Houvast / Hold On

A film by: Charlotte Scott-Wilson

A young cellist has to overcome her fears to keep her position in an orchestra.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 22’01”
Completion: 04/2016
Genre: drama
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

  • Tribeca Film Festival, United States (13 – 24 April, 2016)
    Official Selection Won: Best Narrative Short Film (Oscar Qualifier)
  • Huesca International Film Festival, Spain (17 – 25 June, 2016)
    International Short Film Competition Won: Dazante for Best International Short Film (Oscar Qualifier)
  • Fest – New Directors | New Films Festival, Portugal (20 – 27 June, 2016)
    Short Fiction Competition Won: Silver Lynx for Best Fiction Short
  • Traverse City Film Festival, United States (26 – 31 July, 2016)
    Official selection
  • Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, Korea (11 – 16 August, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • Nevada City Film Festival, United States (8 – 11 September, 2016)
    International Short Film Competition
  • Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary (9 – 18 September, 2016)
    Competition Best Short Film Prize
  • Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq (9 – 16 September, 2016)
    Out of Competition
  • Quebec City Film Festival, Canada (14 – 24 September, 2016)
    International Competition
  • Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland (15 – 25 September, 2016)
    Official Short Film Selection
  • Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (21 – 30 September, 2016)
    Gouden Kalf Competition
  • Athens International Film Festival, Greece (22 September – 2 October, 2016)
    Out of Competition
  • Manhattan Shorts, United States (September, 2016)
    Official Competition Won: Best Film & Best Actress
  • BFI London Film Festival, United Kingdom (5 – 16 October, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • Tacoma Film Festival, United States (6 – 13 October, 2016)
    Official Selection Won: Best Actress
  • Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market, Japan (10 – 16 October, 2016)
    One Title Competition
  • Film Fest Gent, Belgium (11 – 21 October, 2016)
    European Short Film Competition
  • Thess International Short Film Festival, Greece (17 – 22 October, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • Festival de Cinema da Bienal Internacional de Curitiba, (20 – 28 October, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • Leiden International Film Festival, the Netherlands (28 OCtober – 6 November, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • EKADESHMA International Short Film Festival, Nepal (11 – 13 November, 2016)
    Changing Perspective – Competition
  • Shortfilmfestival Cologne, Germany (16 – 20 November, 2016)
    Best Of Festivals
  • Eindhoven Film Festival, the Netherlands (9 – 11 December, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • Seeyousound International Music Film Festival, Italy (27 January – 3 February, 2017)
    Official Selection Special Metnion
  • Portland International Film Festival, United States (9 – 25 February, 2017)
    Official selection
  • Women’s Film Festival Vermont, United Stated (10 – 19 March, 2017)
  • Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, France (20 – 25 March, 2017)
    Short Film Competition Won: Audience Award
  • Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania (23 March – 6 April, 2017)
    Official Short Selection
  • Brookfield Film Festival, United States (31 March – 2 April, 2017)
    Out of competition: Best of the year
  • Newport Beach Film Festival, United States (20 – 27 April, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Krakow Film Festival, Poland (28 May – 5 June, 2017)
    Out of Competition
  • Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany (13 – 17 September, 2017)
    Official Competition
  • DTLA Film Festival, United States (21 – 30 September, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Australia (5 – 8 October, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Princeton Independent Film Festival, United States (9 – 11 November, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Konstanzer kurz.film.spiele, Germany (21 – 22 October, 2017)
    Official Competition

Director: Charlotte Scott-Wison
Screenplay: Charlotte Scott-Wilson, Marielot van der Slikke
Producer: Oak Motion Pictures: Trent
Cinematographer: Lennart Verstegen
Sound: Evelien van der Molen
Editor: Annelotte Medema
Composer: Jesper Ankarfeldt
Production design: Romke Faber
Costume design: Maxa van Panhuis
Sound: Matthijs Klijn, Brandon Grötzinger
Line producer: Olya van Poppel
Gaffer: Arthur Vis
Hair & make-up: Elsa Helwig, Judith van Belle, Robert Stouthamer
Cast: Charlie Chan Dagelet, Roeland Fernhout, Lidewij Mahler