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Holland Film Meeting, CineMart Launch BoostNL

The Netherlands festival’s Holland Film Meeting and Rotterman’s CineMart are launching BoostNL, an industry confab dedicated to Dutch movies in development and international projects.

Spearheaded by CineMart’s Marit van den Eshout and Holland Film Meeting’s Vanja Kaludjercic (the former head of industry at Les Arcs’s co-production village), the first edition of BoostNL will present six international projects and five Dutch projects in development, as well as three works-in-progress.

BoostNL, hosted during the Holland Film Meeting (Sept. 22-15) and CineMart (Jan. 29-Feb. 1) will connect filmmakers and producers with with international mentors to advise them during development, post-production, marketing and distribution.

“There is a strong interest on our part to do more for projects throughout the year, especially for those that we have already invested in via the Hubert Bals Fund and CineMart,” said van den Eshout, adding that BoostNL programme also allows them to keep track of interesting projects.

Kaludjercic pointed out that “tailor-made consultancy has always been one of the trademarks of the Holland Film Meeting.”

“What we are creating with BoostNL is a more thorough, more streamlined and longer-running expert programme providing producers and directors with continuous support for project’s further development and improvement,” Kaludjercic added.

One of the anticipated projects is Ali Jaberansari’s “Tehran, City of Love,” which received the Hubert Bals Fund for script and development support last year.

From the Netherlands, Sacha Polak will present her English-language debut, “Jade.”

“It’s a great initiative combining the Holland Film Meeting and CineMart, two platforms that are very dear to us,” said “Jade”‘s producer, Marleen Slot.

“BoostNL will give Sacha and Viking Film the opportunity to work intensely on the film and will help us to push it forward and to bring it under attention of international financiers and distributors,” added Slot.

The six international projects are:

“Bootlegger,” directed by Caroline Monnet (“Mobilize”), produced by Microclimat Films (Canada)

“The Bridge,” directed by Hala Lotfy (“Al-khoroug lel-nahar”), produced by DayDream Art Production (Egypt)

“Jessica,” directed by Ninja Thyberg (“Pleasure”), produced by Plattform Produktion (Sweden)

“Loveling,” directed by Gustavo Pizzi (“Riscado”), produced by Bubbles Project (Brazil)

“The Reports on Sarah and Saleem,” directed by Muayad Alayan and Rami Alayan (“Love, Theft and Other Entanglements”), produced by PalCine Productions (Palestine)

“Tehran, City of Love,” directed by Ali Jaberansari (“Aman”), produced by Here & There Productions

Dutch projects in development:

“Dreamscape,” directed by Anna van der Heide (“Fidgety Bram”), produced by Pupkin Film

“In the Arms of Morpheus,” directed by Marc Schmidt (“The Chimpanzee Complex”), produced by KeyDocs

“Jade,” directed by Sacha Polak (“Zurich”), produced by Viking Film

“Quicksand,” directed by Margot Schaap (“12 Months in 1 Day”), produced by PRPL

“Totem,” directed by Sander Burger (“Alice Cares”), produced by Volya Films

Works in progress:

“Charlie and Hannah’s Grand Night Out,” directed by Bert Scholiers, produced by Minds Meet (Belgium)

“Mormaço,” directed by Marina Meliande (“The Escape of the Monkey Woman”), produced by Enquadramento Produçoes (Brazil)

“Quality Time,” directed by Daan Bakker (“Jacco’s film”), produced by Pupkin Film (Netherlands)

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