SIRENE

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SIRENE is a film about confusion, friendship and becoming who you are.

The 15-year old Kay lives a boy’s life in between roaring motorcross bikes.When the enchanting Melody sails into his life on a big boat, their flourishing friendship lures him towards this dormant feeling. When it turns out they both had a different idea about their friendship, Kay doesn’t know what to feel and to do anymore. He decides to drastically go against his feelings and Kay gets even more tangled up in his own confusion…

Color, 26 min, fiction, drama, LGBT.


Director: Zara Dwinger

Writer: Randy Oost

Producers: Pina Balk, Liora Notoadikusumo, Maxime Rozestraten

Cinematography: Douwe Hennink

Editor: Tessel de Vries

Sound-Design: Olmo van Straalen

Composer: Nelson Ogliastri

Production Design: Clara Bragdon, Liz Kooij

Première: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, International Competition. 

 

Festival selections:

  • Keep an Eye Filmfestival 2017, competition. 🏆
  • Nederlands Filmfestival 2017, student competition. 
  • Weesperzijde Filmfestival 2017, young talents program
  • Helemaal Melkweg Festival 2017.
  • Eindhovens Filmfestival 2017, best debut competition. 🏆
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2018, international competition.
  • Zinegoak International Film Festival 2018, Begiradak competition.
  • Silk Road Film Festival 2018, Student competition.
  • Roze Filmdagen 2018, Made in Holland.
  • Stockholm International Film Festival Junior 2018, Youth programme.
  • Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival 2018, Future Teen competition. 🏆
  • Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival 2018, international competition
  • Zlín International Childeren & Youth Film Festival 2018, student competition
  • Int. Segni della Notte Urbino 2018, international competition
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2018, international short film competition
  • Huesca international film festival 2018, international competition.
  • Mo&Friese international children’s film festival 2018, international competition. 🏆
  • In the Palace international film festival 2018, student competition.
  • Festival de Contis 2018, European short film competition.
  • FicBueu international film festival 2018, international selection.
  • Festival Hongerige Wolf 2018, short film program
  • Partie(s) de Campagne 2018, international program. 
  • WizArt international film festival 2018, international competition.
  • Portobello international film festival 2018, short film program.
  • Carrousel international du film de Rimouski 2018, official competition🏆
  • Reeling international LGBTQ+ film festival 2018, youth section
  • Tirana international film festival 2018, international short programme.
  • Original Narrative Short Film Festival 2018, international competition.
  • Concorto international short film festival 2018, special selection.
  • International student film and video festival Beijing 2018, international competition. 🏆
  • Poitiers International film festival 2018, international competition. 🏆
  • Filmschoolfest Munchen 2018, international competition. 🏆
  • Castellinaria international film festival 2018, international short competition. 🏆
  • Fringe Queer Film Festival 2018, short film programme.
  • Anchorage international film festival 2018, international short competition.
  • Pune international film festival 2018, international competition.
  • Prilep International film festival 2018, ‘path’ selection.
  • KINOdiseea international youth film festival 2018, international competition 🏆
  • Camerimage international film festival 2018, student etudes competition. 🏆
  • Atlanta  international film festival 2019, international short competition.
  • Zinentiendo Film Festival 2019, LGBTQ+ program.
  • Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund 2019, education program.
  • Fresh Wave international film festival Hong Kong 2019, international competition.
  • Bogoshorts international film festival 2018, international competition. 🏆

 

Awards:

  • AVROTROS Screenplay Award for best scenario at Keep an Eye Festival(2017)
  • KNF-prize(from Dutch journalists of film) for best film at Keep an Eye Festival(2017)
  • Audience Award at Keep an Eye Festival(2017)
  • Golden Wing for Best Debut at Eindhovens Filmfestival(2017).
  • Best Youth Film Award at Sehsüchte Film Festival(2018).
  • Best Youth Film Award at Mo&Friese Short Film Festival Hamburg(2018)
  • Beste Short Film Award, Castellinaria int. Film Festival(2018)
  • Audience Award, Castellinaria int. Film Festival(2018)
  • Special Jury Mention, Carrousel international du film de Rimouski(2018)
  • Outstanding international student film award, ISFVF Beijing(2018)
  • Golden Tadpole Award for Best Cinematography, Camerimage international film festival(2018)
  • Prix Interculturel, Filmschoolfest Munich(2018)
  • Best film for teenagers, KINOdiseea international childrens film festival(2018).
  • Best Screenplay Prize, Poitiers int. Film Festival(2018).
  • Audience awards, Bogoshorts int. Film Festival(2018).
Client: Nederlandse Filmacademie
Website: facebook.com
Date: June 27, 2017
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