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NY Premiere

Director: Hanro Smitsman

Netherlands, 2006, 10 min

Shooting Format:16mm

Festival Year:2007

Category:Narrative Short

WINNER: Spirit Award

Cast:Nino Van Der Lee, Camilla Siegertsz, Juda Goslinga, Leon Voorberg, Jelka Van Houten

Crew:Producer: Marc Bary (IJswater Films) - Screenwriter: Hanro Smitsman, Philip Delmaar, Anjet Daanje - Editor: Marc Bechtold - Cinematographer: Joost Rietdijk - Sound: Fons Merkies

Sales:Sydney Neter - SND Films - T: +31-204040707


Contact is a short, tragi-comic thread story about the search for happiness of a boy, his mother, and her lover.

About the director

In 2000, Hanro Smitsman (Breda, 1967) mastered in film directing at the Amsterdam Academy for Film and Television. Since then he has directed various short films that have won acclaim in the Netherlands and abroad. Informed by a socially engaged artistic practice, his award-winning short films Dajo (2004) Engel en Broer (2005) and Raak (2006) have attracted the attention of international critics and helped situate him as one of the most talented filmmakers of his generation.

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