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

09 03 2013

2013 Campus Participants

While most of the selected film students are still home, planning their trip and arranging the last few things befor heading to Nijmegen, we would already like to introduce you to the talents of this year's campus:

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26 02 2013

Last Stukafest: Amsterdam

Tomorrow evening BG is heading to the last stop of our Stukafest tour. So far, it has been very succesful and we hope to once more enlighten the audience of the student room festival with our two special selected student short films.

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25 02 2013

Vacature: Medewerker programma

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20 02 2013

Last minute offer: final spot for the Go Short Student Campus 2013!

With only three weeks to go until this year's Go Short Student Campus kicks off, we have a special last minute offer: the application deadline passed a while ago, but we open up one final spot for an enthousiastic film student to join in this wonderful and educational event. It's a unique opportunity to be part of the Go Short International Short Film Festival in Nijmegen!

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18 02 2013

Wednesday: Stukafest Eindhoven

This Wednesday we are heading to the south of the Netherlands. We are visiting the student city Eindhoven and will be bringing along a short film programma which will be presented at the Stukafest event.
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06 02 2013

Breaking Shorts Selection!

We are happy that we can finally and officially announce the 20 selected student short films for the student competition - Breaking Shorts - during the Go Short Int. Short Film Festival!

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06 02 2013

Stukafest Delft

Tuesday February 12, Breaking Ground will be heading to the second Stukafest student city on our list. This time we can be found in Eva's room at Oostsingel 45. Come and enjoy two wonderful short Dutch films in a cozy setting with some popcorn and beer or wine on your lap!

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03 02 2013

Two Films from Utrecht

On Thursday evening, February 7, Stukafest and Breaking Ground will present you a wonderful film programme with two shorts made by film students from the Hogeschool der Kunsten van Utrecht.

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21 01 2013

Interview: Framing The Other

In February we will be showing two new documentaries via the documentary TV channel Holland Doc. One of them is the product by Dutch students Ilja Kok and Willem Timmers: Framing The Other.
The documentary shows the Mursi Tribe in Ethiopia and their women who many may know for placing large plates in their lower lips and wearing enormous, richly decorated earrings. They have become a touristic attraction and it is this part of gazing at the other that the makers highlight in their documentary.

Breaking Ground interviewd both makers to bring you extra insights into filmmaking and the choices young filmmakers:

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11 12 2012

Dutch Young Talent in EYE

BG will kick off the Christmas holidays with an amazing BG NL programme at EYE in Amsterdam. Frank Hoeve, our moderator, is back and so are 4 of the best Dutch student shorts. MAGNESIUM by Sam de Jong, SHEEPED AWAY by Junaid Chundrigar, FILM ZWART by Alicia Breton Ferrer and MIJN LIEVE KANKERHOND by Marinka de Jongh - don't miss it!

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