best TV, radio and internet programs. Together with Jimmy Rosenberg: The Father, the Son and the Talent, Over the Hill was selected as the best Dutch documentary. The winners of the Prix Europa will be announced between October 13 and 20.

    Rerun and sequel for Over the Hill

    On September 6, 2007, Over the Hill will be rerun and followed up by a mini-sequel about the impact the documentary has had. Originally aired in March of this year, Sunny Bergman's documentary got a lot of people talking about the female ideal of beauty. More than 800 people reacted to the documentary's appeal to take legal action against the cosmetics industry.

    Broadcast: Thursday, September 6 at 8:25 p.m. on Channel 3. The sequel starts at 9:25.

    In Production

    Passion for the Hermitage, Higgs, Cemetry State, Soundmuseum

    In Production: Read me! and Passion for the Hermitage

    More than 10,000 people to date on Read Me!. Since its launch in January 2007, Read Me! has attracted more than 10,000 individuals and over 900 members. Each week, the site presents a new title from the reading list as Book of the Week, and the short film messages aren't only interesting for young people, either. Language teachers can also link their lesson plans up with the Book of the Week and other literary activities. This October, Read Me! will present The Happy Class by Theo Thijssen, the book that occupies center stage in the Holland Reads campaign. For this occasion, Cristina Garcia Martin is making a special animated film in response to the book. For the coming school year, new titles will be added to the book list.

    Passion for the Hermitage
    This summer, the sixth episode of Passion for the Hermitage went into production. The very last residents have left Amstelhof Nursing Home. This building will become home to Hermitage Amsterdam, the satellite museum of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. In this last episode of the series, Aliona van der Horst follows the preparations for the first exhibit, which is on balls and parties in the Russian court. Together with the Russian curators and their Dutch colleagues, we visit the depots, watch them plan the presentation of the artwork, and meet other devoted employees. The opening of the exhibition will be in the spring of 2009. Around this time, the entire Passion for the Hermitage series will be rebroadcast on AVRO Television.

    Over the Hill gets honorable mention from Nipkow Jury

    We're happy to announce that Sunny Bergman has received the honorable mention from the Nipkow Jury for her personal engagement in the documentary Over the Hill. These annual awards for the best radio and TV productions will be presented on May 31 in Amsterdam. The expert jury of radio and TV critics chose Over the Hill because they found it to be an outstanding documentary, but also because "the film serves as an example of old-fashioned, committed journalism and performs an act that is cultural and political as well."

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