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: Margot Schaap
Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie
Year of production 2008
Genre fiction
Length 23'00"

Gaandeweg (Away)

Sophie finished high school and is going to study. Since she will go and live by herself she has to say goodbye to her family and ancesteral house. Sophie wants to leave, but at the same time she longs for the safety of her home and of the presence of her family.

Director: Ruben Pest
AKV ST. Joost
Year of production 2008
Genre fiction
Length 4'43"

Anna (dir. Ruben Pest)

The shy Justin finds himself unexpectedly next to the exuberant Anna in a wild attraction at the funfair. Flashes of images and snippets of sound tell the story of a possible awakening love. Between all the noise of the funfair time seems to stop for a moment.

Director: Jan Jaap Kuiper
Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie
Year of production 2008
Genre documentary
Length 25'40

Pjotr, Brieven uit De Goelag (Pyotr - Letters from the Gulag)

in 1937 Pyotr Alexejev disappeared from his daughter Era's life. At the height of Stalin's purges, he was arrested and transported to a labour camp where he died during the war. Era and her granddaughter Katya try to understand Pyotr's fate, with the letters he wrote from the camp as their starting point.

Director: Sebastian Mez
Filmakademie Baden Wutenberg
Year of production 2008
Genre documentary
Length 9'00


It's his job to clean this special room, an execution chamber at a state prison in the United States, Every time there is an execution, he has to recover this place as it was before. This experimental short film gives an abnormal view on the death penalty.

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