Doreen Boonekamp

Netherland

Doreen Boonekamp

Netherland

 

Since October 2009, Doreen Boonekamp has been the CEO of the Netherlands Film Fund, the national agency responsible for supporting film production in the Netherlands. It focuses on the quality and diversity of feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental films. The Fund’s operations cover participation in development, production and distribution. Besides, it supports film activities such as film festivals, co-production markets and training for film professionals. Production support is granted through both selective funding schemes as well as through the Film Production Incentive which was launched in 2014, offering a cash rebate up to 35% on production costs, demonstrably spent in the Netherlands. The Fund is also responsible for the Netherlands Film Commission.

 

Between 2002 and 2009 Doreen Boonekamp was director of the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht. Before this she had several positions at the Netherlands Film Festival and the CineMart (International Film Festival Rotterdam). Doreen Boonekamp is member of the board of the Association of European Film Agency Directors, representative for Eurimages, member of the advisory committee of the Netherlands Film Festival and member of the board of De Balie, a platform and centre for freedom of speech, contemporary art, politics, culture, cinema and media. She also frequently acts as an expert, advisor, decision maker or jury member for talent labs and festivals. She has a degree in political sciences – public administration from the University of Amsterdam as well as in arts management from the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.

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