Botanica

A film by: Noël Loozen

A garden-center employee fears his possible infertility. While the pregnancy wish of the love of his life is growing, shame starts to take a hold on him. He senses them growing apart. Nourished by the artificial arena he makes a very unusual decision and swallows his pride in order to let their love overcome.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 13’ 01”
Completion: 09/2017
Genre: fiction, comedy
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

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Festivals:

  1. Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands (20 – 29 September, 2017)
    Gouden Kalf Competition
  2. Warsaw Film Festival, Poland (13 – 22 October, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  3. Brest European Short Film Festival, France (7 – 12 November, 2017)
    Special program
  4. Exground Filmfest, Germany (17 – 26 November, 2017)
    Supporting film screening
  5. Porny Days – Film Kunst Festival, Switzerland (24 – 26 November, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  6. International Short Film Festival Leuven, Belgium (2 – 9 December, 2017)
    European Competition
  7. Eindhovens Film Festival, the Netherlands (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  8. Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival, Poland (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    World Wide Shorts Competition
  9. Limburg Film Festival, the Netherlands (12 – 14 January, 2018)
    Korte Film Competitie
  10. La Boca Erotica Film Festival, Spain (February, 2018)
  11. Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany (14 – 19 March, 2018)
    Official Competition
  12. Aspen ShortsFest, United States (3 – 8 April, 2018)
    Official Competition
  13. Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (11 – 15 April, 2018)
    Dutch Competition
  14. Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, United States (12 – 18 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  15. cellu l’art Short Film Festival, Germany (24 – 29 April, 2018)
    International Competition Won: Youth Award
  16. Cinema Perpetuum Mobile International Short Film Festival, Belarus (28 April – 1 May, 2018)
    Thematic program: Taboo
  17. Maryland Film Fest, United States (2 – 6 May, 2018)
    Shorts Selection
  18. Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival, Slovenia (6 – 10 June, 2018)
    Video on the Beach
  19. Seattle International Film Festival, United States (17 May – 10 June, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  20. Figari Film Fest, Italy (16 – 24 June, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition
  21. Palm Springs International ShortFest, United States (19 – 25 June, 2018)
    Official Selection
  22. NexT – International Film Festival, Romania (22 – 26 June, 2018)
    International Competition
  23. Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove, Spain (22 – 29 June, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  24. Lago Film Fest International Festival of Short and Documentaries, Italy (20 – 28 July, 2018)
    International Competition
  25. Indie Street Film Festival, United States (21 – 25 July, 2018)
    Official Selection
  26. Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art, Ukraine (6 – 12 August, 2018)
    International Competition
  27. La Guarimba International Film Festival, Italy (7 – 11 August, 2018)
    Short Fiction Competition
  28. En Plein Public, Netherlands (8 – 24 August, 2018)
    Official Selection
  29. Zomerparkfeest, the Netherlands (9 – 12 August, 2018)
    Short Film Program
  30. Concorto Film Festival, Italy (18 – 25 August, 2018)
    Special Program : Deep Night
  31. Portobello Film Festival, United Kingdom (30 August – 6 September, 2018)
    Dutch Focus
  32. Quebec City Film Festival, Canada (13 – 22 September, 2018)
    International Competition
  33. Calgary International Film Festival, Canada (19 – 30 September, 2018)
    Official Selection
  34. Middle Coast Film Festival, United States (21 – 23 September, 2018)
    Official Selection Won: Best Actor
  35. Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival, United States (27 – 30 September, 2018)
    Official Competition
  36. Edmonton International Film Festival, United States (27 September – 6 October, 2018)
    Official Selection
  37. Timishort Film Festival, Romania (3 – 7 October, 2018)
    International Competition
  38. Drunken Film Fest Oakland, United Stated (7 – 12 October, 2018)
    Official Selection
  39. BRNO 16 International Short Film Festival, Czech Republic (10 – 13 October, 2018)
    International Competition
  40. Adelaide Film Festival, Australia (10 – 21 October, 2018)
    Official Selection
  41. 15 Short Film Festival, United States (14 October, 2018)
  42. DTLA Film Festival, United States (17 – 21 October, 2018)
    Competition
  43. shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival, Switzerland (18 – 29 October, 2018)
    International Competition
  44. Filmets Badalona Film Festival, Spain (19 – 28 October, 2018)
    Official Selection
  45. Film.Spiele International Short Film Festival, Germany (20 – 21 October, 2018)
    Official Competition
  46. Tofifest – International Film Festival, Poland (20 – 28 October, 2018)
    ShortCut Film Competition
  47. Pendance Film Festival, Canada (31 January – 3 February, 2018)
    Official Selection

Director: Noël Loozen
Screenplay: Joeri Kloppert, Noël Loozen
Producer: Halal Pictures: Gijs Kerbosch
Cinematographer: Tim Kerbosch
Sound: Jaap Sijben
Editor: Mieneke Kramer
Composer: Sjam Sjamsoedin
Production designer: Doris van Leeuwen
Color Correction: Joppo in De Grot
Title Design: Sander Brouwer