18: Sherin Seyda on Curating Connection & Film Consultancy


30-08-2021 • 57 mins

Sherin Seyda is a director, producer, screenwriter, and film consultant at the Nederlands Filmfonds. Born to Syrian-Kurdish parents in Berlin, Sherin studied film and law in the UK and at the Sorbonne in Paris. At the University of Amsterdam, she received her Bachelors in Psychology and a Bachelors and Masters in International Law. Sherin finished her studies with a Masters in Audiovisual Arts at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels, Belgium. She worked as a moderator, curator, and programme producer for De Balie, IFFR, and Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Today, Sherin splits her time between creating her own films and her work as film consultant at the Nederlands Filmfonds. Film consultants are responsible for the qualitative assessment of selective funding applications for film development and production. The Netherlands Film Fund is the national agency responsible for supporting film production and film related activities in the Netherlands.

This episode is split in two parts. First, Nadine and Sherin talk about her journey and work. They touch her decision to study both her interests and her passions, and her commute between Brussels and Amsterdam whilst studying at LUCA and working at De Balie. They talk in depth about what it means to produce film screenings, panels, and programs. In the second part of the episode, Nadine and Sherin chat about her newish role at the Nederlands Filmfonds and her day-to-day responsibilities. They discuss the pitching process, creating film plans, and the criteria the fund put in place.

Sherin Seyda is a director, producer, writer, and film consultant. Sherin is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com

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