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'Don't put a Dutch celebrity in your film if you don't believe in it yourself' Think tank must save Dutch film

The promotional clip for the Netherlands Film Festival (NFF) is a flashy, rap-style compilation. It exudes an explosion of creative energy that is also totally up to date. It is the best festival clip in ages. Combine that with Nobody in the City as a strong opening film and you get the feeling that things are looking up for Dutch cinema. And then that party during the NFF conference - the kick-off of the programme section for professionals - is suddenly spoiled by ...

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Leo Bankersen

Leo Bankersen has been writing about film since Chinatown and Night of the Living Dead. Reviewed as a freelance film journalist for the GPD for a long time. Is now, among other things, one of the regular contributors to De Filmkrant. Likes to break a lance for children's films, documentaries and films from non-Western countries. Other specialities: digital issues and film education.View Author posts

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