What is the selection procedure?
The Masterplan has a selection procedure primarily aimed at students or recent graduates from the Limburg region. Representatives from participating arts and media courses are involved in the nomination and selection of candidates. Students and recent graduates from other programs are also eligible; therefore, our scouts attend various events (see For Students section on the Information and Contact page).
It is an advantage if young filmmakers already have their own idea for a short film. The candidate’s own qualities are also important; these include the ability to work together, enterprise, and cinematic talent.
I’m not a director. Am I still eligible?
The Masterplan is not only looking for directors. Support crew from various disciplines are also eligible for selection. These disciplines are: acting, camera, lighting, sound/sound design, art direction, costume design, makeup/makeup design, illustration/story boarding, set photography, editing, visual effects, and film music composition.
How does the Masterplan work?
Each year, the aim is for three talents realise their ideas for a short film. This means that three films are made in which multiple talents are involved. In addition, the producers of the Masterplan and other experienced professionals from the Dutch and Belgian film industries guide them. This eventually results in the new filmmaker’s ideas becoming high quality and internationally distributed movies.
Where can I view the movies?
Each year, the short films are shown for the first time in an autumn premiere at Filmtheatre Lumière. They are then distributed nationally and internationally. In addition, the films are eventually put online. Please follow the website for updates on the possibilities for watching films.
As a professional, can I do something for the Masterplan Filmtalent?
The crew is a mix of both new and experienced staff. Professionals who’d like to offer support in the fields of acting, camera, lighting, sound/sound design, art direction, costume design, makeup/makeup design, illustration/story boarding, set photography, editing, visual effects, and film music composition can contact us via the contact form.
Please contact us for further inquiries.