SND Films
By Henrik Dyb Zwart
Website director
2022
Drama
8'18 min.
Norway
Norwegian
Produced by Bacon
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Jakob has gone through something big. Something that changed everything. Well, actually, it was a lot of different things, and he can’t really tell them apart that well. It’s as is if everything happened at once. Some fragments stand out; a car, a gust of wind, sunshine reflecting off that building. Feet on the asphalt. And Mads, his intrusive, abusive friend, with some kind of grand plan to fix everything. And someone so perfect, you’ll always remember them.

SELECTED FOR THE 2022 LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

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SND Films
By Robert-Jonathan Koeyers
Website director
2022
Animation
16 min.
The Netherlands
English
Produced by Valk Producties
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It’s Nice in Here is a fragmented portrait of a sensitive black boy nicknamed Crimson who lost his life during a police shooting. Exploring the subjective memories of his best friend, Imani, and of the police officer who shot him who both have wildly different recollections of the same faithful moment in a corner store.

WORLD PREMIERE SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE 2022

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SND Films
By René Nuijens
Website director
2021
Comedy
6 min.
The Netherlands
Dutch/English
Produced by Dutch Angle Production Services
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The film takes us to an intimate moment of Dick and Mary who meet each other for the first time during the Covid pandemic. An empty restaurant, a somewhat odd waiter and his strict measures make it a tough evening. Or will love prevail?

SELECTED AT MORE THAN 100 FESTIVALS
MECAL PRO, Barcelona, Spain
WINNER BEST COMEDY & SUPPORTING ACTRESS at SEVIFF Sevilla Indie FF
JURI DIPLOMA PRIZE at the DIOGENES INT. SHORT FF, Tbilisi
SPECIAL MENTION AWARD at BIG SYN FILMFEST21, United Nations, London
WINNER JURY AWARD BEST COMEDY, 2022 VALLEY FILMFEST, Los Angeles
WINNER BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM, EARL’S COURT International Filmfestival, London
WINNER of the GOLD MEDAL, LONDON WORLDWIDE COMEDY FF, autumn 2021, London
WINNER BEST COMEDY, season 3 2022, HAMBURG FILM AWARDS  Hamburg

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SND Films
By Flip van der Kuil
& Stephan Miras
2021
Animation
2'15" min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Storm Post Production
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In a snack wall of a snackbar, a young, naive croquette has to compete with an experienced, bitchy cheese soufflé to persuade a hungry customer that she’s the most tasty snack, with the ultimate goal of being eaten. 

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SND Films
By Niels Bourgonje
Website director
2020
Thriller/horror
10 min.
The Netherlands / Sweden
English / Swedish
Produced by Conundrum Film
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A photographer has the assignment to shoot Skogskyrkogarden, a cemetery located in the woods of Stockholm. There she sees an old woman placing a lantern on a grave. When the photographer shoots a picture of this very private moment, she soon finds out that this haunting image is more haunted than she bargained for.

 

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SND Films
By Job, Joris & Marieke
Website director
2022
Animation
9 min.
The Netherlands
Dutch
Produced by Job, Joris & Marieke
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When the obsessive Instagrammer Florian takes too many selfies he becomes transparent and has to struggle to keep his beloved followers.

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SND Films
By Quentin Haberham
Website director
2022
Animation
5 min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Family Affair Films
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When a rich lady with a passion for topiary must swap her mansion with lush gardens for a tiny council flat, she finds it difficult to cope with her new neighbor and his strange hobbies.

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SND Films
By Joost Jansen
Website director
2022
Animation
15 min.
Belgium / The Netherlands
English
Produced by Visualantics

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The story of an astronaut detached from his space station, taken into an infinite drift throughout the universe. Freed from time and space, DRIFTER is confronted with the void, he takes a dive into the unknown, in search of the ultimate freedom.

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SND Films
By Jean-Jean Arnoux
2022
Animation
14 min.
France
French

Mister K works hard for “Pastagel”, a big company peddling a miraculous product to keep your hair fabulous all day long. Desperate to look like his colleagues, Mister. K does his best to look clean and sharp but infuriatingly his curly hair just doesn’t stay in place… But deep inside, isn’t he just like his hair, a little too rebellious?

Meknes Animation Festival – Morocco
Anibar International Animation Festival – Peja – Kosovo
Ravenheart International Film Festival – Oslo – Norway
Festival Court Métrange – Rennes – France
Insomnia International Animation Film Festival – Moscow – Special Distinction of the Jury
São Paulo Int. Short Film Festival – Brazil
Catalonia Fantastic International Film Festival – Sitges – Spain
Sardinia International Film Festival – Sassari – Italie >> Grand Prix

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SND Films
By Jorn Leeuwerink
Website director
2022
Animation
8'17 min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Studio Pupil
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A big group of animals makes itself dependent on a power grid, hooked onto the socket-shaped snout of a single sleeping pig… How long will that last?

Kaboom 2022 (world premiere)
Ciné Court Animé Roanne 2022
Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart 2022
Anifilm, Czech Republic 2022
Indy Shorts, USA 2022, Directorial Debut Award Winner

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SND Films
By Pim ter Braak
Website director
2022
Animation
2'15" min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Il Luster
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A chameleon tries to protect himself against approaching danger with his camouflage but is forced to flee away. This only gets him into more dangerous situations.

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SND Films
By Sem Assink
2022
Animation
2'15" min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Il Luster
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3000 BC. A small group of inhabitants of the ‘Low Countries’ are fighting the elements and hunger. Their endless inaptitude to organize themselves combines with their impulsiveness and this leads to the building of the mysterious standing stone buildings of The Netherlands. And the invention of ‘Hooba’.

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SND Films
By Marcel Barelli
Website director
2021
LGBTQI - animation
5 min.
Switzerland
Available in French/Spanish/Italian/German/English V.O.
Produced by Nadasdy Film
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In nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not know it, but LGBTQI+  isn’t just a human story. This is a celebration of diversity in the animal kingdom.

AWARDS

  • Swiss Film Prize 2022 – Best Short Animation
  • The Special Distinction of the Jury, Insomnia International Open-Air 2021 – Russie
  • Best LGBT – Animation Film – Colors of Love International Queer Film Festival 2021 Penjab – Inde
  • Best animation – Festival of Nations 2021, Lenzing – Autriche
  • Honorable mention – ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival 2021 Syros island – Grèce
  • Special mention – Rising of Lusitania – AnimaDoc Film Festiva 2021 Gdansk – Pologne
  • Special mention – Scream Queer – Eros and Thanatos 2021 Rome – Italie
  • Best Animated Short Film for Young – ANIMAPHIX 2021 Bagheria – Italie
  • Grand Prix des P’tits Loups – Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema 2021 Montreal – Canada
  • Meilleur Film Thématique- Crossroads International Short Film Festival 2021 Istambul – Turquie
  • Bronze octopus award – TAF Thessaloniki Animation Festival 2021 – Grèce
  • best short – prémio del publico – International Film Festival of Lanzarote 2021 – Espagne
  • prix du public – Good Natured: A Conservation Optimism Short Film Festival 2021 Oxford – UK
  • runner up (2nd place) – Good Natured: A Conservation Optimism Short Film Festival 2021 – UK
  • best picture – Global Assembly on Everyday Life, Gender and Sexuality Film 2021 – Philippines
  • best script – Filmambiente Film Festival 2021 Rio de Janeiro – Brésil
  • people’s choice award – Filmambiente Film Festival 2021 Rio de Janeiro – Brésil
  • Rosa Brille Award – QUEERSICHT queer film festival 2021 Bern – Suisse
  • Sparks award (jury jeune) – Winterthur Internationale Kurzfilmtage 2021 – Suisse
  • Best Foreign Short Festival Mix Brasil de Cultura da Diversidade 2021– Brésil
  • Prix public (under 35) Sedicicorto International Film Festival 2021 Forlí – Italie
  • best short – Global Scientific Film Festival 2021 Zurich – 2021
  • JUDGE’S SPECIAL MENTIONS London International Animation Festival 2021 – UK
  • Guido Manuli Award for its powerful comedy – Sardinia Film Festival 2021 Sassari – Italie
  • prix du public pour un film d’anim – Festival int. du film de montagne d’Autrans 2021 – France
  • Best Animation Film Award, International queer film festival Merlinka 2021 Serbie

World Premiere – 2021 International Animation Film Festival Annecy
2021 Guanajuato

2021 Ottawa International Animation Festival
2021 Animatou – Geneva
2021 Cinekid – Amsterdam
2021 Dok-Leipzig
etc. etc.

 

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SND Films
By Hanne Berkaak
2021
Animation
14 min.
Norway
Norwegian
Produced by Mikro Film
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A World War II story focusing on hair, not heroes. Five siblings and their hair parlour offer women of the small Norwegian town Narvik a sense of normality in the midst of madness and despair. We follow 17-year-old Anna as her life is put on hold – just when it is about to start. Based on true events.

International Premiere: Spark Animation International Festival, Montreal 2021

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SND Films
By Christian Zetterberg
2021
Drama
9'20" min.
Sweden
Swedish
Produced by Gråklippan & Vintertid
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After a heated training match with the team, twelve-year-old Viggo and Noel go home to challenge each other’s limits and masculinity. A sudden stop to an innocent game questions what a male friendship is allowed to be.


World Premiere – 2021 BUFF Malmö Filmfestival


2021 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
– ECFA SHORT FILM AWARD
2021 Show Me Shorts Film Festival

2021 Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival
2021 RIFF Reykjavík International Filmfestival
2021 Buster Film Festival
2021 Tirina International Filmfestival
2021 Cinekid – BEST INTERNATIONAL LIVE ACTION SHORT
2021 St. Louis International Film Festival
2021 Budapest International Children’s Film Festival – GOLDEN SQUIRREL AWARD
2021 Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
2021 Chicago International Children’s Festival
2022 Flickerfest Australia – BEST EU SHORT FILM

 

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SND Films
By Leon Golterman
Website director
2021
Animation
2'15" min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue

Ultra-short, lovingly made stop-motion animation about ten-year old Kevin, who is growing up in a family with a tyrannical father. He wants to escape from this situation and dreams of becoming a pilot, finally leaving it all behind him – literally – with his little sister Jaimy.

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SND Films
By Erik Verkerk
& Joost van den Bosch
2021
Animation
2'15" min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue

A burglar breaks into a museum and breaks more than he wants.

World Premiere 2021 Cinekid, Amsterdam

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SND Films
By Arthur van Merwijk
2021
Animation
2'15" min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Kalio Animation
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When a New Year, in the form of a rowdy toddler, arrives in a frozen forest, and brings along the thaw, the Previous Year, in the form of an old man of snow and ice, tries to protect “his” forest.

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SND Films
By Raf Wathion
& Patrick Vandebroeck
2021
Animation
11 min.
Belgium / The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Wenneker.be

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A young muskox migrates with a small herd through the cold barren tundra. For the hungry young ox the rules of conduct are difficult to fathom. His mother does her best to take care of him. During their journey the herd gets attacked by a pack of wolves, who are after Little Ox.

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SND Films
By Chenglin Xie
2021
Animation
7 min.
USA / China
No dialogue
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You are what you eat. In a world where people start to look like the thing they eat the most of, you can take this quite literally. When a newcomer prefers different eating habits, the visible consequences turn the world upside down.


2021 LEUVEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
2022 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

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SND Films
By Sanna de Vries
2021
Animation
4 min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Studio Pupil
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An inspirational animation about insecurity.

In a little house filled with mirrors, Fiep focuses on her physical imperfections so intensely that her distorted self-image grows out of proportion – literally…

Cinekid 2021 – Best Dutch Animated Short
Indiejunior Porto, 2022
Seattle Children’s Film Festival, 2022
Kaboom Amsterdam, 2022
Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, 2022
Go Short, Nijmegen, 2022
Filem’on Kinderfilm Festival, Belgium 2022
 

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SND Films
By Lukas Kacinauskas
2021
LGTBQI - drama
21 min.
Lithuania
Lithuanian
Produced by LMTA
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Max goes on a date with another guy Tadas whom he met online. Max feels uncomfortable and timid so Tadas decides to act on his own initiative. He tries to get to know Max as they embark on a night ride around the city but Max is evasive to talk about himself. Max feels torn between his emotions and Tadas’ pressure. Eventually he breaks down and reveals his true identity.

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SND Films
By Eugene Arts
& Emily Reekers
Website director
2021
Drama
13 min.
The Netherlands
No dialogue
Produced by Kepler Film
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In an attempt to cheer up her depressed father, Hanna comes up with a spontaneous action that results in a symphonic concert through the neighborhood.

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SND Films
By Jascha Hannover
2020
Documentary
52 min.
Germany
English
Produced by Florian Film GmbH
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Film classics like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago” made Omar Sharif a world star. He was an actor, bridge player, nomad, womanizer and loved life. This portrait shows a man full of contradictions, who loved playing bridge more than the film business and who lived half of his life in hotels.

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SND Films
By Frank van Osch
2019
Documentary
52 & 60 min.
The Netherlands
English
Produced by Van Osch Films
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A recently discovered archive reveals the story of the extraordinary life of the model agent Emmeline Snively, who ran the Blue Book Model Agency in Hollywood in post-war America. Many famous models, including Marilyn Monroe and Jane Mansfield, started out at this modeling agency. Emmeline Snively was a Mother of Beauty for hundreds of models. She taught them how to walk and talk and even sent them out to get platinum blond hair or plastic surgery. The need to be pretty in post-war Hollywood was a phenomenon, and Emmeline Snively understood that.

This documentary reconstructs the way Emmeline created beauty and shows what’s left of it after all these years. The theme throughout the entire film is the meaning of beauty. Memories of youth, experience, aging and mortality create a history of time and place filled with humor, sadness and everything in-between, as these men and women navigated Hollywood and all its promises. A film about dignity, beauty and getting old.

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By Christine Jezior
2018
Documentary
52 & 73 min.
Germany
English / Polish
Produced by MAAM.TV
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Ida Haendel is considered a legend among professional musicians and listeners of classical music alike. This documentary utilizes footage that was shot between 2009 and 2017, showing the life and work of British-Polish violinist Ida Haendel.

After having given her final performance, her everyday life oscillates between nostalgia and joy of living, between loneliness and hopefulness. Ida Haendel is a person of wisdom and humor, whole-heartedly accepting the challenge of spending her remaining years in a self-determined way. Though at some point she has to accept she can’t play the violin anymore, she refuses to stop singing.

“The Haendel Variations” is not an ordinary music documentary, it is not just another portrait of a world-renowned classical musician. Its rather restrained, more intimate approach focuses on the inner life of an extraordinary woman and on the two things that still give her life meaning: her love for music and for her fellow human beings.

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SND Films
By Robert Schinkel
2014
Documentary
53 min.
The Netherlands
Various languages
Produced by The Media Brothers
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Rain or shine, storm or chill; all year long the world is queuing up to see the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Who are all these visitors? Where are they from? And why are they here? This film watches the queue through the course of the four seasons, in search of stories from all over the globe.

Interviews with people from the line – both before and after their visit to the Secret Annex show how repression, discrimination, and dehumanization transcend the boundaries of time. We also learn that everyone in his own way feels connected to this extraordinary place. Personal stories are interspersed with passages from Anne Frank’s diary, read in many different languages by girls about the same age as Anne at the time.

Meanwhile we get an impression of everyday life as it unfolds around those waiting in line the canal boats, the street musicians, the ticket seller, the homeless man – For all its poignancy ”In Line for Anne Frank” is a document that also inspires hope.

Nominee Rockie Awards (History & Biography)

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