Green Screen Gringo

A film by: Douwe Dijkstra

Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way in an enchanting – and yet turbulent – Brazil. Where the streets are a stage for politics, art and affection, a gringo can only watch. The result is a mixtape-portrait on modern day Brazil seen through the eyes of the visitor.

Country: the Netherlands, Brazil
Length: 16’
Completion: 10/2016
Genre: Experimental documentary
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Portuguese, English
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (24 – 30 October, 2016)
    International Competition
  • Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival, Estonia (12 – 16 November, 2016)
    International Competition
  • Vilnius International Short Film Festival, Lithuania (18 – 22 January, 2017)
    International Competition Won: Best Documentary
  • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France (3 – 11 February, 2017)
    Lab Competition Won: Grand Prix Labo
  • Punto De Vista – International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, Spain (6 – 11 March, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Tampere Film Festival, Finland (8 – 12 March, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (15 – 19 March, 2017)
    International Competition Won: Bill Douglas Award For Best International Short Film
  • Short Waves Festival, Poland (21 – 26 March, 2016)
    International Competition
  • Flatpack Film Festival, United Kingdom (4 – 9 April, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (5 – 9 April, 2017)
    Dutch Competition
  • International Film Festival of Lanzarote, Spain (18 – 29 April, 2017)
    Documental Short Film Section
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (19 – 23 April, 2017)
    Special Program
  • Skopje Film Festival, Macedonia (20 – 28 April, 2017)
    Out of Competition: thematic program on capitalism
  • IndieLisboa – Lisbon International Independent Film Festival, Portugal (3 – 14 May, 2017)
    Silvestre Section
  • International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany (11 – 16 May, 2017)
    Out of competition: Award Winners of Other festivals
  • Kinodot Experimental Film Festival, Russia (27 – 28 May, 2017)
    International Competition
  • VIS Vienna Shorts Film Festival, Austria (1 – 6 June, 2017)
    Out of competition: FAKE NEWS. SAD COUNTERFEITING REALITY
  • Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival, South-Africa (1 – 11 June, 2017)
  • Rooftop Films Summer Series, United States (10 June, 2017)
  • Contis Festival, France (15 – 19 June, 2017)
    European Short Film Competition
  • Art Film Fest Kosice, Slovakia (16 – 24 June, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Palm Springs ShortFest, United States (21 – 27 June, 2017)
    International Competition
  • NexT International Film Festival, Romania (22 – 26 June, 2017)
    International Competition
  • International Short Film Festival Tabor, Croatia (6 – 9 July, 2017)
    International Competition
  • European Film Festival Palic, Serbia (15 – 21 July, 2017)
    Young Spirit of Europe
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico (21 – 30 July, 2017)
    Official Selection: Experimental Short Film
  • Lago Film Fest International Festival of Short and Documentaries, Italy (21 – 29 July, 2017)
    New Signs Special Mention for Best Experimental Film
  • Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, Malta (27 – 30 July, 2017)
    Official Competition
  • Dokufest – International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo (4 – 12 August, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Pleinbioscoop, the Netherlands (9 – 27 August, 2017)
    En Plein Public Won: Best Sound Design and Music
  • Seoul International New Media Festival, Korea (17 – 25 August, 2017)
    Competition: Glocal Propose Won: Best Glocal Propose Award
  • Concorto Short Film Festival, Italy (19 – 26 August, 2017)
    International Competition Won: Special Jury Prize
  • São Paulo International Short Films Festival, Brazil (23 August – 3 September, 2017)
    International program
  • MEETINGS – Video And Performance Festival, Denmark (1 – 10 September, 2017)
  • Seoul International Architecture Film Festival, Korea (4 – 24 September, 2017)
  • Eureka University Film Festival, Colombia (18 – 23 September, 2017)
  • Bolton Film Festival, United Kingdom (20 – 21 September, 2017)
    Experimental strand
  • Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands (20 – 29 September, 2017)
    Gouden Kalf Competition
  • Lille International Short Film Festival, France (24 September – 1 October, 2017)
    International Competition
  • THESS International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki, Greece (25 – 30 September, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • 25 FPS Festival, Croatia (28 September – 1 October, 2017)
    Competition
  • Milano Film Festival, Italy (28 September – 08 October, 2017)
    International Short Film Competition
  • Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada (28 September – 13 October, 2017)
    MODES program
  • FESTCURTASBH – Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Brazil (29 September – 8 October)
    Special program: Atravessamentos
  • Hancheng International Short Film Festival, China (1 – 8 October, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Australia (5 – 8 October, 2017)
    Official Selection

Director: Douwe Dijkstra
Producer:Douwe Dijkstra
Cinematographer: Douwe Dijkstra
Sound: Rob Peters
Editor: Douwe Dijkstra
Audio mastering: Bob Macc
Music: Pedrowl, Stefanini, O Terno & Emanuel Matias Ramos
Translation: Bella Tozini, Daniel M. Valentiml, Nanda Wichers
Graphic design: Bas Koopmans en Nuno Beijinho