Official Selection

Free as a Bird

Netherlands 2016
Duration: 25:00
Directed by: Joyce van Diepen
Screenplay: Joyce van Diepen
Animation: Ronald Toes, Serge Lenaers, Christiaan Moleman
Technique: Drawing / 3D & 2D computer animation
Music: Reyn Ouwehand
Production/School: Germen Boelens, Patrick Nijman
Dialogue language: Dutch
Subtitles language: English

A 10 year old boy, Imad, lives in a war zone. When he finds a bird with a broken wing, he brings it home and carefully nurses it back to health. This new friendship brings Imad joy, dreams, and strength. He learns to listen to his heart and finds the courage to choose a (new) future.


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