Nathalie Windhorst (NLD)
Head of factual acquisition

Nathalie studied Arts at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.

She worked at IDFA and as a researcher and producer before becoming a tv buyer for Dutch public broadcaster VPRO. Since 2005 she has overseen the factual acquisition department, which is responsible for acquisition of factual programming for Dutch public television.


VPRO is one of the Dutch public broadcaster all part of NPO. VPRO is specialized in documentaries, we produce, coproduce acquire and prebuy them, are main sponsor of IDFA. Abroad we look for documentaries that are urgent, relevant and excellent; often political stories with access to an arena we could never film ourselves. We like films that surprise of with a daring perspective and ambitious filmmaking.
My department acquires on behalf of all Dutch public broadcasters, among others art biographies (NTR), current affairs (BNNVARA), royalty (EO), religion (EO) history, music and factual entertainment.


CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: Creative Doc, Hybrid, Observational documentary, Presenter Led/Participatory

STYLES: Creative Doc, Hybrid, Observational documentary, Presenter Led/Participatory

GENRES: Arts, Biographies, Crime, Culture, Current Affairs and Investigative, Factual Entertainment, Gender, Geopolitics, History, Human Interest, Music, Politics, Religion and Ethics, Science, Social Issues, Sport, Travel and Adventure

LENGTHS/FORMATS: Feature, Single/One-off, Series, 30’, 52’/60’, 70+ mins, Multiplatform