Alatest news

december 2013
1st Shortcutz Amsterdam Career Award

George Sluizer will receive the 1st SHORTCUTZ Amsterdam Career Award
at a ceremony at EYE on January 12th 2014.


George Sluizer, Willem Alxander

july 3rd 2013
The State of Palestine honored George Sluizer for his films and involvement in the Palestinian struggle during more than forty years.

During a ceremony in Ramallah, Minister of Culture Anwar Abu Eisheh, with the Head of Palestinian Cinema and many filmmakers presented George Sluizer a Special Award for Solidarity to the Palestinian people.



February 2014
----- - Glasgow Film Festival
April 2014
----- - Brussels Fantastic Festival

November 2013
----- - Taipei Film Festival
October 2013
----- - Film Festival Split
----- - International Film Festival Sao Paulo
August 2013
------ World Film Festival Montreal
July 2013
------ Durban International Film Festival
------ International Jerusalem Film Festival
June 2013
------ Moscow International Film Festival

------ International Transilvania Film Festival (Bucharest)
May 2013
------ International Seattle Film Festival
April 2013
------ Copenhagen Film Festival
------ International Istanbul Film Festival
March 2013
------ Asian Premiere: Hongkong International Film Festival
------ U.S. Premiere: Miami International Film Festival

Berlin film festival

February 2013

------ International Premiere: Berlin Film Festival

Miami film festival

September 2012
------ Dutch Premiere: Netherlands Film Festival

Netherlands Film Festival


Willem-Alexander, King of The Netherlands and
George Sluizer

George Sluizer, Willem Alxander


oktober 2012
Retrospective of George Sluizer in Amsterdam

The Eye Institute (formerly the Netherlands Film Museum) has selected a number of
George Sluizer's films to be screened as a special homage to the Dutch director during the month of October.


september 2012
Retrospective of director George Sluizer by the Netherlands Film Festival

A Retrospective of the feature films and documentaries of director George Sluizer will be organized in September in Utrecht by the Netherlands Film Festival .


juli 2012
Dark Blood selected for Golden Calf Awards

The film DARK BLOOD has been selected for the GOLDEN CALF Awards at the Netherlands Film Festival 2012.
The Festival takes place from September 26 to October Utrecht.


oktober 2011
George Sluizer member jury Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011

George Sluizer invited to be Member of the JURY for the Feature Films selection presented at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival 2011.


februari 2011
Berlinale 2011: hommage UTZ Armin Mueller-Stahl

During the Berlin Film Festival, 18 February 2011, Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl was Awarded an


Armin Mueller-Stahl requested that during the retrospective of his work, the film UTZ by George Sluizer was presented in Berlin in two successful screenings.

Armin Mueller-Stahl considers the film as his favorite from the more than 150 in which he acted.



october 2010
Homeland: Best Documentary Award at ADFF

Homeland wins a Black Pearl Award for Best Documentary at Abu Dhabi International Film Festival 2010.



october 2009
Netherlands Film Festival honors George Sluizer

On September 29 , during the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht, George Sluizer , who is a Honorary Member of the Dutch Feature Film Society  will receive a special homage for the innovative work and masterful films he made during his 45 years career as Producer.



july 2009
Life Time Achievement Award

On September 19, 2009 George Sluizer will be honored with a Life Time Achievement Award. The Award Ceremony will take place during the International Film Festival  Film by the Sea.

The organization of the Festival  will award Mr. George Sluizer a Silver Mermaid for
Life time Achievement  for his outstanding contribution to Cinema.

In 2003 the Festival honored  Mr. Ettore Scola, in 2004 Mr. Milos Forman and Mr. Saul Saentz, in 2005  Mr. Istvan Szabo, in 2006 Mr. Jonathan Demme, in 2007 Volkert Schlöndorff and Sir Ben Kingsley, in 2008 the Dardenne Brothers.

A retrospective of Mr. Sluizer’s films will be part of the Festival.





januari 2009
George Sluizer Honorary Member DDG

In January 2009 George Sluizer was  granted by the Board of the DDG   the title
Honorary Member of the Dutch Directors Guild.


sept/okt 2008
Variety Cinema Militans Lecture

Director, producer and screenwriter George Sluizer delivers the Variety Cinema Militans Lecture at the Pieter Church in Utrecht during this year’s  Dutch Film Festival.
He gives his vision on Cinema, Communication and education in contemporary and future times.
The Lecture was held in previous years by amongst others,  Alan Pakula, Peter Greenaway, Agniezksa Holland, Istvan szabo, MiraNair, Tom Tykwer.


oktober 2008
Guest of Honor Filmfestival Abu Dhabi

George Sluizer is invited and Guest of Honor at the Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi in October 2008 . The Palestinian film authorities celebrate the 60 year struggle for a Palestinian State, and wish to thank George Sluizer for the three films he made between 1974 and 1983 (Land of the fathers, A Reason to go, Adios Beirut) and his commitment to the Palestinian cause.


sept/okt 2008
Creative Advisor ScripTeast program Poland

Darius Jablonski, President of the Independent Film Foundation and Violetta Kaminska, Managing Director of scripTeast, a training program for experienced scriptwriters from Central and Eastern Europe, have invited George Sluizer as Creative Advisor for the scripTeast program which will take place next September 29 to October 5 2008 in Poland.
The session will be concluded during the 2009 Cannes Film Festival with the KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI AWARD, given to the best scrip

april 2008
George Sluizer Knight (Chevalier) of the Order of Oranje Nassau

Op grond van zijn verdiensten is George Sluizer op koninginnedag benoemd tot Knight (Chevalier) of the Order of Oranje Nassau.

“Due to his great international fame as filmmaker, is George Sluizer honored by the Queen."