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AWARDS FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY & GRANDPRIZE FOR BEST FILM

Two awards for best film & best cinematography Awards for best cinematography and grand prize for best environmental film  On Friday October 9th, SHEEP HERO won two more awards on the INF International Nature Festival, in Innsbruck, Austria. First Ton van Zantvoort was very much delighted to hear that he won the [...]

SHEEP HERO AS ‘NO WAY’ IN FRENCH CINEMAS

SHEEP HERO RETITLED AS NO WAY IN FRENCH CINEMASThe French theatrical release of SHEEP HERO kicks off on October 14th. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the release was delayed for a long time. The film will be shown in various cinemas across the country as NO WAY. The premiere will be launched in one [...]

SHEEP HERO: from a free shepherd to a small rental house

SHEEP HERO: from a free shepherd to a small rental house The film SHEEP HERO by Ton van Zantvoort about the Dutch shepherd Stijn Hilgers, was a hit worldwide. The film has been screened at over 70 international festivals, has won 15 awards and more than 30 nominations. Everyone who has seen [...]

IN GOLDEN CALF COMPETITION | NPO-FUND | TELEDOC CAMPUS

Golden Calf Competition at Dutch Film Festival SHEEP HERO is selected for the Golden Calf Competition of the 39th edition of the Dutch Film Festival. SHEEP HERO will be screened during the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht.  The winners of the Golden Calves will be announced during the Golden Calves Gala [...]

TV RATINGS: IN COMPETITION WITH WORLD CUP SOCCER

Yesterday evening was the national TV premiere of SHEEP HERO on KRO-NCRV 2 DOC NPO2. In the Netherlands you can now watch the film on uitzending gemist. Hashtag 'Schapenheld' was trending yesterday on Twitter. There is also a DocTalk made with director Ton van Zantvoort. In this 15 minute episode you can [...]

BEST DOCUMENTARY GREEN WARSAW AWARD WINNER

Best Documentary Green Warsaw Award winner Dutch director Ton van Zantvoort just won with his documentary film SHEEP HERO the Award for best documentary in the Green Warsaw competition on the 16th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival that took place from May 10-19 in Poland. The Millennium Docs Against Gravity festival had more [...]

EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER

Ton van Zantvoort winner of the European Cinematography Award for best European Cinematography for SHEEP HERO European Cinematography Award winner Director/ cinematographer Ton van Zantvoort won with his film SHEEP HERO the European Cinematography Award on the European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA) events, a film competition for filmmakers worldwide. The Cinematography Awards [...]

★★★★ FOUR STARS REVIEW SHEEP HERO

★★★★ SHEEP HERO - The Protagonist The documentary is definitely recommended. The cinematography is beautiful - even the Netherlands has beautiful nature - and more sincere than Stijn you hardly see them anymore.“ The documentary SHEEP HERO is about the sheepherder Stijn. He is a traditional shepherd with an eye for nature. [...]

SHEEP HERO IN TOP 10 BEST OF IDFA AUDIENCE AWARD

TOP 10 BEST OF IDFA 2018 live talkshow The documentary SHEEP HERO ended with a 8.9 in the top 10 best films of IDFA 2018. During the live talkshow on national TV the winner of the IDFA Audience Award 2018 was announced. Director Ton van Zantvoort was there together with Father Loek [...]

VOLKSKRANT INTERVIEW TON VAN ZANTVOORT SHEEP HERO

The national Dutch newspaper wrote an article about the new documentary "SHEEP HERO" Read the article in Dutch below. Ton van Zantvoort laat in Sheep Hero zien hoe het schaapsherderbestaan meer is dan een mooie zondagmiddag op de hei Prachtig toch, zo’n ouderwetse herder die zijn kudde door een slaperig Brabants dorpje [...]

VOLKSKRANT RECOMMENDS SHEEP HERO

Fourteen recommendations from the VOLKSKRANT for the documentary festival Idfa in Amsterdam The ticket sale for the largest documentary festival in the world, the Idfa in Amsterdam, starts (partly) today. V's film editors already selects fourteen recommendations from the enormous program. Bor Beekman, Berend Jan Bockting, Pauline Kleijer, Floortje Smit en Kevin [...]

US PREMIERE ON MARGARET MEAD FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK

US PREMIERE ON MARGARET MEAD FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK ‘Dick Verdult – It Is True But Not Here’ is selected for the Award contender of the Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York, USA. The American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Film Festival screens documentaries that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity [...]

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE ON PRESTIGIOUS BAFICI FESTIVAL

International premiere on the prestigious BAFICI festival Our documentary Dick Verdult - It Is True But Not Here is selected by the renowned BAFICI festival that will be held from April 19th to April 30th in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The international premiere will be attended by the main character Dick Verdult, director [...]

BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY AWARD 2017

BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY AWARD Our documentary Dick Verdult - It Is True But Not Here won the award for Best Dutch Feature Documentary on the DOCfeed Documentary Festival Eindhoven. The film was also the opening film and screened in four fully packed venues on Thursday. The National Newspaper Volkskrant gave the [...]

NL-AWARD for best documentary and GOLDEN NL-AWARD

NL-AWARD for best documentary and GOLDEN NL-AWARD Our documentary the BENNO TAPES did not only win the NL-Award for best documentary but also won the main prize the Golden NL-Award for best production of 2015 from all the regional broadcasters. The jury existed of 12 members, such as documentary filmmaker John Appel [...]

THE BENNO TAPES SCREENINGS

Broadcasts: RTL Z 09-03-2016 at 20.30 uur 09-03-2016 at 23.30 uur 12-03-2016 at 22.30 Canvas Panorama 08-11-2015 at 20:10 Omroep Brabant: 20-09-2015 at 20.30 & 22.30 uur 21-09-2015 at 21.30 uur Omroep West: 20-09-2015 at 20:30 & 22.30 uur 21-09-2015 at 22.00 uur L1: 20-09-2015 at 20:30 uur 26-09-2015 at 18:00 uur 27-09-2015 at 13:00 [...]

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Film-Award-Paris-Festival-international-Jury Award on Festival International du Film des droits de l’homme
Paris (FIFDH)
arte-franceARTE France screens GRITO de PIEDRA
Audience Award and Special jury mention on Multimedia Festival the ART of the document in Warsaw Poland.
BEST PHOTOGRAPHY award was granted to Ton van Zantvoort for the master use of framing and shot construction for re-creating the complex human universe endangered and maybe forever destroyed.GOLDEN OLIVE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY to Ton van Zantvoort for the outstanding artistic achievement of a strong film. We acknowledge an original author’s approach, revealing a global drama through several simple, touching individual stories.
Audience Award on the Millenium International Documentary Film Festival Brussels. Also on air on the Belgium national radio station Klara (VRT), and the Deutsche Welle Ethiopia (Germany/ Africa)
Press Award for Best film of the festival FICA – Brasil
Two interviews on the national TV channel in Brasil TV Cultura.
Jury Award for best treatment Cinema Planeta, Mexico
lovely-planetLovely planet premieres on the International Film Festival Breda.
The film is distributed by the Eye Film Institute and is included on a BKKC promotion DVD.
carouselThe short film Carousel premiered in the Verkade Fabriek in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. More information
medfilm-special-mentionSpecial Mention Open Eyes Award: Among the seventeen works in competition, the Jury has unanimously chosen to assign a special mention to a BLOOMING BUSINESS, for the moving and courageous…
a BLOOMING BUSINESS wins the DOK Leipzig HW Film Award, on the 52nd International Leipzig festival for documentary and animated film.
a-blooming-businessa BLOOMING BUSINESS is screened on big international film festivals, as TDF (Greece), DOK Leipzig (Germany), EIFF (UK), NZIFF (New Zealand) VIFF (Canada), NFF (The Netherlands) and many more.
grito-de-piedra GRITO de PIEDRA screens during the Pärnu International Film Festival. The film before screened on big international film and art festivals in the USA, Canada, Bolivia, Mexico, Spain, Greece, and more.
GRITO de PIEDRAis selected for the Highlights of the Lowlands on the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
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