Currently working for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). One of this festival highlights is the feature length documentary CITIZENFOUR by director Laura Poitras, -the- film about Edward Snowden. It was interesting to hear the story about the process of making this complicated film.
> Read more about the documentary CITIZENFOUR, or on iMDB
> Read more about the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
A short film shot on Queens-day 2013 – the last Queens-day for a while. On the 30th of April 2013 HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated and left the throne for HM King Willem Alexander.
As usual with Queens-day, Amsterdam turned orange. With this years royal succession, the city was flooded with the Dutch armed forces, blazing in full ceremony glory.
Another short film -in the Amsterdam Snapshot Series- i made. Amsterdam turns orange for the World Cup 2010 Soccer Final, in which the Dutch national team made their presence (to no avail by the way). Now, for the EURO 2012, the city turns orange again while the team will have another shot at finals.
The Uur U refers to the H-Hour, the hour before final take-off/invasion/exams/finals (take your pick).
After months of work, partly in Morocco, the documentary I am Gay and Muslim premiers during the Roze Filmdagen 2012 (Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2012). A documentary that focuses on the subject of gay rights in the Islamic world.
I am very proud of Chris Belloni, the maker of this project, for creating such a special film on such a delicate subject. And it is really nice to see the footage, which came for a big part from my hands, in 2K digital projection. I got blown away by the quality of today’s digital HD camera’s, as shown in the final version on the big screen. Even footage shot on small consumer camera’s, like the Sony NEX series, still stand out.
See Chris speak about the film and upcoming premiere at the Roze Filmdagen (in dutch), here:
FestBits Roze Filmdagen 2012 (via DyzloFilm)
The film is to be seen in Amsterdam till the end of march and will be shown at various international film festivals, for now.
> read more on the project on the I am Gay and Muslim website
Festival paper The Daily Tiger of the International Film Festival Rotterdam features in this years edition a two-page interview. With a picture over the spread. Here some examples of what i made.
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With the International Film Festival Rotterdam still in full swing, a small selection of portraits i shot last week for the festival.
> more on: the International Film Festival Rotterdam website
After quite a lot red carpet sessions, it was time for a different approach. Instead of choosing a fixed position along the carpet, i did chase the attendees in the second line, taking pictures over fellow photographers shoulders. Their hands and camera’s -still in the frame- adds nicely up to the common hectic during such a ceremony.
Images shot for the Nederlands Film Festival.
Dutch-Moroccan actor Nasrdin Dchar wins the Golden Calf Best Leading Actor for his role in feature film Rabat.
Acceptance speeches? This is how you do it!
Tell them, Nasrdin!