Scene from the film Skin Feels
Scene from the film Skin Feels
Scene from the film Skin Feels

Skin Feels

  • Netherlands
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In this observational diptych, the narrator, Daan Bunnik depicts the struggles of observing the ageing bodies of his parents. The part about his father examines what it does to a child to see the ageing, naked body of his father and the part about his mother addresses the pain of a child to see his mother struggling with her less valid body. In this project Bunnik expresses the difficulties of not being able to avert the ageing process of his parents and having to adapt to and cope with this new situation.


  • Original Title
    De Huid Voelt
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Daan Bunnik
  • Cinematography
    Daan Bunnik
  • Editing
    Daan Bunnik
  • Sound
    Sebastiaan Bunnik
  • Runtime
    6 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Netherlands
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (IC & Documentary Showcase), 2013, United Kingdom.
    • Uppsala International Short Film Festival (IC), 2013, Sweden.
    • Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival (IC), 2013, Serbia.
    • International Short Film Festival Detmold (IC), 2013, Germany.
    • Euroshorts Film Festival (IC), 2013, Poland.
    • dokumentART European Filmfestival for Documentaries (IC), 2013, Germany & Poland.
    • Tuzla Film Festival (OC), 2013, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
    • NYC Independent Film Festival (IC), 2014, United States.
    • FEST New Directors New Films Festival (IC), 2014, Portugal.
    • Grand Rapids Film Festival (IC & Best of Shorts Block), 2014, United States.
    • Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Special on Dutch Shorts), 2014, Sweden.
    • Flatpack Film Festival, (IC) 2014, United Kingdom.
    • International Film Festival ZOOM ZBLIZENIA (IC), 2014, Poland.
    • Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival (IC), 2014, United States.
    • Chain NYC Film Festival (IC), 2014, United States.
    • Taos Shortz Film Fest (IC), 2014, United States.
    • Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival (IC), 2014, Canada.
    • West Nordic International Film Festival (IC), 2014, Norway.
    • Kastav Film Festival (IC), 2014, Croatia.
    • International Film Festival San Rafael en Corto (OC), 2014, Spain.
    • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, IDFA, (OC), 2012, Netherlands.
    • Skena Up, International Student Film and Theatre Festival (IC), 2012, Kosovo.
    • Cologne OFF, exDox, Experimental Documentary Film Festival (IC), 2012, Germany.
    • Queens World Film Festival (IC), 2015, United States.
    • FICIL BIO BIO International Film Festival Lebu (IC), 2015, Chile.
    • SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival (IC), 2015, United States.
    • Short Film Festival Rodinia (IC), 2015, Spain.
  • Awards
    • Audience Award at dokumentART European Filmfestival for Documentaries, 2013, Germany & Poland
    • Best Documentary Short Film at SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival, 2015, United States
    • Best Student Film at Lakeshorts International Film Festival, 2014, Canada is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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