2020 Nominees

Swipe

KRO-NCRV, NPO3.nl, VERTOV

THE NETHERLANDS

Scripted - Web Fiction

SWIPE is a followup of award-winning short film #tagged (a.o. Rose d'Or 2018, Webby Award 2018, Grand Prize New Media Film Festival 2018), in which a teen finds her social media posts getting out of hand and out of her control. This time, we focus on twentysomethings, as a first adult generation completely absorbed by smartphones and social media, covering a variety of life's and love's themes in this modern-day collage. Shot without any VFX or green screens, but rather with an actual smartphone attached to the camera, using actual mobile & social media apps and interactions, SWIPE literally shows our fixated connection to our devices and asks the question: are we in control, or do our devices control us?