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:

  1. Tribeca Film Festival, United States (13 – 24 April, 2016)
    Official Selection Won: Best Narrative Short Film (Oscar Qualifier)
  2. Huesca International Film Festival, Spain (17 – 25 June, 2016)
    International Short Film Competition Won: Dazante for Best International Short Film (Oscar Qualifier)
  3. Fest – New Directors | New Films Festival, Portugal (20 – 27 June, 2016)
    Short Fiction Competition Won: Silver Lynx for Best Fiction Short
  4. Traverse City Film Festival, United States (26 – 31 July, 2016)
    Official selection
  5. Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, Korea (11 – 16 August, 2016)
    Official Selection
  6. Nevada City Film Festival, United States (8 – 11 September, 2016)
    International Short Film Competition
  7. Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary (9 – 18 September, 2016)
    Competition Best Short Film Prize
  8. Duhok International Film Festival, Iraq (9 – 16 September, 2016)
    Out of Competition
  9. Quebec City Film Festival, Canada (14 – 24 September, 2016)
    International Competition
  10. Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland (15 – 25 September, 2016)
    Official Short Film Selection
  11. Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (21 – 30 September, 2016)
    Gouden Kalf Competition
  12. Athens International Film Festival, Greece (22 September – 2 October, 2016)
    Out of Competition
  13. Manhattan Shorts, United States (September, 2016)
    Official Competition Won: Best Film & Best Actress
  14. BFI London Film Festival, United Kingdom (5 – 16 October, 2016)
    Official Selection
  15. Tacoma Film Festival, United States (6 – 13 October, 2016)
    Official Selection Won: Best Actress
  16. Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market, Japan (10 – 16 October, 2016)
    One Title Competition
  17. Film Fest Gent, Belgium (11 – 21 October, 2016)
    European Short Film Competition
  18. Thess International Short Film Festival, Greece (17 – 22 October, 2016)
    Official Selection
  19. Festival de Cinema da Bienal Internacional de Curitiba, (20 – 28 October, 2016)
    Official Selection
  20. Leiden International Film Festival, the Netherlands (28 OCtober – 6 November, 2016)
    Official Selection
  21. EKADESHMA International Short Film Festival, Nepal (11 – 13 November, 2016)
    Changing Perspective – Competition
  22. Shortfilmfestival Cologne, Germany (16 – 20 November, 2016)
    Best Of Festivals
  23. Eindhoven Film Festival, the Netherlands (9 – 11 December, 2016)
    Official Selection
  24. Seeyousound International Music Film Festival, Italy (27 January – 3 February, 2017)
    Official Selection Special Metnion
  25. Portland International Film Festival, United States (9 – 25 February, 2017)
    Official selection
  26. Women’s Film Festival Vermont, United Stated (10 – 19 March, 2017)
  27. Mecal Pro International Short Film and Animation Festival, Spain (14 March – 2 April, 2017)
    International Selection
  28. Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, France (20 – 25 March, 2017)
    Short Film Competition Won: Audience Award
  29. Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania (23 March – 6 April, 2017)
    Official Short Selection
  30. Brookfield Film Festival, United States (31 March – 2 April, 2017)
    Out of competition: Best of the year
  31. Newport Beach Film Festival, United States (20 – 27 April, 2017)
    Official Selection
  32. Krakow Film Festival, Poland (28 May – 5 June, 2017)
    Out of Competition
  33. Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany (13 – 17 September, 2017)
    Official Competition
  34. DTLA Film Festival, United States (21 – 30 September, 2017)
    Official Selection
  35. Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland (28 September – 8 October, 2017)
    International Shorts Competition
  36. Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Australia (5 – 8 October, 2017)
    Official SelectionWon: Best Sound Design
  37. Twisted Oyster Film Festival, United States (14 – 21 October, 2017)
  38. Konstanzer kurz.film.spiele, Germany (21 – 22 October, 2017)
    Official Competition
  39. Princeton Independent Film Festival, United States (9 – 11 November, 2017)
    Official Selection
  40. Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne, France (17 – 26 November, 2017)
    International Competition
  41. Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, France (19 – 24 March, 2018)
    Out of competition: Carte Blanche FEST – New Directors
  42. Satellite – Music Video Festival, Italy (3 – 26 May, 2018)
    Official Selection

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