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It was one of the most popular sessions last year and one of the most requested sessions by you this year. So here we go again to our: CASTING SPECIAL session, where we are going to ask casting directors SUSANNE GROEN (Groen Casting), BERT VAN KRUIJSSEN (Van Kruijssen Casting), and MADELIEF BLANKEN (Jut & Jul Casting) all the tips and tricks of Casting. Get those questions ready - take 2!!


After ten years of casting for television series and 5 years of leading one of the biggest casting agencies in The Netherlands, Susanne establishes Groen Casting in 2010. What started off with a few commercials has grown into a company that provides the casting for a broad range of films, television series and commercials, in just a few years’ time.


A casting director since 1990, Bert van Kruijssen has been casting over the years for tv, film, commercials and corporate films. Since the mid-90s he focused on casting actors’ voices for dubbings, documentaries and voice-overs for commercials.

His agency was, in fact, was the first one in The Netherlands to introduce actors on the commercial voice-over market. Although voice casting has been his main activity for quite some years now, he still works on casting.


As a young child Madelief started acting on set. After she played in several projects (Feuten, De Vliegenierster van Kazbek, De Daltons), she started her own casting agency Jut&Jul Casting. Her casting agency is only for children and young actors till the age of 20. She loves when everything comes together after a casting period. To find young talent is always a challenge. But next to the big challenge she finds it's so much fun to work with children and young actors.

Jut&Jul Casting is one of the biggest children casting agency’s and is based in Amsterdam. They have cast for example Zenith, De regels van Floor, Eng, Van God Los, Kasper en de Kerstengelen (Children Emmy Award winner 2017), 100% Coco and many other projects.

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In our OFFICIAL SELECTION, you can watch and meet the teams of:


Directed by Robin Piree | Live-Action | 06:41

A nightly encounter between two lovers turns into something unexpected.

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Directed by Tommie Geraedts | Live-Action | 07:18

When the slightly naïve Ronnie gives up a tad too much personal information during verification questions on his computer, he receives a fully customised invitation from his OS in return. After accepting the offer his OS takes over his computer, forcing Ronnie to do everything in his power to keep his dark desires a secret for his approaching girlfriend Britt.

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OCTOBER WINNER: Screening and Announcement of our JURY TEAM favourite movie in OCTOBER. This is the SIXTH FILM to be nominated for Mr Zee Best Film and to join our international tour for the Audience Award.