Greetings from Kropsdam


Lammert wouldn’t hurt a fly. He lives with his fancy pigeons and his best friend Frieda in the small Groningen village of Kropsdam. His tranquil life is disrupted when he is suspected of making a deal with the energy company GreenNow, in order to have a wind turbine built on his land. Lammert is oblivious to this: he doesn’t want anything to do with wind turbines. Yet he notices that the village starts treating him differently. Because everyone is happy in Kropsdam, unless you’re out of luck.

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Film Festivals & Awards

  1. Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2017, International competition, France 2017 (Oscar Qualifying)
  2. Warsaw film festival 2016, short film competition, Poland 2016 Won: Audience award (Oscar Qualifying)
  3. Busan International Short Film Festival 2017, South Korea (Oscar Qualifying)
  4. Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2017. USA 2017 (Oscar Qualifying)
  5. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017, FUTURE FRAMES ten new filmmakers to follow, Czech Republic 2017 (Oscar Qualifying)
  6.  Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan 2017 Won: Main Award
  7. Poitiers Film Festival, France (1 – 8 December 2017)
  8.  Go Short International Film Festival Nijmegen 2017, Netherlands 2016. (Oscar Qualifying) Won: Nijmegen & Moviezone youth award & Special Mention Dutch Competition
  9. International Short Film Festival Leuven 2016, European competition, Belgium 2016 (Oscar Qualifying)
  10. Nomination AHK graduation award 2016The Netherlands 2016 Won: Audience award
  11. Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist», Ukraine 2018 International Student Competition
  12. Super8000, Denmark 2017 Won: Rethink award
  13. Beste Groninger FilmThe Netherlands 2017 Won: Best fiction award
  14. Orriginal Narrative Film FestivalDubai 2017 Won: First fiction price
  15. Festival International de Signes de Nuit, Hong Kong 2017 Won: Sign Award
  16. Noordelijk film festival 2016, Noorderkroon competition, The Netherlands 2016 Won: Best student film award & audience award
  17. Festival international Signes de Nuit, Paris 2017 Won: Grand Prix
  18. Hyperfest laurels official selection won: best screenplay
  19. Noordelijk film festival 2016, Noorderkroon competition, The Netherlands 2016 Won: Best student film award & audience award
  20. Brussels short film festival ,school programme, Brussels 2018
  21. Filmschoolfest Munich, Germany (19 – 25 November, 2017) International Competition won: first reformation price

And 30 other international filmfestivals around the world.


The Netherlands Filmacademy




24 minutes


Ruud Poiesz, Trijnie Naber & Jasper Groeneveld.


Screenwriter: Britt Snel, Producer: Jesper Olyve, Creative Producer: Miel van Welzen, Cinematographer: Tijn Sikken, Gaffer: Lukas de Kort, Production Designer: Geertje Mirjam Smit, Art Director: Kim Lieftink, Editor: Moo Flamman, Set Recorder & Sound Designer Daimo da Costa, Mixage: Fabian Ort, Composer: Hans Nieuwenhuijsen, Visual Effects Supervisor: Tom Selbeck.


February 7, 2021