My name is René Duursma and I make music, edit video, host a Filmclub and direct documentaries every now and then. The guys I make music with are Thomas van den Berg and Sebastiaan Wiering. Our band is Kinetophone.

In my daily life I work at  the Groninger Archieven, the provincial and municipal Archive of Groningen as Curator AudioVisual materials.

I get to work with a lot of people; amateur and professional filmmakers, company archivists, film researchers, artists, curators etc. I’ve curated Format GAVA at the Noorderzon Festival (2006-2010), together with the then called Studio Frank & Lisa, there are tours with students from the Film, History and media department from the University of Groningen, explaining them about the Archives and research possibilities. There’s also the Beste Groninger Film Prijs (Best Groningen Film Award), as an organiser I get to see all the new films in my region. Sometimes I get to be in a jury for other Film festivals, which is incredibly fun and informative.


music Kinetophone | video Thomas van den Berg | footage archive.org