Special Screenings | Dark Dutch Humor Program
Zhovten. Kinoman

September 7 | 22:00

The Dutch are known for their tulips and directness, but what's lesser known is the typical dark sense of humor that they share. Animation from the Netherlands is full of social commentary, satire, slapstick — sometimes just for the fun of it, but more often it's a way to make difficult topics discussable. The animated shorts in this program cleverly discuss the sadness of infertility, uneventful retirement homes, peer pressure, and more. All dark and sharp at first, but poignant and often heartwarming in the end. A fine selection of the best dark humor that KLIK has to offer.

The screening is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine.

Running time 60 min.

  • KLIK Leader 2012
    Joost Lieuwma, Lukas Krepel, Patrick Schoenmaker

    The Netherlands | 00:59 | 2012

    Leader for the KLIK! Animation Festival 2012

  • Bingo!
    Patrick Schoenmaker

    The Netherlands | 02:38 | 2015

    The seclusive retirement home Avondrood is a depressing end station. Fortunately, feisty elderly Gerda has one spark of joy: the weekly Bingo night. When she is one blank short of winning the game and the tiny ball suddenly disappears, she starts an absurd search for it in which she is willing to go to extreme lengths in order to get the outcome of that night's bingo game.

  • Helpiman
    Aisha Madu

    The Netherlands | 02:57 | 2011

    A little dude called Helpiman comes across three people in the desert who are in need of Help. Helpiman is here to help!

  • Things You’d Better Not Mix Up
    Joost Lieuwma

    The Netherlands | 02:11 | 2010

    Joost Lieuwma's signature absurd dark humor shows how it's not wise to mix certain things up...

  • Feed Me
    Niels Dekker

    The Netherlands | 05:00 | 2010

    A short film about a Feeder.

  • Pommes Frites
    Balder Westein

    The Netherlands | 02:10 | 2013

    It is St. Maarten and three kids go out for "tricks or treats". It is a windy night and the only welcoming friendly person in the small town is unfortunately treated to a rather frightening and truly horrific sight.

  • Cakewalk
    Sijbren Schenkels

    The Netherlands | 03:09 | 2018

    A grandma wants to treat herself to a delicious piece of Gugelhupf Cake. But on her way to the park, she keeps losing a slice out of love for her fellow men. Will she have enough to feed everyone including herself?

  • Super
    Johan Klungel

    The Netherlands | 10:36 | 2012

    Albert gets lost in the seductive world of pretty packages. When his frivolous fantasy turns into a nightmare he discovers a different world behind the facade of the supermarket.

  • Stupid Monkey
    Marlyn Spaaij

    The Netherlands | 03:33 | 2012

    A hungry ring-tail lemur is after delicious fruits. Unfortunately for him he's not the only forest critter with an appetite.

  • Fata Morgana
    Frodo Kuipers

    The Netherlands | 04:20 | 2011

    Burning in the desert sun, Eduardo — a lemonade seller with a small stand  is fighting the urge to drink his last and final bottle of refreshing lemonade. Then, a thirsty customer comes crawling towards his stand...

  • Little Quentin
    Albert T. Hooft & Paco Vink

    The Netherlands | 09:35 | 2010


  • Short Chops - Teamwork
    Florian Walraven

    The Netherlands | 00:30 | 2016

  • Mute
    Job, Joris & Marieke

    The Netherlands | 04:23 | 2013

    In a world populated by people without a mouth, a gory accident leads to the discovery a mouth can be created by cutting yourself. This unleashes an enthusiastic chain reaction among the population!

  • Panic!
    Joost Lieuwma, Daan Velsink

    The Netherlands | 05:35 | 2015

    PANIC! On her way to the beach a woman is panicking in her car: did she turn off the gas? She has another panic attack: did she leave the water running? Another panic attack: is the window locked? Her holiday anxiety grows to absurd proportions in this comedy cartoon video with funny humor. Try not to lol.

  • Snapshot
    Arthur van Merwijk

    The Netherlands | 02:30 | 2012

    A married couple tries to photograph animals in their natural habitat, but misses what happens right under their noses.

  • Flower Found!
    Jorn Leeuwerink

    The Netherlands | 06:30 | 2017

    A beautiful red flower stands in the middle of the forest. When it suddenly disappears the mouse is very sad. A bird takes the mouse around the forest to search for the flower and other animals join in too. Will they ever find the flower?