SHORTCUTZ AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE AWARD

A. NOMINEES FOR BEST FILM OF THE YEAR


1.

I WAS ONLY 14 (english)

Ik was pas 14 (dutch)

Eu tinha apenas 14 anos (portuguese)

Directed by Froukje van Wengerden

The Netherlands | November 2016 | Documentary | 12 minutes

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Synopsis 

On October 2nd, 1944, my grandmother, then a fourteen-year-old girl, saw how her father, along with 658 other men, was deported by train from their village in Putten, the Netherlands. He never came back. Now she is 86 years old and the only member of her family still alive. While my grandmother shares her memories, we look into the eyes of girls who are fourteen years old now, full of stories of their own and with their open glance forward.

Synopsis (Dutch) 

Op 2 oktober 1944 zag de oma van regisseur Froukje van Wengerden op veertienjarige leeftijd hoe haar vader tijdens de Razzia van Putten werd weggevoerd. Hij kwam nooit meer terug. Nu is zij 86 jaar en als enige van haar familie nog in leven. Terwijl zij haar aangrijpende herinnering deelt in de korte film 'Ik was pas 14' kijken we in de ogen van veertienjarige meisjes van nu, vol eigen verhalen en met een onbevangen blik vooruit.

Synopsis (Portuguese): 

Em 2 de Outubro de 1944, a avó da realizadora Froukje van Wengerden, então uma rapariga de catorze anos, viu o seu pai, junto com outros 658 homens, deportado de comboio da sua aldeia em Putten na Holanda. Ele nunca voltou. Enquanto a avó de Froukje compartilha suas memórias, nós olhamos para os olhos das raparigas que têm quatorze anos agora, cheias de histórias e com seu olhar aberto para o futuro.

Screenings and Awards

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2017 - International Premiere
Moscow International Documentary Film Festival, DOKer 2017 - Russian Premiere
International Film Festival, Cinema of the Future Society, A-FestFilm 2017_ Albanian Premiere
Mo & Friese Childrens Shortfilmfestival Hamburg 2017 - German Premiere
International Filmfestival Emden-Norderney 2017
Paphos International Film Festival 2017 - Cyprus Premiere
DocuWest Documentary Film Festival 2017 - USA Premiere - Women Who Doc Award
Västerås Film Festival 2017 - Swedish Premiere
Milwaukee Film Festival 2017
Reykjavik International Film Festival 2017 - Iceland Premiere, Youth Programme
Chicago International Film Festival 2017
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2017 - Youth Programme
International Short Film Festival Paris Courts Devant, Île-de-France 2017

Noordelijk Film Festival, Leeuwarden 2016 - World Premiere
Nederlands Film Festival 2017 - Debuutcompetitie
Rotterdams Open Doek 2017
Vrouw & Film - Internationaal Film Festival Assen 2017
Euregion Film Festival, Heerlen 2017
Shortcutz Amsterdam 2017 - Winner of the month
Ammehoela Film Festival, Amsterdam 2017
Eindhovens Film Festival - 6 - 10 december, 2017
The WE Festival, Maastricht 2017

Link to online trailer: https://vimeo.com/206534762

Is there any member of the main crew and cast available to join any the screenings?

Friesland / Leeuwarden, North Brabant / Eindhoven, North Holland / Amsterdam, Portugal / Porto, Portugal / Lisboa

Info about the available guests: 

Leeuwarden & Amsterdam / Froukje van Wengerden / froukjevanwengerden@gmail.com / 0641390795 / director
Eindhoven / Lukas de Kort / lukasdekort@gmail.com / 0645205274 / cinematographer
(Depends on the date:) Portugal Porto and/or Lisboa / Froukje van Wengerden & Lukas de Kort / froukjevanwengerden@gmail.com / 0641390795 / director & cinematographer


2.

CHE! (english)

CHE! (dutch)

CHE! (portuguese)

Directed by Elsbeth Fraanje

The Netherlands | October 2016 | Documentary | 14 minutes

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Synopsis 

CHE! is a quirky youth documentary about twelve year old Che who has a vivid imagination and loves eerie and creepy stuff. His parents are divorced, but he doesn't really mind. It's actually quite convenient to get a double allowance. While Che is looking forward to Halloween, he finds out it can be rather a nuisance if you live far from old friends and have to arrange a meeting with your dad.

Synopsis (Dutch)

Een ontwapende en soms absurdistische jeugddocumentaire over de 12-jarige stoere Che die geniet van zijn griezelige fantasie: over hakbijlen, horrorfilms en andere enge dingen. Dat zijn ouders pas gescheiden zijn vindt Che niet erg want het krijgen van dubbel zakgeld is best handig. Terwijl Che toeleeft naar Halloween, ontdekken we dat het wonen in een nieuwe buurt, vrienden maken en een vader met wie je moet afspreken, ook lastig is.

Synopsis (Portuguese) 

CHE! é um peculiar documentário juvenil sobre o Che de 12 anos que tem uma imaginação vívida e adora coisas estranhas e assustadoras. Os seus pais estão divorciados, mas ele não se importa. Na verdade, é bastante conveniente ter dupla mesada. Enquanto Che está ansioso pelo Halloween, ele descobre que pode ser um incômodo se você viver longe dos seus velhos amigos e se tiver de organizar uma reunião com o seu pai.

Screenings and Awards

Cinekid Amsterdam, Nederland (oct 2016 & 2017)
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Netherlands IN COMPETITION
CPH Dox, Denmark IN COMPETITION
Thessalonniki Documentary Film Festival, Greece IN COMPETITION
DMZ Docs, South-Korea
DocAviv Documentary Film Festival, Israel
Shortcutz Amsterdam
LUCAS Film Festival, Frankfurt, Germany IN COMPETITION

Link to online trailerhttps://vimeo.com/191299299

Is there any member of the main crew and cast available to join the screenings?

Gelderland / Arnhem, North Holland / Amsterdam, South Holland / Rotterdam

Info about the available guests

Arnhem & Amsterdam & Rotterdam / Elsbeth Fraanje / elsbethfraanje@hotmail.com / 06-48738496 / director
(note: final availability depends on the scheduled dates)


3.

TABOOK (english)

TABOEK (dutch)

TABOOK (portuguese - no translation)

Directed by Dario van Vree

The Netherlands | June 2016 | Animation | 3 minutes

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Synopsis

While browsing the bookstore 19-year-old Gwen is unexpectedly drawn to a volume of kinky erotica, earning her disapproving glares from the other customers. Will Gwen follow her deepest desires or will she let her embarrassment restrain her?

Synopsis (Dutch) 

In een boekwinkel wordt de 19-jarige Gwen onverwachts aangetrokken tot buitenissige erotica. Dat levert haar afkeurende blikken op van de andere klanten. Kiest Gwen voor haar diepste verlangens of laat ze zich beteugelen door haar gêne?

Synopsis (Portuguese) 

Ao circular na livraria, Gwen, de 19 anos, é inesperadamente atraída por um livro erótico, ganhando olhares desaprovadores dos outros clientes. Irá Gwen seguir os seus desejos mais profundos ou deixará o seu constrangimento restringi-la?

Screenings and Awards 

Awards:
Best Animated Short Award at CineKink (USA, March 2017)
Shortcutz Amsterdam Award – May at Shortcutz Amsterdam (Netherlands, May 2017)

Festival screenings:
Nederlands Film Festival (Netherlands, September 2016)
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival (Netherlands, October 2016)
Anima Mundi (Brazil, October 2016)
Manchester Animation Festival (UK, November 2016)
Briefs Erotic Short Film Competition (USA, February 2017)
The Cinerotic Erotic Film Festival (USA, February 2017)
Love Actually International Short Film Showcase (USA, February 2017)
Anima Brussel (Belgium, February 2017)
Animac Lleida (Spain, March 2017)
CineKink (USA, March 2017)
Athens Animfest (Greece, March 2017)
Festival du Film d'Aubagne (France, March 2017)
Holland Animation Film Festival (Netherlands, March 2017)
Shortcutz Amsterdam (Netherlands, May 2017)
Erotic & Bizarre Art Film Festival (Spain, May 2017)
Northwest Animation Festival (USA, May 2017)
NachtSchatten BDSM/Fetisch Film Festival (Germany, June 2017)
Snake Alley Festival of Film (USA, June 2017)
Neum Animated Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina, June 2017)
Detmold International Short Film Festival (Germany, July 2017)
Festival Hongerige Wolf (Netherlands, July 2017)
Shortcutz Santa Catarina (Brazil, July 2017)
Cartoon Club Rimini (Italy, July 2017)
Lucania Film Festival (Italy, August 2017)
Cinekink: Oakland (USA, August 2017)
Frog Festival Zabljak (Montenegro, August 2017)
CINEKINK: PDX – Portland (USA, August 2017)
O Sol da Caparica Music Festival (Portugal, August 2017)
Câmpulung Film Fest (Romania, August 2017)
Rochester Erotic Art Festival (USA, September 2017)
Rahway Culture Crawl: Spanktown Afterdark (USA, September 2017)
Animasyros International Animation Festival & Agora (Greece, September 2017)
CineKink: Miami (USA, October 2017)
Anima-São Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação de São Gonçalo (Brazil, October 2017)
Festival de Cine de Madrid – PNR (Spain, October 2017)
Multivision Festival (Russia, October 2017)
CineKink @ Cucalorus (USA, November 2017)
Animation Marathon (Greece, November 2017)
CineKink: Chicago (USA, November 2017)
Nahia Film Fest - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes sobre sexo, género y erotismo (Spain, November 2017)
Cinekink: Toledo (USA, November 2017)
Les Nuits Magiques – International Animated Film Festival (France, November 2017)
Animasyros #tour17_18: Sikinos, Folegandros & Kimolos (Greece, December 2017)
Shortz Festival Novi Sad (Serbia, December 2017)

Link to online trailerhttps://vimeo.com/169879976

Is there any member of the main crew and cast available to join the screenings? 

Gelderland / Arnhem, Limburg / Maastricht, North Brabant / Eindhoven, North Holland / Amsterdam, South Holland / Rotterdam

Info about the available guests 

The available guest depends on the dates of course.
Once we have those, we can decide which one of us can be where.

Ursula van den Heuvel (ursula@klikamsterdam.nl), 0620689423, producer


4.

BRIDGE (english)

BRUG (dutch)

PONTE (portuguese)

Directed by Niels Bourgonje

The Netherlands | January 2017 | Fiction | 4 minutes 15 seconds

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Synopsis

Jos approaches a bridge after a relaxing drive, where on the other side of the bridge another driver approaches named Ad. Ad gives the right of way. But Jos insists that Ad goes first. Who will cross the bridge first?

Synopsis (Dutch) 

Jos geniet van een rustig ochtend ritje als hij aankomt bij een brug. Aan de overkant komt echter net Ad aangereden. Ad geeft Jos graag voorrang. Jos staat er echter op dat Ad voor gaat. Wie komt er als eerste over de brug?

Synopsis (Portuguese) 

Jos aproxima-se de uma ponte depois de um passeio relaxante, do outro lado da ponte outro motorista, Ad,  também se aproxima. Ad dá o direito de passagem mas Jos insiste que Ad seja primeiro. Quem atravessará a ponte primeiro?

Screenings and Awards 

Rotterdam Open Doek (Rotterdam, NL)
Shortcutz Amsterdam (Amsterdam, NL) * Winner of the Month
Short to the Point (Bucharest, Romania) * Special Jury Award
Slemani International Film Festival (Slemani, Iraq)
Cabo Verde International Film Festival (Santa Maria, Cabo Verde)
Shift Film Festival (Maastricht, NL)
Eindhovens Film Festival (Eindhoven, NL)

Link to online trailerhttps://vimeo.com/242778695

Is there any member of the main crew and cast available to join the screenings?

North Holland / Amsterdam, South Holland / Rotterdam

Info about the available guests

Niels Bourgonje, niels@nielsbourgonje.com, 0638746306, director


5.

ROUTINE (english)

ROUTINE (dutch)

ROTINA (portuguese)

Directed by Fokke Mars

The Netherlands | July 2017 | Animation | 4 minutes 30 seconds

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Synopsis

A man that is stuck in his routine tries to escape by dreaming of a world where Giants live as tall as skyscrapers, where trees are upside down and the laws of physics don't apply.

Synopsis (Dutch)

Een man die vast zit in zijn routine probeert te ontsnappen door te dromen van een wereld waar reuzen leven zo groot als wolkenkrabbers, de bomen verkeerd om staan en de wetten van de natuur niet gelden.

Synopsis (Portuguese)

Um homem preso na rotina tenta escapar sonhando com um mundo onde os Gigantes sāo tão altos como arranha-céus, onde as árvores estão de cabeça para baixo e as leis da física não se aplicam.

Screenings and Awards

Netherlands Film Festival
Utrecht
Netherlands
September 23, 2017
Film Fonds Wildcard Animation Price

Shortcutz Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Netherlands
September 19, 2017
Winner of the Month, September

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival
Amsterdam
Netherlands
October 19, 2017

Dum-D Student Animation Festival
New York City
United States
October 27, 2017

International Animation Film Festival - Gdansk 2017
Gdansk
Poland
November 9, 2017

Les Sommets du cinéma d'animation - Festival international de Montréal
Montreal
Canada
November 23, 2017

Link to online trailer: not availiable

Is there any member of the main crew and cast available to join any of the screenings?

Limburg / Maastricht, North Holland / Amsterdam

Info about the available guests

Amsterdam & (Maybe) Maastricht / Fokke Mars / fokkemars@gmail.com / 0638755480 / director


6.

A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY (english)

Valt een man uit de lucht (dutch)

Um Homem cai do céu (portuguese)

Directed by Jan Verdijk & Kurt Platvoet

The Netherlands | July 2017 | Fiction | 8 minutes 45 seconds

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Synopsis

Ton and Ineke Korrel enjoy their warm afternoon soup when a man crashes down from the sky, in their garden. Ton sees a dangerous species lying in his garden, Ineke wants to help. The situation escalates. The couple will soon find out who their other half really is. Hopefully before it's too late.

Synopsis (Dutch) 

Ton en Ineke Korrel genieten in hun huis aan de rand van een dorp van de middagsoep. Ton staat op het punt een hap te nemen als plotseling een man uit de hemel komt vallen. Hij rent naar buiten en ziet dat de man nog leeft. Hij heeft geen schoenen aan, is zwaargewond en kan zich niet bewegen. De weekendplannen van het stel worden geannuleerd.

Synopsis (Portuguese) 

Ton e Ineke Korrel desfrutam de uma sopa quente de tarde quando um homem cai do céu, no seu jardim. Ton vê uma espécie perigosa no seu jardim, Ineke quer ajudar. A situação rapidamente se complica. O casal irá descobrir quem é a sua outra metade na realidade. Esperemos que antes que seja tarde demais.

Screenings and Awards

NFF 2017 (Dutch Film Festival)

Link to online trailer: Not yet available

Is there any member of the main crew and cast available to join the screenings? 

Friesland / Leeuwarden, Gelderland / Arnhem, Limburg / Maastricht, North Brabant / Eindhoven, North Holland / Amsterdam, South Holland / Rotterdam, Zeeland / Vlissingen, Brazil / Santa Catarina, Germany / Berlin, Portugal / Porto, Portugal / Lisboa, UK / London

Info about the available guests

All of them / Jan Verdijk / jan.verdijk@gmail.com / 0031611212975 / Director
All of them / Kurt Platvoet / platvoetkurt@hotmail.com / 0031618542585 / Director


7.

SKÓGAFOSS (ENGLISH)

SKÓGAFOSS (DUTCH)

SKÓGAFOSS (PORTUGUESE)

Directed by Niels Bourgonje

The Netherlands | November 2017 | Fiction | 10 minutes 40 seconds

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Synopsis

While on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother, that reveals her troubled mental state and their complex relationship.

Synopsis (Dutch) 

Gijs is samen met zijn vriendin op vakantie in IJsland. Op weg naar de Skogafoss waterval wordt hij gebeld door zijn moeder. Tijdens het gesprek wordt geleidelijk de mentale staat van zijn moeder blootgelegd en daarmee ook de complexiteit van hun relatie.

Synopsis (Portuguese) 

Enquanto está de férias com sua namorada, Gijs recebe um telefonema de sua mãe que revela o seu estado mental problemático e a sua relação complexa.

Screenings and Awards

Noordelijk Film Festival - première (November 8th)

Shortcutz Amsterdam

Link to online trailer: Not yet available

Is there any member of the main crew and cast available to join the screenings? 

North Holland / Amsterdam, South Holland / Rotterdam

Info about the available guests

Niels Bourgonje, niels@nielsbourgonje.com, 0638746306, director


B. PROMO MATERIALS

(please click on your city's image to access your dropbox)

AMSTERDAM

AMSTERDAM

BERLIN

BERLIN

LEEUWARDEN

LEEUWARDEN

LONDON

LONDON

PORTO

PORTO

SANTA CATARINA

SANTA CATARINA

ARNHEM

ARNHEM

EINDHOVEN

EINDHOVEN

LISBOA

LISBOA

MAASTRICHT

MAASTRICHT

ROTTERDAM

ROTTERDAM

VLISSINGEN

VLISSINGEN


C. PLAYLIST FOR LAPTOP/BEAMER PROJECTIONS

Access our drive to download the numbered playlist for the screening


D. PLAYLIST FOR CINEMA PROJECTIONS

We’ve created an FTP account for the cinemas to download the DCP’s from.

It can be reached through an FTP-client, like FileZilla or Cyberduck, using the following credentials:

address:  ftp.filmmore.nl

user: shortcutz

pass: moVkurzel?+

folder: /shortcutz/dcps/

Within the folder are all DCP’s. There is one precaution that should be taken when starting the download: In the preferences of your ftp client make sure that the default transfer type is set to Binary and not to ASCII. Downloading with the ASCII setting will result in broken DCP’s on some machines. 

Attached a screendump of the relevant preference setting in FileZilla, the FTP client we advice to use anyway. 

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