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Badlands: Aisha Madu & Emma Branderhorst

Aisha Madu & Emma Branderhorst

Who are the filmmakers of the future? New talents present their work, inspiration, dreams and ideals. Today: Aisha Madu and Emma Branderhorst.

Badlands: Aisha Madu & Emma Branderhorst

Illustrator and animation director Aisha Madu (1992) graduated from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht in 2014 with the short animated series Bodily Disfunctions, won the VPRO Dorst Pitch and previously made the animated series Schroom. She also co-animated Yung Nnelg’s clip Testuo.

Emma Branderhorst graduated from the HKU in 2019 and directed the short film Femme (2017). Her subsequent short film Onderhuids was in the selection of Berlinale Generation 2020. She also won the NFF Wildcard (€50,000) for the best student fiction film. Her new film Vlekkeloos will premiere at the upcoming Netherlands Film Festival.

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Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them. These Badlands evenings are compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons.

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campaign image Badlands, illustration © Isa Grütter
Aisha Madu
Emma Branderhorst

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