Every session, you can watch short films straight from our Official Selection, followed by a ‘gezellige’ Q&A with the teams. The Sessions are English spoken, and the films are subtitled in English.
After each screening, we interview the team behind the film and get to know more about their process and vision.
The special guest for this session will be announced soon! Stay Tuned!
THE GRAND BOOK
Arjan Brentjes | Animation | 20’00’’
A young woman lives on the streets in a city that, in style and development, is reminiscent of the 1920s. The city has an inescapable surveillance system, as invasive as our world of Big Tech. The main character learns that the only place to escape from this can be in the world of her dreams.
Donnya Zidan | Live-Action | 15’00’’
It’s the year 1976. Iskander, a young, promising astronomical talent, left his homeland of Egypt to join a team of leading astronomers in Amsterdam for a major scientific study of black holes. Tonight, he will share their findings at a long-awaited symposium. Scarred by childhood trauma, Iskander tries to keep his psychotic episodes at bay. With the pressure of anticipation hitting its peak, his troubles have reached a boiling point.
Kevin Tromp | Live-Action | 13’47’’
Fourteen-year-old Wolfie does not feel at home in the hunting environment of his parents. He receives a rifle as a birthday gift and is taken into the forest against his will, where he sees an animal being killed for the first time. From that moment on, Wolfie begins to see his parents as monsters. His desire to escape arises, but is he better off somewhere else?
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More About Shortcutz Amsterdam
Shortcutz Amsterdam is a platform for up-and-coming Dutch film talent. It’s our mission to put the spotlight on new talent and offer them a ‘shortcut’ to an audience (Nationally and Internationally), knowledge, and the most exciting film professionals.
More info can be found on their website, www.shortcutzamsterdam.com