SND Films
By Hanna van Niekerk
2017
9 min.
The Netherlands
Dutch
Produced by Hazazah
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In the short film SOAP, we accompany the Flemish retirees Gerben and Louise during a weekend getaway in Amsterdam. Their stay at Hotel Aphrodite initially seems solely about muddling through tourist masses and joint silent meals. But when Louise discovers the Aphrodite hotel soap, the weekend takes an unexpected and magical twist.

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SND Films
By Barney Cokeliss
Website director
2016
drama
6 min.
UK
English
Produced by Paddington Pictures Ltd.
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Every night, Bob is transfixed by the vision of a woman dancing outside his window; every morning, he struggles to make sense of it. The line between a leap (of faith) and a pas de deux grows increasingly fine as the dance beckons.

Selected for TIFF 2016
Selected for Aspen 2017

 

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SND Films
By Abi Damaris Corbin
2017
Drama / Thriller
21 min.
USA
English
Produced by Drew Diamond, Daniela Ruiz, Elena Bawiec and Jean de Meuron
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The ordinary life of a Boston bred baggage handler is turned upside down when he steals a suitcase that contains terrorist plans. Inspired by true events on 9/II.

Starring Mojean Aria, Joseph Reitman and Charley Rossman.

Awards & Recognitions
*BAFTA Shortlist 2017 BAFTA Student Film Awards – Live Action
*WINNER Best Drama USC School of Cinematic Arts First Look Film Festival 2017
*WINNER Audience Award Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Moebius Showcase 2016

Film Festivals & Screenings
*13th HollyShorts Film Festival 2017 (Competition), USA
*21st LA Shorts International Film Festival 2017, USA
*6th Long Beach International Film Festival 2017, USA
*35th Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017 (Competition), USA
*Palm Springs International ShortFest 2017 – The Moments that Define Us (Competition), USA
*Tribeca Film Festival 2017 – Shorts: Disconnected (Competition), USA – World Premiere
*USC School of Cinematic Arts First Look Film Festival 2017 (Competition), USA
*Screening at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Moebius Showcase 2016 (Competition), USA

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SND Films
By Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
2017
drama
22 min.
Croatia / Slovenia / Sweden
Croatian
Produced by Blade Productions
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After fleeing her violent father, 13-year-old Julija seeks comfort in her kindergarten friend Ana, who still lives on the island. But during a diving expedition, Ana only has eyes for her boyfriend. Feeling that she is increasingly being pushed away, Julija desperately struggles to gain recognition and attention. As her loneliness grows, her buried pain comes to the surface and confrontation becomes inevitable.

BERLINALE 2017 – SPECIAL JURY MENTION

ASPEN SHORTSFEST 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SND Films
By Timo von Gunten
Website director
2016
drama
30 min.
Switzerland
French
Produced by Giacun Caduff
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2017 ACADEMY AWARDS ® NOMINATION LIVE ACTION
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A touching story between a lonely woman and a TGV train driver. Inspired by true events and with
actress Jane Birkin in the leading role.

 

 

2016 Locarno World Premiere.

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SND Films
By Nanna Huolman
Website director
2015
Drama
12'45" min.
Sweden
Swedish
Produced by Common Ground Pictures
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A young mother takes drastic measures in a startling attempt to regain her lost youth. This bold and brooding exploration of innocence probes an unsettled mind.

 

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SND Films
By Mauro Mueller
2012
LGBTQ - drama
15 min.
USA / Switzerland
Spanish
Produced by Fidelio Films

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When thirteen-year-old Raúl is asked to entertain the local landowner’s son, a game of power and pride starts between the two boys.

2013 Student Oscar Winner!
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SND Films
By Guido van Driel
2013
drama
10 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Viking Film
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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 Boris Paval Conen
2007
Drama
10 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by IJswater Films
35mm
Format: 16:9

The life of blind Mara seems to be completely under control. She even managed to turn her handicap into an advantage. Until she falls in love with Jonah. Her view on the world loses balance. Non-blinds always say that love is blind, but is that equivalent for a blind person?

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SND Films
By Jason Bradbury
2011
LGBTQ - drama
18 min.
UK
English
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Format: 16:9
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Set on a rural island of the south coast England, We Once Were Tide tells the story of Anthony and Kyle, and their last night together as Kyle moves away leaving Anthony to look after his dependent mother.

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SND Films
By Oliver Krimpas
2000
Drama
7 min.
U.K.
no dialogue
Format: 4:3

A young man and a young woman spot each other on the tube late at night. They make eye contact and flirt but never speak. What was innocent, flirtatious eye contact on the train turns sinister as the man begins to follow the woman. It looks like he’s stalking her until he crosses the road to turn down a side street. Then she begins to follow him…

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SND Films
By Aaron Rookus
2012
Drama
NL
Dutch
Produced by VENFILM
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Format: 16:9

Every Wednesday afternoon young Kris enjoys his time in the pool, accompanied by Willem. A simple request changes everything.

Dutch Competition Award Go Short 2012

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SND Films
By Grimur Hakonarson
2007
LGBTQ - Drama
21 min.
Iceland
Icelandic
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Denni is a tunnel-maker and Einar is a farmer, and both practise the sport of Icelandic wrestling, which allows them to escape their daily routine and to express their true selves.

Awards:
Honorary Mention in Locarno Film Festival 2007
Honorary Mention in Nordisk Panorama 2007
The Icelandic Academy Award “Eddan” – Best Short 2007
Third prize in short film competition in Alcine Film Festival 2007
Best European Short in Brest European Short Film Festival 2007

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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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SND Films
By Eugenie Jansen
2003
Drama
10'10" min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Circe Films
35mm
Format: 16:9

The eleven-year-old Elin, who is convinced that she is able to fly, as long as she observes the ten rules. On the basis of these rules, the film shows how she tries to escape herself and reality, where she is considered an outsider.

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SND Films
By John Trapman
2000
Drama
NL
Dutch
35mm
Format: ?

A quiet Sunday afternoon is about to turn into a disaster as one year old Niki struggles for her life.

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SND Films
By Elif Durlu
2013
Drama
10 min.
NL
Dutch/Turkish
Produced by BALDR Film
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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 Joost van Ginkel
2008
drama
NL
Dutch
35mm
Format: 16:9

Luuk is a truckdriver who seems to be a goodhearted father for his daughter Isabel. After Luuk divorced his wife Karen, Isabel lives with
her mother. Whenever Luuk has the chance he takes Isabel to the
sea or for a ride in his Truck which only carries sand. On one of those occasions Luuk discovers the horrific reason why Isabel is so quiet that day. From that moment on Luuk has to cope with a new and unexpected situation. Luuk kidnaps his daughter to protect her but he slowly loses control. Zand is a compelling and romantic story about Luuk and his daughter Isabel who both like the feel of sand.

Selected for the Venice International Film Festival 2008

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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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