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

In 2009, back then still known as Holland Doc 24, NPO Doc asked Breaking Ground to work together to give the student film a better stage at NPO Doc. Of course Breaking Ground thought this was a great idea. We started this partnership with a themed week in August 2009 and ever since we've been programming the best European student documentaries every first Sunday of the month at around 11 o'clock at night.

NPO Doc was previously called Holland Doc 24. Since March 2014, Holland Doc 24 continues under the new name NPO Doc. Check out this page for the films we've screened on Holland Doc 24 over the years.


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 for you to see as well.


Breaking Ground unfortunately seized to exist in may 2016. However, here you can still find our past events.


News about us, our partners, the film world, other film festivals and announcements.