Absolutely delighted that our co-production Fantastique has been granted funding by the Netherlands Film Fund and the Flanders Audiovisual Fund!
Fantastique is produced by Serendipity Films (BE) and co-produced by The Film Kitchen, VraiVrai Films (FR), and Stenola Productions (BE).
Great news! Our short animated film Airborne has received realisation funding from the Netherlands Film Fund.
Airborne is produced by The Film Kitchen and co-producer Harpy Films.
Have you already seen our documentary Blijven gaan? You can now watch it on npostart.nl.
When the Hindustani Milan (20) becomes a buddy to a Syrian asylum seeker, it puts a strain on his family life. Their differences in opinions and perspectives come to light when Milan chooses for himself. This leads to an explosive situation.
When Paul decides to give up his boring but reliable office job as a banker, his children and wife Véronique are not pleased. Paul wants to pursue his dream and become an actor. Paul's youngest daughter Zoë, however, is the only one who believes in her father. What seems at first sight a ridiculous plan, doomed to fail and threatening to get the whole Schutijzer family into trouble, ends up being a funny, exciting and moving journey that awakens and blossoms the whole family.
Beach resort Zandvoort hopes to regain its old allure now that Formula I Grand Prix races will be held there again. We see how a small community prepares for an event for which everything has to give way. Will the so-called Zandvoort formula ('we can do this', 'we are used to something') hold up?
As a result of the mistreatment of Jews after the Second World War, significant material and emotional damage has been inflicted that continues to this day. The Dutch government is now attempting to rectify this injustice, nearly 80 years later. Is this attempt still in time for those involved?
Dutch Daniel takes a road trip with his teenage daughter Artis across the United States. When his daughter disappears during that trip, he slowly loses all grip on reality.
Daan (12) is obsessed with football. Like his three brothers, he plays at the local club. The coolest and nicest coach at the club is Ries (35). He is devoted to the players and on friendly terms with their parents. Slowly but surely, Daan's relationship with Ries turns into a secret affair. The urge to keep it a secret makes him increasingly more lonely. When the relationship is discovered and is out in the open, Daan is mortified. Suddenly he has a new problem: he has to fight the harsh reactions from his community and his own shame.
Nora (10) wanders like a time traveller through the memories of her grandfather Peter (80). Past and present increasingly intertwine and step by step she becomes aware of how Peter's memories are an important part of her being and how she influences Peter's progressively fuzzy memories.
Lizz (22) and Jay (24), a Dutch couple, embark on a journey through Africa full of excitement. Their plans are thrown off the rails as they help William (22), a young Mauritanian man, escape from his boss. As they attempt to escape with William along the west coast of Africa, Lizz and Jay are faced with the consequences of their actions.
Ineke Kanters studied history in Rotterdam. Following her college years, she served as a producer for Studio Sport (Dutch public television) and as an Internet editor at the Netherlands Broadcasting Foundation in Hilversum. Hereafter, she worked as a fund manager at the Rotterdam Media Fund and as development executive producer at Kasander Film. Since January 2012, she has been running her own company while also working part-time at Waterland Film among others, where she was actively engaged in the development, financing and production of feature films. In January 2016, she co-founded The Film Kitchen with Jan van der Zanden. In 2023 she partnered with Lisette Kelder, now sharing ownership of The Film Kitchen. Ineke is a highly experienced producer, with nearly 25 years of experience, having (co-)produced films such as: Dealer (2021), My Father is a Saucisse (2021), Sunburned (2019), Fight Girl (2018), Cobain(2018), Disappearance (2017), Handle with care (2017) and White Sun (2016).
Lisette Kelder studied Journalism in Utrecht. She started working in film at an early age and has worked as a producer for nearly 20 years. First as associate producer at Kasander film (a.o. Greenaway’s Nightwatching(Venice 2007) and Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank (Cannes 2009)). Later Lisette developed into a freelance line producer but soon after became a (executive / co-) producer for Circe Films and Kaap Holland Film. Her producer credits include a broad range of both arthouse films and mainstream films, a.o.: Wander to Wonder (Venice 2023), Kurak Günler (Cannes, Un Certain Regard 2022), Tiempo Compartido (Sundance Winner Special Jury Prize 2018), Cobain (Berlinale Generation 14+ 2018). In 2023 Lisette joined forces with Ineke Kanters at The Film Kitchen and became co-owner.