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Animated Film from The Netherlands, 5 minutes

Screens Saturday, February 28, 2015
Screening Block 1, 10am-1:15pm

Directed by Koen de Mol, Rick Franssen, Olivier Ballast
Produced by Koen de Mol

What started out as three guys curious about the mysterious worlds hiding behind some hallucinogenics became a visually and auditory rich journey. Reality and fantasy become intertwined into a dream where nothing is as it seems and we can only expect the unexpected. Endtrip is an animated short film that focuses on an artistic impression of the drug-fueled trip, offering a glimpse into what we think such an event could look like. Endtrip shows the effects of drugs from the perspective of a girl who overdoses. The exploration into the girl’s drug-induced hallucinations pulls you into mind-expanding worlds through its stereoscopic 3D images and together with the protagonist we explore her innermost thoughts and feelings in a story of euphoria, fear, life and death.

About the Director

Koen de Mol, Rick Franssen and Olivier Ballast are three graduated (ex)students who decided to create an out of the ordinary short film. Endtrip is a graduation project that marks the end of four years at the University of Arts Utrecht. Now they have been released into the wild, and each has their own specialty in 3D and visual effects. At the beginning of 2015 they have started a new creative visual effects and animation production studio called “The Outpost” and are ready to conquer the world.


2013 KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival  – Best 3D Stereoscopic Animated Short.
2014 Befilm Underground Film Festival New York – Best Film in 3D Category.


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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