• Sociëteit De Kring (map)
  • 7 Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen
  • Amsterdam, NH, 1017 RP
  • Netherlands

Our special guest for this session is MEA DOLS DE JONG.

Mea Dols de Jong received worldwide critical acclaim for her graduation film IF MAMA AIN’T HAPPY NOBODY’S HAPPY which has won 27 (international) awards. In 2016, Mea was named one of the “Top 10 Europeans to Watch” by Variety and listed by leading Dutch newspaper NRC as one of 100 most influential people in the Dutch Cultural sector.

Originally studying to become a fiction director, Mea changed course and switched to documentary directing. The influence of fiction remains a thread throughout her documentary work. 

She directed commercials for the Dutch Heart Foundation, retail chain Albert Heijn and educational institute LOI. She was nominated twice for the Dutch Directors Guild Award for Most Outstanding Director in the category Commercials, both in 2015 and 2016.  

In our Official Selection, and can watch and meet the teams of:

Richard Gorodecky | Fiction | 14:00 minutes

Paul has an attitude. He’s the kid you cross the road to avoid. The no-hoper you pray your children never become. But there’s more to Paul than meets the eye or the ear. A side that he only finds when he’s truly lost. 
Little Shit is a child’s journey to discover his and London’s hidden nature.

Michelle Verhoeks | Experimental | 4:00 minutes

‘Deep’ shows an inner journey of a woman. In a surrealistic ocean, she explores her sexuality. Her body is an expression of the soul that reveals and merges in the poetic surroundings.

In our OPEN MIC (a spot dedicated to our community), you can hear more about the Crowdfunding campaign of THE SALMON AND YOU. A short film directed by Raynor Arkenbout.