The upcoming European film talent we think is worth following. Discover the new Lars von Trier or Pedro Almodóvar.



Films by young filmmakers that caught our eye and we would love for you to see as well.

Latest Films



Breaking Ground unfortunately seized to exist in may 2016. However, here you can still find our past events.

Upcoming Events

January 21 2016 Breaking Ground @ Kriterion

BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)

SETUP & Nederlands Film Festival organize one of the largest editions of this one-night-exhibition the world has ever seen. More than 80 visual artists bring their own projector and show-case their incredibly artistic works to Bring Your Own…

NPO Cultura

NPO Cultura is the platform for art and culture of the Dutch Public Broadcasters (NPO). This online channel brings programming about film, literature, classical music, pop, jazz and performing arts 24/7. We have still to…

Breaking Ground @ Kriterion

New name, same event. Our bimonthly screenings in Amsterdam return for a sixth season. Previously known as "Breaking Ground EU", we now continue by simply calling it "Breaking Ground", which this year again takes place at the Kriterion…

Breaking Ground @ EKKO

On January 24th Poppodium EKKO's favorite dance night Diep in de Groef, comes with a special twist! On this night only, the warming up will consist of a couple of beautiful Breaking Ground student short films, carefully selected to…



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Breaking Ground is no more...

For eight years we've been the most ardent promoters of student films and fresh talents in the Netherlands. We've always believed student films can proudly sit side by side with professional shorts in programs destined to the larger audiences and time only proved us right. …

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