The upcoming European film talent we think is worth following. Discover the new Lars von Trier or Pedro Almodóvar.



Films by young filmmakers that caught our eye and we would love you to see as well.

Latest Films



What is a platform without a stage? Breaking Ground programmes and organizes several festivals and events. Check them all here.

Upcoming Events

July 22 2014 10 years of Louis Hartlooper Complex

10 years of Louis Hartlooper Complex

This year, LHC - Louis Hartlooper Complex marks its 10th anniversary with a week of special movie screenings and retrospective programs. To celebrate our former collaborations we've prepared a special programme with some of the best Dutch student shorts…

Nordic Delight Festival

Experience the culture of Northern Europe at Nordic Delight Festival. A nordic music and lifestyle expedition in Utrecht.Design, food, fashion, film, art and music from Northern Europe nowadays reaches more and more Dutch people. Think of fashion…

Breaking Ground EU

At Breaking Ground EU, we show the best European student films next to the best Dutch students shorts. The evening features the film students, who will shine a light on their films, and industry guests who give their…


NPO Doc is the documentary platform of the Dutch Public Broadcasters. With great programming and a wonderful website that functions as an archive for at least Dutch documentaries it is a very important platform for documentary filmmakers.



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Submit to our Breaking Shorts Student competition!

The seventh edition of the Go Short International Short Film Festival isn't due until April 2015, but it's already open for submissions! As always, Breaking Ground joins the festival in putting together the Breaking Shorts: Student Competition. So go ahead, and send us your film!