Rutger Hauer


A playful visit to some basic elements in (digital) filmmaking and its tools.
Directing, Acting, Photography, Lighting, Editing, Sound, and what else which catches the eye, will be the focus of this masterclass for up and coming film makers from all over the world.
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In 2006 Rutger Hauer fulfilled his dream and started the Rutger Hauer Filmfactory, a foundation based in the Netherlands that has the goal to organize masterclasses, workshops and courses for filmmakers, students in the film and audiovisual sector and talented school children as well as to promote and strengthen the international film branch through the network of the participants and experts.

Since 2007 we organized three Rutger Hauer masterclasses in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. As a result of the deteriorating economic conditions and upcoming cuts in the cultural sector we have not succeeded in finding structural financing, so until further notice no masterclasses are planned.



Rutger Hauer to receive Career Achievement Award

At this year's Imagine Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival Rutger Hauer will receive the festival's prestigious Career Achievement Award. Previous recepients have been Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Paul Verhoeven, Dario Argento and Wes Craven. At... Read more >

Special Edition Master class

This coming weekend Rutger Hauer will be the guest of honour at LUX in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Rutger will also be giving a condensed version of his master class, which will focus on how to direct actors. Participating talent includes, amongst others, Teun Kuilboer,... Read more >

Filmfactory participant Lucia Dondorp wins Golden Calf

At last year’s Filmfactory Lucia Dondorp was inspired by Rutger’s mantra of ‘you don’t need anything other than guts to make a film’ and the lesson paid off; after the masterclass Lucia went on to develop a short film of her own. That film, De maan is kapot (The Moon is Broken) was awarded the Golden Calf – the top award - at this year's Netherlands Film Festival. When... Read more >

And the winners are...

The third edition of I’ve Seen Films has come to an end. The organization of the Milano based festival received an “extremely successful response from the audience and the authors, who had their works screened in a masterful HD Digital Cinema quality.” The festival is founded by Rutger Hauer, who also handed out the awards personally to makers of short and feature... Read more >

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