Industry Masterclass: Take on Shorts

In this masterclass, short filmmaker Kevin Osepa will guide us through the ins and outs of making short films.

We will look at both the creative and practical side of making a short film. What makes the short film unique? And what specific challenges does making a short film pose? Kevin's latest short film La Ultima Ascensión, winner of the Gouden Kalf for Best Short Film, will also be shown during the masterclass.

Kevin Osepa (1994) was born and raised in Curaçao. In 2017 he graduated from the University of the Arts Utrecht in photography. With the Mester Blousé project in which he examines how much his identity has been shaped by the spirituality and rituals of his native country, he became the youngest ever nominee for the Volkskrant Visual Arts Award. Numerous nominations, awards and exhibitions soon followed, among others in the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Amsterdam Museum and TENT. Osepa quickly became an important young voice in the art world. He shifted his focus from photography to film, and his debut Watamula (2020) won three nominations for a Gouden Kalf. A key theme in Osepa’s oeuvre is his research into Afro-Caribbean identity within a postcolonial reality. The stories he tells often have a strong personal starting point. 

Film still: La Ultima Ascensión (2022)