Breaking Ground NL

Breaking Ground NL

Breaking Ground NL is a bi-monthly platform for Dutch film students. It takes place at one of the most prestigious venues in The Netherlands: the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam. Every two months we screen a selection of the best or most interesting films from Dutch soil. We gather film students, professionals (every edition is accompanied by at least two film experts) and film lovers, watch the films together and get the discussion going. 

Breaking Ground NL is a place to meet the upcoming talent of The Netherlands and get the chance to ask what filmmaking truly is about for them.

From February 22nd 2013 (starting at edition 4.3) Breaking Ground NL was revamped to Breaking Ground EU, featuring the best shorts Europe has to offer next to the best Dutch student shorts.


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.