Dutch Film Industry Appoints Marten Rabarts
New Zealand-born Marten Rabarts, currently head of development and training at the National Film Development Corporation in India, has been appointed head of EYE International (formerly Holland Film) and will take up the role from 1 March.
Rabarts was previously artistic director of Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam for 12 years.
He said: “Representing and promoting Dutch cinema, film-makers and industry abroad is a task I can’t wait to get my teeth into.
“The ever increasing flow of diverse and high quality work, evidenced already in 2015 with a Foreign Oscar shortlist contender (Accused) as well as a major new work by Peter Greenaway (Eisenstein in Guanajuato) in Berlin Film Festival competition indicates the robust good health of our industry.”
Rabarts began his working life as an actor and a dancer, after which he worked among others in London at PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Working Title. He was involved with films like Priscilla Queen of the Desert by Stephan Elliott, Safe by Todd Haynes and Kids by Larry Clarke.
In India, Rabarts was involved in international hit The Lunchbox, Oscar submission The Good Road and Cannes film Titli.
Original article by Screen Daily, January 8, 2015.