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Runner Up, Genre Film | Honorable Mention, Super Short Film

HEAT

Thessa Meijer

During an extreme heat wave, a shy girl seeks refuge in an ice cream shop. But when she looks into the eyes of the charming vendor, she is on thin ice...

For such a short film, this one packs quite a punch! The production design is a rainbow feast for the eyes and the sound design heightens the strangeness of this world. A film that is sure to stick with you, HEAT will forever change how you look at ice cream! — Jillian C (Programmer)

DETAILS

CATEGORY

Super Short

RUNTIME

2 min

COUNTRY

Netherlands

LANGUAGE

Dutch

TAGS

Comedy, Horror

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Thessa Meijer is a Dutch writer and director based in Amsterdam, her work is characterised by dreamy magical realism with a humorous undertone. She graduated with honors in 2015 from the HKU University of Arts and was awarded the Netherlands Film Festival’s Dioraphte Award and a Wildcard from the Netherlands Film Fund. What followed was a mid-length television film, The Day My House Fell, which screened at several international festivals and got selected for the Debut competition at the Netherlands Film Festival. Her music video Mind Dear premiered on Nowness, was shown at SXSW Film Festival and got nominated for a 3FM Award Best Video. Her short film ‘The Walking Fish’ was made during an Artist in Residency in Saga, Japan. The work earned her the 2019 Young Director Award (YDA)’s Special Jury Price and a Gold, as well as a Special Mention - Go Short Award for Best Dutch Short Film. It is also the Dutch submission to the 2020 Academy Awards for Live Action Short Film. Thessa's new short films "Heat" and "Nervosa" will be released soon. Thessa is now working on the development of her first feature film.

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Playing as a part of

SHOWTIME

Drive-in Theater

August 21, 2020

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Screening at 8:30 pm


At Brandeis Bardin Campus, Simi Valley

1101 Pepper Tree Ln, Brandeis (Simi Valley) CA 93064


Online Festival

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Available to watch on demand from August 22-29, 2020


Award Block

Available to watch on demand from August 30-September 5, 2020


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CREDITS

Director: Thessa Meijer


Executive Producer: Bente Mars


Producer: Julia Rombout


Writer: Thessa Meijer


Cinematographer: Boas van Milligen Bielke


Production Designer: Floor Knaapen


Costume Designer: Babette Tielrooij


Editor: Fatih Tura


VFX Supervisor: Thaumar Rep


Sound Designer: Regard Ibrahim


Cast: Famke Louise, Daniël Kolf, Anouk van Efferen, Priscilla Nurlette Da Costa, Frits Lambrechts

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