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Directed by Daphne van den Blink, 2020

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Creative short documentary, Belgium


Kwinten misses his best friend Obi, who has just moved away. But even more he misses his father, who is often on a mission with the navy. PAPAMAGNEET is a documentary for children about missing and how to deal with it.

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Papamagneet is now available on VOD:
vrt.nu - Belgium only - go to platform
Dafilms.com - worldwide - go to platform


Winnaars Ket & Doc aangekondigd!


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Written and directed by Daphne van den Blink

Produced by Emmy Oost & Magalie Dierick - Cassette for timescapes

Director of photography Jonathan Wannyn

Sound engineer Kwinten Van Laethem

Editing by Febe Simoens

Supported by VAF/MEDIAFONDS, KETNET, Cultuur Gent, Stad Gent, JEF


JEF Festival (BE) World premiere

Docville 2020 (BE) Section: Young Docs

Minikino Film Week 2020 - Bali International Short FF (ID) International competition

CineKid Screening Club (NL)

DOK Leipzig 2020 (DE) Section: Kids DOK

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2020 (USA) Section: Are we there yet (ages 8-10)