|Digna Sinke, Hugo Naber|
|Van Hallstraat 52 | 1051 HH Amsterdam|
Studio Nieuwe Gronden, nowadays known as SNG Film, was founded in 1979 out of the legendary film collective Amsterdams Stadjournaal (ASJ). SNG Film still seeks to produce distinctive documentaries and feature films (and everything in between). What is important is the involvement of the filmmaker. SNG Film likes to work with young talent, but does not limit itself to that. Moreover, it is not only about the urgency in which somebody wants to tell something, but primarily the form chosen to do so. International co-productions can be a means to initiating exceptional, artistic films.
Director & Screenwriter: Ben van Lieshout. Country: NL. Status: completed. Release: autumn 2019. Sort: feature-length documentary. Duration: 90 min. Genre: creative documentary.
Highway NL is a cinematographic ode to, but also an elegy on the phenomenon of the ever-growing highway infrastructure in the Netherlands; a poetic and biting road movie about the intriguing and fascinating world on and next to the highway.
Director & Screenwriter: Janis Rafa. Cast: Penelope Tsilika, Giorgos Lalos. Country: NL (majority Dutch film, shot in Greece). Co-producer: Heretic (GR). Status: post-production. Release: 2020. Sort: feature-length film. Duration: 75 min. Genre: experimental drama.
Kala-a-zar describes of a place that cannot sustain animal life any longer. In a big city somewhere in the south of Europe, a couple takes care of dead animals and abandoned roadkill as an act to give meaning to their life. Kala-a-zar is a meditation on the paradox of life circle among beings of different species. A film about existence, on the boundaries between living and dead, human and non-human.