World premiere HIGHWAY NL at NFF

The world premiere of HIGHWAY NL by Ben van Lieshout will be held at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht on Sunday September 29. Following this the film will be screened two more times, the last of which on October 3 will be the international version with English subtitles (see programme NFF).
From October 10 the film will be released in Dutch film theatres by Mokum Filmdistributie. Participating theatres will be listed on both the website as on social media.

Highway NL is a poetic and biting road movie about the intriguing and fascinating world on and off the highway. A cinematographic ode to the ever-growing highway infrastructure in the Netherlands. Or is it an indictment of its all-embracing proliferation?

KEEPING & SAVING or how to live

The documentary KEEPING & SAVING or how to live by Digna Sinke can still be seen in Dutch film theatres.

The world premiere of the film was held at the International Film Festival Rotterdam on January 30. KEEPING & SAVING or how to live is produced by De Familie Film & TV, in cooperation with VPRO televisie.

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Films can be viewed in their entirety on Vimeo

SNG Film is currently digitising its rich archives. We believe that these films deserve to be seen and have therefore made several available, in their entirety, on the Vimeo channel of SNG Film.
The first films that can be viewed are the experimental documentary THE CHESTNUT TREE AND THE RIVER by Marieke van der Sloot and the animation films MATCH and SHELLS by Jef Nassenstein.

THE CHESTNUT TREE AND THE RIVER shows the developments in a landscape from the perspective of a chestnut tree. In 2010 the film won the Silver Sierra Film Award at the Yosemite International Film Festival.


MATCH was screened in competition at the prestigious Venice Film Festival in 2003 and SHELLS was equally screened in competition at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2007. In both films figures are followed as they navigate through a fantastical universe.

Vimeo-link MATCH:
Vimeo-link SHELLS:

Grant awarded to LEONIE

Last December the Netherlands Film Fund made a positive decision about our grant application for Leonie, the new film by Annette Apon. Dutch public broadcaster NTR has also expressed interest in the new version of the scenario. That means that the film, further supported by EYE Filmmuseum and the crowdfunding campaign, can finally be made.

Director Annette Apon is busy finalizing the lists of film material from the archives of EYE that will form the basis of this extraordinary story about the Dutch double agent Leonie Brandt. Hugo Naber is involved in the project as junior producer. On behalf of SNG Film Hugo will take part in the Rotterdam Lab 2019 during the CineMart at the IFFR and will also take part in the Visitors Programme of the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2019.

KALA AZAR film shoot completed

The film shoot for the artistic feature film KALA AZAR by visual artist Janis Rafa has recently been succesfully completed in Greece. Editing will commence soon. A teaser of KALA AZAR has already been made by Janis Rafa.

Kala azar describes of a place that cannot sustain animal life any longer. In a big city somewhere in the south of Europe, a couple takes care of dead animals and abandoned roadkill as an act to give meaning to their life. Kala azar is a meditation on the paradox of life-circles among beings of different species. A film about existence, on the boundaries between living and dead, human and non-human.

The film was selected for De Verbeelding (“Imagination”) 2016, a collaboration between The Netherlands Film Fund and the Mondriaan Fund. The film is a co-production with Athens-based production company Heretic. The film is also financially supported by the The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Abraham Tuschinskifonds and Greek Film Center.


TANZANIA TRANSIT by Jeroen van Velzen is now available on DVD. The DVD includes English subtitles and can be ordered via SNG Film.

The film has won the award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The jury praises the cinematography by Niels van Koevorden. The world première took place at Tribeca where the film was selected for the Documentary Competition.

TANZANIA TRANSIT is also internationally available on the following streaming platforms (please note that the film is not available in a select number of countries):
Google Play

4 films on IFFR Unleashed

The International Film Festival Rotterdam has recently launched its own online VOD platform: IFFR Unleashed. The films that have previously been shown at the festival can be viewed seperately or with a monthly or yearly subscription. This is also true for 4 films produced by SNG Film.

It concerns the films After the Tone, One life is not enough, Wavumba and Winter Silence.
The films are now live on the platform (see the links below).