The DBUFF Achievement Award 


Every year DBUFF presents the DBUFF Icon Award to a Dutch groundbreaking actor. We were honoured to present the 2019 Icon Award  to actor Kenneth Herdigein for his outstanding career and for being a positive example for other non-white actors in the Netherlands.  Kenneth Herdigein is a pioneer and an icon who paved the way for the next generation of black actors.

Mr. Herdigein is known for his outstanding performances in major series (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden, Spangas) and films (Havink, Op Zoek Naar Eileen). His interpretation of Nelson Mandela in “Amandla! Mandela” was very well received by critics, calling his performance utterly convincing.

Every year we will honor one of the many actors who played and are still playing a significant role within the Dutch film industry. Many of these actors don’t always get the recognition they deserve by the mainstream media. DBUFF will shine a light on these Icons and honor them with the DBUFF ICON AWARD.