Kevin Willmott
Bero Beyer
Els Vandevorst
Panel Natasha Thahane
Jelani Isaacs
Panel Nunu
Panel Rene Goossens
Ray Blinker
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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.

NVIFF Panel Discussions: 19 December Sunday 14:00-18:00
Location: Compagnietheater – Kloveniersburgwal 50, 1012 CX Amsterdam

Panelist: Kevin Willmott
Kevin Willmott is an Oscar & Academy Award Winning American film director and screenwriter, and professor of film at the University of Kansas. He is known for work focusing on social issues including writing. Together with Spike Lee he won best screenplay for BlacKkKlansman at the 2019 Oscars.

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: Bero Beyer (Film Fonds)
Bero Beyer is the director of the 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. 

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: 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: Ray Blinker
Ray Blinker is a film producer and the founder of Tulsa Studios. Tulsa Studios is a production company that specialized in feature films. Ray is also director and the founder of the DirectorsRoundTable and the Smart Zwart Collective.

Panelist: Zuko Nodada
Zuko Nodada is an Award-winning South African Director and Producer. His work spans across film and television. Currently he is focussed an creation of strong character driven  stories that highlight South Africa.