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A woman who is unable to have children steals the imaginary friend of a little girl, and keeps this a secret from her husband…
In the metro, a disturbing scene unfolds before Eve's eyes.
A war story about the sacrifices undertaken and ingenuity needed to survive the hunger of
1940 - 1945. Based on the poem 55 Socks by Maria Jacobs.
When outsiders Thijs and Diana get locked in a closet together for seven minutes, something changes…
97% match! BERT receives an app alert that his dream-girl is nearby. But he must find her before the train reaches the end of the line.
A single-shot work showing a young woman simultaneously performing four compositions.
Diving into a coma, a female body experiences extreme inner tension. Its mutating silhouette gradually invades an empty space to a point of complete saturation.
Two separate worlds come together at an ordinary fishing pitch.
Freek, a curious young Dutch poet at the beginning of the Sixties, struggles with convention and morality as he is seduced into adulthood.
Peter and Sjon respond to the beautiful woman holding the sign for "Mr. Peterson" and step into her car. The holiday is 'all inclusive’, right?
Living in the present only seems possible when the past has been erased.
Maarten meets the woman of his dreams, but unfortunately he’s hammered at the time.
A day in a life of a couple.
Confronted with controversial legislation to ban the wearing of headscarves, Alia, a young Moroccan, devises a humorous and unusual way to circumvent the law.
An animator creates an animation with a will of its own.
Tygo (11) gives a class talk about the carnival, which little by little turns into a personal account of his parents’ divorce.
In a deportation centre, Matthew unexpectedly gains his freedom. But he soon realises that every line crossed means another part of his soul is surrendered.
The only creature the aged Mr. Manders loves is his canary.
Whenever Ben spots a cute girl, all the musicians in his body come together and parade inside his nose.
Made in collaboration with photographer Roger Ballen, THE ASYLUM is a surrealistic haven where the lust for power and the desire to love are penetratingly portrayed.
An audio guide starts to lead its own life.
A young Auschwitz prisoner is auditioning for the camp’s orchestra.
As night falls across the wood, Aurora attempts to escape the ghostly witches known as the Witte Wieven.
After a young Iranian couple move to the Netherlands the woman has difficulty adapting to her environment and abandons reality to live in her dreams.
Through the eyes of 8 year-old Linus we experience the day that his mother, and her new boyfriend, come to collect her stuff.
A fatal lifesaving decision.
Eduardo, assisted by vertigo-suffering Loet, performs stunts in the circus. When the rich mayor visits, Eduardo, blinded by greed, raises the stakes of an already death-defying stunt. Can Loet handle it?
A greenish clay creature cuts a Barbie doll into pieces with unexpected results.
A mysterious wall triggers Jeff to find out what's behind.
A giant rabbit has to take action against three forest bullies.
Find out what happens when a young boy finds a piano in the middle of the street.
A young gypsy from Moldova tries his luck in Holland.
The seclusive retirement home Afterglow is a depressing end station. Fortunately, feisty Gerda has one spark of joy to look forward to every week: Bingo night.
A grandfather get’s the surprise of a lifetime on his birthday.
A boy moves to a new neighborhood and falls in love with the older girl next door.
An observation on the emotional life of a man and a woman. Between sleeping and waking they both experience the same dream, one driven by common desires.
Moon is sad because everyone goes to sleep at night, leaving him alone. But Sun and the animals devise a plan to brighten Moon's life.
Bo composes a song for his child that he does not call a song but a ‘sound painting’.
Two friends, Sapa and Hija, re-enact and re-tell short anecdotes of their lives.
A team of builders is constructing a high stone tower. All is going well, until a single brick drops over the edge…
A man considers his world grey until he meets a beautiful fish.
During twelve minutes of real time around a city square, six lives collide in a flash of sunshine, bullets and jewels that changes all of them, forever.
When a father and his six-year old son fly to the half-broken moon in order to repair it, they discover that mother is there too.
An Afghan boy 'without papers' is caught between an unwelcoming, foreign country and a family back home whose hopes are invested in his future.
Left alone for the weekend with her older siblings Lauren feels desperately excluded and decides to take a step she’s not (yet) ready to take.
Cause and effect take an unexpected turn when two paramedics head to a violent crime scene on a tense New Year’s Eve.
Iris (15) is in love with Arend (17) and asks her friend Sophie (17) to invite him over for a drink. But her plan fails when Arend brings his friends - and a lot of alcohol.
A chic Amsterdam hotel has a very special guest for one night, world-famous writer Charles Bukowski. He is twelve and his real name is Tom.
A good old-fashioned western shoot-out, but one in which the two bullets fall in love with each other...
Through the eye of his camera, Jonathan sees how grown-ups deal with the death of his father and say their last goodbyes to him.
Anna is awoken by a phone-call informing her that her boyfriend has been killed by a tsunami. As she realizes she will never again see or touch him, she gasps and her heart skips a beat. Her world freezes as past, present and future meet in a single moment of eternity.
An audio-‐visual investigation of time, a visual poetry inspired by the personal observations of Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet, and his hundred-year-old city guide of Lisbon.
For the first time in his life Victor decides to order a call girl.
Jonas kidnaps cats, returning them for a reward, but his life changes dramatically when he comes home with a flyer of a missing girl instead.
After X finds a mobile phone beside the road, he is pursued by a number of interested parties in a race towards towards life or death…
Private chauffeur Robert picks up a boy from a schoolyard.
A frog eats a grasshopper, a stork eats the frog, a crocodile eats the stork and the crocodile ends up as a pair of boots which a biker is wearing when a grasshopper flies into his face…
Every modern society is built on two invisible and indispensable systems. The sanitary and the monetary system.
l only want my coffee! Just one cup of coffee…
A sick dove rises conflicts, but also reconciliation...
Robert enjoys a little hunt...
The naked body of a young woman lies motionless on a kitchen floor. In a nearby forest a man calls out for his dog. Their paths cross at a copy-shop.
Two men meet again at a remote location and over the course of one evening, and an icy night, they fight a weaponless, exhausting duel.
A fragmentary narrative about an endless summer where everything seems possible outdoors before an inevitable conclusion behind closed doors.
Three seemingly unrelated incidents lead to an explosive climax in Amsterdam.
A love story between a tap dancer, a piano player and a 1922 hand cranked motion-picture camera.
When 'hipster' Erik sees his neighbour's au pair sunbathing in the garden he finds a new purpose: to prove that he is more than a 40-year old family man living in a suburb with the sole task of mowing the lawn.
A UFO descends upon a drive-in theater and starts abducting viewers, but once again Sola Powers saves the world, this time with a film reel.
The quest of 11-year old Merel to find her unknown biological Turkish grandfather starts as an encounter between two different cultures before developing into an exciting and unifying journey.
A girl peeps into her self-made peeping box.
A homage to celluloid and direct filmmaking. A universe in which frivolous figures like butterflies float around between lines, droplets and chemical reactions.
Dirkjan is a born loser. But now he becomes world leader.
Disgusting Sounds People Make is a short film consisting of animations and pixelated live action sequences.
Mannequins are posing as they have always done, untill a fly breaks their daily routine.
In our techy, gadget-laden society it's sometimes hard to tell what is true and what is fiction...
A story about the life of a young mannequin trying to make a living as a model within the superficial and competitive Paris fashion scene.
Having diner with friends ends in an awkward climax.
11 year-old Donnie has conflicts with his mother’s boyfriend. Meanwhile he struggles at his swimming lessons. A story about growing up in an emotional vacuum.
Drug addict Fausto is forced by his dealer to shoot someone over a fix. Overcome by guilt, he wanders through the night. When he gets arrested, he suddenly appears to be someone else.
What begins as an exciting adventure takes a nightmarish turn...
The Coffee table smokes a cigarette, the floor lamp looks over the shoulder of the lonesome boss laying on her sofa.
Foreigner Thomas' first nightshift at the petrol station turns a little odd.
Calm shots of a seascape also examine optical colour mixing using various flicker effects. Shot on the exact spot in Greece that marked the country’s entrance into World War II.
When Job comes to work on board, repressed feelings are awoken in Rein who, imprisoned on the boat, is unable to ignore his growing desires...
A young noblewoman from the 19th century sees modern visions.
It’s August. Feel the suffocating heat of the sun penetrating your skin. All around you, an abundance of flesh is spinning.
A girl appears through transparent curtains and glass ornaments. Lightheartedly she dances across the floor, until she realizes she is not alone...
In this hand drawn animation a line is being extrapolated through a grid.
Falling Frames is the first fragment of a series in which Langkamp explores the framing and visualization of three-dimensional perspective through the two-dimensional medium video, both technically and conceptually.
After Floyd's break-up, his psychological problems take form as a small demon that intervenes in all aspects of his life.
Jack is forced to take extreme measures to save his farm.
Melting in the desert sun, Eduardo - a lemonade seller - is fighting the urge to drink his last and final bottle of refreshing lemonade.
A little girl wants to surprise her father with Father's Day breakfast.
Short abstract handmade film, creating optical illusions.
A high school teacher gets totally confused about the sexual ethics of today’s youth.
Dawn and nature awake. The sun rises higher and higher, spreading its light over the modern world, getting hotter and hotter and hotter ...
Before she makes the incision a surgeon remembers the crucial events that explain her career choice - and her reluctance to cut into the patient’s skin.
Hanna holds her ground amongst the boys whilst puberty sets in.
Ruud and Els may have been married for a hundred years, but it only takes one minute to look at each other through different eyes again.
One and a half years after their relationship has ended, two young parents spend a night together in the hospital where their son has been admitted.
Waking up on the floor of yet another party, Sara wonders if this is what she really expected
out of life.
The more she remembers breaking up from him, the more tangible her memory of him becomes. If only she could say goodbye one more time…
Fascinated by the war that rages on in the city, clumsy seagull Manfred decides to join the air force.
Spotty lives for his computer game until he gets a real kiss.
Two mime artists fight a fatal battle for the hand of the prettiest girl at the fair.
93-year old Mister De Vries is ending his days at the window of his timber cottage in Waterland - until an unexpected messenger jolts him awake.
An old granny in her little electric car unwittingly races against two young tearaways. A re-telling of the Tortoise and the Hare story.
Lammert has no mischief, but he becomes the victim of the stifling effect of a community, which already has chosen his scapegoat.
What starts out as a simple holiday by a Swiss mountain lake becomes an intense and seething drama between a mother and her daughter…
A floatable gorilla takes guerilla action, raging at the artificiality of our world while transforming the industrial image of a town.
A short tragicomedy about indecisive Desiree (20) who asks friends for advice about her life one random Tuesday evening. But various drugs take the night in a completely different direction…
Three friends exchange heads by accident and are forced to adapt to the lives of one another.
A young man tries to get rid of the herring stench from his mouth, just before a date.
When the cello string of a young and successful musician snaps during a concert she has to overcome her fears in order to retain her position in the orchestra.
Nineteen-year-old Frenchman Henri is confronted with issues about the mortality and fragility of life following the loss of his brother in a road accident.
Hotel inspector Ludwig leads a dreadful life, but one night in Paris he gets the wake-up call he needs.
A short film about the little moments and untold feelings between a grandmother and her grandson.
Dancing in nature, Frisian horses and dancers inspire each other.
The film is inspired by the once huge and luxurious hotels in the former Eastern Bloc designed in the 1970s and 80s.
A young boy grows up experiencing all the possibilities and impossibilities that life throws up.
A football hooligan feels unconditional love for his club. However, being gay, he has to hide his identity.
Riek and Harrie travel with their camper in search of warmth and coziness. The journey is as unpredictable as life itself.
Can love break through the impasse of human intolerance?
A slightly absurdist film about integration told from the perspective of a young Bosnian refugee family that ends up in a small village in the Netherlands.
An unexpected transformation from one reality to the next.
A message in a whirling newspaper seems to reunite a man and a woman.
A young Iranian man tries to elevate himself from the aggressive environment of pit-bull fighting to respectable fatherhood.
The rhythmical drumming of two woodpeckers sets a colourful spring into motion.
Jacco is in a happy place, even when he is not...
An animated short film about a man who casts aside everything in pursuit of his dream. A dream we all share: the quest to find a place we can call home, even if it's underwater.
When a boy suddenly dies, he remains for a little while among the living to see how they try to cope with his death.
A man is being robbed and stabbed by a junkie and in that last second before he dies, a youth friendship flashes before his eyes.
The film traces the life of a single individual, but his life is also a symbol of the lives of a very large group. Just a biopic therefore is a pamphlet; it is an indictment of how society is dealing with the lives of some individuals.
Darth Vader is a boy who - when not wearing his mask - goes by the name Kai.
During a dream Yuki (7) is reunited with her sister Iwa (11) who has recently passed away. Together, they share a great adventure. But Yuki has to face her biggest fear: to live on without her sister.
Younes is selling his father’s car parts at a streetmarket, but when young folksinger Kelvin and his own father arrive, the atmosphere deteriorates very quickly.
Bruno says goodbye to his father who sets of on a dangerous military mission.
A father decides that his son Richard is old enough to leave the parental home.
Anton may be done with life, but life ain’t done with Anton.
"The Child is the Father of the Man" is the first episode of the series LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, a collection of 30 short stories
"Love comes by looking" is the second episode of the series LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, a collection of 30 short stories.
"You were afraid where no fear was" is the seventh episode of the series LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, a collection of 30 short stories.
The day Death fell in love with Life.
An elderly single woman refuses all food and drink...
Liquid Solid is a collaborative project between Nicky Assmann and Joris Strijbos in which they explore the cinematic qualities of a freezing soap film.
Little Crow has no feathers on his bottom...
A cover-up and the discovery of a terrible secret
Just as all his colleagues leave the office for exciting holidays, boring office clerk Joost locks himself in the storage room. The only way to escape is to unleash the hero within himself.
An abused Chinese farm-woman, poor and childless, fantasises about a better life. In one such fantasy she kills her husband, burying him outside the house...
What do you do when your spaceship crashes on a lonely planet and there is no mechanic in sight?
Jimmy is scheduled to undergo a dangerous operation...
4-million year old Lucy comes alive within the imagination of a boy when he visits a paleological exhibition with his parents.
Biggy and Skinny take supermarket jobs to fund their vacation, but when they are offered a bit of quick cash everything spins out of control.
An illusionist and his assistant present a series of amazing acts.
With his mutilated face, minimal social skills and a crappy scooter, Jeroen must transform in order to be accepted by the bad kids of the neighborhood.
In one continuous recording the film shows Viviane De Muynck in a humour-full elucidation concerning motherly love towards independence
In this absurdist story, a busy working mother in search of warmth and security dispenses not just with her husband, but with her common sense too.
A young boy living in Amsterdam North longs to go on holiday to Morocco with his father.
The insane mirror our fears and make us question our own psyches, the dark side as well as the light.
When the young and penniless Mimoun determines to buy his girlfriend a Valentine's present, he gets pulled into the criminal wake of his older brother Ab.
A mother and her 7-year old daughter are dealing with the little problems of every day life.
Mo is a film about two separate souls who are captured by the ways of life.
Life is good in the idyllic fairytale village of Nix... until an all-devouring monster appears. Young Willy has to fight it. Alone.
A short piece about how paranoia spreads like a virus.
Best friends Mowgli and Fidel are about to embark upon a big journey. But it seems that Fidel prefers to stay at home.
One day, heavy ten-year-old Munya finally realises that you should never shy away from bullies.
In a world populated by people without mouths, a gory accident leads to the discovery that a mouth can be created by cutting it yourself...
In the summer camp of Putin’s youth movement 10.000 young Russians are being trained.
The subterranean journey of a man and a woman, tunneling their way towards each other, leaving threads of autobiography wherever they pass.
Deaf and dumb Samuel is treated badly by his sadistic hotel manager, until he discovers a secret which offers him a way out of his miserable existence.
5:04 am. A woman lies awake because the neighbours are arguing. When she finally decides to call a look of horror shows on her face.
Nona (9), Pascal (a talking calculator) and Viktor (a bouncy pocket knife) try to sneak a meatball out of the fridge. At which point it seems the meatball has a mind of its own... What's more, it loves to sing…
Expectations are challenged in this short experimental film.
At a flea market, Robin tries to sell her own made-up stories. Meanwhile, all the main characters listen in, anxiously and intensely.
Annoyed by everything around him, a man complains incessantly. Soon he ends up in hospital with a heart attack, but the complaining doesn't stop ...
Mother and daughter have always been fighting.
A poem in progress.
A series of doodles demonstrate how the repetition of the phrase ‘all our lines are busy, one moment please …’ can drive a man insane.
A futuristic vision of mankind after a catastrophic disaster.
A family reaches boiling point during a pit stop on their way home from vacation.
Despite being physically abused by his girlfriend, Jan does not give up on their relationship. He makes up excuses and blames anything but her, but reality remains a painful affair.
Machteld discovers that the grown-up world of disco isn't as exciting as she thought, and vows therefore to remain a girl a little while longer.
In the car Marja has a sudden rush of panic: did she turn off the gas? Did she leave the water running? Is the window locked? In her mind her imaginary mistakes grow to absurd proportions.
Six fanfare flute players explore the landscape of the uniform. A journey that does not go without incident.
For Rick, a young man moving up in the world of crime, a seemingly simple task from a crimelord turns into a grim test of loyalty.
As neither Paul nor Vicky made any real life choices, things never work out between them. Will it remain that way, or is a change coming?
A little boy tries to fight his disease, which he imagines as being a dragon.
Without the pecking, life becomes unbearable!
The hectic life behind the screen in a film theatre becomes suddenly visible.
A short animated adaptation of Thé Tjong-Khing's celebrated children's picture book “Picnic with Cake”, published in more than 13 countries.
A man witnesses a murder and has to run for his life.
When a shy 12-year old breaks his arm, his summer holiday seems doomed, but he comes to realize that he can’t remain a wallflower forever.
On a cold and windy night, three trick-or-treaters decide to ‘treat’ the one kindly soul they encounter to a truly horrific sight…
When young Emma is banned from taking her iPad on holiday, she asks her grandma to look after her online horse farm, a task that proves more difficult than expected.
Shy student Tyn gets the fright of his life when he finds out he is pregnant.
The screen is divided into four parts showing the journey of 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Redback is captured after he discovers a bio-industry of carnivorous plants in the wood. But Red-end the fly sets him free by sabotaging the meat-factory.
Red-End differs from the rest and tries an experiment.
Every year Henry and Marie travel back to the place where their happiness was lost.
When Vedat and Niels find a large amount of money, their friendship is put to the test.
Two men hold a daily meeting on the roof of their house, a neutral place between their hope and misery.
A boy loses himself in hardcore music to escape problems at home - a situation that his father, an organ player, finds difficult.
During a bird migration Sabaku is separated from the group. So he needs to find a new buddy and connect with the other herd animals. It’s the start of a difficult journey, but one on which he really belongs.
During a bird migration Sabaku is separated from the group. So he needs to find a new buddy and connect with the other herd animals. It’s the start of a difficult journey, but one on which he really belongs.
A Dutch family is helping a Jewish family flee the Nazis. After the war, Sammy - the cat of the Jewish family - returns
A truck driver and his daughter both like the feel of sand.
11-year-old Sayed Abdullah Sulaiman is a great soccer talent from Kuwait.
Since part of the Baltic fleet moved away most of Kronstadt is no longer a closed military city.
Twin brothers Tom and Marnix do everything together. But their parents want to separate the boys. So when they both fall in love with Rosa, and she falls in love with them, they take drastic measures to stay together.
Three youngsters take a road trip to Seville that will change their lives forever.
She /Her is a film about the balance of power and the deep underlying emotions within a mother-daughter relationship: uncertainties, manipulation, dependency but ultimately love.
17-year-old Arend’s first step into the world of gay love is a date with handsome Michael, but things don’t turn out quite as how he imagined…
After a fight at home Alize observes, from a distance, the frantically worried parents from whom she has run away.
When playing a mysterious vinyl single, Pia is suddenly able to travel through her life.
One night Mads is forced to choose between dealing drugs or a completely new life.
Noortje, a 12-year old girl, experiences her first massage, but she is not yet prepared to feel the hands of a stranger on her skin.
A Turkish boy discovers that he doesn't become a real man just by being circumcised.
A couple of well-meaning day-trippers miss all the animal activity that takes place right under their noses in an idyllic forest clearing.
After Iris and Sven fall for each other over an evening, a sobering 10-minute cycle ride home diminishes their chances of a successful one-night stand.
In this dance film, an African man feverishly looks for his wife who has vanished without a trace. His ramble unfolds like a road movie. All the time, the man’s longing for his darling is undiminished.
A fairytale and horror story in a "Painted Animation". By greed two friends change into monsters. An apocalyptic fight brings death to an unexpected victim.
"Zip up and let's dance to the sound of breaking glass." A band of sleepy spirits in an ambulance run out of road.
Teenager Sam starts working at Spoetnik, a clandestine fries stall named after its speciality. Right across the street is a brothel with an alluring girl who evidently needs Sam’s help…
When a man loses control of his life, he finds meaning in machines that ascend and descend. A winterly story about loss, desire and airplanes.
When Swallow is in danger Squirrel tries everything to save her.
Willem (78) tries to explain all home appliances to his wife.
Five fragments about the struggle and incapacity within a family.
Absurdist tragicomedy about a man who scores a personal success on the day of his death.
When Bert’s sexy neighbour pops in to borrow some sugar, things suddenly take an unexpected turn.
While the city is being hit by NATO-bombings, Ivana is trying to tell her boyfriend she is pregnant.
Albert gets lost in the seductive world of the supermarket.
An unusual choreography in ordinary surroundings.
As a woman changes into a rabbit she begins to discover her true self.
A day in a tropical swimming paradise.
A CERN researcher performs a ritual dance with a female shaman and learns that life's riches are hidden in the smallest human body parts.
Mistakes during synchronized swimming finals test the friendship of two girls.
Will Gwen follow her deepest desires when she unexpectedly comes across a volume of kinky erotica, or will her sense of embarrassment restrain her?
Rolls and rolls of tape go through the long process of development and degeneration, resulting in unpredictable shapes and movements that somehow feel familiar.
When Thanatos meets a lonely birdwatcher, a special friendship unfolds. But he knows all the time that a farewell is inevitable.
A one-eyed has-been TV presenter hides away in a hotel room.
Shining boots, stripes on shoulders and medals pinned to the chest: the theatrical pomp and circumstance which the military uses contrast sharply with the chaos it causes.
Love is a human condition remarkably well suited for getting people into trouble with one another.
Three moments in time are captured in three layers of coloured imagery shown simultaneously. Combined, the layers form normal full-colour images of the elements whichpersist through time.
In a small village in the Finnish countryside there’s a TV-tower that resonates in the wind, in three different frequencies.
Short graphic story about a girl who struggles, quite literally, through a crowd of people while trying to do her grocery shopping.
Carmen is secretly in love with Cheyenne, her best friend. But when Cheyenne reacts willingly to the advances of a boy, something snaps inside Carmen.
TICKING AWAY tells the story of a solitary watchmaker, who seeks comfort and meaning in his daily routine. Then, one evening, a strange man brings him a very special watch to repair...
When a man walking his dog finds a cell-phone belonging to a Moroccan girl the result is a brief but remarkable encounter.
In a war in which everything is bigger than big, our hopes lie with the small…
The screen is a trampoline on which people and animals frolic. From under the trampoline pad we watch, amused, until things take an unexpected turn…
A deceased farmer is buried by his hated brother, the vicar. Worms inhabit the corpse and take full control of it. The dead farmer reawakens...
After she saves a child, Maud finally comes to terms with the fact that she can’t have children herself.
A juggler tries to keep all plates up in the air, but there are just too many...
A socially underdeveloped cloakroom attendant thrives on his unique sense of smell, but he
misreads an unexpected encounter with his potentially ideal partner…
A very normal man has a very abnormal problem. He can walk through walls, and doesn't know what to do about it.
Short film based on the banking blog Joris Luyendijk wrote for The Guardian about the heart of finance: the City of London.
When Salomon discovers a giant submarine on a beach, he accidently releases its fanatical German crew who have long since passed the age of retirement...
The family of the elderly Wil can’t accept her final wish.
An over-zealous hunter frolics explosively through the peaceful woods.
A destructive aggression is festering inside 19-year-old Gijs, something he must learn to contain as his life begins to spiral out of control.
In the northernmost point of Europe, for two months a year the sun does not rise above the horizon.
Yim and his imaginary friend Yoyo have wonderful adventures together. But what happens if Yim finds a real friend?