Shortcutz Amsterdam International Audience Award
Every year, Shortcutz Amsterdam goes international to ask a global audience who is the best up-and-coming Dutch film talent. For our Audience Award, we tour with the compilation of the 7 nominees for Best Film of Year, from December until the 16th of January, in more than 26 cities around the world. After watching the 7 films’ compilation, each member of the audience can vote for their favourite film. Filmmaker Sjaak Rood (At First Sight) is attending the event for a Q&A.
David Cocheret | Live-action | 5:30 minutes
Accidents escalate and pile up when a bickering young couple finds themselves trapped within their wrecked car.
Yim Brakel | Live-action | 10:01 minutes
Three high school students contemplate the absence of their classmate Zoë.
Flynn von Kleist | Live-action | 12:43 minutes
Joey (13) returns home to live with his mother Daphne after she has regained custody over him and his brother Ricardo (8). While celebrating their reunification, their resolve to restore the balance of their relationship is tested.
Wilbert van Veldhuizen | Animation | 05:55 minutes
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.
Jamille van Wijngaarden | Live-Action | 11:21 minutes
When mother Marit wants to discuss the behaviour of her son during a parent-teacher conference, teacher Yvonne can’t repress her pent-up feelings anymore. A murderous comedy with finger paint.
Sarah Blok & Lisa Konno | Documentary | 09:20 minutes
NOBU is a short film about former world champion karate and Japanese immigrant Nobuaki Konno. In this film his daughter and fashion designer Lisa Konno asks him about cultural differences while he wears a collection she made for him.
AT FIRST SIGHT
Sjaak Rood | Animation | 16:10
A man and a woman drive straight towards one another. They hit the breaks just in time and come to a standstill, facing each other. They’re both too stubborn to give way to the other. A life story begins.
|Regie||David Cocheret, Yim Brakel, Flynn von Kleist, Wilbert van Veldhuizen, Jamille van Wijngaarden, Sarah Blok & Lisa Konno, Sjaak Rood|
|Release||13 jan 2020|