For over 20 years Amsterdam based IJswater Films (‘Icewater Films’) is one of the stable operating film- and television production companies in the Netherlands, when it comes to developing and producing proven high quality features, such as; THE POLISH BRIDE (Golden Globe Nomination, Cannes Critics Choice), HEADRUSH (Ireland/UK/NL, Miramax Script Award), SKIN (Emmy Award Nomination), WIN/WIN (Prix Genève Europe Script Award, 45 festival selections), 22nd OF MAY (BE/NL, TIFF selection), THE NEW WORLD (Emmy Award 2014 Best Actress), SUPERNOVA (NL/GER/BE, Berlinale Generation 14plus, Winner Grand Prix Film Festival Xining), PARADISE TRIPS (BE/NL, Winner Best Flemish Film/Youth Prize), AS IF I’M CRAZY (Winner Jury Award Best Film, Noida IFF 2017), IN BLUE (NL/BE/RO, Winner of 3 Golden Calves for Best Director, Best Script, and Best Actress, Winner HFM work-in-progress award 2016, Opening Film of Film by the Sea Festival 2017, Film Festival Oostende 2017, Rome Film Festival, Goa International Film Festival India, Winner Best Narrative Feature Austin Film Festival).
IJswater Films produced 50 shorts, like CONTACT (Winner Berlinale Golden Bear), AMOR (Alcine Madrid FF, Short Waves Poland, Japan Prize), FUCKING COLA (NFF, Cinekid), and L’ÉTÉ ET TOUT LE RESTE (Winner Golden Calf Best Short Film, premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, TIFF 2018).
Also TV drama, like ANVERS (Winner FIPA D’or), ENTRE NOSOTROS (Winner FIPA D’argent), THE HEART OF HADIAH TROMP (Winner Best Foreign Film at the Honolulu Film Awards) FREE FIGHT (Golden Calf nominations for Best TV Drama and Best TV Actor) and feature length documentaries like; BRIDGING THE GAP (IDFA selection) and NAVY MIDS.
For the youth a.o.: PAPA’S TANGO (Berlinale K-plus), ANOUAR & THE MOON (Winner TIFF Kids Jury Award), KI (Winner Best Film Boston Kids Festival 2017), miniseries SAMMY PARAMARIBO (Chicago Children’s FF, TIFF Kids 2017) and EVI & CO (Prix Jeunesse International, Cinekid, 35th Chicago International Children’s FF).
Various new exiting projects are being developed like BEYOND THE BLUE BRIDGE (feature film by Isabel Lamberti, Torino Lab 2017), THE WONDROUS JOURNEY OF LITTLE SOPHIE (animation/life action by Roel & Berend Boorsma, Cartoon Movie 2017), RAVAGE (feature film by Marcel Visbeen) and IN ALASKA (feature film Jaap van Heusden).
At IJswater Films, we work with a small team, of founder/owner/producer Marc Bary, producer Steven Rubinstein Malamud and project supervisor Roddia Rumahloine, which makes it possible to be well involved in the development of all projects. Together with veteran producer Erik Schut, a modest distribution label is operating under the name of Waterfront Film Distribution, which released in 2016 the feature film titles AS IF I’m CRAZY and THE WINDMILL in the Benelux. (www.waterfrontfilm.nl)