On Friday night the Golden Calves 2018 were awarded in Utrecht, the Dutch film prizes. Most of the figurines (five, including that of best film) went to the film ‘Banker van het Verzet’. ‘In Blue’ won in three categories, including for best direction and scenario.
‘Banker of the Resistance’ talks about the Van Hall brothers (Barry Atsma and Jacob Dewig) who financed the Dutch resistance in the Second World War. The film attracted more than 400,000 visitors in Dutch cinemas.
Filmmaker Wouter van Luijn, who lost his life in July during a holiday on Mallorca, won a Golden Calf posthumously. He received his award for his editing work in the drama ‘WE’.
The complete list of winners:
Best Short Documentary
The Atomic Soldiers – Morgan Knibbe
Best Short Film
L’été et tout le reste – Sven Bresser
Best Actor TV drama
Kees Hulst – The secret diary of Hendrik Groen
Best Actress TV drama
Ilse Warringa – The Louse’s Mother
Best TV drama
The secret diary of Hendrik Groen – Tim Oliehoek
#Dearcatcallers – Noa Jansma
Best Sound Design
Jan Schermer – Beyond Words
Harry de Wit – Cobain
Lennert Hillege – Beyond Words
Wouter van Luijn (posthumous) – WE
Best Long Documentary
Love is potatoes – Aliona van der Horst
Best Production Design
Harry Ammerlaan – Banker of the Resistance
Best Male Supporter
Wim Opbrouck – Cobain
Best Female supporting role
Fockeline Ouwerkerk – Banker of the Resistance
Jacob Derwig – Banker of the Resistance
Maria Kraakman – In Blue
Jaap van Heusden, Jan Willem den Bok – In Blue
Jaap van Heusden – In Blue
Banker of the Resistance – Alain de Levita, Sytze van der Laan, Sabine Brian for NL Film and TV
Winner Golden Calf of the Public
The Abraham Tuschinski Fund Golden Calf of the Public went to the film Banker van het Verzet. Producer NL Film and TV has also received a cash prize of €30,000 to spend on a new Dutch film production.
Winner Golden Calf for Film Culture
Monique van de Ven received the Golden Calf for Film Culture on behalf of the board of the Dutch Film Festival on the opening night of the festival.
Source: 09u21, HLN