What we're about

Do you want to meet the people behind the scenes or dive into a film project? Join us every Tuesday at the artistic society ‘de Kring’ directly on Leidseplein on the 1st floor above the restaurant palladium, from 8pm-11pm. Every week you get to watch two short films by up-and-coming directors and meet an established Dutch director, actor or producer. At the end of each screening the filmmakers engage in a discussion/Q&A with the audience. All the movies are subtitled in English and the Q&As are in English too in order to connect the city’s international community with Dutch cinema. Hope to see you there! The suggested donation is €2.-

More about us: Shortcutz Amsterdam is the only initiative in The Netherlands exclusively focussing on promoting new Dutch film talent, and connecting up-and-coming filmmakers with established professionals.

We promote new Dutch cinema through our network of over 30 partners – including Eye Film Museum, Pathé cinemas, festivals around the world, and several special affiliated events.

Through our weekly sessions at De Kring, we showcase the work of new Dutch film talent, and invite film professionals to share their stories and insight. Filmmakers get the chance to promote their work, talk to their audience, and interact with professionals.

Film-lovers have the opportunity to watch films, learn about new talent, and get to know their favourite Dutch filmmakers.

All films screened at Shortcutz Amsterdam are watched by a JURY TEAM (http://www.shortcutzamsterdam.com/jury) made up of some of the most respected names of the industry and are eligible to compete at the Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards (http://www.shortcutzamsterdam.com/competition).

And it’s all done while sipping a nice cold beer (or a glass of wine, whatever you prefer – we don’t judge). Check out our events: http://www.shortcutzamsterdam.com/events-2018/

Upcoming events (1)

#280 Shortcutz Free Session w/ Rogier Samuels (The Rings of Power, Matrix 4))

Join our free WEEKLY SESSIONZ, the coolest way to interact with the new generation of Dutch filmmakers. The Weekly Sessions will be ‘active’ every Tuesday until the end of November.

Our Sessionz are English spoken, and the films are subtitled in English.
The Sessionz are free, but you need to claim your ticket beforehand here: https://bit.ly/tickets-october

Get ready for a great session with 2 short films straight from our official selection!
▪ Spotless, directed by Emma Branderhorst | Live-Action | 15'41''
▪ La Nostra Terra, directed by Thomas Born | Experimental | 17'10''

After each screening, we interview the team behind the film and get to know more about their process and vision.

Our special guest this session is prosthetic artist Rogier Samuels, and we can’t wait to find out more about his work in productions such as The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Penny Dreadful, Brimstone, Border, The Hobbit trilogy, Dirty God, Matrix 4, X, Antman 3, Rampvlucht and The Rings of Power.

🗓️ Tuesday, 4 October📍 Sociëteit De Kring | 8:00pm
ℹ️ See the full programme here: https://bit.ly/weekly-sessionz
🎟 Claim your free ticket here: https://bit.ly/tickets-october

More About Shortcutz Weekly Sessionz
Do you want to meet the people who work behind the scenes or dive into a film project? Join us every Tuesday at Sociëteit De Kring, on Leidseplein, 1st floor above the restaurant Palladium.
Our events are free, with a suggested donation of € 2 to keep us going.

More About Shortcutz Amsterdam
Shortcutz Amsterdam is a platform for up-and-coming Dutch film talent. It's our mission to put the spotlight on new talent and offer them a 'shortcut' to an audience, knowledge, and the most exciting film professionals.

How to find Societeit de Kring
You can find Societeit de Kring on the first floor above Restaurant Palladium on Leidseplein.
[If you have restaurant Palladium in front of you, you will find a wooden door on your left with a round sign above with the letters 'de'. Enter the door and take the stairs to the 1st floor, and you will find us :)]

Past events (138)

#277 Shortcutz Free Session w/ Hisko Hulsing (The Sandman)

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