The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts

The AFK believes artists, creativity and experimentation are inextricably linked to Amsterdam. The fund supports projects and programmes that increase interest in art and culture, appeal to a wide audience and maintain the multiformity of the array of art available in the city.

Amsterdam is culturally diverse, and its diversity should be reflected in our projects. The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts believes that art must represent the public as well as the cultural institutions. They also support adventurous art, because it is only through innovation and experimentation that art can continue to grow.

With these financial contributions, the AFK aims at stimulating the appreciation for art in Amsterdam, and at creating broader support for arts and culture in terms of both audiences and politics. This is why the projects not only need to offer artistic and practical quality, but also need to pursue an optimal degree of audience reach, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

The AFK is funded by the City of Amsterdam. www.afk.nl

The projects Unknown  BroodLading 200Settling Sea Gypsies100 UPUntil We DieDe MoerheksIcehorseAs Thing GoBernard & Het Nieuwe Denken are supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).

Eduards Wonderlijke Boekwinkel - Pilot Kinderserie
In an attempt to save his parents from the monstrous divorce they are getting, Robin (12) gets lost in the miraculous world of an old bookstore.
Short film
25
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funded
€3.061
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13
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De vergeten krijgers
Eindelijk erkenning voor de afstammelingen van Afrikaanse krijgers, die als KNIL-militairen voor de Nederlandse vlag vochten.
funded Documentary
100
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funded
€10.010
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0
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LOBACH De Film
Dancer Toon Lobach has sought the spotlight since an early age. His elder brother Willem shuns the limelight. LOBACH explores their worlds.
funded Documentary
111
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funded
€11.190
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0
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Sijssies in Amsterdam
Sijssies in Amsterdam laat zien welke vogels er allemaal naast ons in de stad leven. Van de duiven op de Dam tot de IJsvogel in het Vondelpark.
funded Documentary
100
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funded
€6.515
supported
0
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Route du soleil
"Oké, ik neem er één in huis, maar dan breng jij er één terug!"
 Twee vrienden brengen de vluchtelingendiscussie naar een next level.
funded Short film
100
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funded
€10.060
supported
0
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Passage
In PASSAGE the audience is immersed and taken on a riverboat, a 'SPITS', through Europe. Over land and along a network of canals and rivers.
funded Documentary
111
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funded
€12.250
supported
0
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Kinshasa
Tijdens de uitzetting van de Congolese vluchteling Ekon, blijkt dat marechaussee Frank juist door hém zijn eigen verdriet kan verwerken.
funded Short film
100
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funded
€8.040
supported
0
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Waterboys
A road comedy about fathers who have to grow up and sons who should take life a little less serious.
funded Feature film
135
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funded
€20.326
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0
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No Place for a Rebel
After his return from the bush ex-rebel Opono struggles to re-adapt to society.
funded Documentary
101
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funded
€20.265
supported
0
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Emmy Bedankt!
Over een paar maanden is het uit. Voorgoed.Na ruim een halve eeuw stopt de Nederlandse Grande Dame van de Viool definitief.Klaar voor een nieuw leven.
funded Documentary
101
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funded
€15.150
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0
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Purgatorium
Have you ever been hurt by someone you love? Rejected by someone you desire? Passed over, ignored, humiliated? No more. Welcome to Purgatorium.
funded Feature film
101
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funded
€10.115
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0
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The Upper Crust the Movie
Two English upper class ladies meet for afternoon tea. They have been good and close friends for seven years, or so they think...
funded Short film
102
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funded
€7.155
supported
0
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Unknown Brood
The final story on the life of rock 'n roll-star Herman Brood.
funded Documentary
102
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funded
€20.450
supported
0
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De mannen van staal
Een film over de liefde voor de stalen koersfiets aan de hand van een portret van meesterbouwer Wim van der Kaaij (Rih Sport amsterdam).
funded Documentary
101
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funded
€15.185
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0
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uit de kolen
Hoe de ondergrondse tijd oud-mijnwerkers nimmer loslaat. Verhalen opgetekend tussen tien ton kolen in het Pompgebouw in Brunssum.
funded Documentary
100
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€5.000
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0
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Justus
A documentary about the brilliant and roaming artist, Justus Donker.
funded Documentary
109
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funded
€8.754
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0
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Let Them Dance
Van voetbalheld tot krantenjongen: Indrukwekkend levensverhaal van Zuid-Afrikaanse voetballegende en ex-politiek-gevangene van Robbeneiland. Aftrap.
funded Documentary
114
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funded
€8.020
supported
0
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Lading 200
Dagelijks sneuvelen Russische militairen in de niet-verklaarde oorlog in Oekraïne, hun lichamen worden in vrachtauto’s heimelijk teruggebracht.
funded Documentary
101
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funded
€10.105
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0
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Settling Sea Gypsies
Three generations of a Bajo sea gypsy family all face the emerging problems of modern society in a different way.
funded Documentary
103
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funded
€7.785
supported
0
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Until we die
An intimate portrayal of the band Zorita on their first UK tour; 8 musicians who passionately try to win over new grounds.
funded Documentary
121
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funded
€5.765
supported
0
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100UP
Documentary about happy people with a contagious zest for life of 100 years or older. Is passion for life the recipe for longevity?
funded Documentary
101
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funded
€12.625
supported
0
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Nachtlicht
Twee mannen werken 's nachts als lasser aan het spoor, ze rijden door het hele land om de verbindingen van onze samenleving weer aan elkaar te lassen.
funded Documentary
111
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funded
€14.500
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0
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Cloacinae
An animation made with Chinese shadow-figures, ice and pre-cinematographic technology about a cent who ends up in the sewer to face different values.
funded Animation
102
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funded
€9.201
supported
0
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Home Suite Home
A tragicomedy/dramady about the dreadful life of hotel inspector Ludwig, who has been sleeping in a different hotel every night for the past 30 years.
funded Short film
109
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funded
€14.275
supported
0
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Burden of Peace
A documentary about Guatemala’s first female attorney general who battles impunity and prosecutes former political leaders for genocide.
funded Documentary
111
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funded
€33.455
supported
0
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Bernard
BERNARD, een film van Joggem Simons en Hidde Simons met Thomas Wander. Eén man, één ruimte, zijn waarheid. Help Bernard zijn verhaal te vertellen!
funded Feature film
119
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funded
€8.998
supported
0
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As Things Go
A young girl happens to lose one thing every single day but when she finds them again, they are in a completly different context.
funded Experimental film
100
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funded
€5.030
supported
0
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Icehorse (IJspaard)
We have reached our minimum target. Every new donation helps us take our plans to the next level, and for us to achieve the highest quality result.
funded Feature film
107
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funded
€10.768
supported
0
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De Moerheks
Jong talent gaat middels Worldbuilding - een innoverende manier van film maken - een wereld vol magie, spanning en historie tot leven wekken.
funded Feature film
103
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funded
€20.660
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0
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