Kaliber Film

Bas Broertjes, Aydin Dehzad
Sumatrakade 611 | 1019 PS Amsterdam
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Founded in 2007, Kaliber Film is a creative and internationally oriented independent production company based in Amsterdam and Istanbul. We develop and produce author driven original narrative productions, making no distinction between fiction and documentary form or style. Kaliber Film productions have screened at several international film festivals, such as Berlin, Locarno, Toronto, Rotterdam, IDFA and Cinekid. Most recently Kaliber Film produced Young Wrestlers, the directorial debut of Mete Gümürhan, which-world premiered at the 66th Berlinale and won a Special Mention of the Generation Plus Jury. We’re a member of EAVE-network since 2011.


Mnk Boy

Release: 2019. Status: development & financing. Sort: feature-length film, 90 min. Genre: youth film. Director: Mete Gümürhan. Screenwriters: Sibel Altınbaş, Mete Gümürhan. Co-producers: Filmaltı and TRT, Turkey. Financers: Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema and Netherlands Film Fund. Target audience: families, children.

Aim at market: to find co-producers, broadcasters and international sales agents to help package and close the financing. We are especially interested in partners from Europe.

12-year-old Zeki, a secluded boy and comic book fan, moves from the ghettos of Rotterdam to the gated communities of Istanbul with his single father Mahir to make a new start. There, Zeki is challenged by the hardships of this new life and left with no choice other than to become a superhero.

Big Village

Release: 2018. Status: financing & pre-production. Sort: feature-length documentary, 57 + 90 min. Genre: hybrid (Part of a Transmedia project). Director: Beri Shalmashi. Developers: Beri Shalmashi, Joost Wilgenhof and Lyangelo Vasquez. Financers: Netherlands Film Fund, Creative Industries Fund NL, EO/IKONdocs (TV & Radio broadcaster) and de Volkskrant (Newspaper). Sales: tba.

Aim at market: to find co-producers, funders, broadcasters, distributors and international sales agents to help package and close the financing. We are especially interested in partners from Belgium, Germany, France or Scandinavia.

How do you return home when your childhood village was bombed out of existence? When the country you’re supposed to be from, never even existed in the first place? Big Village explores the stories of the mountain people of East-Kurdistan and follows their children’s search for a sense of belonging and identity in exile. A transmedia reconstruction of a lost home through the deconstruction of the memories of its children.