Jac. Goderie will receive the Golden Calf for Film Culture this year. The 68-year-old film connoisseur, who made the Filmspot program for sixteen years, receives the prize from the Dutch Film Festival for his years of commitment to Dutch film.
"Without a love of film, there is no filmmaker, and there is no film," NFF reports about his choice for Goderie. "Jac. Goderie has turned his passion into a profession. He is still fully committed to spreading the love of film everywhere."
"In this age of globalization, a language of its own only has the right to speak if it is used to practice 'art': poetry, literature and of course films, many films".
The prize, which is awarded annually, went to actress Monique van de Ven last year. Rutger Hauer and Jeroen Krabbé, among others, also received the Golden Calf for Film Culture.
Goderie has worked for years for Pathé Nederland as a film programmer and since 1998 has also owned the magazine Preview .
Calves winners announced on October 4
The winners of the Golden Calves 2019 will be announced on 4 October. In March this year it was announced that the Calves will receive a new voting procedure in the categories Best Feature Film and Best Long Documentary.
Instead of voters having to see all Dutch films, a pre-selection is first made to determine the nominations. The most important film prices in the Netherlands have been determined by craftsmen since 2015, just like at the Oscars.
The films Nobody in the City , about three young friends who grow up during their student days in Amsterdam, and Dirty God , in which British actress Vicky Knight plays the victim of an acid attack, have a chance to win a Golden Calf for the best film.