Why Didn’t You Stay For Me?(2020)

Directed by Milou Gevers

Four children. One director. Each lost a parent to suicide. When director Milou probes the questions no one ever dared to ask her, the kids finally tell us about the journey they made from the moment they heard the news.

 

Short documentary | 00:25:00 | Themes: Coming of Age, Student film, Suicide, Children/Youth | Color | 1:1.85 | the Netherlands | Language: Dutch | Subtitles: Engels | Format: DCP, ProRes | Dolby 5.1 & Stereo LtRt

 

* WINNER STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD 2021 *

 

Festival Selections:

  • Showcase of the Netherlands Film Academy 2020, the Netherlands🏆
  • Nederlands Film Festival 2020, studentencompetition, the Netherlands🏆
  • International Filmfestival Assen 2021, KersVers competitie, the Netherlands
  • Doc Edge Film Festival 2021, international short competition, New Zealand.
  • Mo&Friese Kinderkurzfilmfestival 2021, neon competition, Germany 🏆
  • Zlìn Film Festival 2021, Zlìn Dog competition, Czech Republic.🏆
  • DocuDonna Film Festival 2021, international competition, Italy 🏆
  • MINIKINO FIlm Week 2021, international documentary competition, Indonesia
  • Szczecin Film Festival 2021, international competition, Poland
  • Filmschool Fest Munich 2021, international short film competition, Germany
  • Cinekid Film Festival 2021, Dutch Short Documentary Competition, the Netherlands 🏆
  • Sapporo Short Film Festival 2021, international competition, Japan 🏆

AWARDS:

  • VPRO Documentaire Award 2020, Showcase van de Nederlandse Filmacademie 2020.
  • KNF Award voor beste eindexamenproductie, Nederlands Film Festival 2020.
  • Wildcard van het Nederlands Filmfonds(€50.000,-) voor Milou Gevers, Nederlands Film Festival 2020.
  • Zlin Dog Award, Zlìn Film Festival 2021, Czech Republic
  • Best International Short Documentary, DocuDonna 2021, Italy
  • Best Dutch Short Documentary, Cinekid 2021, the Netherlands
  • Best Short Documentary, MINIKINO Film Week 2021, Indonesia
  • Neon Award, Mo & Friese int. short film festival 2021, Germany.
  • Best Student Film, Sapporto Short Film Festival 2021, Japan.

Length:

25 min

Date: