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Dutch shorts at Leuven Short FF

Five Dutch shorts have been selected for the Short Film Festival Leuven. The 26th edition of the festival takes place this year from 5 - 12 December 2020 as an online event and will feature both screenings that are streamed live as well as programs that are available to watch on demand during the festival period.  

Presented in the European Competition for fiction is Marlon Brando*) by Vincent Tilanus produced by Loes Koomen and Eva Verweij of Room for Film. This queer short about love, friendship and growing up already had a flying start with its selection for the 2020 Cannes Semaine de la Critique and the Short Cuts competition at TIFF.

Also in the European Competition and by the same producers duo is En Route*) by Marit Weerheijm. The director, who won a student Oscar with her graduation film When Grey Is a Colour, is also triumphing at the festival circuit with her first short En Route with selections for among others New York International Children's Film Festival, Berlinale Generations and Cinekid.

Furthermore, the comic ultrashort film Heat by Tessa Meijer is included in the competition as well. The film that makes us long for enjoying an ice cream on a carefree summer day is produced by Julia Rombout for July Film and was recently selected for both Sitges Film Festival and SXSW.

Outside of competiton at Leuven SFF two Dutch animated shorts are screened in the special program Animation Nations: How Countries Fight Their Wars by Maurice Baltissen, produced by The Hague based animation company Studio Mitsi and Sad Beauty *), independently produced and directed by Arjan Brentjes.

For more info about the Short Film Festival Leuven: https://www.kortfilmfestival.be/en

*) film supported by the Netherlands Film Fund


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