Cracking The Frame Presents

CRACKING THE FRAME PRESENTS is a curated program of film screenings, artist talks, presentations, workshops and special events entirely dedicated to art documentaries and artists’ films.

The aim of CTFP is to showcase critically acclaimed art documentaries and exploring the critical contexts and shifting domains of documentary film and visual arts. Through special screenings, public encounters and participatory programs CTFP invites both wider audiences and arts professionals to discover new art documentaries and films directed by visual artists.

CRACKING THE FRAME PRESENTS develops from the monthly film series by the same name established by Christian Pazzaglia in 2011 in cinema Rialto in Amsterdam. Through the establishment of a network of collaborations between cultural institutions in The Netherlands and abroad, CRACKING THE FRAME PRESENTS aims at organising carefully curated programs of co-presentations to invite broader audiences to discover documentaries dedicated to the life and creative process of artists from different disciplines (visual arts, photography, dance, literature, theatre...) and the work of visual artists that chose the medium of film to investigate reality as an object of study. 



The first CRACKING THE FRAME PRESENTS event was launched in May 2016 in Amsterdam. The event was the first of a new series of collaborative programs dedicated to documentary film and visual arts and it served as the pilot for the creation of a new multidisciplinary platform dedicated to documentary film and visual arts. The latest CRACKING THE FRAME PRESENTS instalment is a curated program presented at Van Gogh Museum on 28 April 2017.


Artistic director: Christian Pazzaglia

Art program director: Heidi Vogels

Production manager: Bass Beek

Guests and volunteers coordinator: Morgann Brun

Marketing and communications: Sarie Soewargana

Q&A’s moderator: Helen Westerik

Graphic design:
Team Thursday & Alice Saey

Konstantin Guz