When Nova (15) brings her little sister to soccer practice, she exchanges a glance with the new trainer Nadia, which results in a feeling she can’t seem to put a finger on..

Short film | 00:10:39 | Live Action | Themes: Children, Youth, LGBTQ+ | Colour| 2.35:1 | the Netherlands| Spoken Language: Dutch| Subtitles: English, Dutch | Format: DCP, ProRes | Dolby 5.1 & Stereo LtRt

Written & directed by Luca Meisters



When Birds Fly Low(2019), graduation short, ’12 min.

Nova(2021), short film, ’10 min.


Internationale première: BUFF Malmö 2021, international short film competition, Sweden


Festival Selections:

  • BUFF Malmö 2021, international short film competition, Sweden
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2021, children & youth competition, Germany 🏆
  • Mo&Friese Kinderkurzfilmfestival, neon competition, Germany.
  • Palm Springs Shortfest 2021, international competition, USA.
  • Nederlands Film Festival 2021, debut competition, the Netherlands.
  • Queer Weiterstadt 2021, short film competition, Germany
  • Braunschweig International Film Festival 2021, Queer/Schnitt program, Germany.
  • Queer Film Festival Munich 2021, short film program, Germany
  • Gaze international LGBTQ+ film festival 2021, international shorts competition, Ireland.


  • Special mention of the jury: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2021, Germany


Client: IJswater Films
Date: January 1, 2021
Services: Festival distribution & Strategy