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International title / Our Own


Graduation film at the Netherlands Film Academy
July 2016  /  27 min

In our society, where self-fulfillment has become an obligation, identical twin sisters are on a retreat. Encouraged by their spiritual coach, Vera and Josefien are searching for their own selves. When Vera finds out that she wants to free herself from her sister, their relationship and identity as twins are put to the test.

Film festival selections:


  • Film Festival Winterthur 2016, international competition

  • Uitmarkt Amsterdam

  • Nomination Dioraphte Award for directing, at Netherlands Film Festival

  • Best debut price at Eindhovens Film Festival

  • Nomination Vers Award 2016 – price for best cinematografy 2016

  • Sas van Gent Filmfestival

  • Suikerzoet Film Festival

  • Go Short Nijmegen 2017, international students competition

  • Crossing Europe 2017, selection Cinema Next Europe competition

  • Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 2017, international competition

  • Konstanzer Kurz Film Spiele 2017, international competition

  • Hyperfest Romania 2017, international competition

  • International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima 2017, international competition – honorable mention Jury and price for best filmacademy based on Eigen

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Directed by / Malu Janssen

Written by / Alicia Munoz Reyes

Produced by / Thom Arends, Emma Kuijper, Julia Oosterhoff, Julia Schellekens

Cinematography / Lukas de Kort

Gaffer/ Daan Bukman

Production Design / Hanneke Wind

Art Direction / Bobby Bo Stips

Editor / Nina Graafland

Sound Design / Jacob Oostra

Sound recordist / Regard Ibrahim Barzani

Re-recording mixer / Fabian Ort

Composter / Arend Bruijn

VFX supervisor / Tom Selbeck

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