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October 1, 2014

With no less than five Dutch films and five minority co-productions The Netherlands is very well represented at the upcoming edition of the BFI London International Film Festival.

Ne Me Quitte Pas by Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden is selected for the Documentary Competition and is vying for the Grierson Award. The Dutch doc world premiered last year at IDFA and has since won several awards, among which the Filmmaker-to-Filmmaker Award at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Best Editing in a Documentary Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Jury Award at Eurodok in Norway.

The award-winning feature Finn by director Frans Weisz will be presented in the family film section in London. The short film programmes of the festival include Pony Place by Joost Reijmers, Sam de Jong's Marc Jacobs and the experimental drama The Asylum by Saskia Vredeveld.

The Dutch minority co-productions that will be screened at BFI London are: Sergei Loznitsa's Maidan (NL co-producer: Atoms & Void) in the Documentary  Competition, the feature films Jauja by Lisandro Alonso (NL co-producer: Fortuna Films), Cub by Jonas Govaerts (NL co-producer: Submarine), A Blast by Syllas Tzoumerkas (NL co-producer: PRPL) and the short Ronse by Robbrecht Desmet.

The 58th edition of the BFI London International Film Festival takes place October 8 - 19.

For more information:

BFI London International Film Festival: www.bfi.org.uk/lff



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