“Aurora” nominated for VERS Awards

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If you haven’t seen my animated short “Aurora” yet, this is your chance!

Tonight at 8.30 it will be screened during the VERS Awards in Het Ketelhuis, the cinema at the Westergasterrein, Amsterdam. I’ll be there to answer questions and to (hopefully) receive the prize! 😉
The VERS Awards is given every year to the best young shortfilmmaker of the Netherlands. Aurora is the only animation nominated. More info here: http://www.versfilmentv.nl/nl/vers-info/nieuws/vers-awards/

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In De Wereld Draait Door!

Yesterday I was invited to talk about my work on the most popular talkshow in The Netherlands: De Wereld Draait Door. With more than a million viewers everyday, I must admit I was a bit nervous!

For the “Book of the month” item, I made a animation of 30 seconds of the best book of November: “De Spiegelwereld van Willie Sutton”. I really enjoyed the book, so it wasn’t hard to make a small film – still the time that I had (one week) made it kind of a challenge. It all worked out and I’m glad with the result!

Here’s the link to the interview and the animation. Look for it at around 29:00 minutes. Enjoy!
http://dewerelddraaitdoor.vara.nl/media/191782

And here’s some pics of the evening. I had a great time 🙂

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Aimée is winner of the WDKA Maaskant Prize 2012 / Aimée is winnaar van de WDKA Maaskantprijs 2012!

Great news!

Last week I received the WDKA Maaskant Prize 2012 for my graduation film “One Past Two”. This prize, a travelcheque of €4000, is given every 2 years to the best graduation project of the Willem de Kooning Academy, to support the artists in their further career. I was nominated together with 19 other fantastic ex-students of my academy and I had never expected to win. It’s great to see that the film, which I made almost 2 years ago, still moves people. Of course I made the film in order to graduate – but I also made it as an artistic and emotional monument in my life. And it took me blood, sweat and tears to make. An appreciation like this, even so late, means the world to me. So thanks to all of the jury for chosing me, and thanks to the academy for nominating me! Also, the exhibition featuring all of the nominees is still taking place till November 25th in “Gallery Blaak10”, Rotterdam. Go see it! One Past Two is screened in the basement.

More info and the official statement of the jury can be found here: http://www.wdka.nl/nl/Actueel/Nieuws/nieuwsbericht/?article=1744

Here are some nice pics of the award ceremony! 🙂

The film is still online here: