When Light Fades(2020)

Written & Directed by Daan Groot

A poetic short film about a ten-year-old boy struggling with depression. As he spirals further into isolation, it’s getting harder for him to resist the visions of an offered escape.


Short film | 00:11:33 | Narrative Fiction | Themes: Depression, Youth, Children | Colour | 4:3 | The Netherlands | Spoken language: Dutch | Subtitles: English | Format: DCP, ProRes | Dolby 5.1 & Stereo LtRt


Fransiska Prihadi, program director Minikino: Intense and brutally emotional, I feel guilty to find it beautiful at the same time.”


Festival Selections:

  • Minikino Short Film Week Bali 2020, programmers choice competition, Indonesia. 🏆
  • Nederlands Filmfestival 2020, debut competition, the Netherlands.


  • Programmers Choice Award, Minikino Short Film Week Bali 2020, Indonesia




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