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: Timothy Wennekes
Sint-Lukas Art Academy of Brussels
Year of production 2012
Genre Fiction
Length 14'

De naam van de vader (Name of the fathers)

'Name of the Fathers' tells the story of Thomas, a 16 year old boy, trying to find his own pathwithin the community of Jehovah's Witnesses he's raised in. Thomas finds himself in the middle of his disfellowshipped brother, and his younger brotherwho is just about to get baptized. Will he take side with
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Director: Wout Malestein
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
Year of production 2014
Genre Fiction
Length 15'


A young soldier returns from a mission of months in Afghanistan. The reunion with his girlfriend is difficult for him. The happiness of coming home contrasts too starkly with the traumatic loss of a pal in the theatre of war. Film about the struggle to cope with combat experiences after returning home from the front.

Director: Susanne Opstal
Netherlands Film Academy
Year of production 2014/2015
Genre documentary
Length 27'24"

Nowhere Place

Where do you find the essence of your existence? On the top of the highest mountain in the world? Even higher, on a deserted island which you will never be able to leave? Or in the deepest sorrow in which you will leave a trail of destruction that will never be forgotten? This documentary follows
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Director: Ena Sendijarevińá
Netherlands Film Academy
Year of production 2014
Genre fiction
Length 14'02"


The thirteen year old An moves from a hectic boardingschool to a foster home in the country. Her new brother Berend, an eight year old boy with the Down syndrom tries to teach An about this new world. Nonetheless An suffers from homesickness, but then what does somebody without a home long for?    

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