Short Film Programmers

The short films at IFFR, all 200 and more, are curated by the Short Film selection committee, headed by programmer Peter van Hoof. Meet the members here.

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Peter van Hoof

Peter van Hoof has a background as an independent cinema programmer: first at the Squat Cinema Filmhuis Cavia in Amsterdam, then as a founder and programmer of Cinema De Balie - the independent cinema department of political cultural centre De Balie in the heart of Amsterdam. He is also one of the founders of and current contributor to Stichting De Filmbank, a small organization for promoting Dutch Experimental Cinema. As a programmer for IFFR, Van Hoof heads the Short Film selection committee. From September onwards, Van Hoof is joined by the other members.
Contact: p.vanhoof@iffr.com

Helena Kritis

Helena is currently in charge of the visual arts and film program at the multidisciplinary arts centre, Beursschouwburg, in Brussels. She is especially invested in the long-term support of artistic practices and coproduces up to seven audiovisual creations a year. She holds master’s degrees in photography from KASK School of Arts Ghent (2003) and in Art History / Performing Arts Studies from Ghent University (2006). From 2006 to 2008, she worked as an assistant curator/production in M HKA, Antwerp and coordinated the Documentary FilmPlatform ZONE. She is a board member of the Courtisane Festival and the cinephile online reflection platform Sabzian (sabzian.be). She has a seat in the funding committee for documentary film (Flanders Audiovisual Fund, VAF) and visual arts (Flemish Government).
Contact: h.kritis@iffr.com

Erwin van ‘t Hart

Erwin van ‘t Hart studied at AKI art academy and art history at University of Amsterdam. He started working at the cinema department of political and cultural center de Balie in Amsterdam in 1997, where he curated several film and video programs. Since 2006 he works at the International Film Festival Rotterdam as short / experimental film programmer. Besides that, he works internationally as free-lance curator, programmer, programme advisor and as a dedicated film technician for challenging projections.
Contact: e.vanthart@iffr.com

Julian Ross

Julian Ross is a researcher, curator and writer. He is a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Westminster and holds a PhD on Japanese expanded cinema at the University of Leeds. He has curated film programmes and performances at Anthology Film Archives, Eye Film Institute and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and has been an assistant curator for programmes at the Museum of Modern Art, Pacific Film Archives and British Film Institute. As a writer, he has published in Sight and Sound, Film Comment and Bomb. After working as an advisor in 2014-15, he joined the IFFR Short Film selection committee in 2015.
Contact: j.ross@iffr.com

Theus Zwakhals

Theus Zwakhals has been a member of the IFFR Short Film selection committee and its Mind The Gap programme since 2009. In 2013 he also started working for the distribution and collections department of LIMA Amsterdam. Next to that, he is programmer for Rumor, a series of adventurous music programmes. He studies Cultural History at Groningen University. From 1994-2000 he was producer of Impakt Festival in Utrecht, and from 2002- 2012 he worked for Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst. He lives and works in Amsterdam.
Contact: t.zwakhals@iffr.com

Short Film Committee Voices

Anna Germanidi

Anna Germanidi is a film festival professional based in Rotterdam, working in and programming for different festivals around the world. After acquiring her MA in Film & Television from Syracuse University, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked at the Slamdance Film Festival from 2011-2015. ​There she​ joined the Narrative Shorts programming committee in 2012 and co-headed the team for the 2015 program while acting as the festival’s Director. She moved to the Netherlands in 2015 and is currently a Short Film Programmer for the International Film Festival Rotterdam and a Program Advisor for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. She also works for the BFI London Film Festival and has been involved in the past with the Los Angeles Film Festival, Rooftop Films, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and Athens International Film Festival.
Contact: a.germanidi@iffr.com

Erwin van ‘t Hart

Erwin van ‘t Hart studied at AKI art academy and art history at University of Amsterdam. He started working at the cinema department of political and cultural center de Balie in Amsterdam in 1997, where he curated several film and video programs. Since 2006 he works at the International Film Festival Rotterdam as short / experimental film programmer. Besides that, he works internationally as free-lance curator, programmer, programme advisor and as a dedicated film technician for challenging projections. 
Contact: e.vanthart@iffr.com

Peter van Hoof

Peter van Hoof has a background as an independent cinema programmer: first at the Squat Cinema Filmhuis Cavia in Amsterdam, then as a founder and programmer of Cinema De Balie - the independent cinema department of political cultural centre De Balie in the heart of Amsterdam. He is also one of the founders of and current contributor to Stichting De Filmbank, a small organization for promoting Dutch Experimental Cinema. As a programmer for IFFR, Van Hoof heads the Short Film selection committee. From September onwards, Van Hoof is joined by the other members.
Contact: p.vanhoof@iffr.com

Marta Jurkiewicz

Marta Jurkiewicz (1982, Poland) is a documentary filmmaker based in Amsterdam. She completed her studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Netherlands Film Academy in 2005 and 2011 respectively. Both her graduation films were granted awards ­ Rene Coelho Award from Netherlands Institute for Media Art (now LIMA) for ‘Agatha’ (2005) and the Wildcard grand for documentary by the Netherlands Film Fund for ‘Daughters’ (2011). Next to making films, Jurkiewicz worked in distribution of Dutch experimental and short films first at the Filmbank and later at the EYE Film Institute Netherlands.
Contact: m.jurkiewicz@iffr.com