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6th Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards

It's the 6th Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards! For the sixth year running, we celebrate the best of Dutch short film at Eye Filmmuseum.

what to expect this year 

Every year Shortcutz Amsterdam hosts a different type of awards ceremony by inviting the most inspiring film personalities to give a speech to inspire the new generation to create more and better movies. It’s our way of trying to create an awards ceremony where everybody wins something, at the very least some inspiration. This year we can count on some inspiring words from: 

  • Visual artist extraordinaire ERWIN OLAF,
  • Producer JAN HARLAN (The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut),
  • Director SACHA POLAK (Dirty God, Zurich, Hemel),
  • Actress RENÉE SOUTENDIJK (Suspiria, Spetters, Eve of Destruction),
  • Producer ELS VANDEVORST (Brimstone, War in Wintertime, Dancers in the Dark),
  • Writer and producer LARRY WILSON (Beetlejuice, The Addams Family, The Little Vampire), 
  • Producer PAUL MILLER (Prozac Nation, Lone Star, Men with Guns). 

Emmy winner RENÉ MIOCH will co-host this event.

More epic names will join this lineup, we will keep you informed through our website and Facebook page.

The Shortcutz Amsterdam Career Award is given yearly to a film personality whose work has contributed to the development and prestige of Dutch film at home and abroad. This year’s recipient is director FRANS WEISZ. Actor GÉZA WEISZ will introduce his father as he receives the Career Award.

After the Gala, you can join us at Eye café for some mind-blowing performances and a DJ act. So do not forget to bring your dancing shoes. Join us in the Eye café from 23:30 onwards for some serious dance moves. More info about the after-party lineup will be revealed next week.

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more about shortcutz amsterdam annual awards

This ceremony will award the best of Dutch short film, granting prizes in 10 jury categories: Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Experimental, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Post-Production, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Film. The latter is awarded €15.000 worth of services by Filmmore and Camalot Amsterdam, €7.500 each. Cam-a-lot also awards the winner of Mr Zee Best Cinematography with equipment rental worth € 2.500 and Filmmore awards the winner of Mr Zee Editing with post-production facilities worth € 2.500.

jury team 

The winners of these categories are chosen by our JURY. Shortcutz Amsterdam jury team is this year composed of:

  • actor RUTGER HAUER (Blade Runner);
  • producer JAN HARLAN (The Shining),
  • director HANY ABU ASSAD (The Mountain Between Us),
  • director ROEL REINÉ (Marvel's Inhumans);
  • actress WILLEKE VAN AMMELROOY (Antonia's Line);
  • actor TYGO GERNANDT (Van God Los);
  • director EDDY TERSTALL (Simon);
  • producer PIETER KUIJPERS (Van God Los);
  • MARINA BLOK, Head of Drama ntr;
  • actor VINCENT VAN OMMEN (Amsterdam Heavy),
  • Nederlands Film Festival programmer CLAIRE VAN DAAL;
  • Eye Filmmuseum's senior programmer and head of acquisitions RENÉ WOLF,
  • actress SIGRID TEN NAPEL (Penoza), and
  • street-artist LASER 3.14.

2nd Shortcutz Amsterdam International Audience Award 

For the second time, Shortcutz Amsterdam went international for the Audience Award. This Award is the audience's favourite film of our screenings made in December and January throughout the world with regional partners.

our regional partners
  • AMSTERDAM (North Holland), organised by Shortcutz Amsterdam,
  • ARNHEM (Gelderland), organised by Gelders DOEK,
  • BERLIN (Germany), organised by Shortcutz Berlin + FeldKino Berlin,
  • DORNBIRN (Austria), organised by Dutch Film Days Vienna,
  • EINDHOVEN (North Brabant), organised by BROET,
  • FIGUEIRA DA FOZ (Portugal), organised by Shortcutz Figueira da Foz,
  • FUNCHAL (Portugal), organised by Shortcutz Funchal,
  • GUIMARÃES (Portugal ), organised by Shortcutz Guimarães,
  • JOHANNESBURG (South Africa), organised by The Bioscope Independent Cinema and Rapid Lion - The South Africa International Film Festival,
  • LISBOA (Portugal), organised by Shortcutz Lisboa,
  • LONDON (UK), organised by Dutch Centre,
  • LOS ANGELES (USA), organised by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles + Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,
  • PORTO (Portugal), organised by Shortcutz Porto,
  • ROTTERDAM (South Holland), organised by Film Platform Rotterdam,
  • SANTA CATARINA (Brazil), organised by Shortcutz Santa Catarina,
  • TOKYO (Japan), organised by One Night Films + Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan,
  • VENLO (Limburg), organised by Cinesud,
  • VIENNA (Austria), organised by Dutch Film Days Vienna and
  • VLISSINGEN (Zeeland), organised by Filmalot + Film by the Sea + CineCity.

The winner will also be announced at the ceremony.

watch some winning short films

The winning short films in the categories: best film, best animation, best documentary and best experimental, will be screened in their entirety.

nominees

find the full list of nominees here

Here’s the full list of nominees:

MR. ZEE BEST FILM

  • BULLET TIME
  • SJAAK'S WIFE DIED, SO HE NEEDS TO SAY SOMETHING
  • GIRL ON A MISSION
  • OTHERLAND
  • HITCHCOCK HITCHCOCK
  • SPARK
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR

MR. ZEE AUDIENCE AWARD

  • BULLET TIME
  • SJAAK'S WIFE DIED, SO HE NEEDS TO SAY SOMETHING
  • GIRL ON A MISSION
  • OTHERLAND
  • HITCHCOCK HITCHCOCK
  • SPARK
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR

MR ZEE BEST DIRECTOR

  • Brandon Grötzinger & Wander Theunis - HAPPY NEW YEAR
  • Daphne Lucker - SISTERS
  • Dominique Gimberg - SPARK
  • Eva M.C. Zanen - SJAAK'S WIFE DIED, SO HE NEEDS TO SAY SOMETHING
  • Shady El-Hamus - NIGHTSHADE

MR ZEE BEST ACTOR

  • Benjamin Moen - PIZZAMONSTER
  • Kubilay Sengul - NIGHTSHADE
  • Mustafa Duygulu - NIGHTSHADE
  • Sabri Saddik - FINAL STOP
  • Sjeng Kessels - LONE WOLF

MR ZEE BEST ACTRESS

  • Bente Fokkens - SPARK
  • Eefje Paddenburg - SPARK
  • Fabienne Leenart - 90 DEGREES
  • Lisa Smit - ALL THE SINGLE LADIES!
  • Tine Cartuyvels - HAPPY NEW YEAR

MR ZEE BEST SCREENPLAY

  • BULLET TIME - Rudi Brekelmans, Frodo Kuipers, Merlijn Passier
  • HAPPY NEW YEAR - Brandon Grötzinger & Wander Theunis
  • NIGHTSHADE - Jeroen Scholten van Aschat
  • SISTERS - Rosita Wolkers
  • SJAAK'S WIFE DIED, SO HE NEEDS TO SAY SOMETHING - Medi Broekman

MR ZEE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • A DEATH IN THE FAMILY - Abel van Dijk
  • OTHERLAND - Jan Pieter Tuinstra
  • SISTERS - Casper van Oort
  • THINK OF SOMETHING BLUE - Thijmen Doornik
  • UNCLOUD - Dennis Manda

MR ZEE BEST EDITING

  • #YOLO4REAL - Michiel Boesveldt
  • NIGHTSHADE - Patrick Schonewille
  • OTHERLAND - Patrick Janssens
  • PIZZAMONSTER - Augustine Huijsser
  • SISTERS - Tobias Cornelissen

MR ZEE BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • ANITA'S PACK - Marlies Smeenge
  • BECOMING - Jan van Ijken
  • GIRL ON A MISSION - Heleen D'Haens, Eva van Barneveld
  • OTHERLAND - Jan Pieter Tuinstra, Keren Levi
  • ROBERT MIMS THE TEXAN BULL RIDER - Doug Hancock

MR ZEE BEST ANIMATION

  • BEI MIR BIST DU SCHÖN - Bouwine Pool
  • BULLET TIME - Frodo Kuipers
  • DEEP - Michelle Verhoeks
  • HATE FOR SALE - Anna Eijsbouts
  • SAND - Arjan Brentjes

MR ZEE BEST EXPERIMENTAL

  • A DEATH IN THE FAMILY - Puck Litaay
  • NO ONE REALLY NO ONE LIKES THIS - Simone Peelen
  • SISTERS - Daphne Lucker
  • THE GOLDEN SHOWER RESORT - Kamiel Rongen
  • WORD! - Amos Mulder