Forty years of filmmaking

Writers, artists and filmmakers are working together in this production company, founded by Jan van den Berg, who in the early seventies started making films from his original field of study, cultural anthropology.

During his fieldwork at the Leiden university he made his first film:
Olverenos (1975), about the inhabitants of a village in Andalusia, where because of continuous drought, more and more man had to leave the village to look for a living abroad.

Since that time drsFILM made many documentaries and drama productions. The films are mostly about people at the cutting edge between cultures.

The films are shown in festivals and broadcasted at home and abroad in Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Australia, India, Cambodia, Japan and the US.



Distribution a.o.

drsFILM, Prins Hendriklaan 63, 3583 EE Utrecht, The Netherlands,
T: +31 30 2514452; F: +31302514001; M: +31621826888; E:

NPO Sales, PO BOX 26444, 1202 JJ Hilversum, The Netherlands,

T: +31 35 6773561; F: +31 35 6775318; 



SILENT SNOW : Prizes and nominations


  • First Prize Ecozine, Saragossa
  • First Prize Planet in Focus, Toronto
  • Best International Film, HRAFF Australia
  • Children Earth Vision Award, Japan
  • Golden Snail, Slow Food on Film Festival Bologna
  • Honorable Mentions at INKAFEST Peru and HR Film Fest. Buenos Aires
  • First Prize Green Film Fest Seoul
  • Finalist BANFF Mountain Festivals, Canada
  • First Prize Festival International du Film sur  l’Energie, Lausanne
  • Stop Global Warming Award, Short Shorts Film Festival,  Japan
  • J-Wave Audience Award, Short Shorts Film Festival,  Japan
  • and many more



Selection and screenings


  • Berlin International Film Festival
  • EcoVision Festival, Palermo New York International Children’s Film Festival
  • Festival International du film d’environnement 2008, Paris
  • Aster Fest, Macedonia
  • Tabor Film Festival, Croatia
  • Film Event Pireus
  • Festival des Sciences, Rennes
  • Mountains Festival , Zakopane
  • Yilan Green International Film Festival, Taiwan
  • Brooklyn Int’l Film Festival, Brooklyn
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Ecologico y de la Naturaleza de Canarias
  • Documenta Madrid
  • Play Doc, Tui
  • International Marine Conservation Congress film night at the Alaska Ocean Film Festival
  • Re-distribution project, Milano Film Festival
  • Green Planet Blues Environmental Film Event, Romania
  • Short Escape , Barcelona
  • DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Canada
  • Internationales Kinder- und Jugendkurzfilmfestival Berlin
  • Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival La Jetée
  • Séquence International Short-film Festival, Toulouse
  • Kid Docs, Documentary Film Festival for Youth, Curacao
  • Festival audiovisivo della biodiversità
  • Kerry Film Festival , Ireland
  • Aarhus Filmfestival, Denmark
  • One World Film Festival, Czech Republic
  • One World in Schools project, Czech Republic
  • Wederzijds Festival, The Netherlands
  • V International Audiovisual Festival on Biodiversity, Roma
  • Conference Obsolete Pesticides- a  “Burning” Question, Millieu Kontakt International, Amsterdam
  • BACKYARD Short Film Festival, California
  • Anchorage Filmfestival, Alaska
  • Ad Hoc: Inconvenient films, Lithuania
  • Nederlands Film Festival, The Netherlands
  • Bansko Mountain Film Festival, Bulgaria
  • Film Festival Global Greenland
  • Luciana Filmfestival, Italy
  • Pärnu International Film Festival, Estonia
  • Durban International Film Festival , South Africa
  • San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
  • The Exposition Tegenpolen at Muzeeum, The Netherlands
  • Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary, Bali
  • Los Angeles Film Festival
  • Trento Film Festival
  • Gdansk DocFilm Festival
  • Aspen Shortsfest
  • Atlantic Film Festival Association, Canada
  • Play-Doc Spain
  • Ecocinema International Film Festival, Athens
  • IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  •  rld Oceans Day Mini Film Fest, San Fransisco
  • Strawberry Earth, Amsterdam
  • Cinemambiente, International Environmental Film Festival, Torino
  • Mountain Film Festival, Salzburg
  • International Documentary Film Festival, Mexico City
  • Los Angeles Film Festival
  • Sapporo Short Fest
  • Lone Star International Film Festival, Forth Worth
  • Asterfest, Macedonia
  • DOKKINO, Documentary Film Event for Children and Youth, Helsinki
  • Canadian Film Center World Wide Short Film Festival, Toronto
  • and many more