Burning questions about film financing? Urgently looking for the perfect location or crew? Report to the Filmhelpdesk!

In 2024 we set up the Filmhelpdesk in order to address all your film-related questions. Together with BROET and KONKAV, Playgrounds is on standby for a 1-on-1 talk and we are happy to brainstorm with you or provide advice. To make matters sweeter, this time, we will also be joined by Marit van den Elshout, the director of FilmForward – a development institution that stimulates the growth of film and audiovisual professionals in the Netherlands.

Marit has been the director at FilmForward since the end of 2022. Previously she was the head of the IFFR Pro department at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, from 2006 to early 2022, and the head of studies at the New Producers Academy in 2022. Marit has also been part of various selection committees, including those of the Rotterdam Media Fund and the Netherlands Film Fund. She has been a jury member and consultant at various film markets and festivals, is a member of the DAF and the European Film Academy, and is the president of EWA – European Women’s Audiovisual Network.

Participation in the Filmhelpdesk is free of charge. Each 1-on-1 session will last about 30 minutes.
If you can’t attend in person but would like to join online, send us a message at and we’ll provide you with a link.
30 August 2024
09:30 - 12:30
Entrance fee