Shadow Game

Els van Driel, Eefje Blankevoort / Documentary / 2021 / 55' & 90'
NFF, 2021 - Winner Golden Calf for Best Long Documentary
FIFDH, 2021 - Grand Geneva Award
FIFDH, 2021 - Youth Jury Award
Movies that Matter, 2021 - Dutch Movies Matter Award
DOK.fest Munich, 2021 - Nomination SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit Award
Prix Europa, 2021 - Best TV-documentary

Everyday teenagers who have fled their war-torn countries try to cross Europe’s borders in search of protection and a better life. They travel through a shadow world of minefields, bears, fast-flowing rivers, smugglers and border guards. ‘The game’ is their bitterly ironic term for trying to cross borders. Along their long and dangerous way, they grow up fast. Shadow Game is a journey through the dark side of Europe with teenage refugees as our guides.

Partners

Broadcaster
KRO-NCRV
In collaboration with
Prospektor
Financed by
Netherlands Film Fund, NPO Fund, CoBO, UNHCR Netherlands

Credits

Director
Els van Driel
Research
Zuhoor Al Qaisi
DOP
Ton Peters NSC
Composer
Rui Reis Maia
Editor
Patrick Schonewille
Post production
Feverfilm
Sound Design & Mixage
Mark Glynne & Tom Bijnen
Colour Grading
John Thorborg

Festivals

NFF, 2021
FIFDH, 2021
Movies that Matter, 2021
DOK.fest Munich, 2021
Prix Europa, 2021

Awards / Nominations

NFF, 2021 - Winner Golden Calf for Best Long Documentary
FIFDH, 2021 - Grand Geneva Award
FIFDH, 2021 - Youth Jury Award
Movies that Matter, 2021 - Dutch Movies Matter Award
DOK.fest Munich, 2021 - Nomination SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit Award
Prix Europa, 2021 - Best TV-documentary

Trailer