IJspaard will enjoy its Dutch premiere at the Noordelijk Film Festival in early November 2014.
The 35th version of the festival will host the film's European Premiere on Saturday 8 November in Leeuwarden, the capital city of Friesland.
See you there!
Icehorse (Dutch title: IJspaard), the South African-Dutch feature film by Elan Gamaker, produced by Samovar Film in participation with Revolver Amsterdam, will have its World Premiere at the Durban International Film Festival, held in the South African east coast city from 17 to 27 July 2014.
The festival – the country's longest-running and largest – will once again screen around 200 selected films, most of them premiere screenings in the region. In addition to screenings at its key venues, the festival also hosts a wealth of seminars and workshops featuring local and international filmmakers, and provides screenings in township areas where cinema facilities do not exist.
Icehorse is a mystery-drama directed by Gamaker and written by him in collaboration with the cast, which features well-known Dutch performers in largely improvised roles. Juda Goslinga plays Johnny, who wakes up from a recurring nightmare in which he and two friends have some months earlier knocked down a young woman (Juliette van Ardenne) and, instead of going to the police, buried her body. When he begins to see the dead woman walking through the streets of Amsterdam, he attempts to find out what happened, and whether what he sees is a hallucination, a dream or, worse, a memory.
The cast also includes renowned Dutch actors such as Teun Kuilboer, Fockeline Ouwekerk, Waldemar Torenstra and Wimie Wilhelm.
A teaser trailer can be viewed here.
The festival poster (International Version) for Icehorse is unveiled. The design is by Cashpoint, with consultation from Toby Newsome.
We're rather proud of it.
Itch magazine, the continent's most widely respected online creative journal, is pleased to call for fresh work from writers, poets and visual artists for selection for its 13th issue, and to announce the appointment of Elan Gamaker as full-time editor.
London-based writer and filmmaker Gamaker, joins the magazine to take up this important role. He explains that Itch, under the auspices of the School of Literature, Language and Media at the University of the Witwatersrand, has an increasingly global outlook.
"While our base remains South Africa, we encourage writers and visual artists from around the world to contribute to what is rapidly becoming the pre-eminent publication of its kind in Africa," says Gamaker. "This being said, it is important to us that we maintain our financial independence and editorial integrity. This is why, in spite of recent changes, we exist entirely thanks to the contributions of our readers."
Each issue of Itch is constructed through the selection of the best written and visual work submitted via the Itch website. The magazine aims to be free-thinking and user-driven and therefore contains no op-eds, reviews, blog entries and commissions.
View the Itch Journal at www.itchmagazine.org.