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Studio Nieuwe Gronden, nowadays known as SNG Film, was founded in 1979 out of the legendary film collective Amsterdams Stadjournaal (ASJ). SNG Film still seeks to produce distinctive documentaries and feature films (and everything in between). What is important is the involvement of the filmmaker. SNG Film likes to work with young talent, but does not limit itself to that. Moreover, it is not only about the urgency in which somebody wants to tell something, but primarily the form chosen to do so. International co-productions can be a means to initiating exceptional, artistic films.
Release: November 2017. Status: postproduction. Sort: documentary, 80 min. Genre: creative documentary. Director: Jeroen van Velzen. Screenwriter: Jeroen van Velzen & Esther Eenstroom. Financers: Netherlands Film Fund, IKON docs EO (Dutch broadcaster)
Aim at market: Sales, Festivals.
The Tazara Express is a riding microcosm mirroring hardships in East Africa. While travelling on this train, three main characters reflect on the power of survival within this society.
Release: February 2019. Status: financing. Sort: feature-length art film, 75 min. Genre: art film. Director: Janis Rafa. Screenwriter: Janis Rafa. Cast: tba. Coproducer: Heretic (Greece). Financers: Netherlands Film Fund, Mondriaan Fund.
Aim at market: sales, festivals, museums, art events.
Kala-a-zar is a hybrid film about a young couple who watch over dead animals as an act to give meaning to their life.