Dutch Docs at Doc/Fest Sheffield
23 May, 2019
Three Dutch documentaries and two VR productions have been selected for this year's Doc/Fest Sheffield. Additionally, two Dutch projects are presented at the MeetMarket event.
‘Now Something Is Slowly Changing' created by mint film office, will be screened in the Doc/Think section. In the growing world of life coaching, mindfulness and efforts towards spiritual transformation, this documentary follows and observes a number of anxiety-soothing groups from a distance. Last year, ‘Now Something Is Slowly Changing' received the IDFA Award for Dutch Documentary 2018.
Father Figure has been selected for the Doc/Rhythm section, directed by Bibi Fadlalla and produced by Hazazah Pictures. In Father Figure, Vogue dancer Guilliano and his friends share personal experiences of homophobia, racism and marginalization and the ways in which they seek solace and a sense of community.
In the Doc/Love section, Alone Together has been selected, which is directed and produced by the Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam. In this experimental doc, found footage reveals whispering women evoking the girlfriend experience. They attempt to simulate the fantasy of intimacy in a bizarre commodification of emotional connection.
In the Alternate Realities section, Algorithmic Perfumery by Frederik Duerinck (produced by Scentronix) and Another Dream by Tamara Shogaolu (produced by Ado Ato Pictures) have been selected. In Algorithmic Perfumery, we follow an Artificial Intelligence system that has the ability to give a unique scent to every visitor it encounters, by adapting and learning from every human exchange. Another Dream centers on two women forced to flee Egypt due to its fierce anti-gay climate. The animated VR documentary had its world premiere earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Two Dutch projects will be pitched at the MeetMarket event. Dark Rider, directed by Eva Küppers, produced by Serendipity Films and co-produced by Volya Films, shows us the journey of Australian blind motor racer Ben Felten. Together with former champion Kevin Magee, he attempts to become the fastest blind motorcycle rider in the world. Master of Light, directed by Rosa Ruth Boesten and produced by Docmakers, will also be pitched. The documentary follows George Morton, who becomes the first African American to graduate from the Florence Academy of Art after being incarcerated for ten years.
For more information:
Sheffield Doc/Fest: www.sheffdocfest.com
Now Something Is Slowly Changing
mint film office
Willem de Kooning Academy
Ado Ato Pictures
Master of Light