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

We are thrilled to welcome this session as our special guest director MARK VERKERK. Golden-calf winner Mark Verkerk is the director of many successful films such as 'Buddha's Lost Children', 'De Nieuwe Wildernis' and 'Holland, natuur in de delta'. His latest movie 'De Wilde Stad’ is now in cinemas across the country.

Amstelfilm has 5 double tickets to giveaway during the session to 'De Wilde Stad’!!!

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Mark Verkerk has more than 30 years experience in the field of directing, camera, editing, and screenwriting. 
He was born in Nairobi in Kenya. Studied at the London International Film School and went to work in Australia with the Australian broadcaster ABC in 1980 as a film editor. Two years later he started as a freelance film editor and director at EMS FILMS. Since then (1990) he fulfills the role of creative director of EMS FILMS.
In recent years he has written and directed a series of award-winning documentaries for international broadcasters such as National Geographic, Discovery, ARTE and ZDF for EMS FILMS. The film 'Buddha's Lost Children' (2006) was his first feature film and it was the Dutch entry for the Oscars.
As director of 'De Nieuwe Wildernis' and mentor of a completely inexperienced group of employees, he again proved to be a masterful storyteller. He continues that line with 'Holland, natuur in de delta' and now the 'De Wilde Stad’.

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

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Heleen D'Haens, Eva van Barneveld | Documentary | 15:57    

Where Romanian Miruna (14) lives, it is never really quiet. Not outside, where the people yell and fight, and not at all indoors. Miruna has twelve brothers and sisters who she has to take care of: cooking, doing laundry and folding it, comforting… for Miruna it is a fact of life. She barely gets to do her homework and whenever she wants to study, she will have to do this in the midst of playing and fighting children. 

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Casper Lambeck | Experimental | 10:05  

A space adventurer coping with his midlife crisis on the far away planet of Texel.

APRIL WINNER: Screening and Announcement of our JURY TEAM favorite movie in APRIL.

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