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Life can seem pretty overwhelming at times, particularly when you're growing up. And it’s not always easy to talk to your parents or friends about your problems. Fortunately, the "Kindertelefoon" (Child Helpline) in the Netherlands provides a listening ear. LISTEN presents a cross-section of conversations between children and the Kindertelefoon. One girl talks about being home alone virtually all week; another's sad because her parents are getting divorced. A boy in an asylum seekers' center is worried about the future, while another boy doesn’t want to be gay and hopes these feelings will pass. Every day, the Kindertelefoon takes calls like these from children who want someone to talk to. But children also call to talk about their pets, to practice their audition for The Voice Kids or to make pranks. The recordings of these phone conversations are accompanied by images that quite literally give color to the conversations, and that beautifully reflect their tone - sometimes hilarious or naughty, but more often sad or heartrending.

  • Director: Astrid Bussink
  • Sound and sound editor: Tim van Peppen
  • Editor: Riekje Ziengs
  • Music: Bartho Waeyen, Yvo van Gemert
  • Production manager: Merle Bemelmans & Britte Hermans
  • Producer: Hasse van Nunen & Renko Douze
     
  • Broadcaster: KRO-NCRV
  • Length: 15'
  • Status: finished, 2017.
  • With the support of NPO Fund & CoBO Fund

Broadcasting date: 29 April 2018 - 19:25u, NPO3

Awards:

  • IDFA Special Jury Award for Children’s Documentary
  • Go Short Award for Best Dutch Short Film
  • Cinekid - Cinekid Lion for Best Dutch Short Documentary
  • International Short Film Festival Oberhausen - ECFA Short Film Award & Special Mention Youth Award
  • Jo Mami Mumbai - Golden Gateway for Best Short Film - Half ticket category (5-9 yers)
  • Nomination GROSSE KLAPPE Award at Doxs!-festival Duisburg - award ceremony in November 2018

Festivals:

  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) - Amsterdam - November 2017
  • One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic - March 2018
  • Internationaal Filmfestival Assen - Assen - Maart 2018 DOCVILLE - Belgium - March 2018
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen - April 2018
  • CinéDOC-Tbilisi – International Documentary Film Festival - Georgia - May 2018
  • International Short Film Festival - Oberhausen, Germany - May 2018
  • Doc Edge Festival - New Zealand - May/june 2018
  • Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival - Poland - May 2018
  • Mo&Friese Children's ShortfilmFestival - Hamburg, Germany - June 2018
  • Cinema in Sneakers - Film Festival for Children & Youth - Poland - June 2018
  • Drunken Film Fest - UK - July 2018
  • Zomerparkfeest, Nederland - August 2018
  • Encounters Film Festival, UK - September 2018
  • Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht - September/ October 2018
  • Astra Film Festival, Romania - October 2018
  • Cinekid, Amsterdam - October 2018
  • Indiecork, Ireland - October  2018
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur - Switzerland - November 2018
  • Doxs!-festival Duisburg - Germany - November 2018
  • Jo MAMI - Mumbai - November 2018
  • Olympia International Film Festival - Athens - December 2018
  • Smile IFF for Children and Youth - New Delhi - December 2018
LISTEN

Life can seem pretty overwhelming at times, particularly when you're growing up. And it’s not always easy to talk to your parents or friends about your problems. Fortunately, the "Kindertelefoon" (Child Helpline) in the Netherlands provides a listening ear. LISTEN presents a cross-section of conversations between children and the Kindertelefoon. One girl talks about being home alone virtually all week; another's sad because her parents are getting divorced. A boy in an asylum seekers' center is worried about the future, while another boy doesn’t want to be gay and hopes these feelings will pass. Every day, the Kindertelefoon takes calls like these from children who want someone to talk to. But children also call to talk about their pets, to practice their audition for The Voice Kids or to make pranks. The recordings of these phone conversations are accompanied by images that quite literally give color to the conversations, and that beautifully reflect their tone - sometimes hilarious or naughty, but more often sad or heartrending.

  • Director: Astrid Bussink
  • Sound and sound editor: Tim van Peppen
  • Editor: Riekje Ziengs
  • Music: Bartho Waeyen, Yvo van Gemert
  • Production manager: Merle Bemelmans & Britte Hermans
  • Producer: Hasse van Nunen & Renko Douze
     
  • Broadcaster: KRO-NCRV
  • Length: 15'
  • Status: finished, 2017.
  • With the support of NPO Fund & CoBO Fund

Broadcasting date: 29 April 2018 - 19:25u, NPO3

Awards:

  • IDFA Special Jury Award for Children’s Documentary
  • Go Short Award for Best Dutch Short Film
  • Cinekid - Cinekid Lion for Best Dutch Short Documentary
  • International Short Film Festival Oberhausen - ECFA Short Film Award & Special Mention Youth Award
  • Jo Mami Mumbai - Golden Gateway for Best Short Film - Half ticket category (5-9 yers)
  • Nomination GROSSE KLAPPE Award at Doxs!-festival Duisburg - award ceremony in November 2018

Festivals:

  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) - Amsterdam - November 2017
  • One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic - March 2018
  • Internationaal Filmfestival Assen - Assen - Maart 2018 DOCVILLE - Belgium - March 2018
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen - April 2018
  • CinéDOC-Tbilisi – International Documentary Film Festival - Georgia - May 2018
  • International Short Film Festival - Oberhausen, Germany - May 2018
  • Doc Edge Festival - New Zealand - May/june 2018
  • Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival - Poland - May 2018
  • Mo&Friese Children's ShortfilmFestival - Hamburg, Germany - June 2018
  • Cinema in Sneakers - Film Festival for Children & Youth - Poland - June 2018
  • Drunken Film Fest - UK - July 2018
  • Zomerparkfeest, Nederland - August 2018
  • Encounters Film Festival, UK - September 2018
  • Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht - September/ October 2018
  • Astra Film Festival, Romania - October 2018
  • Cinekid, Amsterdam - October 2018
  • Indiecork, Ireland - October  2018
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur - Switzerland - November 2018
  • Doxs!-festival Duisburg - Germany - November 2018
  • Jo MAMI - Mumbai - November 2018
  • Olympia International Film Festival - Athens - December 2018
  • Smile IFF for Children and Youth - New Delhi - December 2018