When Birds Fly Low

After the disappearance of her father, the eleven-year-old Elf takes care of her mother and little brother. Slowly, as Elf wanders through her mind, an urge to meet her father grows stronger day by day.

The eleven-year-old Elf lives with her mother and little brother in a house alongside the water. After the disappearance of her father, Elf takes care of her little brother while her mother hides away upstairs. Slowly Elf wanders away in her mind where the urge to meet her father grows stronger day by day.

Short film | 00:12:52 | Narrative Fiction | Genre: Coming Of Age | Themes: coming of age, children, loss | 1:2.35(cinemascope) | The Netherlands | Spoken language: Dutch | Subtitles: English | Format: DCP, ProRes | Dolby 5.1 & Stereo LtRt

International premiere available.

 

Festival Selections:

  • Nederlands Film Festival 2019, student competition, The Netherlands
  • Limburg Film Festival 2020, shorts competition, The Netherlands
  • Shift Film Festival 2019, official competition, The Netherlands

Awards:

  • Encouragement Award, Shift Film Festival 2019, The Netherlands.

Stills:

Client: Luca Meisters
Date: September 1, 2019
Services: Festival distribution & Strategy
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