Spotless(2021)

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 🏆
  • Odense international short film festival, international competition, Odense, Denmark
  • Regard Film Festival 2022, international competition, Canada 🏆
  • Short Waves Festival 2022, education screenings, Poznan, Poland 🏆
  • Vienna Shorts 2022, official selection, Vienna, Austria
  • BÜFF Malmö 2022, official selection, Malmö, Sweden
  • Cinema in Sneakers, short film competition, Warsaw, Poland
  • Mo & Friese international film festival, short film competition, Hamburg, Germany
  • Landshuter Short Film Festival, international competition, Landshut, Germany
  • Plein la Bobine, short film competition, France 🏆
  • FEST new directors/new films, FESTinha competition, Espinho, Portugal 🏆
  • Brussel Short Film Festival 2022, international competition, Brussel, Belgium
  • Vers Awards Festival 2022, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Oulu international Children’s & Youth Film Festival, short film competition, Oulu, Finland

Awards:

  • Best Dutch Live-Action Short, Cinekid Festival ’21
  • Crystal Bear for Best Short Film, K-plus competition, Berlinale Generation ’22
  • Grand Prix, Regard Film Festival ’22
  • FESTinha sub 16 Award, FEST new directors/new films ’22
  • Young Director Award Gold, Cannes Lions ’22
  • ZEF Jury Award, Short Waves Festival ’22
  • Prix de la Classe Jury Lycéen, Plein la Bobine Festival ’22
  • Audience Award School Screenings, Go Short International Short Film Festival ’22
  • KERSVERS Award, International Film Festival Assen ’22

Length:

15 min

Date: