Van der Wel’s short films have been recognized internationally at prestigious festival such as Berlinale, Toronto Film Festival and Sundance. Her award winning shorts ‘Jonas and the Sea’ and ‘Sabaku’ were both the result of a collage process in which she weaves drawings, textures and random objects together. Her visual language expresses itself in detailed animations with minimal but natural movement. ‘Jonas and the sea’ was turned into a book in 2017, and her latest short ‘Emily’ was the Dutch submission for the Academy Awards 2019.
Marlies van der Wel has also been featured as part of our Playgrounds Eye Candy series, which makes her presence on the Blend 2019 stage extra special.