Wouter Barendrecht

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Wouter Barendrecht (November 5, 1965, The Netherlands – April 5, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand[1]) was a film producer. With Michael J. Werner, Barendrecht was the co-chairman of Fortissimo Films, a company he founded in 1991 in Amsterdam.[2]

Barendrecht worked as a programmer at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and as a press officer for the Berlin International Film Festival. A member of the European Film Academy, he frequently served on the juries of international film festivals.

From 1997 until his death, he was based in Hong Kong and was one of the two people who re-vitalised the Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in 2000.


Credits as either executive producer or producer


  1. ^ Obituary, Variety, April 5, 2009
  2. ^ Wouter Barandrecht, Michael J. Werner – co-chairmen, Fortissimo Films, Variety, retrieved November 24, 2007

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