Giving a stage to filmmakers
Asking attention for the subject
Creating a suitable atmosphere
Encouraging social interaction
Sharing the feedback
Interview and Q&A
first drink for free
It’s nice to see and hear personal stories brought to you from all over world. It’s great to be able to share them afterwards. That’s why it means a lot to me that we were able to do screenings of international documentaries in our own City Theater in Schijndel. I appreciated the reactions we’ve got after the first screenings.Mark van de Laarschot
For both films and books my preference goes out to non-fiction. Furthermore I like to share good books and films, to talk about it and share opinions and understanding. That’s what we wanted to try in a bigger setting. But it had to be our setting. The setting of Schijndel. From there, let’s see where it brings us.Willem Wouters
Documentaries in Schijndel
Preparing for a feel good market in May 2015, we helped initiate, we spent some time on what we were supposed to sell on the market. Us being Mark van de Laarschot and Willem Wouters. In daily life we both run our own businesses, in our spare time we don’t stop running.
One of our shared interests is to go to Amsterdam for a couple of days each year for IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. What we like the most about IDFA is we can completely lose ourselves in the experience. Days of watching documentaries, drinking coffee, visiting musea, getting something to eat, watching even more documentaries and having a beer. A big added value to the experience is the fact that directors are often present at the screenings. To tell their story and fill in the A’s at the Q&A’s.
Some of these special moments you can see on the pictures.
From this shared interest we came up with the idea to sell documentaries at the market. DVD’s of a selection of documentaries we saw together, that we thought to be worth sharing. It turned out to be quite hard to get our hands on these DVD’s. At least at the short notice we are used to getting things done.
Another option was to screen a documentary at our local cinema to bring the experience of IDFA to Schijndel. An interesting foreign documentary, getting the director to visit or inviting a guest worth the interview. Well, how do you pick just one? Let’s arrange three nights we said and make a selection. We used the feel good market to see how people felt about the idea. That’s where the enthusiasm started to spread…
It turned out only to be the start of something new…
…at an extended Q&A to Pixadores on IDFA 2014 in Tuschinsky…
…the main characters from the Unplaceables speak out…
…a big discussion on the financial crisis after “Inside the Federal Reserve”…
Cinema Delicatessen is a distributor of documentaries for the Dutch cinema market. Films that are chosen for distribution represent the best in the market and our focus on high artistic value and quality production means the films they distribute are always met with both audience and critical acclaim.