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Filmfabriek Profilti

Filmfabriek Profilti

Barend de Voogd conducted extensive research into the history of the Profilti film factory, Polygoon’s competitor. De Voogd will provide a talk to accompany the launch of his book about the film company from The Hague: ‘De Filmfabriek’. Featuring archival footage from Eye’s collection.

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Now film is well over a century old, cinema’s early years are receiving increasing interest from film historians. Film publicist Barend de Voogd explored the little-known history of the family film company of Profilti from The Hague that was founded in 1929. This talk will be given in Dutch.

In ‘De Filmfabriek’, that will be published by de Walburgpers, De Voogd tells the story of Profilti’s infancy. At its height the company employed some 40 people: the proud makers of company films, animations, advertising and – above all – the first Dutch cinema newsreel with sound, ‘Nederland in Klank en Beeld’ [The Netherlands in sound and image]. The book deals with the company’s successes and failures as well as its intense rivalry with Polygoon.

De Voogd’s talk will include excerpts from unique Profilti films from the collections of Eye and Beeld & Geluid. Afterwards he will sign his book that will be available form the Eye Shop.


Barend de Voogd has written for Dutch publications including De Filmkrant, Holland Film Nieuws, Preview and Schokkend Nieuws; he served as the editor in chief of the latter for years. He also wrote Tot de laatste akte!, a beautiful, coffee table book about private 35mm film collectors that was nominated for the Louis Hartlooper prize for the best film publication in 2018.


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