Expert Talks

A series of talks and lectures linked to music and the visual arts.

As part of the IN-EDIT’s Industry Meetings (7th and 8th April 2022), 3 professionals from the fields of film, documentary, music or any crossover of these take the stage to talk about their experiences, their interesting projects and innovative ideas in order to inspire the audience and ignite further discussions.

The Expert Talks will take place on the 7th of April 2022. You can access the Industry Meetings with the Industry Pack. The Industry Pack tickets can be bought for €20 and film students have a 50% discount. For discount code contact your school or email us at Buy INDUSTRY PACK tickets.

Presented and moderated by the film and music critic Hugo Emmerzael
Crossover Talk (in collaboration with Kaboom Animation Festival)
-11:30h Hands On Talk with the awarded editor/director Riekje Ziengs (Landschappen waar niemand van weet; A Labyrinth of Time; Crazy Days; Frank Zappa: Phase II – The Big Note)
-13:00h Lunch at MILK
-14:00h Master Talk with the awarded director Ester Gould (Strike a Pose; Series Schuldig and Klassen; A Strange Love Affair with Ego)
-15:00h Industry Drinks at MILK

Expert Talks is part of our Industry Meetings programme.

Hugo Emmerzael

Hugo Emmerzael (Presenter and Moderator)

As a critic, programmer and journalist specialized in cinema and music, Hugo Emmerzael has always been interested in the intersections of popular culture, underground scenes, and boundary-pushing art. Hugo is a programmer of CinemAsia Film Festival and Netherlands Film Festival. His writing has appeared in MUBI Notebook, Senses of Cinema, Gonzo (circus), De Filmkrant, and VPRO Gids.

The Experts

Paul Boereboom
Celine Daemen


This year’s Crossover Talk invites you to explore the potential of Virtual Reality in how we experience music, space and performance. Young makers Celine Daemen and Paul Boereboom discuss their latest projects as selected by the VR programme of Kaboom Animation Festival

Paul Boerenboom
Paul Boereboom is a scenographer living in Amsterdam. He studied scenography at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. After having been on stage for a long time, Paul decided to approach the space (on the stage) no longer with his body but as a designer. His activities include theater design, installations and costume design, as well as video design and work in virtual reality.

Celine Daemen
Celine Daemen is a director of transdisciplinary work. Her work can be situated at the intersection between theatre, music, visual arts and technology. Currently she combines those disciplines in Virtual Reality operas. Celine graduated in 2018 from the directing course of the Academy of Performative Arts Maastricht. In the same year she received the Hustinx Stimulation Prize for her first VR project ‘The Opera of the Falling’. In 2021 Celine was honored for the New Makers Scheme of the Performing Arts Fund. In this trajectory, Celine produces two Virtual Reality operas in collaboration with Silbersee, a production house for unorthodox opera and music theatre, and researches the physicality of immersive storytelling.

Riekje Ziengs


With film editor and director Riekje Ziengs. Talk dedicated to the most practical sides of filmmaking. In this case, we will dig into documentary film editing and storytelling, exploring some special moments in the long career of award-wining editor Riekje Ziengs.

Riekje Ziengs

Riekje Ziengs works as an editor and director on cultural documentaries for adults and children, dance films and video installations. Her work can be seen on TV, festivals and museums at home and abroad. In 2008 she won a Golden Calf with the documentary “Landscapes that nobody knows about II” and in 2004 she was nominated for a Golden Calf for best editing for the film “Elliott Carter, a labyrinth of time”. “Landscapes that no one knows about I” is awarded the Prix Futura Berlin 1993. Several films she edited were nominated or awarded.


With film director Ester Gould. Talk in which we explore the longstanding career of documentary filmmakers, like Ester Gould. She will take us through the subjects of her films and series, highlighting how to respectfully capture and represent the main characters from different cultural backgrounds, social classes, sexual orientation and others.

Ester Gould

Documentary filmmaker Ester Gould (1975, Scotland) completed two MA’s (in Film & Television Studies and Journalism) and studied for a year at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. After working as a researcher and script editor, she began directing her own documentaries in 2005. Her work includes the award-winning feature documentaries A Strange Love Affair with Ego (IDFA, Hot Docs), Strike a Pose (Berlinale, Netflix) and the highly acclaimed TV series Schuldig and Klassen which she co-directed with Sarah Sylbing. In 2016 they were awarded as ‘Journalist of the Year’ and Ester was named ‘Female Filmmaker to Watch’ by Variety.  Besides her love for directing, she runs a film production company (The Other Room) and works as a coach and guest lecturer.




Thursday 7th April, 10:00h to 15:00h


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Revisit the online talks from our 2021 edition: