The awards for the graduation films 2016 of the Netherlands Film Academy (NFA) were announced during the presentation in the Eye Film Institute on Monday June 27th. This year, The Topkapi Films Fiction Award was granted for the fifth time.
Grijs is ook een kleur, directed by Marit Weerheijm (screenplay: Saar Ponsioen), tells the story of young Cato, who is confronted with her elder brother who comes back to live at home after a suicide attempt. Cato tries to get closer to her brother, but he doesn’t allow her to. When she doesn’t know what to do anymore, she unexpectedly meets a strange man with large, white fake wings.
The jury, consisting out of Esther Gerritsen, Benja Bruijning, Shariff Korver, Johan Fretz and Laurette Schillings, assessed the films critically and disclosing the following: “We grant the Topkapi Films Fiction Award 2016 to the film we consider to be the most balanced. The director has proven to be able to tell a story in an effective way. The acting of the main character was highly convincing; the camerawork was sensory with a couple of clever visual moments, that displayed the feeling of the characters in an intriguing way.”
Grijs is ook een kleur wins a visit to the Berlinale 2017.
screenwriter Saar Ponsioen
director Marit Weerheijm
producer Loes Komen, Eva Verweij
line producer Jasper Pol
cinematography Martijn Melis
gaffer Jurgen Lisse
production design Esra Ghilane
art direction Hanneke Wind
production sound mixer Jacob Oostra
sound design Hanza van der Veer
mixage re-recording mixer Laszlo Brinkhoff
editor Fatih Tura
visual effects supervisor Tom Selbeck
visual effects producer Tim Groot
compositor Roel Meijering, Yana Petkova, Becanti Wijnbergh
composer Tony Molina