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Hello Salaam

Hello Salaam

Sil (10) and Merlijn (11) are about to go on a big journey: they will visit a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. From their mothers – who both volunteer in refugee camps – they’ve heard the stories about the children who live there. Now they want to see and experience it for themselves. What is it like to live in a camp? First encounters such as handing out food and careful greetings soon become playful gatherings and good conversations in several languages. Is this the start of a friendship?

Watch the trailer here.

  • Director: Kim Brand
  • DOP: Reinout Steenhuizen
  • Sound: Jillis Schriel
  • Editing: Luuk van Stegeren
  • Sound design: Lennart Kleinen, Alan van Ramshorst
  • Grading: Michiel Rummens
  • Finishing: Jan Jaap Kuiper
  • Design: Susanne Keilhack
  • Production manager: Merle Bemelmans
  • Producer: Hasse van Nunen & Renko Douze 
  • Music: Harry de Wit
     
  • Broadcaster: KRO-NCRV 
  • Length: 15'
  • Status: finished, 2017. Premiere 22 October - Cinekid Festival
  • With the support of the Dutch Media Fund

Prizes:

  • Second Prize Documentary Award - Chicago International Children’s Film Festival - 2017 - USA 
  • Best Short Documentary Film, Academy®️ Accredited - Flickerfest - 2018 - Sydney, Australië
  • Special Jury Prize - Singapore International Children's Film Festival - 2018 - Asia

Festivals:

  • Cinekid Festival - 2017 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • DOK Leipzig - 2017 - Germany
  • Duisburger Filmwoche - 2017 - Germany, nominated for ECFA Documentary Award
  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival - 2017 - USA
  • IDFA - 2017 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Flickerfest - 2018 - Sydney, Australia
  • IndieJunior Allianz - 2018 - Porto, Portugal
  • Providence Children's Film Festival - 2018 - USA
  • CPH:DOX - 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • DOK.fest Munich - 2018 - Germany
  • Big Eyes Big Minds - 2018 - Singapore
  • Docudays UA - 2018 - Ukraine
  • Go Short Festival - 2018 - Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • New York International Children's Film Festival - 2018 - USA
  • TIFF Kids - 2018 - Canada
  • Atlanta Film Festival - 2018 - USA
  • Doc Edge Festival - 2018 - New Zealand
  • Jio Mami Mumbai FF - 2018 - India
  • Addis International FF - 2018 - Ethiopia
  • Nederlands Filmfestival - 2018 - Utrecht, NL
  • El Meu Primer Festival - 2018 - Barcelona, Spain
  • Festival Cinéma Jeune Public - 2018 - Lausanne / Pully, Switzerland
  • Roshd International FF - 2018 - Teheran, Iran
  • DOKKINO - 2018 - Finland
  • KUKI - ISFF for Children and Youth - 2018 - Berlin, Germany
  • Sharjah International Children’s FF - 2018 - UAE
  • DOCNYC - 2018 - NYC, USA
  • Docfest - 2018 - Maastricht, NL
  • Inconvenient Films - 2018 - Vilnius, Lithuania
Hello Salaam

Sil (10) and Merlijn (11) are about to go on a big journey: they will visit a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. From their mothers – who both volunteer in refugee camps – they’ve heard the stories about the children who live there. Now they want to see and experience it for themselves. What is it like to live in a camp? First encounters such as handing out food and careful greetings soon become playful gatherings and good conversations in several languages. Is this the start of a friendship?

Watch the trailer here.

  • Director: Kim Brand
  • DOP: Reinout Steenhuizen
  • Sound: Jillis Schriel
  • Editing: Luuk van Stegeren
  • Sound design: Lennart Kleinen, Alan van Ramshorst
  • Grading: Michiel Rummens
  • Finishing: Jan Jaap Kuiper
  • Design: Susanne Keilhack
  • Production manager: Merle Bemelmans
  • Producer: Hasse van Nunen & Renko Douze 
  • Music: Harry de Wit
     
  • Broadcaster: KRO-NCRV 
  • Length: 15'
  • Status: finished, 2017. Premiere 22 October - Cinekid Festival
  • With the support of the Dutch Media Fund

Prizes:

  • Second Prize Documentary Award - Chicago International Children’s Film Festival - 2017 - USA 
  • Best Short Documentary Film, Academy®️ Accredited - Flickerfest - 2018 - Sydney, Australië
  • Special Jury Prize - Singapore International Children's Film Festival - 2018 - Asia

Festivals:

  • Cinekid Festival - 2017 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • DOK Leipzig - 2017 - Germany
  • Duisburger Filmwoche - 2017 - Germany, nominated for ECFA Documentary Award
  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival - 2017 - USA
  • IDFA - 2017 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Flickerfest - 2018 - Sydney, Australia
  • IndieJunior Allianz - 2018 - Porto, Portugal
  • Providence Children's Film Festival - 2018 - USA
  • CPH:DOX - 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • DOK.fest Munich - 2018 - Germany
  • Big Eyes Big Minds - 2018 - Singapore
  • Docudays UA - 2018 - Ukraine
  • Go Short Festival - 2018 - Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • New York International Children's Film Festival - 2018 - USA
  • TIFF Kids - 2018 - Canada
  • Atlanta Film Festival - 2018 - USA
  • Doc Edge Festival - 2018 - New Zealand
  • Jio Mami Mumbai FF - 2018 - India
  • Addis International FF - 2018 - Ethiopia
  • Nederlands Filmfestival - 2018 - Utrecht, NL
  • El Meu Primer Festival - 2018 - Barcelona, Spain
  • Festival Cinéma Jeune Public - 2018 - Lausanne / Pully, Switzerland
  • Roshd International FF - 2018 - Teheran, Iran
  • DOKKINO - 2018 - Finland
  • KUKI - ISFF for Children and Youth - 2018 - Berlin, Germany
  • Sharjah International Children’s FF - 2018 - UAE
  • DOCNYC - 2018 - NYC, USA
  • Docfest - 2018 - Maastricht, NL
  • Inconvenient Films - 2018 - Vilnius, Lithuania