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Marlies van der Wel

Marlies van der Wel

Marlies van der Wel is a Dutch animator and illustrator whose short films have been recognized internationally at prestigious festival such as Berlinale, Toronto Film Festival and Sundance, to mention some.

Her award-winning shorts ‘Jonas and the Sea’ and ‘Sabaku’ were both the result of a meticulous collage process in which she weaves drawings, textures and random objects together – brought to life through a technique that Marlies calls ‘digital cut-out animation’. For her latest film ‘Emily’, Marlies deployed a different technique, yet the visual language stays the same: beautiful, detailed images animated with minimal but natural movement.

Addressing big themes in small packages, Marlies is known for using simple images and words to tell stories that are emotional (but not tearjerkers), universal (yet still personal) and light-hearted (with a healthy dose of humour).

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Emily

Emily

An elderly florist looks back at her life. After a lifetime devoted to sowing love with her flowers, will she ever harvest? 2018 NL Oscar® submission

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Jonas and the Sea

Jonas and the Sea

Short film directed, drawn and animated by Marlies van der Wel. International premiere at Berlinale 2016, online launch at Short of the Week spring 2018

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Sabaku

Sabaku

Marlies van der Wel created a simply delightful animation, boasting with that beautiful energy only Marlies can create and convey.

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