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Dutch films at Bogoshorts

Bogotá Short Film Festival is running from December 5 to 12

Five Dutch short films are on their way to Colombia to participate in Bogotá Short Film Festival 2023.

Still: Leaf - Thom Lunshof

The first film presented in the Dutch line-up, Leaf* by Thom Lunshof (prod. Isabella Films), is celebrating its world premiere in the Fan Freak Fantastic Competition at Bogoshorts. It tells the story of a boy undergoing a physical change during a journey through a desert, set in the future. Sales and distribution: Gorilla Distribution.

Know Your Stones directed and co-produced by Katarina Jazbec will be presented in the International Documentary Competition.
In her film young climate activists, steelworkers, and a geologist come together in a dream-sharing, time-travelling space full of nightmares and aspirations. It is supported by Mondriaan Fund, sales and festival distribution by Lights On.

Simon van der Zande's Thank You For Your Patience! is showing in the International Fiction Competition. His film was already part of Tallinn Black Nights (PÖFF) earlier this month, got selected for the San Sebastian International Film Festival's NEST Student Competition and world-premiered at the Ghent Film Festival in 2022 where it won the Pack Audience Award and a special mention before going on to win the Audience and Youth awards at the Go Short International Short Film Festival in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). SEE NL talked to Van der Zande about his film that he also co-produced. Festival distribution is handled by Kapitein Kort

In the International Animation Competition The Miracle* by Nienke Deutz (NL Coprod. Kepler Film) is presented. A festival favorite that had its international premier at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, followed by among others selections and awards at Chicago International Film Festival (Gold Hugo for Best Animated Short), Uppsala International Film Festival (Grand Prix) and Ottowa International Animation Fiestival (XPPen Award for Best Animation Technique). SEE NL spoke to Nienke Deutz about her film that follows Irma, who is confronted with herself at an all-inclusive resort for families. Sales and festival distribution are handled by Miyu Distribution.

Mother Earth's Inner Organs* will be shown in the Panorama Colombia Experimental section. The film by Ana Bravo Pérez (NL co-prod: Joram Kraaijeveld) is a journey from Amsterdam to Wayú territory in Colombia. A lucid dream, an eye opener to how extractivism of coal affects life. Previous festival selections include IDFA, HotDocs, Vienna Shorts and Sheffield DocFest. Distribution handled by Eye Experimental

For more information on Bogotá Short Film Festival, click here. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
*Film is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund