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Stories That Matter The one film festival in the heart of the Netherlands - Belgium - Germany. The best films, meet the makers, get inspired and train your skills in filmlabs, masterclasses and CineTalks. For tickets and more information:

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Euregion Film Festival 2019

Most of the program sections are suitable for English speaking audiences.(ENG)


For the fourth time in a row Euregion Film Festival 2019 is going to open its doors for the professionals,


new filmmakers and audiences to enjoy Dutch and

Stijn Bouma Special &

international films with a special focus on the Golden

Avant-première Souverein

Triangle: Netherlands - Belgium - Germany. Save the

Made in Heerlen

date to visit special screenings, short film competitions,



talk with the directors at CineTalks, join Shorts and

An Impossibly Small Object


Feature Labs and network at the Roundtable:

Bloeistraat 11 & This Magnificent Cake!


Euregion Co-Production.

Short Film Competition 1


Euregion Film Festival will take you to the inspiring world of film where you can learn, develop and be

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Short Film Competition 2 & Award Show




motivated to create more quality films. The 2019


edition is held under the motto ‘Stories That Matter’.

Roundtable: Euregion Co-production


Our film selection focuses on stories that need to

Pitch Contest


be told and characters that need to be heard. During

FilmLab Zuid: Script Lab & Producers Lab


our labs and masterclasses the participants learn to

Shorts Lab: DocCampus, FilmCampus


improve their skills to create films that people long

Networking Lunch & Networking Drinks


to see and that leave a lasting impression on the

Guests & Coaches


audiences’ minds - because they matter.

Attending Filmmakers


Location & Tickets


We are happy to host industry professionals, professional and new filmmakers as well as our regular audience to join us for these unique experiences. Stories matter, let us dive into them to broaden


our horizons!

20.00 uur, Opening Night: Stijn Bouma special + Avant-premiere Regained Memory incl. Q&A and networking drinks

Guido Franken

initiatiefnemer Euregion Film Festival

Anna Demianenko Festival Manager

Saskia Loesser

Festival Coordinator

25 MARCH Closing Night: Bloeistraat 11 + This Magnificent Cake!

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10:00 - 13:00 (ENG) Script Lab Lecture: Story Ideas, Synopsis and Treatment Development Marietta von Hausswolff & Moniek Kramer

10:00 - 13:00 (ENG) Producers Lab Lecture: From the Idea to the Financing: The Role of the Producer Denis Vaslin

Filmhuis de spiegel



10:00 - 12:30 (ENG) DocCampus Lecture and Case Study Bart Hölscher & Janet van den Brand

10:00 - 12:30 (ENG) Script Lab & Producers Lab Pitch Training: How to Pitch a Project Joost de Vries

Feature Lab

10.00 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30

12:30 - 13:00 (ENG) Pitch Contest

Shorts Lab

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13:00 - 14:00 Networking Lunch

13:00 - 14:00 Networking Lunch

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14:00 - 15:30 (ENG) Roundtable Euregion Co-production

Networking Events

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15:30 - 16:30 (ENG) Q&A + Networking Drinks

14:00 - 16:30 (ENG) Script Lab Writers Rooms: Synopsis Feedback Marietta von Hausswolff & Moniek Kramer

14:00 - 16:30 (ENG) DocCampus Personal Coaching Bart Hölscher & Janet van den Brand

15:30 - 17:00 (ENG) Producers Lab Lecture: Application to Funding - Hans de Wolf

16.30 17.00 17.30

Industry Events

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17:30 - 19:15 (ENG) Official Competition 1 incl. Q&A

17:00 - 19:00 Official Competition 2 incl. Q&A + Award Show

19.00 19:00 - 20:00 Networking Drinks

19.30 20.00 20.30 21.00

22:00 - 23:00 (ENG) Made in Heerlen incl. Q&A

20:15 - 22:00 Film Ceres incl. Q&A with Janet van den Brand & Thimothy Wennekes

22:00 - 23:00 (ENG) Q&A + Networking Drinks

22:00 - 23:00 (NL) Q&A + Networking Drinks


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14:00 - 15:30 (ENG) Script Lab & Producers Lab Lecture: The Producer’s Approach to Script and Development - Joost de Vries

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24 March

SCHUNCK Lokaal 12

SCHUNCK Lokaal 14

10:00 - 12:30 (ENG) Shorts Lab Production Design Genaro Rosato & Nicole van Kilsdonk

10:00 - 12:30 (NL) FilmCampus Script and Development Coaching Jelle Nesna

SCHUNCK Zaal t.b.a.

Filmhuis de spiegel



10:00 - 13:00 (NL)(ENG) Shorts Lab Directing Actors Remy van Heugten

10:00 - 13:00 (NL) Script Lab Lecture: Character Moniek Kramer

Feature Lab

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Shorts Lab

13.00 13:00 - 14:00 Networking Lunch

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Networking Events

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Industry Events

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14:00 - 16:45 (ENG) Shorts Lab Production Design Group Coaching Genaro Rosato & Nicole van Kilsdonk

14:00 - 16:45 (NL) FilmCampus Script and Development Coaching Jelle Nesna

14:00 - 16:00 (NL) Film An Impossibly Small Object, by David Verbeek 15:30 - 17:00 (NL) Script Lab Lecture: Structure of Script Moniek Kramer

14:00 - 16:30 (NL) Script Lab Writers Room: Character Moniek Kramer

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Lejla, Stijn Bouma, Fiction, Netherlands, 2017, 22 min. Lejla, a young woman from Sarajevo, feels that her life is going nowhere. All she has is a job in a fast food restaurant and the caretaking of her alcoholic father. This changes when a sailor called Vedad asks her out. They fall in love and Vedad offers her an opportunity to escape this life. However Lejla has doubts...



Regained Memory, Stijn Bouma, Fiction, Netherlands, 2018, 51 min. In modern-day Sarajevo, Amir’s life has been turned upside down by the abrupt loss of his wife. To his grief he is not able to picture her properly anymore, which makes him go on a search for memories connected to her. In the meantime, the war he experienced as a kid is catching up on him. As he tries to get his life back on track, he forgets the responsibilities he bares for his daughter. Soeverein, Remy Kooi, Fiction, Netherlands, 2019, 15 min. A boring, grey tollkeeper frantically tries to protect his culture but after a long time, when he is confronted

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with loneliness through a migrant who is not to be

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driven away, he seems to have found a new friend.

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MADE IN HEERLEN INCL. Q&A(ENG) March 22 | 20:00 - 22:00


Heerlen Filmhuis de Spiegel | â‚Ź7 Grenzeloos, Yorn Heijnen & Nils Hanssen, Fiction, Netherlands, 2019, 38 min. A story about two friends who have known each other for a long time and are still roommates after graduating. Their lives are growing more and more apart until one of them makes a dramatic decision that will alter their lives forever. Together, they decide

Convoi Exceptionnel, Genio de Groot,

to escape their normal lives by going on a road trip

Fiction, Netherlands, 2019, 15 min.

without a destination.

A tragicomic and sometimes absurdist portrait of Ronnie in his 40s who still lives with his mother.

Voor Galg en Rad, Paul Haans & Jeroen Wielheesen,

By profession he is a transport assistant for convoi

Fiction, Netherlands, 2018, 15 min.

exceptionnel. As a hobby, Ronnie takes pictures of

South Limburg, 18th century. People starve and are

exceptional transport and collects miniatures of

exploited by the ruling powers. Poverty and oppression

extraordinary trucks. A long-cherished dream of his

prevail. The Buckrider’s captain Mathias Ponts tries

mother is to become a grandmother. Now that she

to provide for his family as best he can. When he is

is dying, the son will have to look for a wife. But how

arrested his son is left to himself.

will he actually find one?

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CERES INCL.Q&A(NL) March 23 | 20:15- 22:00

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Ceres, Janet van den Brand,

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Documentary, Netherlands, 2018, 73 min.

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A poetic and tangible documentary film that follows four children as they experience the natural cycle of

An Impossibly Small Object, David Verbeek,

life on a farm. Each child lives on a remote farm in

Fiction, Netherlands, 2018, 101 min.

the southwest of The Netherlands and is learning

When a Dutch photographer visits Taipei, he takes

the profession of their ancestors from a young age.

a picture of a girl playing with her kite – a girl who

They dream that one day they will take over the farm

is eight years old and about to lose her best friend.

of their father.

When the photographer returns to the Netherlands he is confronted with his own constant state of solitude.

Director Janet van den Brand and Director of

The picture of the little girl invokes memories of

Photography Thimothy Wennekes are present

his own youth, when he still felt like he belonged

for CineTalk & Q&A.


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OFFICIAL COMPETITION 1 INCL. Q&A (ENG) March 22 | 17:30 - 19:15 Heerlen Filmhuis de Spiegel | €7 Never Ever Without, Laurens Zautsen, Documentary, Netherlands, 2017, 14 min. A short documentary about a group of gay boys that

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discover their identity in the Gay Scene of Amsterdam.

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Their bond is a weapon against the negativity within and outside the community. This way they transform

Bloeistraat 11, Nienke Deutz,

into a powerful formation during clubbing and a close

Animation, Netherlands, 2018, 10 min.

family in daily life.

A short film about two best friends during a special summer in which the friendship they always took

Pistol, Andreas Thaulow,

for granted gets on the line, when puberty gets

Fiction, Denmark, 2017, 5 min.

between them.

Seven year old Bilal aims and shoots. His enemy, another young boy falls dead with a bullet in his

This Magnificent Cake!, Emma De Swaef & Marc

heart. Or so it seems until the war-game is interrupted

James Roels, Animation, Netherlands, 2018, 45 min.

by Bilal’s father who drives a taxi and has come to

Set in Colonial Africa during the late 19th century

collect him. They are not in a war zone but in a

the film tells the story of five different characters: a

Copenhagen schoolyard and Bilals gun is not a real one.

troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy who works in a

But before long, Bilal and his father find themselves in a

hotel, a failed businessman on expedition, a young

dangerous situation, when a mad junkie highjacks the

doorman one a young deserter.

cab. He is on the run and he too carries a pistol.

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2nd Class, Jimmy Olsson,

Infill & Full Set, Hai Duc Dao,

Fiction, Sweden, 2018, 14 min.

Fiction, Vietnam, 2018, 14 min.

Charlotte is the new 2nd class teacher and when she

Set in London, the film tells the story of an illegally

is out with her friends she gets attacked by a Nazi.

immigrating heavily pregnant woman who is stuck be-

When she gets out of the hospital and gets back to her

tween the ethical boundary of being honest and being

school she discovers that one of her students is the

dishonest. On the one hand, she is running away from

son of that Nazi.

being hunted by the UK immigration authorities, on the other, she ceaselessly searches for employment as a

Bouba & Kiki, Jack Goessens,

nail technician in order to support her living. In these

Fiction, UK, 2018, 11 min.

hard times, unexpected challenges and complications

A young librarian suffering from a strange form of sy-

keep occurring…

naesthesia where he associates the sound of voices with flavours, is lured out of his self-appointed recluse

We Were Three, Caroline Ingvarsson,

when he meets a young jazz singer whose voice doe-

Fiction, Sweden, 2018, 10 min.

sn’t seem to have any flavour at all.

Based on true events: three young girls are on their way home from a parent free weekend in England when a

Die Freundin, Iván Sáinz-Pardo,

naive joke at the wrong place has unexpected conse-

Fiction , Germany, 2016, 4 min.

quences. An unpleasant film that forces us to reflect

A near-futuristic satire, Die Freundin explores the state

on what responsibility we have for our actions.

of connection and relationship as society becomes more isolated from each other.

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OFFICIAL COMPETITION 2 INCL. Q&A & AWARD SHOW (ENG) March 23 | 17:00 - 19:30 Heerlen Filmhuis de Spiegel | €7

Dima, Remi Itani, Fiction, UK, 2018, 13 min. A film about how an Arab woman’s existence which

Levenslang Ziek (Sick for a Lifetime), Yorn Heijnen,

is only justified when she is associated with a man.

Documentary, Netherlands, 2018, 11 min. Hans Meex (53) has already been sick his whole life

Tribe of Ghosts, Almicheal Fraay,

but that it not a reason for him to throw in the towel.

Documentary, Netherlands, 2018, 9 min.

Early on he decided to fight and luckily he does not

A documentary that takes place within a government-

have to do this alone. Together with his wife Sosia

run shelter. We follow a group of children with albinism

he got through many a hospital stay. That is when

on their daily rituals as they struggle with their burden

they noticed an important problem in the healthcare

and we witness their fragile childhood. Will they ever

system, namely the lack of good communication

be free of their oppressors or does the cycle of pain

between different departments which can cause

continue, in the land of the supernatural?

dangerous situations. Patision Avenue, Thanasis Neofotistos, Cadoul de Craciun (The Christmas Gift),

Fiction, Greece, 2018, 13 min.

Bogdan Muresanu, Fiction, Romania, 2018, 23 min.

Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as

On 20th, December 1989, a few days after Ceausescu’s

Shakespeare’s Viola when she discovers that her

bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening

son has been left home alone. Through a series of

turns to sheer ordeal as he finds out that his little son

phone calls, she fights to balance the most important

has mailed a wish letter to Santa. As the kid understood,

roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial

his father’s desire was to see Ceausescu dead.

area of central Athens: Patision Avenue.

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Anita Smeets (Film Programmer)

Elian Schure is studying phi-

is head of Limburg Film Festival

losophy, cultural studies & art

and runs the film theatres in

at the university of Maastricht.

Roermond and Venlo. This back-

She enjoys going to museums,

ground and her passion for film

reading, and watching films.

make her a valuable part of Eu-

She is a regular Youth Jury

region Film Festival Professional

member at Euregion and

Jury this year.

SHIFT Film Festivals.

Günter H. Jekubzik (Film Critic)

Damiën Joosten is studying

is an independent international

the course AV-specialist at

film journalist from Germany.

Arcus College in Heerlen. He

He has been part of many

has a wide passion for films and

international film festivals befo-

documentaries. He recently

re, such as 13th Palm Springs

won Kunstbende Limburg

International Film Festival

2018 and wants to persevere

(2002) and 63rd Venice Inter-

to get more experienced at

national Film Festival (2006).

creating beautiful stories in the future himself.

Michael van den Eynde (Producer) has worked for

Nino Valcq is born and raised

several successful production

in Maastricht. He studies the

companies and cultural insti-

course AV-specialist at the Ar-

tutions. In 2013 he founded the

cus college in Heerlen. He has

Belgian production company

a real love for film because of

and design studio Everstory,

the stories they tell and appre-

seated at C-mine in Genk which

ciates all genres from crime to

develops films, scripts, books,

comedy, from drama to horror.

illustrations, and designs.

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PITCH CONTEST (ENG) March 23 | 12:30 - 13:00 Heerlen SCHUNCK Zaal 3 | submissions closed Pitch Contest is part of the pitch training, during which the following five selected filmmakers will pitch their projects to the jury, among which are Moniek Kramer, Hans de Wolf, Bart Hölscher, Joost de Vries, Nicole van Kilsdonk and have a chance to win € 2000

March 22 | 14:00 - 16:30 |

production budget as well as coachings for your newest

Heerlen Filmzaal de Spiegel | €15 (incl. two drinks)

film project.

Discuss the possibilities of co-producing and

Zwart, Tommie Geraedts

financing in the Golden Triangle the Netherlands –

A dystopian comedy about a dark future in which

Belgium – Germany. Meet amongst others special

online parties know more about your secret desires

guests producers Hans de Wolf (KeyFilm), Denis

than your own partner.

Vaslin (Volya Films), Harro van Staverden (PHANTA BASTA!), Bart Hölscher (HölscherRTV), Bart

Tenacity, Ayla Spaans

Van Langendonck (Savage Film, Belgium), Nicole

Two lovers go on an adventure together during a

Ringhut (Belle Epoque Films, Germany), Dutch Film

party, entering different rooms that stand in direct

Commissioner Bas van der Ree and funding

relation to their emotions. When the colourful night

representatives and discuss with them the

changes into a grey morning, their love seems to be

possibilities our Euregion has to offer.

an illusion.

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FilmLab Zuid is the first FilmLab in the Netherlands and includes the very first talent development program Script Lab and Producers Lab in which filmmakers work on their script and develop their production skills under Hopsa Heisasa, Vincent van den Ouden

one year supervision with industry professionals.

A lonely boy wants to save his teddy bear that has been kidnapped by a drowned refugee girl. When he realises that the girl’s own teddy bear has been taken by the waves and she cannot go to the Afterlife without him, they embark on a journey for love and consolation.


Luddevedu, Damien Joosten


The government has issued a ban on films because

March 22 | 10:00 - 13:00 | Heerlen SCHUNCK Zaal 2

of visual violence and stupid fantasies. The hero of

€15 (excl. lunch) or €22 (incl. lunch)

this story, also known as ‘De Uitzender’, sacrifices himself as one-man resistance to bring the forbidden

On the first day of the Script Lab the participants

medium back to the citizens.

will learn about story ideas, synopsis and treatment development, story elements and look at case studies

Kip Curry, Maurizio Ciranni

of successful scripts. The coaches for the lecture

When a couple feels like the time has come to start a

are Script Doctor Marietta von Hausswolff (Torino Film

family, Johan gets distracted by his chickens during

Lab, Sundance Labs) and Moniek Kramer (Schrijvers-

the act. As it appears, they’re being attacked by a vicious

vakschool, Lucia de B.)

fox. He attempts to fight it off, but will he manage to win his battle in time?

You can also attend this lecture if you are not a participant of the Script Lab.

The winner of the Pitch Contest will be announced during the Award Show later the same evening.

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March 24 | 10:00 - 13:00

March 22 | 14:00 - 16:30 | Heerlen SCHUNCK Zaal 2

Heerlen SCHUNCK Zaal 3 | €15 (excl. lunch)

During the Writers Room group session, together with

Moniek Kramer will talk about character development,

Script Doctor Marietta von Hausswolff (TorinoFilmLab,

creating recognisable characters & characters’ back-

Sundance Labs) and Moniek Kramer (Schrijversvak-

ground, developing a character’s voice, character’s

school, Lucia de B.) the participants of Script Lab will

behaviour patterns and how to involve viewers and

discuss the synopsis (30 min. per project), receive feed-

readers’ with your characters. You can attend this

back and homework for the Writers Room Session 3.

lecture if you are not a participant of the Script Lab.

The Writers Room is for Script Lab participants only.




March 23 | 15:30 - 17:00 | Heerlen SCHUNCK | €15

March 24 | 14:00 - 16:30 | Heerlen SCHUNCK Zaal 3

At this lecture Moniek Kramer will talk about the most

During the Writers Room group session, together

important topic – the structure of feature script: What

with mentor Moniek Kramer the participants of

are its key elements, how to determine turning points

Script Lab will discuss the characters in their pro-

and sequences, how to make a strong script and plot

jects and way to develop them (30 min. per project).

only when it is still a structure. You can attend this

The Writers Room is only for Script Lab participants.

lecture if you are not a participant of the Script Lab.

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March 22 | 10:00 - 13:00 | Heerlen SCHUNCK Lokaal 8


€15 (excl. lunch) or €25 (incl. lunch)

March 23 | 10:00 - 12:30 | Heerlen SCHUNCK Zaal 3 |

On the first day of Producers Lab, Denis Vaslin (Centaur)

€39 (incl. lunch)

from Volya Films will give a lecture From Idea To

During the second day of the course the participants

Financing and talks about the role of the producer

will get a pitch training by Joost de Vries (The Lobster)

as well as financing possibilities in the Netherlands

in which they will learn how to pitch a project and a

and Europe (and the rest of the world), how to kickstart

strategy, what to pay special attention to as well as

a project when it is still an idea, and what to pay

discuss possible mistakes and respective solutions.

attention to, which mistakes to avoid. He will also

You can attend this lecture if you are not a participant

present a case study of the projects from his own

of the Script Lab and the Producers Lab.

experience. You can also attend this lecture if you are not a participant of the Producers Lab.



March 23 | 15:30 - 17:00 | Heerlen SCHUNCK Zaal 3 | €15

€15 (excl. Pitch Training, excl. lunch)

At this lecture Hans de Wolf will teach you how to

Joost de Vries will give a lecture during which he will

apply to film funds and how to write application forms

introduce a producer’s approach to script and develop-

as well as how to present ideas to key international

ment as well as a structural analysis and creative

film institutions and receive information about the

production, which will give the participants of Script

eligible funds for regional filmmakers.

Lab the understanding of how the producers choose their projects. The lecture is included in the price of the Pitch Training.

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SHORTS LAB: PRODUCTION DESIGN (ENG) March 23 | 10:00 - 16:45 | Heerlen SCHUNCK Lokaal 12 | €15 (including networking lunch); €45 (incl. lecture and coaching) During this Production Design Workshop the parti-

During this coaching six participants, who are busy

cipants will learn from Genaro Rosato and director

with their own short film project, will receive individual

Nicole van Kilsdonk all about the visual appearance

support and advice on the development of their scripts

of a film and how it can stimulate moods, contrast

in the setting of a group workshop by director and

features and appeal to the audiences. Which artistic

creative producer Jelle Nesna.

style fits your film? How to best transport the desired

DOCCAMPUS: LECTURES AND COACHING (BART HÖLSCHER & JANET VAN DEN BRAND) (ENG) March 23 | 10:00 - 16:30 | Heerlen SCHUNCK Zaal 2 | €15 (Lecture & Case Study); € 39 (incl. personal coaching)

moods, messages, concepts and ideas onto the screen which will ultimately move the audiences just the way it should.

SHORTS LAB: DIRECTING ACTORS (REMY VAN HEUGTEN) (NL) SOLD March 24 | 10:00 - 17:00 | Heerlen


During DocCampus filmmaker Bart Hölscher will


give a lecture with valuable information about how

During this intensive coaching with Remy van Heugten

to (kick)start a documentary. Janet van den Brand’s

the participants will learn how to get the best out of

documentary feature film Ceres, which will be screened

their actor’s performance. They will not only learn

in the evening later that day, serves as a case study

how to communicate their own vision of a film but

for the participants. Later on both, Bart and Janet,

also to closely work with the actors to develop this

will offer a personal coaching on the participants’

vision even further and let themselves be inspired by

own projects.

the actors’ own take on the characters and scenes.

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GUESTS & COACHES PITCH JURY Moniek Kramer, Nicole van Kilsdonk, Hans de Wolf, Bart Hölscher, Joost de Vries.


COACHES Bart Hölscher (Director, Producer and Writer) is documentary maker with a broad national and international network.

March 22 | 13:00 - 14:00

For several projects he cooperated with

Heerlen Filmhuis de Spiegel | By invitation only

national and international broadcasters and funding bodies. Recently he made

March 23 | 13:00 - 14:00

Het Zijn Maar Duitsers and De Laatste Titel.

Heerlen Filmhuis de Spiegel| By invitation only Denis Vaslin (Producer) started Volya Have a lunch and talk to the filmmakers and special

Films in 2004 after moving to the

guests of the festival.

Netherlands from France. He has (co) produced more than thirty fiction and


documentary films. His latest film A Land Imagine has won numerous awards at Locarno Film Festival 2018. Denis has been a Torino FilmLab Decision Maker since 2009. He is a graduate of the Binger Lab in 2004, EAVE 2006 and EURODOC 2007, a member of the European Film Academy.

March 21 | 22:30 - 23:00 March 22 | 15:30 - 16:30, 21:30 - 22:30 March 23 | 19:00 - 20:00, 22:00 - 23:00

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Genaro Rosato (Production Designer)

Jelle Nesna (Director & Creative Producer)

has worked on films such as Hoe Over-

graduated from the Netherlands

leef Ik Mezelf? (2008), Patatje Oorlog

Film Academy in 1985, receiving the

(2011), Onder het Haart (2015) or De

GNS-prize for best graduation film for

Grote Zwaen (2015), the latter even

Closer to Power. His film about the life

getting him a Golden Calf nomination

of the poet Jan Arends, played by Jeroen

for Best Production Design 2016.

Willems, was nominated for Best TV Drama Golden Calf. Since 2010 Jelle

Hans de Wolf (Producer) is a television,

has been working as a creative producer

documentary and film producer. From

with Rinkel Film.

1985 to 1989 he was director of the Netherlands Film Festival. From 1990

Joost de Vries (Producer) was the

onwards he was producer at production

producer and CEO of Lemming Film

company Egmond Film & Television,

for over 20 years. Currently he runs

winner of the Academy Award for Best

An Original Picture and is a Managing

Foreign Language Film at the 68th

Director of APostLab. As a producer

Academy Awards with the film

Joost de Vries is known for The Lobster

Antonia’s Line.

(Academy Award-nominated and Cannes Jury Prize-winner), Oblivion Verses

Harro van Staverden (Producer, Phanta

(Venice FIPRESCI Prize-winner),

Basta!) produced, among other things,

Humidity (Berlinale Forum 2016).

the television series Circus Noël and Tien Torens Diep and the feature films

Marietta von Hausswolff (Screenwri-

War Secrets, Cool Kids Don’t Cry and

ter) is a Swedish screenwriter for TV

Code M.

and film, and an international script consultant whose work over the last

Janet van den Brand (Director & Writer)

11 years includes, among others,

is a Dutch filmmaker currently living

Sundance Labs, TorinoFilmLab, Binger

in Brussels. Studied Bachelor in Docu-

Amsterdam, Biennale College Venice,

mentary Film and Fiction Film in Breda

Tiff Studio Toronto FF and Talent

and Brussels. In 2015 she also finished

Campus Berlinale.

a Master degree in Film Directing at KASK Ghent. Ceres (2018) is her first

Moniek Kramer (Scriptwriter, Actress)

feature length documentary.

writes for theatre, television and film and is known for works such as Deining (2004), Rembrandt en ik (2011) and Lucia de B. (2014).

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FILMMAKERS FROM THE OFFICIAL COMPETITION AND THE SPECIAL SCREENINGS ATTENDING THE FESTIVAL Amongst others: Stijn Bouma (Lejla & Regained Memory), Remy Kooi (Soeverein), Janet van den Brand & Thimothy Wennekes (Ceres), Yorn Heijnen (Grenzeloos & Levenslang Ziek), Genio de Groot, Remco Bakker, Meral Polat, Michel Sluysmans (Convoi Exceptionnel), Laurens Zautsen & Stephen Kearney (Never Ever Without), Jack Goessens (Bouba & Kiki), Almicheal Fraay (Tribe of Ghosts), Simona van Constantin (Cadoul de Craciun) Marina Symeou (Patision Avenue).

Nicole van Kilsdonk (Director & Script Writer) is an award-winning director. She makes films for adults (Ventoux, Richting West) as well as children (Patatje Oorlog, Toen Mijn Vader een Struik werd).

INDUSTRY GUESTS Euregion Film Festival also welcomes other industry guests during the festival. Amongst these are Bas

Remy van Heugten (Director) is a

van der Ree (Netherlands Film Commission), Guido

prize-winning film director and known

Franken (Limburg Film Commission), Toon Hezemans

nationally and internationally for the

(Dutch Mountain Film Festival), Patricia Peters (advisory

successful film Gluckauf (Son of Mine),

board Limburg Film Fund) and several producers

which won four Golden Calves for Best

from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Film and Best Directing, among others. Remy studied at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Genk and the Dutch Film and Television Academy and also attended directing classes in the USA. of Limburg Film Festival.

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LOCATION Filmhuis de Spiegel and SCHUNCK in Heerlen has opened its doors for the fourth time for Euregion Film Festival. The location can be easily reached by car, foot or public transport. Our team will greet

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you at a special guest desk on the ground floor of

Q-park locations in the center of Heerlen:

the building.

De Klomp, Corio Center, Raadhuis Parking. The train and bus station of Heerlen is 5 minutes


walking from the festival location.

SCHUNCK & Filmhuis de Spiegel

be bought as well via Filmhuis De Spiegel. Would

Bongerd 18, 6411 Heerlen

you like to join everything? We have special passe- & ďŹ

partouts for audience and professionals!

TICKETS Tickets for the program sections can be purchased online via until March 21. From that moment on tickets can be bought at the venue (only with card, no cash). For film screenings tickets can

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THANK YOU! Our deepest gratitude to all those who made this outstanding fourth edition of Euregion Film Festival possible. We thank our volunteers, partners, sponsors, filmmakers and audience for an unforgettable festival edition. Guido Franken | Euregion Film Festival Director Anna Demianenko | Festival Manager Saskia Loesser | Festival Coordinator Roy Lurken | Graphic Design Lena Belo | Videographer & Promo Editor DamiĂŤn Joosten, Loes Wenemoser, Vincent Janssen | Video and Graphic Support Philip Driessen | Photographer Junghyun Shin | Photographer Remy Kooi | Technical Support Toon Hezemans, Ton Franken, Geertje Caris, Geert Pizlo | board CineSud Special thanks to Lian van Doorn, SCHUNCK, Filmhuis de Spiegel and all the volunteers! Check for more upcoming events and activities for filmmakers.

Euregion Film Festival and/or program-sections of the festival are made possible by CineSud, Stichting FSI en

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