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When Grey is a Colour by Marit Weerheijm

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15 September 2017

Dutch film wins Student Academy Award®

When Grey is a Colour, directed by Marit Weerheijm, has won a Student Academy Award® for Best Foreign Narrative Film. The film is a graduation film from the Netherlands Film Academy and is produced by Loes Komen and Eva Verweij.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 17 students as winners of its 44th Student Academy Awards®. The winners were selected from a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities. All Student Academy Award-winning films are eligible to compete for 2017 Oscars® in the Animated Short Film or Live Action Short Film category.

The 44th Student Academy Awards® will take place on October 12 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. At the ceremony, the medal placements – gold, silver and bronze - will be announced for all seven award categories.

When Grey is a Colour tells the story of a thirteen year old girl trying to make her older depressed brother happy. The film has won several international awards, a.o. at TIFF Kids (Canada) and the CILECT award for Best Narrative Student Film.

The only Dutchman to date to win a Student Oscar® was director Mike van Diem in 1990, for his short film ALASKA. Eight years later he won the Oscar® for Best Foreign Film with CHARACTER.

Kindly watch the trailer of When Grey is a Colour here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcivGjp29TA

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For more information:

Netherlands Filmacademy
Marion Slewe

Loes Komen

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences: www.oscars.org

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