Amber Nefkens

Name: Amber Nefkens
Function: Programmer

In June 2015, I joined the Breaking Ground team as a programmer. I would like to help emerging filmmakers to get their film out there through our website, but also our events, and our programming at NPO Doc.
I feel a bit like Jane Bond when exploring the Breaking Ground database and searching the world wide web for beautiful new student films. 

Apart from being a programmer at Breaking Ground, I have been working at Cinekid for Professionals since 2010. I am currently the Producer of the Cinekid Script LAB + Test and Pitch with Kids, as well as the Coordinator of the ScreeningClub. I also coordinated the Student Campus at Go Short International Film Festival in 2014 and 2015: it’s there where I became passionate about students and their films. 

I studied Language and Culture Studies + Film and Television Studies at Utrecht University, I participated in CinemAsia Film LAB, which resulted in my first short documentary as a director in April 2014, and I love to write songs and sing in my indie pop band Nowhere Near.

My favourite Breaking Ground student films


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.