Fernweh

A film by: Ena Sendijarević

A young girl explores the unknown world of her new foster family and cautiously tries to make this new place her home. However, she seems to keep longing for something else.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 13’40”
Completion: 09/2014
Genre: drama, coming of age
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

  • Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel (31 May – 6 June, 2015)
    International Competition
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest, United States (16 – 22 June, 2015)
    Short Film Competition
  • Bašta Fest, Serbia (2 – 5 July, 2015)
    Official Competition Won: “Zlatna inspiracija” – Best Scenario
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina (14 – 22 August, 2015)
    Official Selection: European Shorts
  • Vilnius International Short Film Festival, Lithuania (7 – 11 October, 2015)
    International Competition
  • Thess International Short Film Festival, Greece (9 – 14 October, 2015)
    Official Selection
  • Cinemagic – International Film Festival for Young People, United Kingdom (9 October – 4 November, 2015)
    Out of competition: School program
  • Festival Les Enfants Terribles, Belgium (15 – 18 October, 2015)
    Short Film Competition
  • Molodist – Kyiv International Film Festival, Ukraine (24 October – 1 November, 2015)
    International Student Competition
  • Sichuan TV Festival, China (6 – 8 November, 2015)
    International “Gold Panda” Awards for Students Nomination: Best Photography for Fiction
  • ALCINE – the Alcalá de Henares / Comunidad de Madrid Film Festival, Spain (6 – 13 November, 2015)
    European Competition
  • Festival Tous Ecrans – Geneva International Film Festival, Switzerland (6 – 14 November, 2015)
    International Short Film Competition Won: Reflet d’Or – Best International Short Film
  • Cinesonne – European Film Festival Esonne, France (10 – 22 November, 2015)
    European Competition Won: Collegian Special Price of the Conseil General de l’Essonne
  • CAMERIMAGE Film Festival, Poland (14 – 21 November, 2015)
    Student Etudes Competition
  • Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia (14 – 22 November, 2015)
    Official Short Film Competition Special Mention
  • Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival (17 – 21 November, 2015)
    Student competition
  • Signes de Nuit International Festival, France (26 November – 6 December, 2015)
    International Competition
  • Zeichen der Nacht / Signes de Nuit International Festival, Berlin (18 – 24 January, 2014)
    International Competition
  • Premiers Plans Film Festival, France (22 – 31 January, 2016)
    Student Film Competition
  • Internationaal Filmfestival Assen – Vrouw & Film, the Netherlands (12 – 13 March, 2016)
    KersVers
  • Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film, United States (8 – 10 April, 2016)
  • Filmfest Dresden, Germany (12 – 17 April, 2016)
    International Competition
  • ShorTS – International Film Festival, Italy (1 – 9 July, 2016)
    Maremetraggio Section
  • Brno 16, Czech Republic (12 – 15 October, 2016)
    International Competition

Director: Ena Sendijarević
Script: Guido Henrikx, Ena Sendijarević
Producer: Zinzy Nimako, Jonne Roos
Cinematographer: Aafke Beernink
Production Design: Myrte Beltman
Sound Design: Robin Berk
Editor: Jorien Voogt
Composer: Ella van der Woude
Cast: Shona Smit, Sidney Staalsmid, Bien de Moor, Matthias Maat