M. den Hoed (verantwortlich), verfasst vor 10 Monaten
I triggered a (partial)payout for these needs:
|1000 Small donations||56,00 €|
|100 Modest donations||60,00 €|
|100 Donations||20,00 €|
|1000 Small donations||56,00 €|
|100 Modest donations||60,00 €|
|100 Donations||20,00 €|
thank you so much again for your wonderful support. Our festival took place on June 22, 23 and 24 and due to heavy winds we unfortunately were not able to proceed with screening films outisde. We took our festival into one of the neighbourhood's meeting centres, Amira on Bos en Lommerweg near metro station De Vlugtlaan, and held our activities there. While it proved extremely difficult to lure our neighbours inside, we had a great time with screening films, Q&A's and discussions. We will update this page with photos soon.
Thank you so much for your continuing support. We will start a new project soon.
On behalf of the Cinema al Kolenkit team,
Marloes den HoedFestival director and head of programme
We got our permit! Join us on June 22, 23 and 24 on the Ernest Staesplein. You are all most welcome. Thank you for your kind donations,
on behalf of the Cinema al Kolenkit team,
You can watch our festival trailer on YouTube:
We hope you like it - we sure do. It was made by Henk Mul, who also makes beautiful films about your pet if you want to. Let us know if you want to get in touch with him.
We have a poster, it was made by Masha Pikulina and we are VERY happy with it. We hope you like it too! We will upload it in the photos of this website.
We will soon announce our full workshop and film programme. Stay tuned for more information and thank you so much for making it possible!
In the mean time, please read about the films we are showing.
Thorns and Silk
Four short interviews with as many extraordinary women form the basis for this documentary which provides a more complex and revealing look at the life of Muslim women than is usually offered by the media. Far from subservient and powerless, the women we meet here play a valuable role in working life across Israel and Palestine - and in jobs traditionally occupied by men. There’s a filmmaker in Hebram, who is allowed better access to wedding ceremonies than her male counterparts; a cab driver in Jerusalem who argued with her family until she was supported in her career choice; a highly skilled mechanic in Nablus; and even a cop in Jericho – allowed to perform duties inappropriate for men under Islamic law. Though each undeniably had obstacles to climb, this film offers the rarely heard voice of the headstrong and independent Muslim woman.
En op een Goede Dag (And Then One Day)
Is it wrong to ignore an unjust law? Can a government reasonably restrict how a person may dress? When such a law is seen to effect one particular social group over another, does that make it racist? These are among the questions explored by Heddy Honigmann’s interesting film as it questions the right of institutions to make rules which restrict what a person is permitted to wear on their head – and which ultimately effect how an individual is able to practice faith and construct an identity. Opening with newsreel footage showing some of the weird and wonderful hats and headscarves worn by Europeans throughout the 20th century provides the perfect way to explore the absurdity behind the very real dilemma of Alia (Maryam Hassouni): a Dutch Muslim who wakes up one seemingly normal day to discover she is no longer allowed to wear a headscarf at work.
As a little girl in Scotland Robin Haig worshipped the ground her father walked on, living for the days when she would accompany him into the Highlands to hunt deer. But people seldom get to carry an idealised view of their parents into adulthood and Robin, following a period of estrangement and resentment, is no different. This captivating short documentary sees the director interview her father as she attempts to reconcile two very distinct, equally real and yet ultimately incompatible versions of him: the real man she is no longer able to relate to and the ghost of childhood memory. It’s a haunting depiction of what it means to pine for something that no longer exists. Scottish-born Haig, now a resident of Amsterdam, was nominated for two Scottish BAFTA New Talent Awards in 2007 for this raw and intimate study of a daughter’s relationship with her father.
When a moody, small town teenager is forced to spend time with her ailing grandfather it doesn’t do very much for the spirits of either, especially not when his difficulty hearing and incontinent bladder become a public embarrassment during a trip to the local fish and chip shop. This ingeniously simple Scottish short invites us to look at how we treat the elderly in society, cautioning the viewer against impatience and making clear the need to preserve a vulnerable person’s sense of dignity and self-worth under any circumstance. The second short from Scotland-born Amsterdam resident Robin Haig, this is a poignant and compassionate film that will resonate with people of all ages.
Redtheplaneeet!!! vs Crectis fur VampenIs it a trippy music video or a bizarre sci-fi adventure story? Or both?! DIY superheroes Super Robber, Roaming Rabecca and She-Man combine to become Redtheplaneet!!! in this stop-frame animated short . Join these intrepid adventurers as they cruise the cosmos in their intergalactic spaceship battling the evil forces of Crectis fur Vampen with their unique blend of electronic & bended devices, samples, drums, bass, synth guitar and voice. A charming mix of humorous storytelling, innovative filmmaking and intense music!
Peace vs. JusticePeace and justice ought to go together perfectly, yet Klaartje Quirijns’ powerful documentary feature investigates whether in some cases these two concepts represent very different goals. Looking specifically at conflicts in Uganda, Sudan and the Congo, the film questions whether a political and ideology-driven desire to punish those who have committed dreadful crimes could sometimes be accused of standing in the way of conflict resolution. It’s a troubling theory: could the widespread clamour for the arrest of a figure like Joseph Kony have the opposite effect to that intended - placing more lives in jeopardy by prolonging war? This daring and intelligent film interviews those on both sides of the debate, considering the arguments of those who would pursue the course of international law, whilst also giving us an insight into the opinions of those on the ground who prefer a peaceful compromise as they go about their day to day lives within these combat zones. It’s a humane and multi-layered piece of filmmaking that sheds light on an unseen side of conflict.
Thank you for your kind donations! We just received another 50 euros for Cinema al Kolenkit. THANK YOU!
Please watch our trailer:
we are working very hard at the festival HQ to make the first edition a great succes. Here are the trailers of some of the films we selected:
We hope to see you at Ernest Staesplein on June 22, 23 and 24! Feel free to bring all your friends.
all the best on behalf of the festival team,
Dear donors and supporters,
thank you once more for your generous support. It means the world to us that you support us here. Thank you.
The flu is still here but spirits are high at the Cinema Al Kolenkit offices. Yesterday we held the first official day at the Cinephilia HQ accross from Ernest Staesplein where our festival will be held. Lisa (festival coordinator and my PA) and Michael (programme, transport and technicalities) joined me for a whole day of brainstorming about graphic designs, making lists and talking to each other, all the while drinking tea. You can see what we were up to here: www.flickr.com/photos/marloesdenhoed. It was a very productive day; we ended with 125 items on the to-do list! Wow! I am sure that with the help of the awesome KOLENKIT team I put together through Cinephilia, it will be a great success.
We received the first graphic designs for the festival - I can't wait to share them with you.
For updates on the programme (or anything else really), please also keep an eye on http://www.cinephilia.nl/ and @mccdenhoed or @cinemakolenkit on Twitter. If you are on Twitter, say hi to us!
This Friday we will have a meeting with as many of the ten freelancers currently involved in the project possible at the Cinephilia HQ. I will try to post pictures of the meeting afterwards here.
All the best, thank you for your continuing support,
Marloes, on behalf of the KOLENKIT team.
we received some more donations over the weekend - thank you all very much! We appreciate it greatly, and it has been a mood boost, especially to some of us who got the flu over the weekend!
I am writing to tell you a little bit about the team behind Cinema Al Kolenkit, our non-profit open air film festival. We are a bunch of young freelancers (currently around 10-15) and professionals in the field of film and arts, all very dedicated to working in the film industry and presenting innovating events. As you may know, currently in the Netherlands there are little monetary funds available for cultural organisations, and in film, for young professionals who try to freelance there are very little jobs available. Therefore (and just because we are all crazy about film and film festivals) we thought it would be a fantastic idea to start an initiative where we not only create an awesome open air film festival together with lots of good films, music and workshops, but also help eachother out and try to broaden all of our networks while having fun with our own event. Most of us are busy doing all kinds of projects, but what we hold in common is that we are all very motivated to bring something new and innovative to the Dutch cultural hemisphere in general, and, more specifically, the Dutch film festival scene.
We are currently working on the project as Cinephilia's KOLENKIT team. If you want to see the list of people working at the festival currently, just click here.
Should you be a freelancer involved in the arts and you want to contribute to the festival in some way, please make sure you reach out to us! We'd love to talk to you and hear about your ideas and thoughts, so please - do write! For students we also offer intern opportunities.
Thank you for your generous support and your interest in our project. The coming week is full with interesting meetings to make this festival a success - I will keep you posted.
all the best on behalf of our team,
Marloes den Hoed
>>> Please also follow Cinema Al Kolenkit on Twitter: @cinemakolenkit
Thank you everyone who has donated to our project and shown their enthusiasm! We all appreciate it greatly, and you make us very happy!
We have launched a website with some more practical info about the festival here: http://www.cinephilia.nl/kolenkit.html. Please visit us and let us know what you think!
Also, please follow us on twitter @cinemakolenkit and join our Facebook page and event:
See you soon in de Kolenkit,
Marloes on behalf of the KOLENKIT team