Local Talent

The IFFG focuses not only on the world, but also on talent nearby. The organization is pleased to launch the "Local Talent Program".

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The talents of 2021

IFFG wants to offer a stage to the filmmaker, the editor and the protagonists from their own city and region. A podium they deserve. The audience is introduced to their work, whereby the themes of the films are chosen on the basis of special achievements, social involvement or current themes. The IFFG supports them to generate awareness, to network and to promote their film. Afterwards, the makers are on stage for a discussion and answer the questions from the audience.

Lokaal Talent

Vincent van den Ouden
Vincent van den Ouden works as a filmmaker and has a varied repertoire. From intimate dramas to eccentric comedies to dark fairytales. Vincent studied at RITCS School of Arts in Brussels, where he graduated in 2016. With his graduation film, he was selected by various film festivals and Vincent won several prizes. In 2020 he made the short film Hopsa Heisasa, a magical but realistic story about growing up.

Lokaal Talent

His film: Hopsa Heisasa
A lonely boy meets a drowned refugee girl who does not dare to go to the afterlife without her teddy bear. Together they get caught up in a search for love and comfort.

Lokaal Talent

Catherina Iosifidis
Catherina Iosifidis graduated from the art academy AKV St. Joost in 2019 with a short fiction film STER that she wrote and directed herself. She won the St. Joost Medal with this. In addition, her film was nominated for Best Dutch Short Live Action at Cinekid and selected for various film festivals. She now works as a freelance filmmaker and director. Catherine’s work is characterized by its colorful, intimate storytelling from a young perspective.

Lokaal Talent

Her film: STER
During dance lessons, Stella does everything she can to win the solo, but her insecurity makes her lose her grip on reality.