InScience Film Festival
NetherLENS | Shorts

NetherLENS | Shorts

Film

  • Language talk: Dutch
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  • LUX 6
  • € 12,50

With NetherLENS, InScience presents no fewer than seven home-grown short films about science. From documentary to dance film and from animation to evolutionary biology: this is a program with many flavors.

We learn more about the mysterious mycorrhiza, underground fungi that are essential for the root system of plants, in The Underground Astronaut. The moving documentary New Eye shows the craft behind making eye prostheses. In Moving Mountains we climb the Himalayan mountains, together with scientists who have to check the measuring equipment with which they monitor climate change at a height of thousands of meters.


MICRO|MACRO

MICRO|MACRO

In video artwork MICRO|MACRO, Studio Beerdier gives an impression of a child’s cancer treatment. The starting point for this animated film is the resilience of  children: in general, children can undergo more intensive treatments than adults, because their bodies have a better ability to recover. This “superpower” is often underexposed in childhood cancer coverage.

Director
Studio Beerdier, Charlotte de Vries, Karenina van den Crommenacker
Country
The Netherlands
Length
4 min
Theme
-
Type Film
Animation
Premiere
International premiere, World premiere
Year
2023
Language
None
Subtitle
None
Cobalt

Cobalt

COBALT is a 6 min. experimental dance film exploring and imagining future nature-technology-human ways of relating. The project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between a philosophy of technology researcher, an AI researcher and dancer, and a cinematographer, culminating in a non-verbal philosophical essay.

Director
Julia Rijssenbeek
Country
The Netherlands
Length
6 min
Theme
-
Type Film
Experimental
Premiere
World premiere
Year
2023
Language
None
Subtitle
-
1976: Search for Life

1976: Search for Life

A new father visits the hometown of his mother in 1976, accompanied by his wife and baby. At the same time, the NASA Viking lander is sending the first images back to Earth from the surface of another planet. An experimental documentary about our relationship to the past.

Director
Tess Martin
Country
The Netherlands
Length
10 min
Theme
-
Type Film
Documentary, Animation, Experimental
Year
2023
Language
English
Subtitle
English
Microscopic love

Microscopic love

A young biochemist who just arrived in a small town of The Netherlands, is building an artificial cell to understand the origins of life. Through his diary and microscope footage, he keeps track of changes in his new life, spent between the lab, his friends and his love for Simone.

Director
Emilien Dubuc
Country
Belgium
Length
12 min
Theme
-
Type Film
Experimental
Premiere
Dutch premiere
Year
2023
Language
German, French
Subtitle
English
The Underground Astronaut

The Underground Astronaut

Beneath our feet lies a mystery. A complex underground network of fungi keeps our ecosystem alive by exchanging nutrients and carbon with plants and trees. Remarkably, no one quite knows how these advanced and age-old systems operate, and how they are affected by climate change.

Director
Marleine van der Werf
Country
The Netherlands
Length
17 min
Theme
-
Type Film
Documentary
Year
2023
Language
English
Subtitle
-
New Eye

New Eye

Together with painter and prosthetist Julios, ocularist Jelmer makes eye prostheses through modeling, scanning and craft painting. While ocularist Jelmer and painter Julios focus with delicate attention on the smallest details during the creation process of an eye prothesis, we see the first unveiling of the proud owners. A detailed look into loving craftsmanship and generosity.

Director
Eline van Diggelen
Country
The Netherlands
Length
9 min
Theme
-
Type Film
Documentary
Year
2023
Language
Dutch
Subtitle
-
Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains

On his quest to map the consequences of climate change, mountain hydrologist Walter Immerzeel and his team venture to heights where other scientists do not go. From his tent base in the Himalayas, he monitors over 200 instruments measuring variables like snowfall, temperature, air pressure, solar irradiance, windspeed and more. These data must be extremely accurate in order to reliably predict changes in the region’s water cycle – which is of crucial importance for the millions of people who live in the climate-sensitive areas downstream. In Moving Mountains, filmmaker and mountaineer Renko Douze follows Immerzeel on one of his mountain expeditions.

Director
Renko Douze
Country
The Netherlands
Length
15 min
Theme
-
Type Film
Documentary
Year
2023
Language
Dutch
Subtitle
-

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