“The Paradise Suite” receives three Dutch Academy Awards

September 30, 2016

3x-gouden-kalverenBest ScreenplayJoost van Ginkel
Best ActorIssaka Sawadogo
Best Feature FilmPRPL & Bastide Films

Of the 4 nominations “The Paradise Suite” received 3 awards including ‘Best Feature Fim’.



“The Paradise Suite” receives four nominations for the annual Dutch Academy Awards

August 30, 2016

Best ScreenplayJoost van Ginkel
Best ActorIssaka Sawadogo
Best Actor in a Supporting RoleRaymond Thiry
Best Feature FilmPRPL & Bastide Films

The winners will be announced on the 30th of September 2016 at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands.



“On Being a scientist” Premières at the Trianon movie theatre in Leiden


April 7, 2016

Scientists are regularly confronted with questions of integrity. “On Being a Scientist” teaches students how to handle this issue.

This dramatised film aims to raise students awareness of academic integrity, an issue that is by no means always clearly understood. Scientists are regularly suspected of committing plagiarism or fraud, because they misrepresent research findings, for example.



Anjela Nedyalkova wins “Angela Award” for Acting at the “Subtitle Film Festival”

November 30, 2015

Anjela Nedyalkova – character of Jenya in “THE PARADISE SUITE” won at the Subtitle Film Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland the Angela Award for Acting.






Isaka Sawadogo wins “Jury Prize for Best Actor” at the “Tallinn Filmfestival”

November 29, 2015

Isaka Sawadogo – character of Yaya in “THE PARADISE SUITE” won at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia the Jury Prize for Best Actor.






Great reviews for “The Paradise Suite”

November 1, 2015







“The imagery of the film is stunning. It speaks so purely about the themes and conveys emotions so strongly that it is likely to stay with you for a long time after the screening. All different aspects of the film; cinematography, production design, sound design and editing, are perfectly tuned to the director’s intention, making it hard to believe it is work by many different artists.”    Annastina Haapasaari – NISIMAZINE

“Through a particularly low-key, unobtrusive directing style, the director gives the audience an incredibly realistic portrait of contemporary Europe, where each of the characters embodies a current stereotype contained in the collective unconscious.”   Guglielmo Bettinardi – CINEUROPA

“It’s beautifully shot, with classic direction that knows when to pull into a character and when to sit back and watch the action, and there’s a natural lyrical sensibility about how the stories flow together.”   Robert Bell – Exclaim!

“A powerful film that certainly deserved its OPENING SLOT at the Chicago EU Film Festival this year!  Good job folks!  Very, very good job!”  Dennis Zdenek Kriz – Dennis at the Movies



Première of “The Paradise Suite” at Tivoli Utrecht

September 26, 2015








“The Paradise Suite” chosen to be the Dutch Oscar entry

September 7, 2015

Dutch feature film “The Paradise Suite”, written and directed by Joost van Ginkel, has been chosen as the official entry from the Netherlands for Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

The nominations in all categories for the Academy Awards will be announced on January 14, 2016. The 88th Oscars Ceremony will take place February 28.







“The Paradise Suite” selected for Toronto International Film Festival

Augustus 25, 2015

“The Paradise Suite” will have its world premiere at the 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival!

The film is selected for the Discovery Section (Directors to watch. The future of world cinema).





“170Hz” Premieres at the Dutch Film Festival

September 23, 2011

“170Hz” Has its world premiere at the 31th edition of the Dutch Film Festival!