To celebrate the 30 years of PRIX EUROPA jubilee and the 20 years of TV IRIS category – PRIX EUROPA in cooperation with NTR and Mediafonds organised a Masterclass focusing on “Diversity and Development of Talent” in Amsterdam on September 5, 2016.
The event was hosted by Anousha Nzume and gathered around 80 participants working in the field of media in the Netherlands. Award-winning directors Gülsah Dogan, Hadja Lahbib and Meral Uslu had a lively discussion with the audience about their successful films and the important role of diversity in film making and storytelling. The day also included a sneak preview to the Dutch nominations for the PRIX EUROPA TV IRIS Category 2016 – competing for the Best European TV Programme of the Year about Cultural Diversity.
The Head of Strategy of NPO Anne-Lieke Mol gave a presentation about the plans to make a new fund for filmmakers as the Mediafonds is closing its’ doors this October.
The masterclass closed with a panel discussion about the future of diversity in Dutch film and television - how to promote and include this complex topic into the industry of film making. The panelists included Adriek van Nieuwenhuyzen (Head of Industry IDFA), Dorien van de Pas (Head of New Screen Film Fund), Claire van Daal (programmer Dutch Film Festival NFF) and Bart Römer (General Manager of the Dutch Film Academy).