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Dutch animated short EMILY by Marlies van der Wel off to the Oscars

Animated short film EMILY by Marlies van der Wel, has been selected by an independent committee of Dutch film professionals for OscarĀ® submission in the Animated Short Film Category.

Emily, an old florist reminisces on her life. She has always been very generous to the people around her, but will the generosity ever be returned? Will she ever receive flowers herself?

Jonas and the Sea (2015), first animated short by Marlies van der Wel (1984), premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and screened at many prestigious international film festivals, including Sundance and Hiroshima International Animation Film Festival. The film won several awards, a.o. Best Animated Short at both the Toronto International Film Festival and Huesca International Film Festival. Her second animated short Sabaku (2016) also performed well at international festivals. This film also premiered at the Berlinale and received a Special Mention from the festival.

Emily is produced by HALAL in co-production with NTR (Dutch Public Broadcasting) and was realized with support from the Netherlands Film Fund, NPO Fund and CoBO. The film premieres in October at the Netherlands Film Festival.

the trailer of Emily : https://vimeo.com/289362668

(source: Eye International)