Breaking Ground offers young filmmakers a stage to present themselves and their work. Below you'll find the films we have programmed at one of our festivals or events so far. Please note this is not a video channel, this is a showcase of interesting films. Would you like us to take an interest in your film, please submit it.

Director: Menno Otten
Nederlands Film en Televisie Academie
Year of production 2009
Genre Documentary
Length 20'00"

In een Vergeten Moment (Time within Time)

A documentary in which the filmmakers search for forgotten moments. Moments in shich we come to a halt in our hectic everyday life and in shich we have to surrender ourselves to time. Moments in which we seem to forget the world around us and slowly ascend in our sub conciousness.

Director: Kristina Magdalena Henn
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF)
Year of production 2007
Genre experimental
Length 3'50"


A cowboy meets a metermaid: Häh?

Director: Zhenchen Liu
Le Fresnoy
Year of production 2007
Genre experimental
Length 10'00"

Under Construction

City planners decide to pull down parts of Shanghai's old town in order to regenerate the city. Every year over 100.000 families are forced to leave their homes and move into the buildings on the edge of the city. 'Under Construction' is a 2D and 3D flight across the now destroyed living areas in Shanghai.

Director: Johnny Kelly
Royal College of Art
Year of production 2007
Genre animation
Length 4'50"


An investigative and exploratory hands-on gloves-off study into the practice of putting things 'off'. Sometimes the only way to get something done is to two dozen other things first.

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