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MARCH 2014 - WORK SPACE AVAILABLE IN OUR OFFICE

We have two desks available in our creative workspace.
If you are interested, check out  launchdesk.

SEPTEMBER 2014 - NEW ANIMATION FOR FAIRFOOD INTERNATIONAL

Here at Godmother's we take food as a serious matter. That's why we are pleased to share the new animation we realized for Fairfood International, in collaboration with Stamppot. The aim of the organization is to uncover injustices in the global food industry and promote a fair and sustainable food system.
Here's the video www.godmotherfilms.com/site/index.php

AUGUST 2014 - THE EYEWALK WINS NEW MEDIA AWARD IN NEW YORK

Our EYEwalk has won the Best in Industry Prize in the category Museum of the New Media Awards, an initiative of the New York's New Media Institute. Unlike other competitions, finalist of the New Media Awards are not selected based solely on the quality of the design, but on how well they are using technology to serve and communicate to their audience.

JUNE 2014 - THE EYEWALK WINS HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZE

The interactive video-tour we have realized for the EYE Film Museum of Amsterdam won a Highly Commended Prize at the international conference MuseumNext in Newcastle, UK. The event acts as a platform for asking 'what's next for museums?', showcasing the best museum practice today to shine a light on the museum of tomorrow.
Click here to view the project promo.

MARCH 2014 - 'WHERE IS TOM' SELECTED BY THE BERLIN MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS

We got nominated for best videoclip!
'Where is Tom?' was realized for German band Anatopia and dedicated to the legendary Tom Anderson, the founder of Myspace.
The Berlin Music Video Awards will take place from the 28th to the 31st of May.

MARCH 2014 - NEW VIDEOCLIP FOR ANATOPIA

Do you remember Tom Anderson, the founder of Myspace? The new videoclip we have just realized for German band Anatopia is dedicated to him... Tom, where are you?
Click here to view it.

FEBRUARY 2014 - A GLACIER IN THE DESERT AT CINEGLOBE

Our short doc 'A Glacier in the Desert' has been selected by the 4th edition of CineGlobe, the International Film Festival at CERN, Switzerland, focused on Science and Innovation (18-23 March).

DECEMBER 2013 - JINGLE HELL IS FINALLY ONLINE

Our Christmas short Jingle Hell is finally available online for public viewing.
Happy holidays to all! Click here and enjoy.

NOVEMBER 2013 - NEW ANIMATION FOR FAIRFOOD

We have just realized a promotional video for the Fair Farmers online platform, an innovative initiative by Fairfood to connect the demand of international food companies and the supply of certified sustainable small farmers.
Click here to have a look.

NOVEMBER 2013 - GODMOTHER AND AMNESTY HELP KING WILLEM ALEXANDER TO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE IN RUSSIA

The increasing human-rights violations won’t stop Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima to pay their homage to Russian president Vladimir Putin, who will formally receive them during their visit to Moscow.
Godmother Films has realized a video for Amnesty International to give Willem and Máxima a few tips to stay out of trouble…
The video has immediately raised a debate among Dutch journalists and has been discussed within TV shows such as Pauw en Witteman and RTL Boulevard.
Click here to view it.

OCTOBER 2013 - GODMOTHER FILMS AND THE EYE MUSEUM PRESENT THE 'EYE WALK'

We are proud to present our first collaboration with the EYE Film Museum of Amsterdam: the EYE WALK, an interactive tour for kids between 7 and 12 years old.
With a tablet in hand and movie characters as guide, children can make a fifteen-minute walk through the museum building, learning about film history and techniques in a fun and exciting way.
The tour will be available at the museum from October 6th.
Click here to know more.

SEPTEMBER 2013 - BACKSTAGE SMOORVERLIEFD ON RTL5

The Backstage Sneak Preview we have directed and shot for the feature film Smoorverliefd will be on RTL5 on Saturday 7th of September.
If you'll miss it, click here to view it.

SEPTEMBER 2013 - CAMPAIGN FOR ARENA SPORTSWEAR

We are producing a photo and video campaign for ARENA swimwear and sports apparel. In collaboration with Italian agency Aries Design & Communication.

JULY 2013 - FIRST PRODUCTION FOR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

We are proud to present our first production for Amnesty International, a video in support of gay rights and freedom of expression in Russia.
In fact, in June 2013, President Putin signed a new law that prohibits any form of expression of homosexuality, labelled as 'homosexual propaganda'. This law stigmatises gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality.
Amnesty International is campaigning against such a discriminative and repressive law.
Click here to view the video! You can sign the petition at amnesty.nl /rusland

MAY 2013 - TRAILER FOR THE NEW SHOW OF PROJECT WILDEMAN

Another psychedelic collaboration between the Godmother and Project Wildeman: the trailer for their new show WIJ, coming up this summer at Oerol and Over het Ij Festivals. 

APRIL 2013 - NEW VIDEO FOR PROJECT WILDEMAN

Check out the new Godmother's video for Project Wildeman! It's for their crowd-funding campaign to build their own instruments for the new show WIJ.
If you want to contribute click here.

APRIL 2013 - THE GODMOTHER AT WARWICK UNIVERSITY

For the third year in a row, the Godmother has been invited by Warwick University (UK) to corrupt the minds of young people on the issues of media activism and film making as a tool to promote positive change and democratic participation. We are proud to announce that she has now become a fellow of the university and she is busy developing a great project aimed at building a bridge between academia and arts. More to come in the future...

MARCH 2013 - COLLABORATION WITH AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

We have just started to collaborate with Amnesty International on their new campaign.

January 2013 - PROJECT WITH THE EYE

We are developing a new original project for the EYE Film Museum, the EYE Walk.
Coming soon.

December 2012 - PROJECT WILDEMAN AT CHRISTIES

We filmed a real wild pop-up performance of Project Wildeman at Christie's Fine Art Auction House in Amsterdam. Here are the highlights.

November 2012 - A GLACIER IN THE DESERT IS FINALIST IN THE FOCUS FORWARD COMPETITION!

Our short doc A GLACIER IN THE DESERT is one of the 20 finalists out of 500 entries in the FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition, 3 minute-SHORT FILMS for BIG IDEAS.
You can also vote for us for the Audience Award!
Click here to watch and vote!

November 2012 - THE GODMOTHER IS FINALLY ON FACEBOOK!

After years of absence from social networks, we have finally convinced the Godmother to start her Facebook page! She is still very skeptical about sharing information and quite suspicious of making friends online. But who can blame her? After all, she's a wise tough lady with an anarchist edge... Click here to go to the Facebook page and give her a LIKE.

November 2012 - OUR VIDEOCLIP AT THE LOS ANGELES COMEDY FESTIVAL

SOME NEWS FOR THE GODMOTHER'S CALIFORNIAN FAMILY:
on Sunday November 4th at 4:00 pm, the videoclip "Le bokhale barvalenge" shot for Caspian Hat Dance will be screened at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival (Los Feliz 3 Cinemas, 1822 N. Vermont Ave.).

October 2012 - NEW CAMPAIGN FOR HIVOS: DELETE CONTROL

The campaign DELETE CONTROL, which we have realized for Dutch NGO Hivos, has been launched on October 27th at the IMPAKT Festival in Utrecht (impakt.nl). The campaign supports Internet freedom against censorship and digital surveillance. It focuses on media activism in Middle East countries and offers tools for online anonymity, protected identity and secure connection.
Click here to view the theatrical trailer.
For more info about the campaign and to view the interactive video, check deletecontrol.nl.
The interactive video can also be viewed directly on youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=i6KrlmvmOpc

August 2012 - JINGLE HELL SELECTED BY FIJR GRANADA (SPAIN)

Jingle Hell will be screened at the FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE JÓVENES REALIZADORES in Granada within a special program called "Freaky" aka 'La Noche mas Freak". To know more about the festival click here.

August 2012 - JINGLE HELL ACQUIRED BY SHORTS INTERNATIONAL

Our crazy Christmas short will be distributed by Shorts International in Europe and in the US.

July 2012 - CASPIAN HAT DANCE VIDEOCLIP SELECTED BY SESIFF

The videoclip 'Le Bokhale barv Alenge' realized for Caspian Hat Dance has been selected for the International Competition Official Selection of SESIFF, Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (13-18 September, 2012 / South Korea).

July 2012 - NEW VIDEOCLIP FOR BRAHMA G

We have realized a videoclip for the single Sittin' Here by Brahma G featuring Blossom. Click here to view it!

June 2012 - NEW VIDEOCLIP FOR CASPIAN HAT DANCE!

The new videoclip we made for the first single of Caspian Hat Dance's new album is finally out! Check it out, loud!

April 2012 - VIDEOS REALIZED FOR THE HEINEKEN IDEAS BREWERY

HEINEKEN has challenged designers from all over the world to share their sustainable ideas and solutions about the future of beer packaging. To kickstart the competition, Janne Kyttanen, industrial designer and pioneer of 3d prototyping, was locked in a secret location for 48 hours to develop his innovative ideas and inspire the participants. We have realized a series of videos concerning the event. Click here to view the Teaser and the Timelapse video of the whole 48 hours. To watch the highlight of the experience you can click here and here. If you want to view more about Janne's journey, you can check the Heineken Ideas Brewery page.

March 2012 - OUR NEW SHOWREEL IS OUT!

February 2012 - GREENPEACE DETOX: A song about PeoplePower and Winning!

Another successful collaboration between Greenpeace and Godmother is out! The story of the Detox campaign is the story of people around the world acting together, challenging corporate madness, and Winning! Inspired by the Gregory Brothers' fantastic "Auto-tune the news" youtube videos, we thought we'd make this musical video about the international campaign to stop toxic water pollution caused by the fashion sector. Watch the video here.

December 2011 - HAMILTON AND THE PHILOSOPHER\'S STONES

Check out the episode of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia that we shot for VICE; it's about the magic truffles, also known as the philosopher's stones... Click here to view the video.

October 2011 - INFINITI HYBRID RACE: Vettel vs. Webber

We took care of the copy, art direction & post-production of the promotional video for the Nissan Infiniti Hybrid. Enjoy the race!

August 2011 - GREAT SUCCESS OF OUR GREENPEACE DETOX CAMPAIGN!

We are proud to announce that the Detox campaign that we shot for Greenpeace has brought amazing results! The world's top three sportswear brands - Nike, Adidas and Puma - have now committed publicly to eliminate all discharges of hazardous chemicals throughout their supply chain and across the entire lifecycle of their products by 2020. Importantly, their commitment to ‘zero discharge’ of hazardous chemicals means that the world's three leading sportswear companies have recognised that there is no such thing as a 'safe limit' when it comes to these substances. This is a milestone for the Greenpeace campaign to stop industry poisoning our water with hazardous, persistent and hormone-disrupting chemicals.
For more info check www.greenpeace.org/detox

August 2011 - NEW VIDEOCLIP FOR SUPERCITY

Check out our new videoclip for the Supercity bootleg "The Moon Colors".

July 2010 - OUR NEW CAMPAIGN FOR GREENPEACE IS OUT!

Check out the new campaign we shot for Greenpeace, "The DETOX Challenge: Adidas VS Nike". www.greenpeace.org/detox

May 2011 - JINGLE HELL AT THE SHORT FILM CORNER IN CANNES

Our short Jingle Hell starring Yvo Sprey and Pablo Fagundez has been selected for the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival.

April 2011 - SHOOTING FOR VICE

We are shooting an episode of the series Hamilton's Pharmacopeia, produced by vbs.tv, the online television of VICE magazine. This time Hamilton will explore the world of Dutch Magic Truffles...

March 2011 - THE GODMOTHER AT WARWICK UNIVERSITY, UK

Zoe is giving lectures at the Department of Comparative Politics of the University of Warwick, UK. Topic of the lectures is "Mass Media and Democratic Revolutions around the World". How can we use media and film making to stimulate democratic revolutions, activism, mass participation and positive social/political change?

GODMOTHER ON TIME OUT AMSTERDAM

The Godmother is proud to share with all her dodgy friends and dubious associates her nomination by Time Out magazine as one of the 50 Power Amsterdammers in the field of arts & culture (issue December 2010). Her beloved mates Sahand Sahebdivani and Abner Preis are also on the list. Congratulations to them too!

November 2010 - SHOOTING A CRAZY XMAS SHORT...

We are cooking a sick Xmas present for you all... An independent production made possible by a group of talented Godmother's friends.

November 2010 - INNL.NL

We are shooting content for the Nationaal Historisch Museum, who's launching its new website www.innl.nl.

October 2010 - NEW VIDEOCLIP FOR SUPERCITY

The first videoclip for Supercity's new album is ready! Have a look at Alkaida.

September 2010 - FUNDS FROM AFK!

Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst granted development funds to our feature film project LOVE, a dark fairy tale set in Amsterdam's Red Light District.

June 2010

Wrapping up Utrecht TVCs for its cultural summer programme. The spots will air on Ster Cultuur for the months of June and July.

May 2010

  • We have been challenged by Google to create a video that could explain the engaging potential of Youtube to the advertising world. Here is the result.
  • Our trip to Budapest to present the Southafrican project at Input was a success. Skaly, one of our best students from Mitchells Plein was even given the opportunity to come to this amazing conference and reached us in Hungary.

April 2010 - NEW COMMERCIAL FOR FAIRFOOD INTERNATIONAL

  • We have just realized our second commercial for Fairfood International, a non-profit organization that encourages the food and beverage industry to increase the level of sustainability of its products. Fairfood's goal is to contribute to the fight against hunger and poverty across the globe. www.fairfood.org
  • By the way, Operation 1012 is now online. Here you go!

March 2010 - PLAIN TALK SELECTED FOR INPUT 2010

Plain Talk is the pilot episode of a talkshow series whose goal is to give voice to the disadvantaged community of Mitchell’s Plain, a coloured township at the outskirts of Cape Town. The idea was developed by the Godmother Foundation in partnership with South African NGO Youth Media Movement and the Cape Town Community Channel. The program has been selected for the 2010 Budapest edition of INPUT, an annual international conference focused on innovative programs produced by public broadcasters (www.input-tv.org).

To know more about the project check here.

Feb. 2010 - DOCUMENTARY ON RED LIGHT DISTRICT

We have just completed the production of Operation 1012, a short documentary about prostitution in Amsterdam and about the changes taking place in its famous Red Light District. To be broadcasted on American channel HDNet and soon available online.

Dec. 2009 - OUR VIDEOCLIP, A FARAWAY WORLD IS ON JAWBONE.TV

Jawbone.tv showcases the evolution of digital narrative in our modern world, including film, interactive, animation, advertising, transmedia and much more. Here is the link to their article.

Oct. 2009 - NEW VIDEOCLIP

Fly to a Faraway World with the first single of Branko Galoic's new album. Check it out!

Sep.2009 - SOUL IN PREMIERE

Soul, an animated videoclip of Roosbeef directed by Udo Prinsen and edited by Marco, is in premiere at the Nederlands Film Festival on September 26th.

 

May 2009 - ANOTHER COLLABORATION WITH GREENPEACE

Another collaboration between Godmother Films and Greenpeace is online: Ministry of Rice. An important viral against genetically modified rice.

 

March 2009 - FUNDS GRANTED BY AMSTERDAMS FONDS VOOR DE KUNST

The Amsterdams Fond voor de Kunst has also decided to substain our documentary Mezrab. The project goes on! Watch the trailer.

 

March 2009 - SHORT DOC INTERFERENZE WINS AWARD

Interferenze, part of the international series WHY DEMOCRACY?, was awarded a Special Jury Award for Originality at the 7th Annual Oxford Brookes Human Rights Film and Music Festival.

 

March 2009 - SUCCESS of MEDIA PROJECT IN CAPE TOWN TOWNSHIP

The Godmother Foundation in partnership with the Youth Media Movement has successfully implemented the first phase of the Mitchell´s Plain Media Development Project. A media-lab has been created to serve the community of the coloured township, with particular focus on the local youth. 25 young people have attended a 6 weeks intensive training program in documentary making and TV production. The students, divided in teams, have realized six short documentaries, which will be showcased online and as content of PLAIN TALK, the first Oprah-style talkshow from a township. The first episode of the TV program has already been produced and will soon be broadcasted on Cape Town TV. Watch the project promo or visit our Foundation Page.

 

Jan. 2009 - FUNDS GRANTED BY PRINS BERNHARD CULTUURFONDS

The Dutch Fund Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds has committed to financially support the development of our documentary Mezrab. Stay tuned for more news!

 

Jan 19th 09 - 1ST DAY OF TRAINING FOR THE KIDS OF THE MITCHELL´S PLAIN TOWNSHIP!

The Mitchell´s Plain Media Development Projects kicks off. Today 25 South African teenagers from the Cape Town Township of Mitchell´s Plain will start a training program in documentary making and TV production. The items they will produce will be part of PLAIN TALK, an ´Oprah Winfrey style´ talk show made by the youths and the people from the township. The project is developed and implemented by the Youth Media Movement in co-operation with the Godmother Foundation. If you want to know more about it, you can watch the project promo or visit our Foundation Page.

 

Jan. 2009 - ARE YOU READY TO DANCE ON THE DRUM?

Check out the promo of our new documentary IL BALLO SUL TAMBURO (DANCING ON THE DRUM), a journey into the magic and passion of Tammurriata, an ancient drumming ritual and form of storytelling that is still practised in the towns and villages throughout the region of Napoli. Watch the video

 

Nov. 2008 - FUNDS GRANTED BY THE GOETHE INSTITUT

The Goethe Institut Johannesburg has become partner of the Mitchell´s Plain Media Development Project. Great news for all the talented youths from the township! For more info check out our Godmother Foundation page.

 

Sep. 2008 - FUNDS GRANTED BY HIVOS

The Dutch Fund Hivos has committed to financially support our non-profit media project in the South African Township of Mitchell´s Plain, Cape Town, realized in collaboration with the Youth Media Movement. For more info check out our Godmother Foundation page.

 

July 2008 - CHECK OUT RUN CHINA RUN!

Our latest animation work, dealing with the controversial issue of Freedom of Speech in China. Watch the video

 

June 2008 - GODMOTHER FOUNDATION: A NEW TOOL FOR MEDIA ACTIVISM

We are happy to announce the creation of our non-profit organization. Its goal is to develop media projects and training programs within marginalized communities around the world, with particular focus on developing countries. Our first project will take place in the South African township of Mitchell´s Plain (Cape Town).

 

June 2008 - INTERFERENZE AT THE H3R3TIC! FILM FESTIVAL

Screening on Sunday June 1st at the Overtoom 301, Amsterdam. H3R3TIC! pays homage to a colorful pantheon of political utopians, spiritual outlaws and artistic extremists. An independent film festival dedicated to the groups and individuals who inspired fifty years of countercultural insubordination in cinema, art and thought. Check the program: www.videoinferno.nl

 

May 2008 - ONSLAUGHT(ER) HELPED!

First results for the Greenpeace campaign against Unilever. Despite insisting a week ago that they wouldn’t be bounced into taking action, Unilever boss, Patrick Cescau performed a swift about turn on May the 1st and announced that his company is supporting Greenpeace call for a moratorium – a complete halt – on rainforest destruction in Indonesia. Watch the video and find out more here.

 

May 2008 - INTERFERENZE AT INPUT 2008

Screening and Q&A at the yearly showcase of the best of international public television. Johannesburg, May 8th. Check out the Input website.

 

April 2008 - INTERFERENZE AT THE BOLOGNA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

Screening on April 16th. For more info check www.humanrightsnights.org

 

March 2008 - GODMOTHER FILMS HOUSEWARMING PARTY

Friday 28th March from 6pm at the Godmother Lounge.

 

Feb. 2008 - BERLINALE 2008

On February 17th, INTERFERENZE is screened at the Berlinale 2008, part of the International Premiere of the documentary series WHY DEMOCRACY?.

 

Feb, 2008 - ONE WORLD ON-LINE

INTERFERENZE is part of the program of One World On-line, International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Prague.

 

Jan. 2008 - INPUT 2008

INTERFERENZE has been selected for INPUT 2008, International Conference on “Television in the Public Interest” (Johannesburg, South Africa 4-10 May).

 

Jan. 2008 - GREEN.TV

Fairfood ORIGINAL SIN features on Green.tv. Directly downloadable in all formats.

 

Jan. 2008 - INTERFERENZE on ZDF ARTE

Broadcasting on January 22nd & 31st.

 

Nov. 2007 - NATIONAL PREMIERE of INTERFERENZE

November 9th and 10th at the International Amsterdam Film Festival IAFF/MAFFIAfest

 

October 2007 - GODMOTHER FILMS WINS AWARD

On October 14th, our spot ORIGINAL SIN wins the FairFood Film Award!

 

Oct. 2007 - INTERFERENZE on KANAL 5 (Sweden)

Broadcasting on October 8th.