Living-legend WILLEKE VAN AMMELROOY is the opening guest of Shortcutz Amsterdam.
Willeke has been seen for decades as one of the biggest movie stars in the Netherlands. She has starred in more than 70 movies, including some 'classics' such as: 'De Lift', 'Ciske de Rat', 'Wan Pipel'. Her feature debut was in Mira (1971) by the hand of Oscar-winner Fons Rademakers, this movie was nominated for a Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival. She played Antonia in the Oscar-winning feminist film 'Antonia's Line', this role also granted her the golden calf for best actress. In 2000 she won a golden calf again for her role in 'Lijmen het been'. In 2006 she played Sandra Bullock's mother in The Lake House starring also Keanu Reeves.
In 2012 she won the Golden Calf Culture Prize (aka the Dutch Honorary Oscar) for her contribution to Dutch cinema.
Willeke also stepped in directing, and she directed several short films, commercials and the feature film 'THE Butterfly lifts the CAT'.
In our Official Selection:
Janne Schmidt | 06:41 | Fiction // Direct entry in competition through our partnership with 48HFP. Winner Leeuwarden
When Elsa is hired by a call center company, after a remarkable job interview, she starts immediately. However, after a short introduction, a certain problem occurs. Elsa and her team cannot satisfy the unusual request from the caller and the sales volume starts to decrease rapidly. After many attempts, she thinks she might have the solution.
Digna van der Put | 04:14 | Animation
Six fanfare flute players explore the landscape of the uniform. A journey that does not go unscathed.