10-year-old Jojo has a difficult family life marked by a unpredictable father and an absent mother. One day he brings home a jackdaw and finds comfort in their unexpected friendship. He keeps it hidden from his father because he sometimes suffers from tantrums. Jojo finds himself caught between caring for the jackdaw and being loyal to his father. Until, due to their hidden grief, the bomb bursts.

Festival selection: a.o. Berlinale 2012 (Generation), BAFICI, Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival, EFA Young Audience Day, Cinejeune Saint-Quentin, Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival, Tokyo Kinder Film, Seoul International Youth Film Festival, Seoul South Korea, LUCAS Internationales Kinderfilmfestival, Frankfurt Germany, BUSTER International Filmfestival for Children and Youth, Copenhagen Denmark, Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht Netherlands, BFI London Film Festival, London United Kingdom, Cinekid Film Festival, Amsterdam The Netherlands, Tokyo International Film Festival, Tokyo Japan, Discovery Film Festival, Scotland, Chicago International Children Film Festival, Chicago USA, EFA European Film Academy Ceremony, Malta.

Awards: a.o. in 2012 'Grand Prix of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk' Award for best Youth Film at Berlinale, ‘Best First Feature Award’ at Berlinale, ‘Prix de la ville de Saint-Quentin’ at Cinejeune, Special mention at BAFICI, Buenos Aires International Film Festival, ‘EFCA Award’ and the ‘Film & Kino Award’ at Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival, ‘European Film Academy Young Audience Award’ Young Audience Film Day, Special mention ‘Citation of Excellence’ at Cinematheque Tel Aviv, ‘International Jury’s Grand Prix’ at Tokyo Kinder Film, Prize of the Netherlands Film Critics and the Golden Calf for Best Music Score (Helge Slikker) and the Audience Award at Netherlands Film Festival, Dutch Submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Cinekid Special Mention of the Film Professional’s Jury, Prix FiPresci – European discovery of the year 2012, European Film Awards Malta, Best Dutch Film 2012 awarded by the Association of Dutch Film Critics, City of Malmo Award for Best Youth Film 2012, BUFF International Children and Young People’s Film Festival and Best Drama Feature, Taipei International Children’s Film Festival 2014.


White Sun (co-production)

For the first time in 10 years, since he joined the Maoist guerrillas and left to fight against the regime, Agni goes back to his home village because his father passed away. Back home, the reunion with his wife and the other villagers soon becomes a struggle whilst they try to bury his father. Agni’s journey home becomes a portrait of the dysfunctional nature of post-conflict Nepali society: the essence of life during the years that the fragile peace process has been deadlocked.

Festival Selection: Venice Film Festival, Italy, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, International Film Festival Singapore, International Film Festival Kerala, India (2016) Hong Kong International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA,Habitat International Film Festival New Delhi, India, MOOOV Film Festival Belgium, Festival International de Film Fribourg, Florida Film Festival, USA, Sarasota Film Festival, USA,Sidney Film Festival, Australia, Nepal-America International Film Festival 2017, Indian film Festival of Melbourne, Australia, Edinburg International Film festival, Scotland, Parool Film festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Dutch Mountain Film festival, Heerlen/Aachen, the Netherlands and Germany, Movies That Matter Festival, The Hague, the Netherlands, LOFT Film festival, Tucson AZ, USA, International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Göteborg Film festival, Sweden, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico (2017)

Awards: 'Interfilm Award' at Venice International Film Festival 2016, 'Silver Screen Award - Best Asian Movie' at the Singapore International Film Festival 2016, 'Audience Award', 'Don Quijote Award' and 'Ecumenical Jury Award' at the Festival International de Fribourg 2017, 'New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize - 2017' at the Palm Spring International Film Festival, 'CICAE – Art Cinema award' at the LOFT Film Fest 2017.


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