Breaking Ground is no more...

For eight years we've been the most ardent promoters of student films and fresh talents in the Netherlands. We've always believed student films can proudly sit side by side with professional shorts in programs destined to the larger audiences and time only proved us right. 

Sadly, the moment has come for this adventure to end...

The media landscape is changing. The expansion of online channels, the easy-ness of students to promote their own works together with the programmers' and curators' open-ness to consider them, have started rendering our mediation unnecessary. Though this is bitter sweet,  it also makes us incredibly proud to see student films be able to speak for themselves and hold their own ground. It feels only fair to end this chapter and, just as it happens in movies, let another one begin

27 06 2014

Submit to the Dutch Film Festival!

Registration for the NFF Student Competition of the 34th edition of the Netherlands Film Festival (NFF) is open! Students of Dutch film and art academies that graduate this year can register their graduation film. The NFF is a great opportunity for the big audience to see this year’s graduation films on the big screen.
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13 06 2014

More Nordic Delight coming up!

Ever wanted to watch film and music in a medieval monastery? BG will again be part of the Nordic Delight Festival, where we will screen another great selection of the best Scandinavian student shorts!

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02 06 2014

NPO Doc interview: Schwör

This week you can enjoy our last NPO Doc of the season. In our interview with Lea Becker, she gives some insights in the making of her documentary.
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13 06 2014

Buzzing News #4

This just in! Our latest newsletter has arived!

If you haven't received our latest newsletter by mail, read it here and don't forget to subscribe to stay up to speed!

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02 05 2014

NPO Doc interview: The Love Agency

This month's screening at NPO Doc is The Love Agency by Martina Carlstedt, a documentary set in Russia, but made by a Swedish director. We spoke with Martina about the making of her film. Read the interview here.

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16 04 2014

And the winner is...

As always, we've had a wonderful time at the Go Short Internation Short Filmfestival. It's high time to present to you the winner of the Breaking Shorts 2014 student competition:

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08 04 2014

Buzzing News #3

April is Breaking Ground month, with lots of BG activities to enjoy and many student films to see.

If you haven't received our latest newsletter, read it here, and don't forget to subscribe to stay up to speed!
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03 04 2014

NPO Doc, the new Holland Doc 24

The same documentary platform, but a brand new name. Since last month our friends at Holland Doc 24 continue under the name NPO Doc. Apart from this new title, everything stays as it is. Breaking Ground will continue to screen the best student documentaries on NPO Doc. Next up: Osiemnastka, from Polish director Marta Prus. So tune in next Sunday at 17:02!
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21 02 2014

Fresh blood wanted!

As we like to keep busy busy with lots of exciting projects, we've decided we need more work force and creative input in our team! So, if you'd like to test the waters of film programming or management and finances - not to mention, being part of the Most Awesome Association EVER!, check our jobs page for more info! We'll be expecting your motivation letters and CVs, but hey, if you'd like to make a short film instead, telling us why to pick you, we promise to watch it!
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13 02 2014

Breaking Shorts 2014 selection!

We proudly present to you the 20 selected student shorts for this year's student competition - Breaking Shorts - during the Go Short Int. Short Film Festival!
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Breaking Ground unfortunately seized to exist in may 2016. However, here you can still find our past events.