Mission Statement

The Septimius Awards (Stitching NVIFF) is an officially registered ANBI organization and offers a new perspective within the existing international film industry. Septimius Awards’ main initiative is to increase diversity in the film industry by collaborating with diverse international film talent. Septimius Awards also stimulates the development of new film talent through the organization of  workshops and panel discussions. The initiators of Septimius Awards, Jan-Willem Breure and William Kwame Osei Bonsu, therefore decided that there should be a film festival that is not only more diverse, and shows both Western and non-Western films on the basis of equality, but also that colored makers themselves have a stage. and gives them an opportunity to profile themselves. Based on this new vision, which is more inclusive and open to diverse cultures, the Foundation was established in 2019 and the Septimius Awards organized in 2022.


Septimius Awards (NVIFF) was founded on 19 July 2019. The Foundation is listed in the trade register of the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce under number 74907786. The Foundation aims at the public benefit and has no profit motive. The Foundation communicates clear and professionally about the way funds are raised, the utilization of resources and expected results. The policy plan and annual report of the foundation as well as our statutes are retrievable. The foundation is VAT liable and exempt from corporation tax. The Foundation is earmarked as a cultural ANBI, a public benefit (non-profit) organization.


The Foundation has an independent unsalaried board of three persons supervising and controlling the organization in accordance with statutory requirements. Members of the Board of the foundation are:

  • Chairman:  Kwame Osei Bonsu
  • Secretary: Justin Heyl
  • Treasurer: Gerda Heijting

Direction & team

The direction of NVIFF is formed by Jan-Willem Breure. For the realization of its projects NVIFF works with freelance professionals. The Foundation also works with a pool of volunteers.


Annual Report & Policy plan 2023 (in Dutch language):

Download here


Septimius Awards (NVIFF)

Mailing address: Nolensstraat 15, 3332 CM Zwijndrecht

Email address: see contact page

Phone: +31 0 6 55821255

Chamber of Commerce number: 74907786

RSIN: 860069795

IBAN: NL37 BUNQ 2035 2638 75