Milo

Milo, an isolated 10-year-old boy with ‘sensitive skin’, lives a life rigidly controlled by his father. Sparked by his first friendship, he runs away from home to attend the school camping trip – but never arrives. He falls into the hands of an ageing criminal couple, with whom he enjoys pure freedom from constraint – […]

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The Zigzag Kid

Nono, 13, would like to be like his dad, the world’s greatest cop, but he always finds a way to get into deep trouble. Two days before his bar mitzvah, his parents send him to his uncle, who is supposed to set him straight. But, loyal to his reputation, Nono uses the trip to get […]

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Mookie

Nine year old Mookie is a secret agent stationed in the Bijlmer district of Amsterdam, where he lives a life full dreams, excitement and adventure. In everyday life, however, he’s Mamita’s little brother and Suyen’s son, and he’s struggling with a strange blood disorder with a funny name: sickle-cell anaemia. Mookie never behaves like a […]

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My father…

My father suffers from dementia In this episode Marit (9 years old) tells us what it’s like to have a father (55 years old) who does not recognize you anymore. My father has gone missing In this episode Dimitri (10 years old) documents his live without his father. He has gone missing 5 years ago […]

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Anything Goes

After moving to Amsterdam, 11-year-old Tygo from Brabant gives a class talk about carnival. What starts as a general explanation of the festival, turns into a personal and poignant account. Although his father always says that anything goes with carnival and Tygo dreams of joining the marching girls, his father also shows him that even […]

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A Nation Without a Homeland

Mohamed is a refugee from Syria – a result of the crisis of 2010. He has no recollection of his family or life before he reached Baghdad. In an attempt to reunite Mohamed with his family, Warith Kwaish embarks on a journey, searching the refugee camps along the Iraqi-Syrian border, desperately seeking leads as to […]

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The Indian

Koos (a little boy of almost eight) very much wants to look like his impressive, typically Dutch father, which is not an easy thing, as Koos has been adopted from Peru and is rather small and of dark complexion. One day he sees a Peruvian boy playing a strange kind of music outside the supermarket […]

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Son of Babylon

Northern Iraq 2003. Two weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Ahmed, a 12-years-old boy, begrudgingly follows in the shadow of his grandmother. On hearing the news that prisoners of war have been found alive in the South, she is determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed ‘s father, who never returned […]

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Bricks

A bunch of construction workers are building a large tower. All is well, until one brick accidentally falls off the walls. It appears that reality isn’t quite what it was thought to be… […]

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The Squirrel and the Swallow

The squirrel makes friends with the swallow. When the swallow is in danger he tries everything to save her. In this short animation film, Eekhoorn (Squirrel) sadly watches how the approaching winter forces his new friend Zwaluw (Swallow) to look for a warmer place. Eekhoorn already misses his pal. He tries to find out how […]

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My adventures by V. Swchwrm

While working as a film projectionist Froukje Tan studied animation, film and photography at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. She started making documentaries for television, while keep on making short absurd (animated) films for herself. She made two single-plays for Dutch Television and followed the «North by Northwest script course» in Denmark. In […]

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The seen and the unseen

One day in a hospital room, Tantri (10 years old) realizes that she will not have a long time along with her twin brother, Tantra. Tantra’s brain weakens and he starts to lose his senses one by one. Tantra is now spending most of his time lying in the hospital room while Tantri has to […]

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