Dag van De Korte Film 2022
The Short Film Day is celebrated on 21 December, the shortest day of the year. On this day audiences are treated to a special program of the best homegrown short films. Among the films in the program there are no less than two golden Calf winners. After the film Anahit, filmmaker Laura Hermanides is present for a Q&A.
Revelinho (Idriss Nabil, NL 2021, 12’)
Revelinho (11) loves to sing about life. His wall is decorated with posters of folksinger Tommy Tijgers and when he gets the chance he sings about affairs he doesn’t yet understand. When Revelinho notices his parents are about to split up, there’s only one thing left to do. Together with his best friends, he gives everything he’s got to bring his parents back together.
Anahit (Laura Hermanides, NL 2022, 9’)
A visit to the swimming pool brings back Imaani's dark memories of a sexual assault. In order to defeat her inner demons and overcome the past, Imaani will have to face her trauma.
In Flow of Words (Eliane Esther Bots, NL 2021, 23’)
In Flow of Words follows the narratives of three interpreters of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They interpreted shocking testimonies from witnesses, victims, and perpetrators, without ever allowing their own emotions, feelings, and personal histories to be present. Contrary to their position at the tribunal, this film places their voices and experiences center stage.
Winner Golden Calf Best Short Documentary - Nederlands Film Festival 2022.
La última ascensión (Kevin Osepa, NL 2022, 24’)
Rowin, a local fisherman on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, is struggling to make ends meet. One day his eye catches the apparition of an indigenous spirit. After studying it for a while he discovers a connection between the spirit and catching fish. The more they get to know each other, the better he is able to embrace life and the past.
Winner Golden Calf Best Short Film - Nederlands Film Festival 2022.
Het kamp (Philip Huff, NL 2022, 18’)
Thirty-year-old Robin leaves town to go on a lumberjack camp for a few days. But is it a lumberjack’s camp or a men’s camp? Robin is seen as an intruder and, after some initial confusion and indignation, is confronted with clear samples of mansplaining, harassment, and overtly sexist campfire jokes. This goes on, until things explode. After taking up with all of this, Robin can’t help but break the silence. Based on a short story by Maartje Wortel.
It’s Nice in Here (Robert-Jonathan Koeyers, NL 2022, 16’)
A fragmented portrait of a moment, a person, and a place, seen through the subjective memories of a young girl, Imani, and a rookie police officer, David, who both have wildly different recollections of the same fateful moment in a corner store that will leave their lives altered forever.
World première in Cannes Semaine de la Critique 2022.
The Short Film Day programme can also be viewed online via Picl, from 21 December through 4 January.
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