Femke van VelzenFemke van Velzen

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2011

 Ilse and Femke van Velzen are internationally recognized, award-winning filmmakers. Their most recent film. Weapon of War, about rape in Congo, was recently awarded the Gouden Kalf, Holland's equivalent of the Oscar. Their films have been broadcast and screened at film festivals worldwide and at such prestigious venues as the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Ilse and Femke's work focuses on exposing injustice in developing countries. Their previous work includes; Return To Angola, Fighting The Silence and Weapon of War. The filmmakers have worked in the Congo for six years while making Fighting the Silence, about the consequences for victims of sexual violence and Weapon of War, confessions of rape by rebels and military. Justice For Sale their current film, emerged as a natural next step in the progression of the unintentional series. The filmmakers are proud that their work reaches a worldwide audience, but they are also committed to ensuring they capture the attention of policy makers and politicians. As part of their commitment to local communities, they offer their films as educational tools with travelling Cinemas. http://www.ifproductions.nl/eng/projects.html They have proven to be very successful in producing and directing their own documentaries under their own label IFPRODUCTIONS.

Justice for Sale

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2011