What is VoorDeFilm?

VoorDeFilm is an independent film platform by Menno Kooistra that produces mashups, video essay’s, visuals and solid edit work.

Menno has made movie mashups since 2009, a lot of them for VPRO Cinema. They can all be found on this site. These mashups are little tributes to the medium film and the filmmakers. It’s a tremendous kick to put as many films as possible in these short video’s. And it’s even better if the mashup tells a story. Since 2016 VoorDeFilm creates themed mashups for the annual Amsterdam Imagine Festival that open the the festival. Also the National Theater in Den Haag used a half hour mashup as an introduction for one of their play‘s.
In 2018 custom mashups were made for the award nights of the Zilveren Nipkowschijf and the Gouden and Zilveren Notenkraker by SENA.

Video essay’s
VoorDeFilm also produces video essay’s on YouTube and in cooperation with film journalists, like Kees Driessen, Hedwig van Driel, Jan Pieter Ekker en Dana Linssen. These video’s were all made for and screened at the International Filmfestival Rotterdam, Nederlands Film Festival and at the Directors_NL Award celebrations.

When VoorDeFilm started in august 2014, I mainly produced film introductions, together with film buffs, film journalists and other experts. You know, like the ones that were broadcasted in the golden TV era before a movie. It’s not my main focus anymore, but all 43 introductions can still be viewed HERE on the Youtube channel of VoorDeFilm. In 2014 we made special introductions for an award show of the Dutch Directors Guild.

De bescheiden thuisstudio

The humble home studio we used for the Filmtalks.

I studied camera at the Dutch Film Academy and graduated in 2003 as a Filmstudies Master of Arts. Besides my editing and camera work for VoorDeFilm I’ve been working as a video editor and YouTube specialist at the Dutch broadcast organisation VPRO for more than ten years now.

VoorDeFilm provided content for:

VPRO Cinema
Imagine Film Festival, Amsterdam
International Filmfestival Rotterdam
Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht
Dutch Directors Guild
Stripdagen Haarlem
DirectorsNL Awards
Film & Media Festival Alkmaar
Preview Magazine
Stichting Nipkovschijf
Het Nationale Theater, Den Haag
Het Ketelhuis, Amsterdam
Filmmuseum Eye, Amsterdam
Landelijk Kennisinstituut Cultuureducatie en Amateurkunst