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Glasgow Short Podcast: Douwe Dijkstra

Episode 6

interview by Tara Judah

Douwe Dijkstra

Douwe Dijkstra is a filmmaker and video artist from the Netherlands. He studied Illustration Design at ArtEZ. His humorous and socially engaged work combines film, animation and VFX, and includes 'Démontable' (2014), 'Voor Film' (2015) and 'Green Screen Gringo' (2016). As a co-founder of the 33 1/3 collective, he intertwines theatre productions and video projections. His films have been awarded the Grand Prix in Clermont Ferrand’s Labo Competition, the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film at Glasgow Short Film Festival, Best Contemporary Experimental Short at Sapporo International Short Film Festival, the Confrontations award at Interfilm Berlin and the Norman Award at Stuttgarter Filmwinter.

Talking Shorts is delighted to present you to Glasgow Short Film Festival’s brand-new podcast, available here, on the festival's website and on all major podcast platforms.

In the approach to GSFF 2021 the festival will be releasing eleven episodes. Nine episodes feature conversations between the previous winners of the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film and a member of that year's jury. Glasgow Short Podcast will also bring you a conversation between the curators and some of the filmmakers of the strand Barbed Wire Love: Artists, Filmmakers and their North of Ireland Troubles, and a summary of the whole festival programme, featuring various members of the festival team and their guest curators.

Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way in an enchanting yet turbulent Brazil. Where the streets are a stage for politics, art and affection, a gringo can only watch. The result is a mixtape-portrait on modern day Brazil seen through the eyes of the visitor. 'Green Screen Gringo' won GSFF17's Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film. Listen to director Douwe Dijkstra in conversation with film critic Tara Judah:

The podcast is produced by Halina Rifai from Glasgow Podcart and A Sonic Hug, with music by Lewis den Hertog.

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