Through Ellen’s Ears

18'
Saskia Gubbels
Hollandse Helden and NCRV Television
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Overall prize: Best Film on Ozu International Short Film Festival in Italy, 1st Prize Adult Jury, Best Documentary Short Film on Chicago International Children's Film Fest and 2nd Prize Children's Jury, Best Documentary Film on Chicago International Children's Film Fest and Best Documentary short on Buster Copenhagen International Film Festival
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Through Ellen’s Ears
Eleven-year-old Ellen doesn’t speak with her voice but with her hands. She uses sign language because she is deaf. Ellen has to decide which secondary school to attend.

She doesn’t want to go to the boarding school for the deaf like other deaf children. She would much rather go to an ordinary school or to the school for the hard of hearing, just like her best friend Myrthe, who is hard of hearing. But will she be admitted there?

awards and nominations:

November 2012
Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival
Special mention to the Humanitarian prize
November 2012
Chicago International Children’s Film Fest
1st Prize Adult Jury, Best Documentary Short Film
November 2012
Chicago International Children’s Film Fest
2nd Prize Children’s Jury, Best Documentary Film
Oktober 2012
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Honorary mention
September 2012
Buster Copenhagen International Film Festival
Best Documentary Short
November 2012
Ozu International Short Film Festival, Italy
Overall prize: Best Film