KALA AZAR in competition at IFFR

Kala azar by visual artist Janis Rafa has been selected for the main competition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, which will be held between January 22 and February 2, 2020. Along with nine other films the film will compete in the Tiger Competition for the Tiger Award. The date of the world premiere will be announced soon.
Janis Rafa’s feature film debut is about a young couple taking care of dead animals as an act to give meaning to their life.

Kala azar was selected for De Verbeelding (“Imagination”) 2016, a collaboration between The Netherlands Film Fund and the Mondriaan Fund. The film is produced by SNG Film in co-production with Athens-based production company Heretic.

The trailer of the film can be viewed on Vimeo and YouTube.

LEONIE actress and spy selected for IFFR

The world première of LEONIE actress and spy by Annette Apon takes place at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 22 to February 2, 2020). The film has been selected for the programme section The Tyger Burns, the festival’s ode to renowned directors who were already active when IFFR started in 1972.

The film is produced by SNG Film in co-production with NTR and in cooperation with EYE Filmmuseum, and is financially supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, CoBo, Cinecrowd crowdfunders and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.

The trailer of the film can be viewed on Vimeo and YouTube.

World premiere HIGHWAY NL at NFF

The world premiere of HIGHWAY NL by Ben van Lieshout was held at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht on September 29. The film closed the Architect Film Festival Rotterdam on October 13. On October 10 Highway NL was released in Dutch film theatres by Mokum Filmdistributie.

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.

Vimeo-link THE CHESTNUT TREE AND THE RIVER: https://vimeo.com/273888125

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: https://vimeo.com/332417178
Vimeo-link SHELLS: https://vimeo.com/332401435


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):
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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).