Scarabee Film Productions was set up in 1989 by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich. The company specializes in high-quality creative documentaries, short films and features, and works hard to maintain its position as a prominent figure in the business, both at home and abroad. The track record of Scarabee Films is impressive: SHAPE OF THE MOON by Leonard Retel Helmrich won the first-ever World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, as well as the VPRO Joris Ivens Award 2004 for best feature-length documentary at the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam. Other films have won prizes at festivals in San Francisco, Nyon (Switzerland), Montreal, Bacau (Romania) and Paris. Nearly all of Scarabee's films have been selected for national and international film festivals, providing the company with a good reputation on the art film and festival circuit. Scarabee productions have been broadcast both at home (NPS, VPRO, NCRV, KRO and AVRO) and abroad: RTBF and VRT (Belgium), BBC, Eesti Television (Estonia), Arte (France/Germany), TV 7 and France 3 (France) and Television Suisse Romande (Switzerland).