You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Rotterdam fest head quits

Den Hamer to join Filmmuseum

LONDON — The Rotterdam Film Festival announced Wednesday that its director Sandra den Hamer has resigned to head up the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ respected cinematography collection.

A replacement has yet to be found. The festival said its board would soon start “exploratory talks” for a new director.

Den Hamer joined Rotterdam in 1986 to coordinate the then fledgling co-production market Cinemart. It has since developed into one of the largest financing events for low- and medium-budget film projects in the world.

In 1991, den Hamer was appointed deputy director of the fest under Emile Fallaux. She rose to the position of co-director alongside Simon Field in 2000.

She directed the fest alone from March 2004 onward.

Den Hamer will take up her new role at the Filmmuseum from Sept. 1. The respected cinematography museum houses a collection of pics ranging from the first silent movies to contemporary digital productions.

In addition it organizes thematic programs, retrospectives, festivals and open-air screenings throughout the year.

The Rotterdam festival paid tribute to den Hamer’s work.

“The importance of Sandra den Hamer’s contributions to the success of the festival can hardly be underestimated,” the fest said in a statement.

“Through the years she determined and realized a clear artistic and business course for all festival activities in close collaboration with many international partners and the festival staff,” it added.

More Film

  • Verne TroyerStarkey Hearing Foundation Awards Gala,

    Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers,' Dies at 49

    LONDON — The Rotterdam Film Festival announced Wednesday that its director Sandra den Hamer has resigned to head up the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ respected cinematography collection. A replacement has yet to be found. The festival said its board would soon start “exploratory talks” for a new director. Den Hamer joined Rotterdam in 1986 […]

  • 'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts

    'Greatest Showman' Tops Disc Sales Charts as 'Last Jedi' Slips to No. 2

    LONDON — The Rotterdam Film Festival announced Wednesday that its director Sandra den Hamer has resigned to head up the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ respected cinematography collection. A replacement has yet to be found. The festival said its board would soon start “exploratory talks” for a new director. Den Hamer joined Rotterdam in 1986 […]

  • Stockholm review

    Tribeca Film Review: Ethan Hawke in 'Stockholm'

    LONDON — The Rotterdam Film Festival announced Wednesday that its director Sandra den Hamer has resigned to head up the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ respected cinematography collection. A replacement has yet to be found. The festival said its board would soon start “exploratory talks” for a new director. Den Hamer joined Rotterdam in 1986 […]

  • READY PLAYER ONE

    Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Crosses $500 Million Worldwide

    LONDON — The Rotterdam Film Festival announced Wednesday that its director Sandra den Hamer has resigned to head up the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ respected cinematography collection. A replacement has yet to be found. The festival said its board would soon start “exploratory talks” for a new director. Den Hamer joined Rotterdam in 1986 […]

  • Hans Zimmer90th Annual Academy Awards, Roaming

    Hans Zimmer to Receive Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna Gala

    LONDON — The Rotterdam Film Festival announced Wednesday that its director Sandra den Hamer has resigned to head up the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ respected cinematography collection. A replacement has yet to be found. The festival said its board would soon start “exploratory talks” for a new director. Den Hamer joined Rotterdam in 1986 […]

  • A Quiet Place

    'A Quiet Place' Reclaims Box Office Crown, 'Super Troopers 2' Outdoes Expectations

    LONDON — The Rotterdam Film Festival announced Wednesday that its director Sandra den Hamer has resigned to head up the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ respected cinematography collection. A replacement has yet to be found. The festival said its board would soon start “exploratory talks” for a new director. Den Hamer joined Rotterdam in 1986 […]

  • Anything

    Film Review: 'Anything'

    LONDON — The Rotterdam Film Festival announced Wednesday that its director Sandra den Hamer has resigned to head up the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ respected cinematography collection. A replacement has yet to be found. The festival said its board would soon start “exploratory talks” for a new director. Den Hamer joined Rotterdam in 1986 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content