Directed by Emma Branderhorst

Ruby (15) does not dare to ask her mother for tampons or sanitary pads, she knows that there is really no money for them.


Original title: Vlekkeloos | Short film | 00:15:40 | Narrative Fiction | Themes: Period Poverty, Feminisme, Coming of Age, Female Gaze,  | Colour | 1.85:1 | the Netherlands | Spoken language: Dutch | Subtitles: English | Format: DCP, ProRes | Dolby 5.1 & Stereo LtRt


Festival Selections:

  • Nederlands Filmfestival 2021, debut competition, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Cinekid international children’s film festival 2021, Dutch short film competition, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 🏆
  • Berlinale Generation, K-plus competition, Berlin, Germany 🏆
  • BÜFF Malmo, short film program, Malmö, Sweden.
  • Internationales Frauen* Film Fest, short film program, Dortmund + Köln, Germany
  • Go Short International Short Film Festival, Dutch Competition, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • Internationaal Film Festival Assen, KersVers Competition, Assen, the Netherlands


  • Best Dutch Live-Action Short, Cinekid Festival ’21
  • Crystal Bear for Best Short Film, K-plus competition, Berlinale Generation ’22


15 min