Shadow Game

Els van Driel, Eefje Blankevoort / Documentary / 2021 / 55' & 90'
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

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

Awards / Nominations

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