Audition, trailer. Watch the full film here.
A young boy is auditioning for the orchestra of a concentration camp. He leaves his father behind and walks the long and cold distance to the audition place which really is an execution site. He begins to play and his thoughts escape in a fantasy world. At the last note he returns to the harsh reality and stands waiting for the decision of the the firing squad. His father listens from a distance.
Eric Vloeimans &Martin Fondse are both highly recognized musicians. They have collaborated on many projects and were very pleased to compose and perform the music for on Audition. Thanks to our collaboration this soundtrack is still performed today.
POWER OF COLLABORATION
This short film has brought me and the people involved many good things. The process of making this film has taught me how a well casted team can bring a short film and her subject matter to a diverse and broad perspective audience many years after release. The communication team behind the scenes had created a route towards film festivals and art stages while Vloeimans and Fondse influenced a music network by releasing the soundtrack to CD’s and performances. They are playing the music of Lex on music festivals to this day world wide.
A special educational package for 8-11 year old children was written by Human Rights in the Picture en Lessen in het Donker. It is available in Belgium and Holland. We are looking for collaborators for other language versions. Please contact us if you’d like to become involved.
Two very rewarding performances are listed below.
Audition • Eric Voeimans performing Lex on national TV in the Netherlands
Audition • Eric Vloeimans performing Lex with Dutch Symphonic Orchestra.
2014 Silver Award, Robinson Film Competition, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2012 Special Mention, Young About Film Festival, Bologna, Italy
2012 Special Mention, Tofuzi Animation film Festival, Batumi, Georgia
2011 Best animation film, Leids Film Festival, Netherlands
2011 Best international film, Dublin Animation Film Festival (Blackrock)
Audition has screened at more than 50 festivals world wide.
SND FIlms, Sidney Neter
FULL CREDIT LIST
dedicated to Józef Szajna, Fred Schwarz, Lex van Weren
directed & produced by Udo Prinsen
music Eric Vloeimans & Martin Fondse
trumpet Eric Vloeimans
other instruments Martin Fondse
music mix Chris Weeda
sound design Bob Kommer Sound Studios Jeroen & Ronald Nadorp
scenario Udo Prinsen
scenario coaching & co writer Hans Heesen
animation & coloring Udo Prinsen
additional animation Calé Mazza, Sandriko Katamashvili
additional coloring & production assistance Tünde Vollenbroek
Susanna von Canon, Thomas Coltof, Tamara Doornink, Corinne A. Falch, Ralf Hekkenberg, Gerco Hiddink, Maaike van den Heuvel, Jasper ten Kleij, Chris Mouw, Digna van der Put, Arnoud Rijken, Fred Schwarz, Michiel Snijders, Marja Vuijsje, Britt Verstegen, Aida Nederland: Herman Divendal & Judit Grotenhuis
This film was supported by Gemeente Utrecht, Provincie Utrecht, Stichting tot nut der Israëlieten in Nederland, Kees Eijrond Fonds, Podium educatieve communicatie