Kiem Holijanda

A film by: Sarah Veltmeyer

The brothers Andi (13) en Florist (20) live in a poor and desolate village in Kosovo. By selling milk they earn just enough money to support the family. When Andi discovers a card of a Dutch porn star in their bedroom, he needs a telephone to watch it. He is so obsessed with it, he doesn’t notice his brother has chosen this day to say goodbye to him.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 14’ 07”
Completion: 09/2017
Genre: fiction, youth, coming-of-age
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Albanian
Subtitles: English

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Festivals:

  1. Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands (20 – 29 September, 2017)
    Gouden Kalf Competition
  2. Berlin International Film Festival, Germany (15 – 25 February, 2018)
    Generation 14plus Competition Won: Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film
  3. Festival International de Films de Femmes, France (9 – 18 March, 2018)
    International Short Film Competition
  4. Internationaal Filmfestival Assen | Vrouw & Film, the Netherlands (11 – 12 March, 2018)
    KersVers Competition
  5. Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany (14 – 19 March, 2018)
    Official Competition
  6. Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg, Germany (14 – 21 March, 2018)
    International Competition Special Mention International Jury & Special Mention Youth Jury
  7. Festival of Tolerance, Slovenia (18 – 23 March, 2018)
    Educational screenings
  8. Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey (19 – 29 March, 2018)
    Out-of-Competition: Perspective
  9. Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (11 – 15 April, 2018)
    Dutch Competition
  10. Crossing Europe Film Festival, Austria (25 – 30 April, 2018)
    Cinema Next Europe
  11. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany (3 – 8 May, 2018)
    Children’s and Youth Film Competition
  12. Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Melbourne, Australia (4 – 18 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  13. Mo&Friese Children’s ShortfilmFestival Hamburg, Germany (3 – 10 June, 2018)
    Official Selection Special Mention
  14. Cinema in Sneakers – Film Festival for Children & Youth, Poland (7 – 17 June, 2018)
    Youth Short Film Competition
  15. Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad, Norway (13 – 17 June, 2018)
    International Short Film CompetitionWon: Gold Chair for Best International Short Film
  16. Palm Springs International ShortFest, United States (19 – 25 June, 2018)
    Official Selection
  17. Edinburgh International Film Festival, United Kingdom (20 June – 1 July, 2018)
    Official Selection

Director: Sarah Veltmeyer
Screenplay: Tom Bakker, Sarah Veltmeyer
Producer: Jeroen Beker, Sabine Veenendaal
Cinematographer: Stephan Polman
Sound: Taco Drijfhout
Editor: Fatih Tura
Composer: Arend Bruijn, Hans Nieuwenhuijsen
Production design: Tim Balk
Cast: Andi Bajgora, Florist Bajgora