Panel Industry Professionals
On the 19th of December NVIFF will organize four panel discussions. Time 14:00-18:00. We will explore one main topic:
How to create more diversity in the film and television industry?
NVIFF will also explore a number of sub-themes during the panel discussions:
1. Who are the most important players in the Netherlands and Asia, America and Africa that offer a platform and financing?
2. How can we increase cooperation and collaboration between countries?
3. What are the major hurdles for diversity?
4. What advice can you give to new talent?
The Panel Discussions are an ideal place to network, this year the Nederlandse Film Fonds (Netherlands Film Fund) will also be attending. The Film Fonds is the largest subsidy fund for Dutch film productions and international co-productions and has an annual budget of more than 56 million euros. The panel is moderated by Guus Schulting 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: Film Fonds
Nederlandse Film Fonds (Netherlands Film Fund). The Film Fonds is the largest 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.
Panelist: Els Vandevorst
Els Vandevorst is a prominent Dutch film producer. Els has produced multiple international films. These include films starring Nicole Kidman, Carice van Houten, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning and Kit Harington.
Panelist: Jelani Isaacs
Jelani Isaacs is the chief executive producer of New Ams. New Ams is an international film production company based in Amsterdam that specializes in theatrical releases.
Panelist: Natasha Thahane
Natasha Thahane is prominent South African Actress and entrepreneur. As a graduate alumni of New York Film Academy has made waves in the African film and television industry. Appearing in various films and series like Netflix’s Blood & Water.
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 notable 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: 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: 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.