It’s Nice in Here(2022)

Written & directed by Robert-Jonathan Koeyers 

A fragmented portrait of a moment, a person, and a place, seen through the subjective memories of a young Black girl, Imani, and a rookie police officer, David, who both have wildly different recollections of the same faithful moment in a corner store that will leave their lives altered forever.


Short film | 00:15:40 | Animation | Themes: Police Violence,  | Colour | 1.85:1 | the Netherlands | Spoken language: English | Subtitles: Dutch, English, French | Format: DCP, ProRes | Dolby 5.1 & Stereo LtRt


Festival Selections:

  • Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2022, short film competition, France.
  • Interfilm festival 2022, Kuki competitions, Germany
  • Nederlands Filmfestival 2022, Gouden Kalf competitie, the Netherlands
  • Cinanima 2022, international short competition, Portugal
  • Regard Filmfestival 2023, international short competition, Canada
  • Curtas Vila Do Conde 2022, international short competition, Portugal
  • Leuven international short film festival 2022, out of competition screening, Belgium
  • Bolton International Film Festival 2022, short film competition, UK
  • Ajyal Film Festival 2022, international short competition, Qatar
  • Manifest – Mafra animation film festival 2022, Portugal
  • Stockholm international film festival 2022, international short competition, Sweden
  • Leeds International Film Festival 2022, international animation short competition, UK
  • Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 2022, Canada
  • Cactus International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, int. short film competition, Italy
  • Santa Barbara international film festival 2023, int. short film competition, US
  • Anima Brussel 2023, international short film competition, Belgium
  • Kaboom Animation Festival 2023, Dutch short film competition, the Netherlands
  • Animafest Zagreb 2023, international short film competition, Croatia
  • NFMLA (new filmmakers LA), best short animation competition, US
  • Humans of Film Festival Amsterdam 2023, short film competition, the Netherlands
  • Cardiff Animation Nights, international short competition, UK
  • Ennesimo Film Festival 2023, international short competition, Italy
  • Movies that Matter Festival 2023, short film competition, The Netherlands
  • GoShort international short film festival 2023, international highlights program, the Netherlands
  • Golden Harvest Film Festival 2023, out of competition program, Taiwan



15 min