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Youth 9-12: Figure & JessZilla
Youth 9-12: Figure & JessZilla
Description
Figure is a two-minute short, made by our youngest filmmaker this year. About an artist’s mannequin coming to life, searching for boundaries and dancing with his shadow. A beautiful search for identity, personal space and its confines. JessZilla is a coming-of-age film about a young, ambitious, funny girl who loves boxing and wants to turn professional. To be the best, but also to provide for her family. Her father tries to help her any way he can. We see her grow older, work harder and become more successful every year. Until one year she finds out, the hard way, that not everything in life is feasible.
Composition
Figure

Figure

Age section 9-12 year. A wooden mannequin gradually comes to life in a studio, and becomes increasingly aware of its body. A short, touching stop-motion film about identity and freedom, created with an eye for beauty and detail.
JessZilla

JessZilla

Age section 9-12 year. A portrait of an inspiring and resilient teenager and her father. After years of training as a boxer for the Olympic Games, Jesselyn Silva receives a devastating diagnosis. How do you stay positive when your dream for the future collapses?
IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary
The IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary offers world-class films that challenge the definition of youth documentary. Selected titles are presented for two distinct age groups: 9- to 12-year-olds, and 13-year-olds all the way to adulthood.
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And a Happy New Year

Sebastian Mulder
Netherlands
2023
21 min
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