A shorts selection handpicked by FILM BY THE SEA’s team will be screened 3x inside the festival!! Join us on:
Tuesday, September 17th, 3:45 PM
Thursday, September 19th, 7:15 PM
Sunday, September 22nd, 5 PM (Q&A with directors: Tommy Köhlbrugge (COMMIT), Wilbert van Veldhuizen (FUNDAMENT), Jelle Pothoven (THE INTERNET), Jerry de Mars (THINK OF SOMETHING BLUE) , Michael Zomer (FACE MY TRIBE), Bouwine Pool (BEI MIR BIST DU SCHÖN), Frodo Kuipers (BULLET TIME), and Marieke Widlak (NOW OR NEVER AGAIN).
The Short films included in our compilation are: VILSHULT: AN AMSTERDAM PICTURE FROM IKEA, COMMIT, FUNDAMENT, THE INTERNET, HAPPY NEW YEAR, THINK OF SOMETHING BLUE, FACE MY TRIBE, BEI MIR BIST DU SCHÖN, SAND, BULLET TIME, and NOW OR NEVER AGAIN.
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MORE ABOUT THE SHORT FILMS IN THE COMPILATION:
VILSHULT: AN AMSTERDAM PICTURE FROM IKEA
Tom Roes | Documentary | 14:24
After hanging an IKEA picture of Amsterdam on the wall of his living room, filmmaker Tom Roes starts spotting the picture everywhere, across the world. At the same time most of his friends disapprove of the picture, that was sold almost half a million times. They say it's mediocre and a sign of bad taste. Tom decides to find out who made the photo and how it ended up on the shelves of one of the biggest retailers in the world. A remarkable story unfolds.
directed by Tommy Köhlbrugge & Lars Cleven | Documentary | 08:00
A short documentary about the struggle behind what you see in the social media of the free-running super talent Siebe van de Spijker (16y) from Eindhoven (NL).
directed by Wilbert van Veldhuizen (Wilbrand) | Animation | 05:55
A young woman drives an old car along a coastal road towards a village. There is a man in the passenger seat, contemplating. Planning to shape the future of the village, as well as his own.
Jelle Pothoven | Live-Action | 07:07
"Het Internet" is a short historical piece of fiction with a twist. The film tells the story of a young lady called Bo in the year 1994. Bo discovers that a private photograph of her has been published on the Internet, and she wants to have it returned to her. She decides there's no other option than to infiltrate the company that is storing her photograph.
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.
THINK OF SOMETHING BLUE
Jerry de Mars | Live-Action | 06:23
Think of something blue is based on a Dutch poem by Martijn den Ouden. It portrays a man, dealing with loneliness and mourning, comforted by memories of his loved one. It is an ode to the color blue.
FACE MY TRIBE
Michael Zomer | Documentary | 04:00
Take an exclusive look at the last generation face-tattooed women living in the remote mountain areas of Myanmar. An ethnographic short documentary that uncovers the story behind their face tattoos and reveals how these tribe still maintain their life like their ancestors lived.
BEI MIR BIST DU SCHÖN
Bouwine Pool | Animation | 12:00 minutes
A sweet granny is looking forward to her granddaughter’s visit. But when the little girl arrives, the feeling is not mutual. Before the visit is over, granny must try to create the warm bond with her grandchild she desires so deeply.
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.
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!
NOW OR NEVER AGAIN
Marieke Widlak | Documentary | 15:00
The doors of the only train are open. The platform at the Blankenberge railway station looks desolate. This is where filmmaker Marieke Widlak saw her sister for the last time. Slowly the doors close and the train takes off; we embark on a journey. Now or never again shows the process of personal growth caused by an issue that people rarely give thoughts to. It displays an intimate portrait of a family, in which the openness around mourning is salient.