|Volya Films News|
18|03|2013 - THE HUM OF HOLLAND SCREENS AT FRIESIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Next week the Friesian Film Festival will screen the THE HUM OF HOLLAND on the 23rd and 27th of March. For more info www.sliekerfilm.nl
13|03|2013 - SOLO WINS LEXUS OPERA PRIMA IN MIAMI
SOLO by Guillermo Rocamora won the Lexus Ibero-American Opera Prima Competition at the Miami International Film Festival last week.
18|10|2012 - THE WORLD BELONGS TO US PREMIERE!
THE WORLD BELONGS TO US by Stephan Streker will have its Benelux premiere at The International Film Festival Ghent on Wednesday 17 October 20:00 at Kinopolis 1. Attending the first screening will be director Stephan Streker. Before the screening there will be a performance by musician Ozark Henry. Additional screenings at the festival:
Friday 19 October 14:30 Kinopolis 4
Saturday 20 October 12:15 Kinopolis 3
18|10|2012 - ROTTERDAM PREMIERE!
THE HUM OF HOLLAND will have its Rotterdam première on 28 November 2012 20:00 in WORM, Boomgaardsstraat 71. The film had a sold out première at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht, where the film was selected for the Golden Calf Competition Long Documentary.
15|10|2012 - SHOOTING BEGINS
KURAI KURAI–TALES WITH THE WIND starts shooting 23 October in Kyrgyzstan. D.o.P. is Goert Giltay winner of the Golden Calf for Best Camera at the 2012 Dutch Film Festival.
24|09|2012 - TRAILER THE HUM OF HOLLAND
THE HUM OF HOLLAND now has a new trailer. Click here to watch it
19|09|2012 - THE HUM OF HOLLAND/HOE LUIDT HET LAND PREMIERE!
Stella van Voorst van Beest's feature documentary THE HUM OF HOLLAND premieres at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht on 29 September at 19:45 in Rembrandt 2.Click here for the program.
12|06|2012 - VIDEO ON DEMAND
Several Volya Films titles are now available for streaming on Ximon. Click here to visit the Volya Films page on Ximon and start watching.
22|05|2012 - NEWSLETTER
You can now sign up for our newsletter automatically! Be up to date via your e-mail.
03|05|2012 - BIG THANKS
We would like to give a big thanks to everyone who helped us during our crowdfunding campaign for Marco de Stefanis' new documentary WAITING FOR GIRAFFES!
01|05|2012 - ONLY A FEW HOURS LEFT!
What are you going to do in the next 40 hours? You could help create Marco de Stefanis ans Volya Films' new documentary WAITING FOR GIRAFFES! Click here to find out more about the campaign and to start supporting us!
18|04|2012 - VISION DU RÉEL
Juan Sebastian Lopez Maas’ film NO ESTOY MUERTO, SOLO ESTOY DORMIDO is having its première this Saturday 21st at 14.30hrs in Nyon, Switzerland where Denis will be present during the screening. This film is made with the Netherlands Film Fund Wildcard programme.
17|04|2012 - CROWDFUNDING
Help us raise money for Marco de Stefanis' new documentary WAITING FOR GIRAFFES! Click here to find out more about the campaign and to start supporting us!
03|04|2012 - CROWDFUNDING
This week our crowdfunding campaign starts for Marco de Stefanis’ film WAITING FOR GIRAFFES. Click here to become a member of the Facebook page and find out about the campaign.
03|04|2012 - OBERHAUSEN SELECTION
NO ESTOY MUERTO, SOLO ESTOY DORMIDO by Juan Sebastian Lopez Maas has been selected for the International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen where it will have its German première. The film is produced with the help of the Netherlands Film Fund WILDCARD programme.
23|03|2012 - GRANDE HOTEL ON BELGIAN TELEVISION
GRANDE HOTEL will be broadcasted on Belgian television this sunday. Check out the time and channel here.
23|03|2012 - TEASER SNACKBAR
Meral Uslu's SNACKBAR now has a new teaser, 'TAZZ' by rapper Anouar Ennali. Click here to watch the teaser.
15|03|2012 - SNACKBAR IN FILMKRANT
De Filmkrant has interviewed Meral Uslu, the director of our latest co-production SNACKBAR. Click here to read the interview. (Dutch)
21|02|2012 - VISIONS DU RÉEL
We are proud to announce that ‘No estoy muerto, solo estoy dormido’ by Juan Sebastian Lopez Maas is selected to participate in the International Competition for Short and Mid-Length Documentaries of the 2012 edition of Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland. This film has been made with the support of the Netherlands Film Fund Wildcard Programme.
02|02|2012 - VOLYA 2.0
From now on Volya has its very own Facebook-page, search it, click it and LIKE it!
02|02|2012 - POST PRODUCTIONS
Saodat Ismailova's debut feature 40 DAYS OF SILENCE and Stella van Voorst van Beest's feature documentary on the Dutch sound landscape HOE LUIDT HET LAND are currently in post-production.
02|02|2012 - A BERLINALE SELECTION
The movie SNACKBAR by Meral Uslu has been selected for the 62nd edition of the Berlin Film Festival and will have its world premiere here. Volya produced SNACKBAR with Lemming Film.
08|09|2011 - THE LIGHT THIEF IN CINEMAS
The Light Thief (Aktan Arym Kubat) distributed by Contact Film is released in Dutch cinemas since 8th of September. For details click here.
05|09|2011 - FESTIVAL SELECTIONS THE NEW SAINT
The New Saint screens at DMZ Docs in Korea (22-28th September), at Tranzyt Documentary Film Festival in Poland (9-15th October), at Astra Film Festival in Romania (25-30th October) and the ArtDocFest in Moscow (2-10th December).
05|09|2011 - VOLYA FILMS AT NFF AND NPP IN UTRECHT
At the Nederlands Film Festival two of our documentaries will be screened. The New Saint by Allard Detiger and Ik ben niet dood, ik slaap by Juan Sebastian Lopez Maas has its premiere at Wildcards. For screening times see NFF website.
Volya Films presents Eeuwige vlam / Eternal Flame at the Netherlands Production Platform during the Holland Film Meeting. A film by Andre van der Hout supported for development by the Netherlands Film Fund.
25|05|2011 - TV PRODUCTION SUPPORT 'I AM PROUD TO BE A LADY MECHANIC!'
‘I am proud to be a Lady Mechanic!’ received TV production support from the Dutch Media Fund. ‘I am proud to be a Lady Mechanic!’ by Karin Junger about Nigerian women who came to Europe to work in prostitution and now, back in Nigeria, build a new life. The documentary received a development grant from the Netherlands Film Fund and Dutch Media Fund and is co-produced by IKON.
16|05|2011 - SHOOTING HOE LUIDT HET LAND
Documentary Hoe luidt het land by Stella van Voorst van Beest started shooting this month. In a journey through the Dutch sound landscape Stella discovers how sound and behavior are related. Hoe luidt het land is co-produced by BOS (Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation) and supported by CoBo Fund, Dutch Media Fund, Netherlands Film Fund.
11|05|2011 - HONOURABLE MENTION GRANDE HOTEL
Grande Hotel, a documentary by Lotte Stoops, recieves a honourable mention at Hot Docs. According to Hot Docs International Programmer Gisèle Gordon the documentary is a ‘gorgeously photographed elegy and a deeply humanistic reminder of the fragility of power’.
Grande Hotel premiered earlier this year at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011. The Dutch theatrical premiere will be on the 12th of May at ‘Het Ketelhuis’, Amsterdam.
21|03|2011 - THE NEW SAINT U.S.A. PREMIERE
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival held in Durham - North Carolina will be screening The New Saint. The documentary is selected in the NEW DOCS section.
The festival begins on the 14th of April. For more information about the festival and screening times please visit http://www.fullframefest.org.
17|03|2011 - 40 DAYS OF SILENCE PRE-PRODUCTION
Pre-production for 40 Days of Silence directed by Saodat Ismailova will start this month in Central Asia. 40 Days of Silence is supported by the Hubert Bals Fund, the Netherlands Film Fund, Rotterdam Media Fund, Fonds Sud, Fondation GAN, World Cinema Fund, Goteborg International Film Festival Fund, Global Film Initiative and Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Lab and co-produced by Rohfilm and Petit Film.
11|03|2011 - FESTIVAL SELECTIONS THE NEW SAINT
The New Saint directed by Allard Detiger will be screening at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival.
Sun 13 March 2011 – Olympion Theater – 14h00
Mon 14 March 2011 – Cassavetes – 18h30
The New Saint is going to be screened at One World Romania Film Festival later this month and will also be represented at this year’s MIP DOC by NPO Sales.
13|01|2011 - VOLYA FILMS AT THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM 2011
Our Belgian/Dutch coproduction Grande Hotel will have its World Premiere in the IFFR 2011 Bright Future section. Bright Future is the platform for filmmakers of the future. "Here, the festival presents the most important, idiosyncratic and adventurous new work by novice makers from all over the world.”
Screening times Grande hotel
Thursday 27/01- 19h30 Cinerama 2 (industry screening)
Saturday 29/01 - 16h30 - Pathé 4
Sunday 30/01 - 15h45 - Pathé 5
Friday 4/02 - 17h00 - Cinerama 1
Screening The New Saint during Made in Rotterdam.
Screening time The New Saint
Wednesday 02/02 – 14h45 – Lantarenvenster 3
07|01|2011 - FESTIVAL SELECTIONS THE NEW SAINT
The New Saint by Allard Detiger selected for Planete Doc (Poland) and Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (Greece). Last November the film had its world premiere on the 22nd of November at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2010 (Dutch Competition).
Volya Films is granted Slate Funding by MEDIA Programme for three projects in development.
Bamako does not believe in Tears by Vuk Janić selected for MeetMarket at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010.
Starting 19 September we will be shooting in Rotterdam for the Belgian/French/Dutch coproduction Montana.
The Light Thief (Svet-Ake) by Aktan Arym Kubat screened during The 63rd Festival del film Locarno at the Piazza Grande.
Solo by Guillermo Rocamora supported by Hubert Bals Fund Plus summer 2010.
The Light Thief (Svet-Ake) by Aktan Arym Kubat premieres at Director’s Fortnight Cannes Film Festival 2010.
Prisoners of the Ground is selected for the international documentary competition at MARFICI 2010, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Mar del Plata.
Prisoners of the Ground is selected for the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival 2010.
Double Take premieres on the 5th of january at the Filmmuseum located in Amsterdam. National theaterical release will follow on the 21st of january.
Double Take selected for screening at the Sundance film festival 2010.
Double Take receives the Best New Director Award at the 2009 Middle Eastern Film Festival in Abu Dhabi.
Radio interview VPRO De Avonden on two Volya Films productions with directors Stella van Voorst van Beest on Prisoners of the Ground and Sander Blom On Looking For Faces In The Clouds, listen here.
40 Days of Silence supported by World Cinema Fund.
Prisoners of the Ground in competition at TIRANA film festival 2009.
Prisoners of the Ground director Stella van Voorst van Beest talks about her most recent documentary with Matthijs van Nieuwkerk in De Nederlandse Film Festival talkshow on OCT 1st 2009. Watch the broadcast here.
Prisoners of the Ground (Gevangenen van de Grond) CLOSING NIGHT FILM Netherlands Film Festival 2009 within the Competition for Best Long Documentary.
Transit Dubai in Competition Best Long Documentary Netherlands Film Festival 2009.
On Looking for Faces in the Clouds in Competition Best Short Documentary Netherlands Film Festival 2009.
Jack, the Balkans and I selected for Netherlands Film Festival 2009.
Transit Dubai will be premiering on TV with NPS, 2 July on Nederland 2 (Dutch public TV).
Jack, the Balkans & I will be having its TV premiere in IKON's Holland Doc section, 9 July on Nederland 2 (Dutch public TV channel).
Transit Dubai has screened at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2009 in Vancouver.
Los viajes del viento (Wind Journeys) has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2009 (Un Certain Regard).
Independencia has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2009 (Un Certain Regard).