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The Hunter's Son by Ricky Rijneke invited for Toronto Talent Lab

September 12, 2015

Ricky Rijneke has been invited to the prestigious Toronto Talent Lab, which will be held September 10-20 as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. She is the first filmmaker from The Netherlands who has been selected.

The Toronto Talent Lab has invited 10 new international talents and 10 Canadian participants for its 12th edition.The selected participants have the opportunity to interact with internationally acclaimed filmmakers and discuss a range of topics focused on the artistic side of filmmaking, sharpening the skills and confidence of a new generation of filmmakers.

This year‘s Talent Lab artistic governors are director Wim Wenders and producer Jim Stark.
Confirmed guest speakers at this year’s Talent Lab include Stephan Frears, Claire Denis, Christopher Doyle, Jia Zhang-Ke, Agnieszka Holland.

Director and writer Ricky Rijneke is participating with her recent project in development The Hunter’s Son (working title). This project her second feature film has also been invited to Script&Pitch at the Torino Lab 2015.
Her first short work of fiction wing, the fish that talked back, premiered in Official Competition at the Locarno International Film Festival, was nominated for the Golden Pardino. This award winning film gained international acclaim at more then fifty international film festivals.

Her debut feature Silent Ones starring Hungarian actress Orsi Toth, premiered in Official Competition at the 42 th International Film Festival Rotterdam nominated for the Tiger Award. Silent Ones was selected for many international major and independent film festivals winning eight awards out of twelve nominations such as Best Film (New York FF) Best Female director (Toronto Indie FF) Best Film (Berlin BIFF) Best Cinematography, Honorable mention (Los Angeles Women’s FF) and the Dutch Golden Stone for Best Film.

Talent Lab artistic governor and American Independent producer Jim Stark (a.o. Jim Jarmusch) said about Silent Ones: “With gorgeous visual imagery and an elliptical but very poetic story, her debut film Silent Ones has earned Ricky Rijneke a place among Europe’s best young up and coming directors.”

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