Surprising, beautiful and moving documentaries

When I Close My Eyes

Pieter van Huystee, 2024

Movies
that Matter Festival

Official Selection
2024

Four Journeys

Louis Hothothot (Louis Yi Liu), 2021

IDFA

Opening Film
2021

Hot Docs

Official Selection
2022

DOK.fest Munich

Official Selection
2022

Sheffield DocFest

Special Mention
2022

No Hay Camino

Heddy Honigmann, 2021

Hot Docs

Official Selection
2021

DOK.fest Munich

Official Selection
2021

Netherlands Film Festival

Official Selection
2021

White Cube

Renzo Martens, 2020

IDFA

Official Selection
2020

CPH:DOX

Official Selection
2021

DOK.fest Munich

Official Selection
2021

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

Official Selection
2021

DocNYC

Official Selection
2021

They Call me Babu

Sandra Beerends, 2019

IDFA

Official Selection 2019

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

Official Selection 2020

FIPADOC

Official Selection 2020
Nomination Best International Documentary

Sydney Film Festival

Official Selection 2020

Europe! Voices of Women

2020

DOK.fest Munich

Official Selection 2020
VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Award  

Winner Focal Awards

2020
Best use of archival footage in a history feature

Netherlands Film Festival

Official Selection 2020
Golden Calf Best Documentary
Golden Calf Best Editing  

Nomination International Emmy Awards

2021

Your Mum and Dad

Klaartje Quirijns, 2019

Rome Film
Festival

Official Selection
2019

Netherlands Film Festival

Official Selection
2019

News

  • In memoriam

    Leonard Retel Helmrich

    1959-2023

  • In Memoriam

    Forever Heddy

  • Interview

    Your Mum and Dad

About us

At Pieter van Huystee Film we are committed to surprising, beautiful and moving documentaries. We want to tell stories that reflect on the world we live in and that sharpen the gaze. They excite, alienate, make you angry, comfort and make you wonder. 

It is our ambition, through documentary, to better understand each other and the world around us. We focus on a mixed audience, which can also be small and special. By playing with multiple perspectives, everyone can recognize themselves in our films in their own way. We work with documentary makers who work carefully and treat characters with respect. Thanks to the choice of universal themes, our films can be seen all over the world and are screened at festivals worldwide. We work together with young and established filmmakers from home and abroad and we often co-produce with the countries where we shoot our films.

Pieter van Huystee Film is an independent film and television production company specialized in documentaries. PVH Film was founded in 1995.

Team

Pieter van Huystee

Producer

Rudolf Kats

Executive producer

Frederiek Jansen

Research / Production

Tessel Bruns

Research / Production

Lenna Bartens

Research

Collaborations

Sandra Beerends

They Call me Babu, 2019

Carin Goeijers

God is my DJ, 2006
My Father's Isle, 2006 
DeWolff, 2011 
Bahar, 2013
Lifetime, 2014
But Now Is Perfect, 2018

Louis Hothothot

Four Journeys, 2021

Ramón Gieling

The Prisoners of Buñuel, 2000
Johan Cruijff – En Un Momento Dado, 2004
Joaquin Sabina – 19 Días y 500 Noches, 2008
Blind Fortuin, 2012
The Viceroy, 2014

Ditteke Mensink

Farewell, 2009
Tony - An observation in the Pieter Baan Centre, 2011
The Claim, 2016
Thomas Verbogt - I started writing when I was three, 2017

Marjoleine Boonstra

Bela Bela – What Keeps Mankind Alive, 2001 
The Miracle of Le Petit Prince, 2018

Renzo Martens

White Cube, 2020

Johan van der Keuken

Brass Unbound, 1993 
Amsterdam Global Village, 1995 
The Long Holiday, 1999
For the Time Being, 2002

David de Jongh

Frans Bromet’s border, 2008
Otto Frank, 2010 
Photo Eddy, 2013 
Bird Paradise, 2017

Klaartje Quirijns

The Dictator Hunter, 2007 
Your Mum and Dad, 2019

Hans Fels

Perfect Horse, 2015

Heddy Honigmann

O Amor Natural, 1996 
The Underground Orchestra, 1998 
Crazy, 2000 
Dame la Mano, 2003 
No Hay Camino, 2021

Boris Gerrets 

Dreamriders, 2006
People I Could Have Been and Maybe Am, 2010
Shado’man, 2013

Tessa Leuwsha

Mother Surinam (in production)

We work together with the public broadcaster in the Netherlands (VPRO, EOdocs, HUMAN, BNNVARA, KRO-NCRV, NTR) and with public broadcasters abroad (BBC, ZDF, Arte, VRT, TVE)

Our films are supported by The Netherlands Film Fund, NPO Fund, CoBO Fund, Fund 21, the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, VSB Fund, The Dutch Fund for In-depth Journalism, and others.

We work together with The Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision and with Eye Filmmuseum.