About Inclusive Film Foundation
The Inclusive Film Foundation (ANBI STATUS) stimulates opportunities for the development of emerging film talent belonging to marginalized groups or those with limited employment prospects. We do this by providing both financial and non-financial aid to film and documentary projects with great social urgency. These projects all have the potential to generate impact and social change. We provide both financial and non-financial aid which these projects can use for:
Not just for emerging talent, but also in order to create awareness and impact around socially urgent themes and marginalized groups.
Our projects provide visibility, give voice to those that are underrepresented in the media, help generate paid work opportunities for emerging film talent belonging to marginalized groups or those with limited employment prospects, and stimulate effective change in our society.
Celebration of Differences
The Inclusive Film Foundation promotes the widest range of diversity and inclusion in the projects that it supports. Each project is a celebration of differences.
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Members of the Board
Chairman | (She/her)
'Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.'
Nikki Manuputty has a background as a theater creator, actress and teacher. Besides that, she works internationally as a production manager and a spokesperson for creative accessibility and inclusion. Nikki has a neurological condition that limits her mobility and therefore uses a wheelchair. Living with a disability and being part of a marginalized group has made her realize how hard life can be in our society. But this part of her is also her strength. Looking through a 'different' lense at the world, she realizes that there are still many improvements to be made in the cultural sector in terms of diversity and inclusion and also in terms of creative accessibility. As an expert in different lines of work, a big heart for the film industry, and with her own experiences as a disabled woman of colour, Nikki looks for opportunities to actualize these changes in diversity and inclusion and is ready to strive for more. Because representation matters.
Treasurer | (she/her)
'Film is the most powerful medium to shine light on unique stories, giving all of us a chance to truly value our differences and connect through our shared existence.'
Suzanne is enthusiastic, curious about people’s stories, and the Master of Light Bulb Moments at the Inclusive Film Foundation. This organisational centipede likes to dive into new adventures with full dedication. It is therefore no wonder that she has extensive experience in project- and business start-ups and in making those successful. Supporting filmmakers, and helping to make the film-industry more diverse as a whole, is what the Inclusive Film Foundation is all about for Suzanne.
Caatje van Leeuwen
Secretary | (she/her)
'There is no limit to what film can expose. That's brutal beauty.'
Writer/Director and producer Caatje van Leeuwen is the founder of Amsterdam-based production company Sun Cat Productions.
Struggling with severe dyslexia Caatje is an advocate for people with both visibile and invisible disabilites. In recent years, Caatje has developed, written and directed multiple film projects and has proven to be a driving force for each project. Her films have won numerous international awards.
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