WILD BOAR and LOUIS THE FERRIS WHEEL KID at AFI DOCS
22 May 2014
Dutch short documentaries Wild Boar by Willem Baptist (I’m Never Afraid!) and Louis the Ferris Wheel Kid by Tara Fallaux have been selected for the AFI DOCS Film Festival in the US. Both films will be competing for the Sterling Award for Best Short Documentary. By winning this award a film becomes elegible for the 87th Academy Awards consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category. AFI DOCS is the American Film Institute’s annual documentary festival in the Washington, D.C. area, which takes place from 18 - 22 June, 2014.
Wild Boar had its international premier at the Nyon International
Documentary Film Festival - Visions du Réel (Swiss), where the film
received a Special Mention and also screened at HotDocs in Toronto (Canada). Last year, Wild Boar received a nomination for a Golden Calf for Best Short Documentary at the Netherlands Film Festival.
Wild Boar is produced by Zuidenwind Filmproductions in coproduction with NTR. International sales by NPO Sales. Willem Baptist's quirky youth documentary I’M NEVER AFRAID! (2010, VPRO) screened at 80+ film festivals worldwide and won 6 international awards.
Wild Boar is a poetic, and visually arresting documentary about the curious relationship between man and the rise of the wild boar. The film tells a story about confusion, despair and opportunity amidst the invasion of unruly creatures that won’t abide by manmade rules and laws.
Louis the Ferris Wheel Kid is Tara Fallaux's first short documentary. The film had its world premier at the Amsterdam International Documentary Filmfestival - IDFA and was also selected for the HotDocs International Documentary Film Festival (Canada).
The film was produced by 100% Halal in coproduction with NTR. In the film Louis' life as a travelling child living in a funfair comes to an end when he has to attend high school.
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