Dutch, but with an open mind to the world

The Film Kitchen is a Dutch film production company of price winning international feature films, shorts, television films and series, and documentaries. We closely co-operate with strong and experienced filmmakers as well as with outstanding young talents. Key for all our productions are the relevance for today’s society and the aim to match the highest cinematographic standards.


BLIJVEN GAAN selected for Golden Calf Competition!

18 August 2022 / by The Film Kitchen

Anneloek Sollart's new documentary 'Blijven gaan' got selected for the Golden Calf Competition!

The film is starring 5 senior people (the eldest one is 91) who keep on staying fit.

'Blijven gaan' is about the confronting battle against an ageing body and the realisation that, some day, you will lose that battle.

The documentary is premiering on September 22nd, during the Dutch Film Festival.

INJURY recieves realisation funds!

21 May 2022 / by The Film Kitchen

The feature film Injury by Karin Junger receives support from the Netherlands Film Fund. The film will receive 1 Million Euros voor realisation!

Blessure is produced by the Film Kitchen (main producer) with coproducer Polar Bear (BE)



19 May 2022 / by The Film Kitchen

Good news! The feature film Mr. K by Tallulah H. Schwab receives support from The Netherlands Film Fund under the Cinescoop scheme. The film will get 1,8 Million Euro for realisation. 

Mr. K is produced by The Film Kitchen (main producer), with A Private View (BE) en Take 1 (NO). 



Jan van der Zanden

Producer / Managing Director

Jan van der Zanden graduated in cultural psychology and worked as a psychologist at the University of Amsterdam. After the foundation of Waterland Film in 1994, he followed international film financing at the Media Business School. In 2003 he was selected 'Producer on the Move' at the Cannes Film Festival. In January 2016 he founded with Ineke Kanters The Film Kitchen.


Ineke Kanters

Producer / Managing Director

Ineke Kanters studied history in Rotterdam. After her college years she worked as a producer for Studio Sport (Dutch public television) and as an Internet editor at the Netherlands Broadcasting Foundation in Hilversum. After this she worked as a fund manager at the Rotterdam Media Fund and as development executive producer at Kasander Film. Since January 2012 she had her own company and worked part time at Waterland Film where she was involved in the development, financing and production of feature films. In January 2016 she founded The Film Kitchen together with Jan van der Zanden.

In the last two years Ineke Kanters was selected to be a member of the jury at international film festivals in Istanbul and Ostend (Belgium). She's also a jury member at the Dutch CineKid Festival and at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht (Film Producers Netherlands Award).