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When Grey is a Colour

When Grey is a Colour is a short film directed by Marit Weerheijm.

WHEN GREY IS A COLOUR


original title: grijs is ook een kleur

release 2016 | genre coming of age | length 27 minutes | language Dutch, Flemish | broadcasting KRO-NCRV
festival distribution Some Shorts | directed by Marit Weerheijm | written by Saar Ponsioen

 

Is life worth living if all your days are grey? In this coming of age film, the young Cato is confronted with her older brother who comes back to live at home after a suicide attempt. Despite Cato’s efforts to reconnect with her brother, he remains withdrawn. When she doesn’t know what to do anymore, she unexpectedly meets a strange man with large, white fake wings.

 

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Credits:

with: CÉCILIA VOS & KO ZANDVLIET & SAM LOUWYCK & REINOUT BUSSEMAKER & MARGO DAMES & TJEBBE BAANDERS

directed by: MARIT WEERHEIJM
written by: SAAR PONSIOEN
produced by: LOES KOMEN & EVA VERWEIJ

line producer: JASPER POL
production manager: INDY KISOEN
first assistant director: RENÉ JONKERS
cinematography: MARTIJN MELIS
gaffer: JURGEN LISSE
sound recordist: JACOB OOSTRA
production design: ESRA GHILANE
art director: HANNEKE WIND
wardrobe: BOBBY BO STIPS
make-up & hair: ELSA HELWIG & JUDITH VAN BELLE
editor: FATIH TURA
sound design: HANZA VAN DER VEER
re-recording mixer: LASZLO BRINKHOFF
composer: TONY MOLINA
visual effects supervisor: TOM SELBECK
colorist: FERNANDO RODRIGUES
graphic design: SANDER BROUWER

Festivals:

  • WINNER Student Academy Award 2017 - International Narrative (bronze)
  • WINNER CILECT Prize 2017 - Best Fiction
     
  • Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival, Hong Kong (6 - 21 April, 2018)
    International Competition
  • San Joaquin International Film Festival, USA (16 - 17 December, 2017)
  • Montefeltro Film School Festival, Italy (8 - 10 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Education Film Festival Evreux, France (5 - 9 December, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Film School Fest Munich, Germany (19 - 25 November, 2017)
    Out of competition: Special Lecture 'Student Oscar and what now?'
  • Fenêtres sur Courts Short Film Festival, France (11 – 18 November, 2017)
    European Competition
  • Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, Canada (3 – 12 November, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Hyperfest -  International Student Film Festival, Romania (27 - 31 October, 2017)
    International Competition
    - WINNER Best Cinematography (Martijn Melis)
  • Filem'on - International Children's Film Festival Brussels, Belgium (25 October - 4 November, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Festival Off-Courts Trouville, France (8 - 16 September, 2017)
    European Competition
  • Nancy Internationel Film Festival, France (25 August - 3 September, 2017)
    International Competition
  • FIRST - International Film Festival Xining, China (21 - 31 July, 2017)
    Out-of-competition: Academic Spirits
  • Cinema Jove - International Film Festival Valencia, Spain (23 Juni - 1 July, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel (18 - 24 June, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Sehsüchte - International Student Film Festival, Germany (26 April - 1 May, 2017)
    Future: Teens Competition
  • TIFF Kids International Film Festival, Canada (7 - 23 April, 2017)
    Official Selection
    - WINNER Young People's Jury Award - Best Short Film
    - WINNER Adult Jury Award - Best Short Film
  • Cineclass – International Student Film Festival, France (27 – 31 March, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Vrouw&Film – Internationaal Filmfestival Assen, the Netherlands (11 – 12 March, 2017)
    KersVers
  • Vers Awards, the Netherlands (17 December, 2016)
    Competition
  • Eindhoven Film Festival, the Netherlands (9 – 11 December, 2016)
    Official Selection
    - WINNER Best Fiction Film
    - WINNER Best Director (Marit Weerheijm)
    - WINNER Best Actress (Cécilia Vos)
  • Poitiers Film Festival, France (25 November – 2 December, 2016)
    International Competition
  • Camerimage, Poland (12 – 19 November, 2016)
    Short Student Film Competition
  • Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival, Estonia (12 – 16 November, 2016)
    International Competition
  • Ruwe Diamant Festival, the Netherlands (21 September, 2016)
  • Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (21 – 30 September, 2016)
    Student Competition
    - WINNER Filmfonds Wildcard Fictie (Marit Weerheijm)
  • Keep an Eye Filmfestival, the Netherlands (27 June - 2 July, 2016)
    - WINNER Topkapi Films Fictie Prijs
    - WINNER AVROTROS Scenarioprijs (Saar Ponsioen)