Lecturer Dana Linssen of the ArtEZ School of Acting is the winner of the ‘Silver Rosebud’. This was announced this week at the Pathé Tuschinski cinema in Amsterdam during the New Year's reception of Film Distributors Netherlands and the Nederlandse Vereniging van Bioscopen en Filmtheaters (Dutch Association of Cinemas). Dana Linssen is a philosopher and film critic. In addition to her job as lecturer at ArtEZ, she is the editor-in-chief of the Filmkrant (Film Journal) and associated with the NRC newspaper as film journalist. Previously, in 2009, she won the Louis Hartlooper Award for Film Journalism.
According to the jury, which consisted of Winnie Sorgdrager, Michael Lambrechtsen and Sandra den Hamer, Linssen deserved to win the incentive prize because she manages to 'instantly infect the reader with her contagious love for film and philosophy. She follows her own path through the myriad of images around us and takes an unexpected corner'.
Jan Nijland Silver Rose Awards
The Silver Rose film award was founded by the Stichting Jan Nijland Zilveren Roos Award foundation and is presented annually to a natural person or legal entity of great value to the Dutch cinema world. This year the Jan Nijland Silver Rose was awarded to Lauge Nielsen, who was the managing director of Pathé for over twenty years. A monetary prize of €20,000 is associated with this award. The 'Silver Rosebud' for Dana Linssen is an incentive prize with a monetary value of €5,000.