Next talents @NFF

The short documentaries HONDS and De Centen van Knegtsel by Next talents Josefien van Kooten and Marieke Widlak will premiere during the Nederlands Film Festival. The films can be seen in this special program at Natlab in Eindhoven. Both artist will be present for a Q&A.

3 October 2020 - 5 October 2020 (Event has ended)
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HONDS (26 min) & De Centen van Knegtsel (25 min) + Q&A with the directors

HONDS (Canine) – Josefien van Kooten – 26 min.

In the reflection between man and dog, the tension between control, love and powerlessness in life becomes visible. Dog whisperer Ron assists people who have problems with their dogs. The dogs refuse to listen, show fearful behavior, or are aggressive and bite. It often turns out that it is not the dogs, but the owners themselves who need to be trained. Because of the unlimited love for their animal, people forget to indicate their boundaries. The solution is that owners learn to behave like dogs. HONDS is a tragicomic documentary that shows the complex relationship between humans and animals in observational shots.

HONDS has been selected for the Gouden Kalf Competition 2020, Best Short Documentary.

De Centen van Knegsel (The money of Knegsel)- Marieke Widlak – 25 min.

For forty years, director Marieke Widlak’s grandparents, together with the residents of Knegsel, have been raising money for the Indian priest Christopher Bara, to improve his poor habitat. Grandpa and grandma are now elderly and ask Marieke to take over the baton, but she has doubts. Is this form of development aid still relevant today?

Next is the Film / AV talent development program of Talenthub Brabant, supported by: Playgrounds, BROET, Natlab, Submarine Channel, The Panics, BredaPhoto, Herrie Film & TV and AKV | St. Joost, Kunstloc, Province of North Brabant and Filmfonds.