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International Premiere in Tallinn!

THE MAN FROM ROME is selected in the main competition of the great PÖFF / Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and will have its international premiere on November 10! ❤️🔥💥


THE AN FROM ROME in Main Competition PÖFF

Directed & written by Jaap van Heusden, co-written by Rogier de Blok. 

We are extremly proud and happy for the amazing cast, lead by Michele Riondino, Emma BadingMarie-Louise Stheins and Raymond Thiry, and our wunderful crew.

Produced by IJswater Films, coproduced by FICTION PARK & EO, supported by Nederlands Filmfonds, FPI, CoBO, Limburg Film Office, DFFF, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and Eurimages
Distributor Benelux: Gusto entertainment, Germany: missingFILMs

Nominated for the 2023 CASTING SEMIRAMIS AWARD

Behind the Haystacks is among the 5 films nominated for the 2023 CASTING SEMIRAMIS AWARD, by the International Casting Directors Association – ICDA.


Congratulation and fingers crossed for the amazing casting directors Sotiria Marini, Sofia Dimopoulou, Akis Gourzoulidis and Fragiskos Xidianos who are nominated for the 2023 SEMIRAMIS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CASTING

We are honoured to be selected alongside HOLY SPIDER by Ali Abbasi, IM WESTEN NICHTS NEUES by Edward Berger, CINEMA SABAYA by Orit Fouks Rotem and I AM ZLATAN by Jens Sjögren.

Selected for European Film Awards 2023!

The European Film Academy selected BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS for European Film Awards 2023 together with 18 other feature films.


We are all so excited and honoured that the Behind the Haystacks (Πίσω από τις Θημωνιές) by Asimina Proedrou, is among the 19 films which have been selected for the first round of the European Film Academy’s European Film Awards Feature Film Selection 2023.

The Academy members will vote for the selected films to choose the nominees of the 36th European Film Awards, in the categories: European Film, European Director, European Actor *, European Actress ** and European Screenwriter

Behind the Haystacks, as part of the Feature Film Selection 2023, will also be considered for the European Excellence Awards in the categories(there are no nominations for these categories): Cinematography (Simos Sarketzis), Editing (Electra Venaki), Production Design (Edouardos Georgiou), Costume Design (Kiki Miliou), Make up & Hair (Dora Nazou), Original Score (Marios Strofalis), Sound (Nikos Papadimitriou, Elektra Venaki, Persefoni Miliou, Kostas Varympopiotis) and Visual Effects (Antonis Kotzias).

On 7th of November 2023 we will find out if we make it to the final round.

THE MAN FROM ROME nominated for Golden Calf 2023!

Japp van Heusden’s THE MAN FROM ROME is nominated for the Dutch Film Awards Golden Calf 2023.


Filippo – De Man uit Rome – The Man from Rome – is ready to leave for Utrecht.

On September 29th during Nederlands Film Festival, this years Golden Calve winners will be announced.

Fingers crossed for director Jaap van Heusden and our amazing crew and cast – Michele Riondino, Emma Bading, Marie Louise Stheins, Raymond Thiry, Aus Greidanaus and many others.