About us

In August 1999, documentary maker Niek Koppen (1956) started a documentary production company with executive producer Jan de Ruiter (1951) and researcher Renée van der Grinten (1967).

The company cooperates with other directors, ensuring their independence but also allowing an opportunity to share working experience. 

Documentary films are produced, for TV and cinema, national and international.
In March 2001, the first production by Selfmade Films was premiered during the Amnesty International Film Festival in Amsterdam: The making of the revolution by Katarina Rejger and Eric van den Broek. This film, broadcast in April by the Dutch Humanist Broadcasting Foundation, won the 'Special Prix Europa' in October 2001 in Berlin and is being bought by TV companies worldwide.


niek koppen
jan de ruiter
anja cloosterman
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