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Panel Industry Professionals

On the 13th of December NVIFF will organize two panel discussions, we will cover three main topics:
1. How to create more diversity in the film and television industry?
2. The rise of women in the Film, TV and Music Industry?
3. How non-media brands can increase diversity?

NVIFF will also explore a number of sub-themes during the panel discussion:

1. What are the main overarching themes or trends between Europe, America, Asia and Africa?
2. Who are the most important players in the Netherlands and Asia, America and Africa that offer a platform and financing?
3. What are the joint initiatives and networks in the different regions?
4. What advice can you give to new talent?

These are some of the questions we will ask the panel members. The panel is moderated by Jan-Willem Breure and ends with a Q&A where the public is given the opportunity to ask the panel members a number of questions.
If you want to attend you can buy tickets here.

Panelist: Shao Xinying
Shao Xinying is the CEO of Sfilmmaker. Sfilmmaker is one of the largest film festival platforms in China and a bridge for many Chinese filmmakers to the West. 

Panelist: Busiswa Gqulu
Busiswa Gqulu is a prominent South African singer-songwriter, record company owner and entrepreneur. She worked with the famous singer Beyoncé and appeared on the soundtrack of the Lion King with the song My Power.

Panelist: Rene Goosens
René Goosens and Annemiek van Gorp are the founders of the production company DeProduction. They have experience with national and international projects and are mainly focused on inclusiveness and projects that bring about social change. 

Panelist: Annemiek van Gorp
Annemiek van Gorp and René Goosens are the founders of the production company DeProduction. They have experience with national and international projects and are mainly focused on inclusiveness and projects that bring about social change. 

Panelist: Ray Blinker
Ray Blinker is a film director and the founder of the DirectorsRoundTable and the Smart Zwart Collective. He is also adviser for of the Ministry of Culture Art and president of de IndieGo Film Festival. 

Panelist: Nqobile Khumalo
Nqobile Khumalo is a famous African actress. She is best known for her appearance on the eTV scandal and her role in the feature film Uncovered. She is also a prominent activist for women’s rights.

Panelist: Vaughn Thiel
Vaughn Thiel is a prominent film director and record label executive living in Johannesburg. He founded the creative agency CO4LITION alongside his business partner Fred Kayembe and has recently been appointed to head up the Record Label & Artist Management business, STAY LOW based in JHB, South Africa.

Panelist: Fred Kayembe
Fred Kayembe is a Congolese-born writer and director living in Johannesburg. Having curated some of the most important moments in South African music culture in the past decade, he currently heads creative agency CO4LITION, founded by business partner Vaughn Thiel.

Panelist: Margo van der Valk
Margo van der Valk is the policy advisor at the Nederlandse Film Fonds (Netherlands Film Fund). The Film Fonds is a subsidy fund for Dutch film productions and international co-productions and has an annual budget of more than 56 million euros. The Netherlands Film Fund is itself mainly subsidized by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.