A compilation of our most awarded films of 2018 will be screened inside the RapidLion - The South African International Film Festival !! After the screening, there is also a cocktail party organised in partnership with the Embassy of The Netherlands in South Africa and our creative director will be there too! Join RapidLion on March 7th to watch some cool Dutch short films and meet the South African film community! Below are the Short films included in our compilation.
Frodo Kuipers | Animation | 5:30 minutes
A desolate street in a small village in the Old West. Two cowboys face each other in a good-old-fashioned shootout! But when both of the colts fire their deadly bullets, those bullets immediately fall in love with each other, forgetting what they're supposed to do!
Winner Mr Zee Best Film, Winner Mr Zee Best Animation, Nominee Mr Zee Best Screenplay
Shady El-Hamus | Fiction | 14:25 minutes
Tarik (11) helps his father Elias (35) to transport illegal immigrants into the Netherlands. Once the refugees have been dropped off at an industrial estate, Tarik and Elias load them into the back of their white minivan and begin their long, night-time journey back across the border.
Winner Mr Zee Best Actor, Nominee Mr Zee Best Director, Nominee Mr Zee Best Screenplay, Nominee Mr Zee Best Editing
GIRL ON A MISSION
Heleen D'Haens, Eva van Barneveld | Documentary | 15:57
Where Romanian Miruna (14) lives, it is never really quiet. Not outside, where the people yell and fight, and not at all indoors. Miruna has twelve brothers and sisters who she has to take care of: cooking, doing laundry and folding it, comforting...
Winner Mr Zee Best Documentary, Nominee Mr Zee Best Film
Aiman Hassani | Live-Action | 09:45
Ahmed, our protagonist, is 21 years old when he receives the news that he is terminally ill. After a stage of denial, Ahmed tries to escape this horrible truth. Not until he hits rock bottom does he understand he needs to make the most of the time he has left.
Nominee Mr Zee Best Editing
Arjan Brentjes | Animation | 4:48 minutes
You get up at five, eat your vitamins, take some water with your coffee, work for a few hours, eat your omegas and flavonoids, work a little more, get some exercise and then take a shower. But don’t bother trying to wash the sand out of your hair.
Nominee Mr Zee Best Animation
Jan Pieter Tuinstra, Keren Levi | Experimental | 13:30
Vogue dancer Elvin Elejandro performs at a Voodoo Carnival Ball, an important dance contest where he will have to prove himself to be accepted by the local ballroom community. He remembers growing up on Sint Maarten and the changes he has been through since. The freedom he longed for seems within reach. The biographical story of Elvin Elejandro Martinez is told using documentary elements combined with fictional dance scenes.
Nominee Mr Zee Best Film, Nominee Mr Zee Best Cinematography, Nominee Mr Zee Best Editing
Kurt Platvoet | Fiction | 12:00 minutes
From the tears of his unanswered love and a pile of uneaten pizza a monster rises, for Leon to take care of.
Nominee Mr Zee Best Actor
ROBERT MIMS THE TEXAN BULL RIDER
Doug Hancock | Documentary | 13:32
After forty-three years riding bulls, Robert Mims is approaching retirement. Robert is one of the few competing black Texan riders and has become legendary among fellow riders for his wit and skill in this dangerous sport.
Nominee Mr Zee Best Documentary
Daphne Lucker | Experimental | 15:04
Three sisters grow up in a broken home. They are at each other's mercy and survive as long as they are together. But is their loving connection strong enough to endure their gloomy surroundings?
Winner Mr Zee Best Experimental film, Winner Mr Zee Best Director, Winner Mr Zee Best Cinematography, Winner Mr Zee Best Editing
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Brandon Grötzinger & Wander Theunis | Live-Action | 09:00
On the last day of the year, a dispirited work-at-home phone interpreter has her moribund life turned upside down when she answers an unexpected emergency call.
Winner Mr Zee Audience Award, Winner Mr Zee Best Screenplay, Winner Mr Zee Best Actress, Nominee Mr Zee Best Film, Nominee Mr Zee Best Director