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Dutch Cinema in Focus


Mon, Oct 16 - Sun, Oct 22  2023

Dutch Cinema InFocus brings together a small group of talented new filmmakers from the Netherlands to Los Angeles for a week of industry events geared towards introducing the filmmakers to Hollywood. The week includes industry networking sessions, press events and culminates with a festival where a short film from each Dutch filmmaker is screened for an invited group of LA film industry professionals and media.

This October weekend’s film program begins on Friday night with a limited-seating screening of InFocus: Dutch Cinema, a collection of new work from Dutch short film directors curated in partnership with SEE NL. The program is representative of new voices, genres and themes in filmmaking coming out of the Netherlands. It includes stories of fighting for autonomy, confronting loss, finding strength and comfort, fighting darkness, choosing our own path, and healing trauma.

Dir. Koosje Docter en Eefje Sujikerbuijk, Writ. Koosje Docter en Eefje Sujikerbuijk & Prod. Koosje Docter en Eefje Sujikerbuijk

The Last Waves of Eugène
Dir. Dylan Werkman, Writ. Dylan Werkman , Sam Dijkstra & Prod. Dylan Werkman

Dir. Mirjam Debets & Selle Inti Sellink, Writ. Mirjam Debets & Selle Inti Sellink & Prod. Chris Stenger

Dir. Juliette van Ardenne, Writ. Juliette van Ardenne & Prod. Juliette van Ardenne

Days of Spring
Dir. Arianne Hinz, Writ. Arianne Hinz & Prod. Ibo Karatay, Reinier Selen

La Ultima Ascensión
Dir. Kevin Osepa, Writ. Kevin Osepa & Prod. Danielle Guirguis

NFMLA showcases films by filmmakers of all backgrounds throughout the year, across both our general and InFocus programming. All filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to submit their projects for consideration for upcoming NFMLA Festivals, regardless of the schedule for InFocus programming, which celebrates diversity, inclusion and region by spotlighting communities of filmmakers within our filmmaking community as part of our monthly program. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.