> The screening on May 9 includes a Q&A with director Zora Ottink (15’)


As political landscapes dissolve by Zora Ottink

2023 | Netherlands | 7’

Ottink’s surrealist meditation on the world, reminiscent of Maya Deren, leads us from her bathroom to majestic snowy mountain peaks. 


The Secret Garden | الحديقة السريّة by Nour Ouayda

Dutch premiere | 2023 | Lebanon | 28’

Botanical life reclaiming urban spaces is at the centre of Ouayda’s poetic fairytale that makes visible what normally remains hidden.


Tilipirche by Francesco Piras

Dutch premiere | 2023 | Italy | 19’

A Sardinian farmer sees his life’s work threatened by a locust plague and when state compensation stagnates, desperation takes over. 


Smell of the Ground by Olivia Rosa

2023 | Poland | 8’

A starry night over a desolate planet. Rosa foresees a serene post-apocalyptic world in this minimalist black and white animation.


*All Sprouts films are with English subtitles


Sprouts Film Festival 2024 | May 7-12

In times of a glitching world, with weather extremes and inhumane conflicts intensifying, it can be tempting to avert your gaze. Instead, Sprouts wants to make the cinema a site for peaceful protest by showing newly released ecocinema and socially critical debut films. All selected features and shorts are fiction, because it is our belief that through the power of imagination we can alter our behaviour for the better and rethink our relationship with the more-than-human world. We are here to make you wonder, to inform, to spark resistance and to nurture fresh talent.


SproutsFF24, our third edition, will be bigger than ever. Our festival locations this year are Studio/K, MACA, Kriterion and Zone2Source. Want to learn more about our SproutsFF24 programme, which also includes a free Eco Expo, a queer club night and a live ecological AV-show? Go to or follow us on Instagram @sproutsfilmfestival and Letterboxd @sproutsff.

Speelduur: 62 min

Still Eco Shorts RECONFIGURATIONS | SproutsFF24
Still Eco Shorts RECONFIGURATIONS | SproutsFF24
Still Eco Shorts RECONFIGURATIONS | SproutsFF24