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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Christiaan van Schermbeek

Christiaan van SCHERMBEEK (1956, Netherlands) is a documentary filmmaker and artistic director of Moois Cinematics in Rotterdam. He started the cultural TV magazine Moois on a regional public TV channel in 1996, which until 2019 was the longest-running TV programme on culture in the history of Dutch public broadcasting. He made multiple documentary films on arts, culture and architecture. From 2006 to 2010, he made the series Simply Cinema for IFFR. Among his most notable
works are the film adaptations of concerts by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the portraits
of its maestros Valery Gergiev, Conducting Doesn’t Tire Me (2008), and Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Yannick (2018), and many film portraits of various artists and young architects, The Archiprix Series. The documentary film Unusually Unusual (2022) is a co-production between Moois Cinematics and Theater Babel Rotterdam.


(selection) Simply Cinema (2006-2010, series), Conducting Doesn’t Tire Me (2008, doc), Yannick (2018, doc, TV), Altijd alles anders/Unusually Unusual (2022, doc)

Christiaan van Schermbeek at IFFR

  • Altijd alles anders

    Colourful and unpolished portrait of Paul Röttger, pioneer of inclusive theatre in Rotterdam.

    • RTM
  • Altijd alles anders

    Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET

    • RTM
  • Simply Cinema 2

    A series of challenging interviews with prominent filmmakers from this edition of the festival, focusing on Portugal. With: Teresa Villaverde, Pedro C

    • Cinema Regained
  • Simply Cinema

    Moois Media left in late December for a few European capitals to investigate the spirit of the Rotterdam Festival with 10 illustrious film directors.

    • Cinema Regained
  • Simply Cinema 3

    About the state of affairs in film art, with film makers who have a special bond with the festival. In this edition: the spiritual world of Alexander

  • Tijger in de stad

    A free screening of this documentary on the history of the Film Festival, comprising interviews and lots of archival footage.