Erasing Frank | SproutsFF22
Following punk singer Frank taking refuge at a psychiatric ward from the dangers brought upon him as a result of his protest songs in communist Hungary. About the importance of art and the risk taking involved with going against the system. A striking parallel with today’s rise of oppression, shot in gritty black-and-white and carried by an impressive lead performance.
Erasing Frank is part of the debut competition at Sprouts Film Festival.
Sprouts Film Festival
In 2007 a new cinema was added to the rich cultural landscape of Amsterdam. Studio/K is a unique cultural center in that it is fully run by a group of approximately fifty dedicated students. Today we are one of the leading independent cinemas in the city with around 100.000 visitors a year. In 2022 we are expanding our reach by creating our own film festival. The yearly Sprouts Film Festival showcases cinema of the future by focusing on two fiction feature film competitions. Firstly, our Debut Competition will be solely made up of first works that have a strong socio-political message at their core. As students and aspiring system changers we know how difficult it can be to get your foot in the door. Through presenting fresh and unreleased gems to Amsterdam’s international audience we hope to help further kickstart new talent. Secondly, our Eco Competition will consist of works with a strong environmental focus. As young adults we find it hard to accept how slow the fight against climate change is progressing. It is through ecocinema that we hope to strengthen our voices and motivate people to start acting now.
All selected films are competing for the Audience Award, which you are actively involved in through voting ballots. A professional jury is in charge of selecting a winner from the films in the Debut Competition.
At Studio/K we strongly feel that the socio-political and environmental messages at the core of the selected films demand to be heard, and that these messages should be accessible to all. Therefore everyone buying a regular or Cineville ticket will be allowed to bring a +1 for free to all Sprouts Film Festival screenings.
Regular ticket: 11,- (a free +1 allowed)
Stadspas groene stip: 1,- / 6,50
Cineville: Free (a free +1 allowed)
We Are Public: Free
Makkie ticket: 4
ALL SPROUTS FILM FESTIVAL FILMS ARE ENGLISH SUBTITLED, EXCEPT RIEN À FOUTRE (DUTCH SUBTITLED)