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Amsterdam based IJswater Films was founded in the mid nineties by producer Marc Bary. With a focus on new, as well as established talent, IJswater (‘Icewater’) develops and (co)produces high quality feature films (a.o. Golden Globe Nominee/Cannes Critic’s Choice THE POLISH BRIDE), shorts (a.o. Berlinale Golden Bear Winner CONTACT), documentaries (a.o. IDFA selected BRIDGING THE GAP) and television drama (a.o. FIPA Winner ANVERS). Several short youth fiction films, youth documentaries (Kids&Docs) and children’s series have been produced with the public broadcasters, like ABI (finalist for the Prix Jeunesse). The company has (co)produced 15 features, such as DEEP by director Simone van Dusseldorp (Winner Best Film & Best Actress Geneva Film Festival), SKIN by Hanro Smitsman (Golden Calf Award Best Actor & International Emmy Award Nomination for lead actor Robert de Hoog) and the Irish/UK picture HEADRUSH by Shimmy Marcus (Miramax Script Award). At IFFR 2010 WIN/WIN premiered, the debut by Jaap van Heusden (Prix Genève Europe Script Award, Winner ‘Best Actor’ Brooklyn Film Festival); the film was selected for 25 International Film Festivals (Special Jury Mention Mannheim-Heidelberg). On May 22, 2011 the Belgian co-production with Epidemic, 22ND OF MAY was released in the Benelux, the 2nd film by Koen Mortier (Toronto Selection, Winner Leeds Film festival). In October 2011 LOTUS, a 1st film by Pascale Simons was released by Benelux Film Distributors after its successful premiere at the Netherlands Film festival (Nomination Best Actor Award/Nomination ‘Best Film’ by the Youth Jury). Other recently released films include the single plays ENTRE NOSOTROS (official FIPA 2012 selection) and MIDSUMMER NIGHT, the shorts FOR OBSERVATION and BYE (Selection Leuven Film festival), and the children’s short PAPA’S TANGO (Competion programme Berlinale Generation Kplus 2012). Currently in development a.o.: SUPERNOVA by Tamar van den Dop in coproduction with Revolver Rotterdam and German Coin Film, PARADISE TRIPS by Belgian talent Raf Reyntjens with Rabbit/Caviar, 3 new pictures by Jaap van Heusden and PLONK!, a youth feature film by Boris Paval Conen, supported by the Netherlands Film Fund. Currently a new short by Remy van Heugten is taken into production, as well as Jaap van Heusdens new feature film DNW. *see for more info of IJswater Films: www.ijswater.nl * IJswater Films is: Marc Bary graduated at the Dutch Film & Television Academy in 1993 and post graduated at the Binger Film Lab. He was co-founder of the NFTVM/VERS, now the largest association for young filmmakers in the Netherlands and a member of the Dutch Producers Guild. He has been advisor for the Amsterdam Arts Fund and the Rotterdam Art & Culture Institution. He is a visiting lecturer at the Dutch Film Academy and is advisor of faaam, the film/tv-actors education programme of the Amsterdam Media College. In 2010 and in 2011 he was juror for the International Emmy Award selection committee for European TV drama. Eline van Hagen is working for 2 years at IJswater Films as assistant producer and project coordinator. Besides trainees, freelance script editor Katja Draaijer is part of IJswater team (Franz Roderkircher Script Workshop, Binger Film lab) and freelance producers Floor Houwink ten Cate en Maarten van de Ven.

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Papa's Tango

Film
Film
Original Title (If different): 
Papa's Tango
Language: 
Dutch
Production country: 
Netherlands
Running time (In minutes): 
15
Theme: 
Art, Dance, Music
Category/Format: 
Video / TV
Student film: 
No
Poster: 
Production year: 
October, 2011
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Michiel van Jaarsveld (1970) graduated from the Dutch Film Academy in 1992 as a writer/director/editor. After a start as a fiction film editor, he wrote and directed the television single play ‘Marrakech’ in 1996, which was nominated for a Golden Calf at The Netherlands Film Festival, and for the EBU Award Best TV script. In 2001 he directed his first feature ‘A Drift’, a coming of age drama. The film was selected for the festivals of San Sebastian, Toronto, and was awarded at some of the many other festivals. His short comedy ‘Tonino’ was nominated for a Golden Calf at The Netherlands Film Festival in 2002. In 2007 he directed the drama series ‘Stellenbosch’, shot in South Africa. It was nominated for a Golden Calf in the category TV Drama. In 2010 he directed the culinary telefilm ‘Köfte’, a pilot for a transmedial series ‘Restart’ (which was chosen as ‘most innovative new tv-program’) and the children’s short ‘Papa’s Tango’.

Film director: 
Michiel van Jaarsveld
Producer: 
Marc Bary
About the Producer: 
Marc Bary graduated at the Dutch Film & Television Academy in 1993 and post graduated at the Binger Film Lab. He was co-founder of the NFTVM/VERS, now the largest association for young filmmakers in the Netherlands and a member of the Dutch Producers Guild. He has been advisor for the Amsterdam Arts Fund and the Rotterdam Art & Culture Institution. He is a visiting lecturer at the Dutch Film Academy and is advisor of faaam, the film/tv-actors education programme of the Amsterdam Media College. In 2010 and in 2011 he was juror for the International Emmy Award selection committee for European TV drama.
Screenplay: 
Amarins Maantje Romkeka
Editing: 
Herman P. Koerts
Film photographer: 
Martijn van Broekhuizen
Sound: 
Bouk Bouwmeester
Music: 
Bart van de Lisdonk
Art Director: 
Roland Mylanus
Costume: 
Margriet Procee en Sanne Reichert
Cast 1: 
Lucia Almeida-Carrion
Cast 2: 
Fidel Garcia Cortez
Cast 3: 
Saskia Temmink
Cast 4: 
Hylke van Sprundel
Cast 5: 
Ferdi Stofmeel
Film synopsis: 
Hannah’s parents are divorced. Her father is from Argentina and her mother is Dutch. Hannah is a dreamer. She loves to dance and adores her father. For Hannah dancing and her father are two things that belong together. Her father Nano feels miserable in The Netherlands ever since he divorced Hannah’s mother. He is homesick and wants to go back to his family and friends in Buenos Aires. But leaving The Netherlands also means saying goodbye to his daughter. After the divorce of her parents Hannah’s mother started a relationship with a new man. He lives with them now. Hannah gets along with him, yet she misses her father a lot. By listening to her father’s tango music she can still dance with him in her mind.
Budget
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $1 Million
Actual Budget: 
€102000
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
Digital - other
Format Ratio: 
16:9
Film Sound: 
Dolby SR
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Video Type: 
HD CAM
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Festival selections: 

Cinekid: International Film, Television and New Media Festival for Kids 2011
Berlinale 2012
GoShort! Nijmegen 2012
Cinemateca International Film Festival Uruguay 2012
Youngabout International Film Festival Bologna 2012
Prix Jeunesse 2012, finalist

Film distribution
TV: 
Already Secured
International: 
Open
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
IJswater Films
publicity address: 
Kromme Mijdrechtstraat 110/4 1079 LD Amsterdam The Netherlands
Publicity contact email: 
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