Breaking Ground @ Kriterion

Breaking Ground @ Kriterion

New name, same event. Our bimonthly screenings in Amsterdam return for a sixth season. Previously known as "Breaking Ground EU", we now continue by simply calling it "Breaking Ground", which this year again takes place at the Kriterion cinema.

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 opinions of the film and contextualize them in today’s film world.

It’s a place where you can see the best student films being made in Europe today and get a chance to hear filmmakers and professionals on why and how they made their films and what’s interesting about them. Every edition has a theme running through the films which links them to each other and shows the diverse ways in which a universal theme can be visualized on-screen.

See you @ Kriterion!


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.