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5th SHORTCUTZ AMSTERDAM ANNUAL AWARD

21th January | Eye Film Museum | 20:00

For the fifth year running, we celebrated the best of Dutch short film at the Eye Film Museum, in Amsterdam.

Every January we crown the best work screened at our weekly sessions in the previous year. 

We award prizes in 11 competing categories and honour a professional whose work has contributed to the development and prestige of Dutch film at home and abroad (see more about our career award below).

Eleven film personalities address the audience with inspiring words before announcing the winners of each category.

The winner of Best Cinematography gets a prize valued of €2,500 at Cam-a-lot, while the Best Film is awarded €10,000 worth in services by Filmmore and Cam-a-lot., €5,000 each. See below for a full list of categories and nominees.

 

GUESTS OF HONOUR

This year’s guests of honour list's includes:

  photo credits: Boudewijn van den Breemer

photo credits: Boudewijn van den Breemer

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JAN HARLAN, producer (The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut)

Jan Harlan joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for a film on Napoleon, which was unfortunately abandoned.

He later was executive producer for all Kubrick films such as The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut, Barry Lyndon and worked on other unrealised projects with Stanley Kubrick.

After Kubrick’s death in 1999 he worked with Steven Spielberg on “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” and made documentaries on Stanley Kubrick and the actor Malcolm McDowell for Warner Bros.

Jan Harlan is currently co-producing Lech Majewski's Valley of the Gods starring Jaime Ray Newman and John Malkovich. 

GARETH WILEY, producer (Match Point, Vicky Cristina Barcelona)

Gareth has been working as a film producer & executive producer for over a decade.

Since 2004, he has produced independent feature films with budgets totalling over $100 million including four with Woody Allen. Having persuaded the New Yorker to move his 2004 movie to London. the collaboration grew until in January 2009 he won a Best Picture Golden Globe for Woody’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”. This was Gareth’s second Golden Globe nomination in four years, having been previously nominated in 2006 for his first collaboration with Woody Allen, “Match Point”.
In 2013, Gareth launched a new online film finance tool, www.screenadvantage.com. This online application makes all Gareth’s proprietary film financing modelling tools available to the industry as a whole and has been widely praised.'

  photo credits:   Marc Haers

photo credits: Marc Haers

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MARYAM HASSOUNI, actress (Dunya & Desie, Offers)

The general public knows Maryam Hassouni for her role as Dunya in Dunya & Desie (Dana Nechushtan). The series won various prizes at home and abroad. A feature film followed in 2008. However, Maryam's career consists of many more highlights.

In 2006 she received an Emmy Award for best actress for her role in Offers, again under the direction of Dana Nechushtan.

In 2008 Maryam was chosen by the European Film Promotion Board to represent the Netherlands as Shooting Star at the Berlinale.

Maryam made her international film debut in Italian / Iraqi production The Flowers Of Kirkuk (directed by Fariborz Kamkari, 2010).

Meanwhile, Maryam has studied at the William Esper Studio (NY). In 2012, three films with Maryam in the lead have been premiered And Then One Day (Heddy Honigmann), Doodslag (Pieter Kuijpers) and Bitch Fight (Mischa Kamp) an episode of the second season of Van God Los.

In 2013 Maryam played in two off-Broadway productions in NYC, The Future Is Not What It Was (written by Michael Rabe) and The Hot Universe of the New York Theater Workshop.

Since 2016 she can be seen in the television series Flikken Rotterdam.In the summer of 2017 she graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and in that same year, her first children’s book “Hoekjes van Geluk” (Little Corners of Happiness) was published.

Co-host

  photo credits: Boudewijn van den Breemer

photo credits: Boudewijn van den Breemer

RENÉ MIOCH, film journalist

At twenty, René Mioch went to the Cannes Film Festival for the first time and on radio spoke to film stars like Jack Nicholson, Mel Gibson and Nastassja Kinski.

René Mioch has been known as “Mr. Film” for more than thirty years and is considered “A star among stars.”

He was one of the founders in 2005 of FCCE, a company engaged in the production, distribution and exploitation of film-related content. FCCE also produces a daily newsfeed that goes to more than 49 countries. Thirty people work at the company headquarters in Amsterdam. The company has offices in Los Angeles and Beijing as well.

Mioch is also the initiator of the Rembrandt Award, the only online People’s Choice Film Award in the Netherlands.

He won an Emmy Award in 2013 with his business partner Justus Verkerk for The Entertainment Experience, a user-generated concept in collaboration with Paul Verhoeven.

Career Award

The Shortcutz Amsterdam Career Award is given yearly to a film personality whose work has contributed to the development and prestige of Dutch film at home and abroad.

This year’s recipient is XXXXX 

XXXX (xxxx) will make the introduction to xxxxxx's career award.

shortcutz amsterdam's jury team 2017

Shortcutz Amsterdam jury team was this year composed of: actor Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner); producer Jan Harlan (The Shining), actor Tygo Gernandt (Van God Los); director Roel Reiné (Marvel's Inhumans); actress Willeke van Ammelrooy (Antonia's Line); director Eddy Terstall (Simon); producer Pieter Kuijpers (Van God Los); Marina Blok, Head of Drama ntr; actor Vincent van Ommen (Amsterdam Heavy), documentary producer Harmen Jalvingh (Becoming Zlatan), Nederlands Film Festival programmer Claire van Daal, EYE senior programmer and head of acquisitions René Wolf, and street-artist Laser 3.14.

nominees

Here’s the full list of nominees:

MR. ZEE BEST FILM
I WAS ONLY 14 (Froukje van Wengerden)
CHE! (Elsbeth Fraanje)
TABOOK (Dario Van Vree )
BRIDGE (Niels Bourgonje)
ROUTINE (Fokke Mars)
A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY (Jan Verdijk & Kurt Platvoet)
SKOGAFOSS (Niels Bourgonje)

MR. ZEE AUDIENCE AWARD
I WAS ONLY 14 (Froukje van Wengerden)
CHE! (Elsbeth Fraanje)
TABOOK (Dario Van Vree )
BRIDGE (Niels Bourgonje)
ROUTINE (Fokke Mars)
A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY (Jan Verdijk & Kurt Platvoet)
SKOGAFOSS (Niels Bourgonje)

MR. ZEE BEST DIRECTOR
Elsbeth Fraanje (CHE!)
Jan Verdijk & Kurt Platvoet (A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY)
Niels Bourgonje (SKOGAFOSS)
Nils Vleugels (LABOR)

MR. ZEE BEST SCREENPLAY
#TAGGED (Martijn Winkler)
A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY (Jan Verdijk & Kurt Platvoet)
LABOR (Nils Vleugels)
SKOGAFOSS (Bastiaan Tichler)
SWEET TOOTH (Nico van den Brink)

MR. ZEE BEST ACTRESS
Amélie Bernard (TWO DOLLARS)
Ilke Paddenburg (SWEET TOOTH)
Jacqueline Blom (A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY)
Jun Jun Liang (GHOST )

MR. ZEE BEST ACTOR
Bart Slegers (PENSIONADO)
Hans Dagelet (SALVATORE)
Raymond Thiry (A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY)
Yannick Jozefzoon (NETFLIX & CHILL)

MR. ZEE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
AERTS (Erik Journée)
EVERYTHING IS ENDLESSLY (COMPLEX) (Florens de Graaf)
LABOR (Myrthe Mosterman)
OSU (Noel Schoolderman)
VIGOR (Joris Bulstra)

MR. ZEE BEST EDITING
AMUSE (Ivo van Aart)
LABOR (Ruben Labree)
OSU (Sjoerd Dekker)
SWEET TOOTH (Xander Nijsten)

MR. ZEE BEST ANIMATION
PARADE (Digna van der Put)
ROUTINE (Fokke Mars)
SCRAMBLED (Bastiaan Schravendeel)
SHORT BUT SWEET (Junaid Chundrigar)
TABOOK (Dario Van Vree )

MR. ZEE BEST DOCUMENTARY
CHE! (Elsbeth Fraanje)
I AM FAMOUS (Ismaël Lotz)
I WAS ONLY 14 (Froukje van Wengerden)
WHAT TIME IS IT? (Karine Versluis)

MR. ZEE BEST EXPERIMENTAL
AMUSE (Jonne Covers & Ivo van Aart)
EIN PROST (Noel Loozen)
RETINA (Justin Heyl)
UNSEEN (Justin Krul)