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Amsterdam based IJswater Films was founded in the mid nineties by producer Marc Bary. With a focus on new, as well as established talent, IJswater (‘Icewater’) develops and (co)produces high quality feature films (a.o. Golden Globe Nominee/Cannes Critic’s Choice THE POLISH BRIDE), shorts (a.o. Berlinale Golden Bear Winner CONTACT), documentaries (a.o. IDFA selected BRIDGING THE GAP) and television drama (a.o. FIPA Winner ANVERS). Several short youth fiction films, youth documentaries (Kids&Docs) and children’s series have been produced with the public broadcasters, like ABI (finalist for the Prix Jeunesse). The company has (co)produced 15 features, such as DEEP by director Simone van Dusseldorp (Winner Best Film & Best Actress Geneva Film Festival), SKIN by Hanro Smitsman (Golden Calf Award Best Actor & International Emmy Award Nomination for lead actor Robert de Hoog) and the Irish/UK picture HEADRUSH by Shimmy Marcus (Miramax Script Award). At IFFR 2010 WIN/WIN premiered, the debut by Jaap van Heusden (Prix Genève Europe Script Award, Winner ‘Best Actor’ Brooklyn Film Festival); the film was selected for 25 International Film Festivals (Special Jury Mention Mannheim-Heidelberg). On May 22, 2011 the Belgian co-production with Epidemic, 22ND OF MAY was released in the Benelux, the 2nd film by Koen Mortier (Toronto Selection, Winner Leeds Film festival). In October 2011 LOTUS, a 1st film by Pascale Simons was released by Benelux Film Distributors after its successful premiere at the Netherlands Film festival (Nomination Best Actor Award/Nomination ‘Best Film’ by the Youth Jury). Other recently released films include the single plays ENTRE NOSOTROS (official FIPA 2012 selection) and MIDSUMMER NIGHT, the shorts FOR OBSERVATION and BYE (Selection Leuven Film festival), and the children’s short PAPA’S TANGO (Competion programme Berlinale Generation Kplus 2012). Currently in development a.o.: SUPERNOVA by Tamar van den Dop in coproduction with Revolver Rotterdam and German Coin Film, PARADISE TRIPS by Belgian talent Raf Reyntjens with Rabbit/Caviar, 3 new pictures by Jaap van Heusden and PLONK!, a youth feature film by Boris Paval Conen, supported by the Netherlands Film Fund. Currently a new short by Remy van Heugten is taken into production, as well as Jaap van Heusdens new feature film DNW. *see for more info of IJswater Films: * IJswater Films is: Marc Bary graduated at the Dutch Film & Television Academy in 1993 and post graduated at the Binger Film Lab. He was co-founder of the NFTVM/VERS, now the largest association for young filmmakers in the Netherlands and a member of the Dutch Producers Guild. He has been advisor for the Amsterdam Arts Fund and the Rotterdam Art & Culture Institution. He is a visiting lecturer at the Dutch Film Academy and is advisor of faaam, the film/tv-actors education programme of the Amsterdam Media College. In 2010 and in 2011 he was juror for the International Emmy Award selection committee for European TV drama. Eline van Hagen is working for 2 years at IJswater Films as assistant producer and project coordinator. Besides trainees, freelance script editor Katja Draaijer is part of IJswater team (Franz Roderkircher Script Workshop, Binger Film lab) and freelance producers Floor Houwink ten Cate en Maarten van de Ven.


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Original Title (If different): 
Entre Nosotros
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Production country: 
Running time (In minutes): 
Latin American Films
Video / TV
Student film: 
Production year: 
September, 2011
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Valdebenitos graduation film STAY WITH ME AWAY ("Blijf bij mij"), she was director and also responsible for the screenplay, has won many awards including: the Grand Prix du Jury films d'écoles Européens at the Premiers Plans Film Festival Angers and the prize for the best international short film at the International Film Festival in Uruguay. The film was selected for the European Film Festival in Lille in 2010 and was nominated for the EFA European Film Awards. Finally, she won the FIPA D’argent (the Silver FIPA Award 2012) with ENTRE NOSOTROS.

Film director: 
Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito
Marc Bary
About the Producer: 
Marc Bary (1964) graduated at the Dutch Film & Television Academy in 1993 and post graduated at the Amsterdam Binger Film Lab. He was co-founder/chairman of the NFTVM (Association of New Film & Television makers, now VERS) and was co-chairman of Film Producers Netherlands (former NVS, now FPN). He has been advisor at the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and advisor at the Rotterdam Art & Culture Institution. He is a visiting lecturer production at the Dutch Film Academy and consultant of faaam, the film actors academy of the Media College Amsterdam. In 2010 and 2011 he was Juror for the European drama entries for the Annual International Emmy Award Competition.
Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito
Saskia Kievits
Film photographer: 
Jeroen de Bruin
Jac Vleeshouwers
Orlando Miño
Art Director: 
Rosa van Gils
Fanny Kieft
Cast 1: 
Gabriel Aguilera
Cast 2: 
Dante Canales
Cast 3: 
Dette Glashouwer
Cast 4: 
Andrea Grijalba
Cast 5: 
Steven Grijalba
Film synopsis: 
A group of close friends and family members from South-America gather together in a small apartment in Amsterdam for a farewell party. The party is thrown for Diego, who will return to Chile together with his son after visiting his brother Pablo for a month. Pablo has lived in the Netherlands with his Dutch wife and daughter since he fled his country in the late 70’s.
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $1 Million
Actual Budget: 
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
Digital - other
Format Ratio: 
Digital 16:9
Film Sound: 
Dolby SR
Video master available ?: 
Video Type: 
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Festival selections: 

Netherlands Film Festival 2011
FIPA: International Festival of Audiovisual Programs 2012
Latin American Film Festival 2012

Awards received: 
FIPA D'Argent (Silver FIPA-Award) 2012
Film distribution
Already Secured
Sales/distribution name: 
SND Films
P.O. Box 15703 1001 NE Amsterdam The Netherlands
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
IJswater Films
publicity address: 
Kromme Mijdrechtstraat 110/4 1079 LD Amsterdam The Netherlands
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