De Dag van de Korte Film (The Short Film Day) 2022

On the shortest day of the year, we annually celebrate the Short Film Day with a special compilation program featuring the best Dutch short films of the past year.

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The world of short films is exciting, versatile and has something for everyone. It is also the place where new film talent emerges. Yet short films often get little time on the big screen. To give more attention to short films, we celebrate the Short Film Day on 21 December. In an exquisite compilation program, you will see the best short films from the Netherlands, including the Golden Calf winners IN FLOW OF WORDS and LA ULTIMA ASCENSIÓN. All films are shown with English subtitles.

The program:

Revelinho – Idriss Nabil (Netherlands 2021, 12 min.)
Twelve-year-old Revelinho loves to sing about life. His wall is decorated with posters of folksinger Tommy Tijgers and whenever he gets the chance he sings about affairs he doesn’t yet understand. When Revelinho senses his parents are about to split up, there’s only one thing left to do. Together with his best friends, he gives everything he’s got to bring his parents back together.

Anahit – Laura Hermanides (Netherlands 2022, 9 min.)
A visit to the swimming pool brings back Imaani’s dark memories of a sexual assault. To defeat her inner demons and overcome the past, Imaani will have to face her trauma.

In Flow of Words – Eliane Esther Bots (Netherlands 2021, 23 min.)
IN FLOW OF WORDS follows the narratives of three interpreters of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. They interpreted shocking testimonies from witnesses, victims, and perpetrators, without ever allowing their own emotions, feelings, and personal histories to be present. Contrary to their position at the tribunal, this film places their voices and experiences centre stage.
Winner of the Golden Calf for Best Short Documentary.

La Última Ascensión – Kevin Osepa (Netherlands 2022, 24 min.)
Rowin, a local fisherman on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, hardly catches enough fish to make ends meet. But when he meets a mysterious man at his regular fishing spot, his life seems to take a radical turn. Winner of the Golden Calf for Best Short Film.

Het Kamp – Philip Huff (Netherlands 2022, 18 min.)
Thirty-year-old Robin leaves town to go on a lumberjack camp for a few days. But is it a lumberjack camp or a men’s camp? Robin is seen as an intruder and, after some initial confusion and indignation, is confronted with clear examples of mansplaining, harassment, and overtly sexist campfire jokes. This goes on, until things explode. After putting up with all of this, Robin can’t help but break the silence. Based on a short story by Maartje Wortel.

It’s Nice in Here – Robert-Jonathan Koeyers (Netherlands 2022, 16 min.)
A fragmented portrait of a moment, a person, and a place, seen through the subjective memories of a young girl, Imani, and a rookie police officer, David, who both have wildly different recollections of the same fateful moment in a corner store that will leave their lives changed forever. IT’S NICE IN HERE had its world premiere during the Cannes Semaine de la Critique 2022.

, Netherlands, 102 min. Dutch spoken, English subtitles.