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SND Films
By Ben Brand
2013
comedy
8 min.
NL
no dialogue
Produced by CAVIAR
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TSHAKKE-TSHAKKE-DING-DING-WHOOP! 97% match! Via an app on his phone BERT (29) gets a notice that the girl of his dreams is nearby. Now he only has to find her before the subway train reaches the end of the line.

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SND Films
By Marinus Groothof
2013
drama
50 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Viking Film
HD

Edo (42) has been on a solo sailing trip lasting two months. His daughter Maria (8) spends the last 48 hours of the trip, the crossing from Denmark to Harlingen, on board. But then the weather breaks. When Edo battles against the rough sea to save his daughter’s life it turns out that he is actually involved in an altogether different fight.

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SND Films
By Guido van Driel
2013
drama
10 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Viking Film
HD

Private chauffeur Robert picks up a boy from a schoolyard. They spend the day together within the safe environment of the car and share a moment of being together that unfortunately is not obviously.

SELECTED FOR CLERMONT-FERRAND 2014

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SND Films
By Tonia Mishiali
2013
Black Comedy
15 min.
Cyprus
Greek
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The loss of youth, social and professional activity intensifies the sense of loneliness, the obsessions and the “dead end” in the life of an elderly couple.

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SND Films
By Emile van Rouveroy
Human Interest
58 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Maarten van Rouveroy
HD

Does God Love Women? portrays Hilligje Kok, a deeply religious but free spirited woman in Staphorst, a village located in the Dutch “Bible Belt”.

With passion and humor, Hilligje seeks to improve the position of women within her church as well as in the orthodox Christian political party SGP.

But a visit by Hilligje’s gay son Willem brings her off balance. Why did she not show up at his wedding? Hilligje’s well-intended struggle for equality is now putting at risk her friendships, family relationships as well as her position within the congregation.

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SND Films
SND Films
By Tim den Besten
& Nicolaas Veul
2013
Human Interest
50 min.
NL
Dutch/English
Produced by VPRO
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In the documentary  ‘Gay meets Girl’ friends and creators Tim (26) and Nicolaas (29) go in search of the boundaries of their own sexuality. They’re both gay, at least, they think so. But how sure are they? What would it be like to experiment with the other sex? Is their sexual identity really as fixed as they think?

‘Gay,’ ‘straight’ or ‘bi’: aren’t these really just labels we use to pigeonhole ourselves, because society expects us to make a choice? Tim decides to step outside his box and tries, for the first time in his life, to have sex with a woman. Through this experiment Tim wants to find out what the boundaries of his sexuality are. Is he as gay as he thinks or are things slightly more complicated?

In the documentary Tim is followed by Nicolaas as he prepares to lose his straight virginity. Tim takes part in a workshop with a sex coach, who introduces him to female sexuality. According to her it’s all about making real contact with the other person, and an emotional connection trumps sexual preference. Science writer Asha ten Broeke also has an unconventional view of sexuality: Referring to the animal world, she states that everyone is bi.

Nicolaas and Tim ponder their own sexuality in the documentary, and how it is defined. When they find a girl who’s willing to participate in Tim’s experiment, the guys travel to Paris, where she lives. Are the boundaries of Tim’s sexuality really as fixed as he always assumed?

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SND Films
By Krijn Genijn
2013
Animation
5 min.
NL
English
Produced by NIAF
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History of Pets is a requiem for all the childhood pets, who found their end in the most curious of circumstances. One by one they get revisited as the main character takes a trip down memory lane.

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SND Films
By Various directors
2002 - 2014
Cultural / Human Interest
115 episodes x 54' min.
Germany
various
Produced by Avanti Media
HD
Format: 16:9

“Into the night with…” is an award winning, 60-minute series produced for ZDF/ARTE since 2002. The series matches artists from different fields to spend an evening together in a city of their choice. The idea is to create a forum for artists to exchange ideas and also show them as “real people”. Various locations and surprises evoke spontaneous reactions and interactions between the artists, cameras that operate “fly-on-the-wall”-like add to the unusual high level of authenticity and realness. “Into the night with.” has been awarded the Adolf Grimme Preis “Spezial”, Germany’s most renowned TV-award.

Among those who met on “Into the Night” are Francesco Vezzoli & Rufus Wainwright; Boris Becker & Jamie Cullum,  Torie Amos & Hauscka, James Franco & Frank Bidart, Liza Minelli & Fritz Wepper; William Friedkin & Uli Edel; Harmony Korine & Gaspar Noé; Juliette Lewis & Crispin Glover; Wolfgang Joop & Bill Kaulitz; Garry Kasparov & Peter Thiel; Melissa Auf der Mauer & Jennifer Lynch; Christopher Doyle & Nonzee Nimibutr and many others!!! They met in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Stockholm, Istanbul and Zurich.

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SND Films
By Daniel Bruce
2013
drama
50 min.
NL
English
Produced by CTM Pictures
HD

INTO THIN AIR tells the untold story of the victims of the Bijlmer plane crash on 4th October 1992. Although official figures state that there were 43 fatalities, survivors and rescue-workers maintain that there were many more victims unaccounted for due to their illegal status. INTO THIN AIR gives an insight into the lives of these illegal inhabitants (particularly those within the Ghanian community) who were living in the Klein Kruitberg flat at the time of the crash.

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HEPBURN, KATHARINE
SND Films
By Rieke Brendel
& Andrew Davies
2014
Portrait / Cultural
52 & 76 min.
Germany
English
Produced by Florian Film GmbH
HD

The Great Kate peeps behind the scenes of the golden era of Hollywood to discover exactly how and why Katherine Hepburn became one of the most famous actresses in the glamorous world of cinema.

She was an intellectual outsider with a headstrong personality who embodied a completely new charismatic female on screen. Creating an image is nothing new in Hollywood, but she managed to control her own by skilfully playing with the studio system.

Katharine Hepburn managed an unbelievable 60-year career, keeping an outstanding open mind, staying provocative and timeless – something that still fascinates us even today.

An ARTE/AVRO co-production

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Leaving Home 2
SND Films
By Joost Lieuwma
2013
Animation
6 min.
NL
no dialogue
Produced by Il Luster
HD

A young adult man has overstayed his welcome in his parental house. He is old enough to stand on his own two feet and is send into the world by his father. But somehow it is impossible for him to leave. In this light, absurd and comical little drama it might just be the mother we just does not let go….

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SND Films
By Ben Brand
2013
Animation
8 min.
NL
no dialogue
Produced by CAVIAR
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The diminutive Anton may be finished with life, life is not finished with Anton yet. Humorous animation about the impossibility to escape your fate.

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Mac 1
SND Films
By Colorbleed
2013
Animation
3 min.
NL
no dialogue
Produced by Il Luster
HD

Mac ‘n’ Cheese Supermarket is the sequal to the vimeo hit Mac ‘n’ Cheese. The two heroes have to work for their money. That does not turn out that well. This is the second Mac n Cheese short. The animated serie is in development.

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SND Films
By Aleksander Leines Nordaas
2013
Animation
6 min.
Norway
no dialogue
Produced by Yesbox Productions
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A monster in the marsh spies the most marvellous mushroom he’s ever laid eyes on — but it’s encircled by a moat, and a suspiciously pointy fin is manoeuvring menacingly through the waters.

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Pommes Frites 3
SND Films
By Balder Westein
2013
Animation
3 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Il Luster
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It is Halloween and three kids go out for ‘tricks or treats’. It is a windy night and the only welcoming friendly person in the small town is unfortunately treated to a rather frightning and truly horrific sight.

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SND Films
By Joost Reijmers
2013
Comedy
10 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Topkapi Films
35mm

When young Emma is prohibited from taking her iPad on holiday, she asks her grandma Koba to look after her digital horse farm.  The task proves bigger than Koba expected.

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Resistance
SND Films
By Rob Lücker
2013
dark comedy
50 min.
NL
Dutch/German
Produced by Viking Film
HD

Unlike in England, for example, hardly any comedies about WW II are released in the Netherlands. The black comedy Resistance is an exception. Against the backdrop of the war, the tension systematically mounts between a timid chinaware collector and a brazen chain-smoking woman who goes into hiding at his place.

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Roffa
SND Films
By Bobby Boermans
2013
drama
47 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Circe
HD

After serving a three years sentence for public violence, top hooligan Ricardo returns home and is torn between loyalty towards his family or his old friends supporting soccer club Feyenoord.

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SND Films
By Léonie de Boer
2013
drama
43 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Circe
HD

Living with his alcoholic, clinging mother, Julian (14) engages in an impossible infatuation with the much older Lara. After Julian loses track of reality more and more, the last pillars of his home collapse.

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SND Films
By Sanne Vogel
2013
gay
10 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Topkapi Films
HD

17 year-old Arend lives with his parents and hasn’t come out of the closet yet.  His first step into the gay world of love is on a date with handsome Michael, a guy he met on a homosexual dating site.  They arrange to meet and Arend ventures to the other side of the country only to discover that Michael is not quite what he imagined.

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Sky High
SND Films
By Shady El-Hamus
2013
Drama
15 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Fonk Film
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Ever since the birth of his son, drugsdealer Mads is looking at his life from a different perspective. Dealing is all he knows and it gives him stability, but at the same time he keeps seeing the dark side of this world. Sky High shows the night in which he has to choose.

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The Horse and the Nightingale
SND Films
By Elif Durlu
2013
Drama
10 min.
NL
Dutch/Turkish
Produced by BALDR Film
HD

Fifteen-year old Cihan accompanies his grandmother on a journey to Turkey, to attend a wedding. They have little in common and have to spend a whole day together in Istanbul. In the face of the apparent distance between these two, it finally comes down to the little instants they manage to share as one.

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SND Films
By Giovanni Basso
2013
Drama/thriller
16 min.
Australia
English
Produced by Magnet Films
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After been bitten by a reef shark, 10 year old Sam struggles to return to the pool and swim as before the attack. His family endeavours to support him in overcoming his trauma, while a bully living in the neighbourhood harasses him about his scar. The only solution for Sam is to return to the ocean to fight his biggest fear for the very last time.

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