Den Kabes

In a lottery parlour in Otrobanda, Curaçao, a romance blossoms between Rafael and Karim, two young boys who are each other’s polar opposites. Their love is ignited by a small coincidence, slowly revealing their fate has long been determined by the cosmos. DIRECTOR & WRITER KEVIN OSEPA


After her acclaimed debut “Bekeken”, Kimberley de Ruyter is now working with Smarthouse on a new short animation project, supported by the “Wildcard voor Animatie” from The Netherlands Film Fund. DIRECTOR & WRITER KIMBERLEY DE RUYTER

This is where the reconstruction starts

The project The theme of the city of Rotterdam in 2016 is Rotterdam Celebrates the City! – inspired by 75 years of post-war reconstruction. As part of this program, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) & Smarthouse Films present the project This Is Where Reconstruction Starts. Six young, leading international filmmakers were asked to make a …

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Autumn Willow

Two devastated Dutch grandparents have to fight with their Chinese in-laws over the custody of their grandchildren after their son has been horrifically murdered by his estranged wife. DIRECTOR SASHA LI | PRODUCER DANIELLE GUIRGUIS, CRISTIANO BORTONE  & FAN ZHANG In collaboration with Bridging the Dragon