Kapitein Kort is an Amsterdam based short film agency. Kapitein Kort tries to help emerging talents by developing film festival strategies, organizing submissions and taking care of transport and information requests for directors. We understand the hard work and passion that goes into creating a film and strongly believe that short films deserve bigger audiences.

Our film festival strategies are focused on supporting the development and growth of emerging talent in the film industry. We work primarily with student filmmakers and those who are in the early stages of their careers, with the goal of helping them get their films in front of audiences, industry professionals, and other filmmakers. Our approach is designed to support the long-term goals and aspirations of filmmakers, and to provide inspiration and guidance along the way. We believe that by taking a talent development perspective, we can help filmmakers succeed in the film festival world and achieve their artistic and career goals.

Our films are daring, young and try to combine genres. We have a particular focus on narrative shorts for younger audiences, but we are also interested in collaborating with female directors, fictionalized documentaries and film(maker)s that explore LGBTQ+ themes. We are always looking for films that push boundaries and offer a fresh perspective on the world around us

If you have a short film that fits this description, we would love to hear from you!

We have managed to obtain a considerable number of festival selections at leading festivals such as Berlinale, Cannes – Semaine de la Critique, Clermont-Ferrand ISFF, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Slamdance. Online we have reached over 10 million viewers. Our films have won multiple awards and nominations, including a Student Academy Award.

Curious about our films or are you looking for help with distributing your (short)film? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.


team of SPOTLESS at Berlinale 2022

the team

Hidde de Vries

Founder & Development