Onno de Onwetende / Onno the Oblivious

A film by: Viktor van der Valk

Onno is stuck. He’s lost. Many questions. Few answers. And on top of that there’s this strange feeling. This feeling that he knows, but doesn’t understand. This feeling that has come to him much earlier, so it didn’t start here. But where? Where did it start?
Let me tell you the story of Onno the Oblivious, who has fallen victim to the strange feeling.

Country: the Netherlands

Length: 29’07”
Completion: 07/2014
Genre: drama
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch, French, Icelandic
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

  • San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain (19 – 27 September 2014)
    Student Film Meeting Won: Orona Award for most Cutting-Edge Film
  • Netherlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (24 September – 3 October 2014)
    Student Competition Won: Tuschinski Award for best Graduation Film & Wild Card
  • International Student Film & Video Festival Beijing, China (19 – 25 October, 2014)
    Official competition
  • Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland (4 – 9 November, 2014)
    International Competition
  • Leuven International Short Film Festival (28 November – 6 December, 2014)
    European Competition
  • Premiers Plans Film Festival, France (16 – 25 January, 2015)
    Student Film Competition Won: Prix Des Étudiants D’Angers Films D’Écoles Européens
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (8 – 12 April, 2015)
    Breaking Shorts Student Competition & National Competition
  • Crossing Europe Film Festival, Austria (23 – 28 April, 2015)
    CINEMA NEXT EUROPE
  • 2ANNAS – Riga International Short Film Festival, Latvia (22 – 27 September, 2015)
    Out of Competition: Masculinity program curated by Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
  • Vilnius International Short Film Festival, Lithuania (7 – 11 October, 2015)
    International Competition
  • Thess International Short Film Festival, Greece (9 – 14 October, 2015)
    Official Selection Won: Cinematic Achievement Award
  • International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland (23 – 28 November, 2015)
    Etiuda Competition Won: Student Jury Award
  • Beginning International Festival of Debut and Student Films, Russia (27 November – 1 December, 2015)
    Student Competition

Director: Viktor van der Valk
Screenwriter: Viktor van der Valk, Jeroen Scholten van Aschat
Producer: Erik Glijnis, Hanne Sinninghe
Line Producer: Benthe van Wallenburg
Cinematographer: Emo Weemhoff
Gaffer: Aafke Beernink
Production Designer: Sebastián Arroyo Hoebens
Art Director: Nicole Kroes
Costume Designer: Myrte Beltman
Production Sound Mixer: Robin Berk
Sound design: Tijn Hazen
Re-Recording Mixer: Laura Solleveld, Tijn Hazen
Editor: Lot Rossmark
Composer: Eren Önsoy
Cast: Vincent van der Valk, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Genelva Lo-Kioeng-Shioe, Evelien Bosmans, Krisjan Schelingerhout, Bram van der Kelen, Antoinette Jelgersma