Grijs Is Ook Een Kleur / When Grey Is A Colour

A film by: Marit Weerheijm

Is life worth living if all your days are grey? The young Cato is confronted with her elder brother who comes back to live at home after a suicide attempt. Cato tries to get closer to her brother, but he doesn’t allow her to. When she doesn’t know what to do anymore, she unexpectedly meets a strange man with large, white fake wings.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 27’ 17”
Completion: 09/2016
Genre: drama, youth
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

WINNER STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD 2017
(Bronze in the category Narrative – International Film Schools)

  1. Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (21 – 30 September, 2016)
    Student Competition
  2. Ruwe Diamant Festival, the Netherlands (21 September, 2016)
  3. Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival, Estonia (12 – 16 November, 2016)
    International Competition
  4. CAMERIMAGE Film Festival, Poland (12 – 19 November, 2016)
    Short Student Film Competition
  5. Poitiers Film Festival, France (25 November – 2 December, 2016)
    International Competition
  6. Eindhoven Film Festival, the Netherlands (9 – 11 December, 2016)
    Official Selection Won: Best Fiction Film, Best Director & Best Actress
  7. Vers Awards, the Netherlands (17 December, 2016)
    Competition
  8. Vrouw&Film – Internationaal Filmfestival Assen, the Netherlands (11 – 12 March, 2017)
    KersVers
  9. Cineclass – International Student Film Festival, France (27 – 31 March, 2017)
    International Competition
  10. TIFF Kids, Canada (7 – 23 April, 2017)
    Official Selection Won: Best Short Film & Young Jury award for Best Short Film
  11. Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany (26 April – 1 May, 2017)
    Future Teen Competition
  12. Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel (18 – 24 June, 2017)
    International Competition
  13. Cinema Jove – Valencia International Film Festival, Spain (23 June – 1 July, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  14. FIRST International Film Festival Xining, China (21 – 27 July, 2017)
    Out-of-competition: Academic Spirits
  15. Nancy International Film Festival, France (25 August – 3 September, 2017)
    International Competition
  16. Festival Off-Courts Trouville, France (8 – 16 September, 2017)
    Competition
  17. Filem’On – International Children’s Film Festival, Belgium (25 October – 5 November, 2017)
    Competition
  18. Hyperfest, Romania (27 – 31 October, 2017)
    International Competition Won: Best Cinematography
  19. Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, Canada (3 – 12 November, 2017)
    Official Selection
  20. Fenêtres sur Courts Short Film Festival, France (11 – 18 November, 2017)
    European Competition
  21. Education Film Festival, France (5 – 9 December, 2017)
    Competition
  22. Montefeltro Film School Festival, Italy (8 – 10 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  23. San Joaquin International Film Festival, United States (16 – 17 December, 2017)
  24. Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival, Hong Kong (6 – 22 April, 2017)
    International Selection

Director: Marit Weerheijm
Screenplay: Saar Ponsioen
Producer: Loes Komen, Eva Verweij
Line Producer: Jasper Pol
Cinematographer: Martijn Melis
Production design: Esra Ghilane
Sound design: Hanza van der Veer
Editor: Fatih Tura
Composer: Tony Molina
Cast: Cécilia Vos, Ko Zandvliet, Sam Louwyck, Reinout Bussemaker, Margo Dames, Tjebbe Baanders