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Edgar Palm


Edgar Palm en Otrabanda


PalmenOtrabanda

Curaçao, 1984

Edgar Palm was the dean of Curaçao musicians; after his death, the Curaçao music academy was named after him.
Walking around in the old Otrabanda quarters of Willemstad, Curaçao, he tells his son Anthony anecdotes about their family members and other musicians who used to live in this splendid but sadly deteriorated neighborhood. It's intercut with photographs of the same barrio documenting its vitality and famous architecture, spiced up with live performances of Edgar Palm and his combo. Palm also explains the workings of the ka'i orgel, a tipiko Antiano street organ, down to how to arrange and prepare the music rolls for it.

2 Palms
Father and Son
Edgar and Anthony Palm


The movie was shot on Super-8 film, combined with 35mm slides.
The material has now been transferred to DVD and the 1990 video is restored, 2021.
This turned out great! Even if I say so myself. Better take my word for it. But now, other people are raving as well.
We have put in the final touches, like subtitle-translations in English and Nederlands.
With the much appreciated helpful input of Juri Verstappen.
We even have a limited DVD for sale; more later. Limited? pardon me, 1000 copies! for cryin' out loud.
We've even been enormously successful on the festival circuit. If you care at all, of course.
The Curaçao press has also been most kind and helpful. Here's a link to the IMDB page.

"Plagiarism is the greatest compliment"
The best proof, to me, that I was doing fine came even before I had finished work on the final version.
Even before then, while only a handful of people had seen it, it has been ripped off not once, but twice.
Here's the story.
I don't mind telling you, there seemed to rest a curse on this movie.
At least, the music is great.
But the rest is okay, as well. Stylized hairy, funny, entertaining and even touching.
Partly subsidized by Sticusa—and nobody else.


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winning world awards
73
and counting


Good to know: We removed several awards from Festivals we just couldn't take seriously.
I swear! We got several invitations for different festivals including the line:
"All submitted films are guaranteed to get an award."



best shorts
June 2021
Award of Recognition


Accolade


indiefest

August 2021
Award of Recognition
History/Biographical


Black Swan
September 2021
Black Swan Int'l Film Festival
Award Winner: Best Short


London Indie
September 2021
London Indie Film Festival
Award Winner



Singapore
September 2021
World Film Carnival
Singapore
Award Winner


Krimson Horyzon
Award Winner

Tagore
October 2021
Tagore International
Film Festival
Award Winner
Hollywood Golden Age Festival
November 2021
Hollywood Int'l Golden Age Festival
Award Winner

Austin International Art Festival
October 2021
Austin International
Art Festival
Award Winner
Gantok
October 2021
Gangtok International
Film Festival
Award Winner
Dreamz Catcher International Film Festival
October 2021
Dreamz Catcher
International Film Festival
Award Winner

Calcutta Cult Film Fest
October 2021
Calcutta Int'l Cult Film Festival
Award Winner

Virgin Spring cinefest
October 2021
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Award Winner

DRUK
Druk International Film Festival
Award Winner


Royal Society
October 2021
Award winner
outstanding achievement


      Niagara Falls Int'l Short Film Film Festival Festival      
December 2021
Niagara Falls International
Short Film
Award Winner
      L'Age d'Or      
November 2021
L'Age d'Or International
Art House Film Festival
Award Winner
      Luis Buñuel Memorial      
December 2021
Louis Buñuel
Memorial Award
Award Winner
Monk of Miami Int'l Awards
December 2021
Monk of Miami Awards
Award Winner
Brooklyn International Cinefest
January 2022
Brooklyn International Cinefest
Award Winner
Chicago Cinemalia Festival
December 2021
Chicago Cinemalia Awards
Award Winner
Brandenburg Int'l Film Festival
November 2021
Brandenburg International Film Festival
Award Winner
48 Hours Countdown
December 2021
The 48 Hours Countdown
Award Winner
Big Ben Int'l Film Festival
November 2021
Big Ben International Film Festival
Award Winner
London Cine Weeks
January 2022
London Cine Week Awards
Award Winner

Twilight Tokyo Film Festival
November 2021
Twilight Tokyo Film Festival
Award Winner
Pattaya International Film Festival
December 2021
Pattaya International Film Festival
Award Winner

Golden Bird Film cChallenge
December 2021
Golden Bird Film Challenge
Award Winner

Mont Blanc Intenational
December 2021
Mont Blanc International
Film Festival
Award Winner

Holy Grail Int'l Film Festival
January 2022
Holy Grail Int'l Film Festival
Award Winner



Best Movie

Best Actor
Edgar Palm

Oasis International Film Festival
December 2021
Oasis International Film Festival
Four Awards Winner


Best Producer

Best Director
Harrie Verstappen


Knight of the Reel Awards
January 2022
Knight of the Reel Awards
Award Winner

Cinephilia Motion Pictures Festival
December 2021
Cinephilia Motion Pictures
Festival
Award Winner

Star Hollywood Awards
February 2022
Star Hollywood Awards
Award Winner

Cult Critic Movie Awards
January 2022
Cult Critic
Movie Awards
Award Winner

Anubhav International
January 2022
Anubhav International
Film Festival
Best Historical Short Film

Wonderland International
December 2021
Wonderland International
Film Festival
Award Winner

Old Monk International
January 2022
Old Monk International
Film Festival
Award Winner

Film Awards of Middle East
January 2022
Film Awards
of Middle East
Award Winner

Shiva International
January 2022
Shiva International
Film Festival
Best Musical Short

Rosebud International Film Festival
January 2022
Rosebud International
Film Festival
Award Winner



Real Time Movie Awards




Januari 2022
Real Time Movie Awards
Award Winner

Mountain View International
January 2022
Mountain View International
Film Festival
Award Winner

Mount Fuji International
January 2022
Mount Fuji International
Film Festival
Best Musical Short

Black Lady International Film Award
February 2022
Black Lady Int' Film Award
2 Awards Winner
Best Short/Best Concept

La Dolce Vita Cine Roma
January 2022
La Dolce Vita
Cine Roma
Award Winner

Indus River Int'l Cinefest
January 2022
Indus River Int'l Cinefest
Award Winner

Cannes Shorts
March 2022
Cannes Shorts
Honorable Mention

12 hours movie mania
February 2022
12 Hours Movie Mania
Award Winner

Indie Cine Tube
April 2022
Indie Cine Tube Awards
Award Winner
Best Music Director

Tokyo Short Film Fest
March 2022
Tokyo Short Film Fest
Best Director
Golden Reel
March 2022
Golden Reels International
Film Awards
Award Winner
Best Short

Toronto
April 2022
Toronto Cult
Film Festival
Award Winner

Saga de Cine
May 2022
Saga de Cine Critics Choice Awards
Award Winner

Creator in Crisis
May 2022
Creator in Crisis
Award Winner

SounDance
July 2022
SounDance Film Festival
Best Short Documentary

IOFF
July 2022
International Open Film Festival
Award Winner

Red Soil
April 2022
Red Soil Int'l Film Festival
Award Winner

British Screen Glory
May 2022
British Screen Glory Awards
Award Winner

Mumbai
May 2022
Mumbai Entertainment
Int'l Film Festival
Best Piano Player

Florida Beach
May 2022
Florida Beach International
Film Festival
Award Winner

Hollywood Academy Film Awards
July 2022
Hollywood Academy Film Awards
Award Winner

Cinefest Lisbon
July 2022
Global Cinefest of Lisbon
Award Winner

Forum Best
July 2022
Forum Film Festival—The Best
Award Winner
Best Music Doc

London Movie Awards
August 2022
London Movie Awards
Silver Award: Best Documentary

Indian Folklore
August 2022
Indian Folklore Film Awards
Award Winner

Best Documentary
February 2022
Best Documentary Award
Award Winner

Ganges
Ganges International
Film Festival
September 2022
Award Winner

the Best
The Best Film Festival
August 2022
Award Winner

Neyyar Film Fest
Neyyar Film Fest
October 2022
Best Documentary






Nominee
or (Semi-)Finalist

54 and counting
which is something to be proud of,
in itself
Dubai
October 2021
Dubai Indie Film Festival
Finalist

London Best Short Film
June 2021
Nominee


Kansas
October 2021
Kansas Arthouse Film Festival
Finalist

Cairo Indie short Festival Berlin_Shorts Phoenix Shorts
September 2021
semi-finalist


July 2021
Semi-Finalist


June 2021
nominee


Tokyo Shorts Film Festival
August 2021
Nominee


Florida Shorts
Florida Shorts Film Festival
Semi-finalist


Rotterdam
Rotterdam Independent Film Festival
Nominee


Vienna
September 2021
Vienna Indie Short Film Festival
Semi-Finalist



San Francisco Indie Short Festival.gif


August 2021
San Francisco Indie
Short Festival
Nominee



Paris
October 8, 2021
Paris International
Short Film Festival
Finalist
Garifuna
October 2021
Garifuna Int'l Indigenous
Film Festival
Nominee

Vancouver
October 2021
Vancouver Independent
Film Festival
Semi-finalist

Toronto
October 2021
Toronto Independent
Film Festival
Finalist


Madrid Arthouse Film Festival
October 2021
Madrid Arthouse Film Festival
Semi-Finalist
Hong Kong
September 2021
Hong Kong Indie Film Festival
Semi-Finalist



Berlin Cine Week Film Festival Festival
November 2021
Berlin Cine Week Film Festival
Finalist

Film in Focus
November 2021
Film in Focus Festival
Nominee


Sydney
October 2021
Sydney Indie Short
Film Festival
Nominee




Stockholm Short Festival
November 2021
Stockholm Short
Festival
Semi-Finalist

Roma Shorts Film Festival
November 2021
Roma Shorts Festival
Semi-Finalist

Odyssey Film Fest
November 2021
Odyssey Film Fest
Nominee

Washington Film Awards
January 2022
Washington
Film Awards
Semi-Finalist

Dallas Movie Awards
Dallas
Movie Awards
February 2022
Semi-Finalist

Sicily Art Film Festival
April 2022
Sicily Art
Film Festival
Semi-Finalist

Art House Beverly Hills
March 2022
Art House Festival
of Beverly Hills
Semi-Finalist

Dublin World Film Festival
March 2022
Dublin World Film Festival
Semi-Finalist

Waikiki Beach International
February 2022
Waikiki Beach International
Film Festival
Finalist

Int'l Cosmpolitan Film Fest Tokyo
April 2022
International Cosmopolitan
Film Festival of Tokyo
Semi-Finalist

Philadelphia World Film Festival
March 2022
Philadelphia World Film Festival
Finalist

Palm Springs Movie Awards
March 2022
Palm Springs Movie Awards
Semi-Finalist

New Filmmakers Austin
March 2022
New Filmmakers Austin
Semi-Finalist

Palm Springs Shorts
March 2022
Semi-Finalist

New Jersey Short Awards
March 2022
New Jersey Short Awards
Semi-Finalist

Rio de Janeiro
April 2022
Rio de Janeiro
World Film Festival
Quarter Finalist

Dallas Shorts
April 2022
Dallas Shorts
Semi Finalist

Europa Film Festival
March 2022
Europa Film Festival
Finalist

San Diego Shorts
April 2022
San Diego Shorts Awards
Finalist

Milan Arthouse
April 2022
Milan Arthouse Film Awards
Nominee

Texas Arthouse
March 2022
Texas Arthouse Festival
Semi-Finalist

Seattle Movie Awards
April 2022
Seattle Movie Awards
Semi-Finalist

Atlanta Movie Awards
May 2022
Atlanta Movie Awards
Semi-Finalist

Munich
May 2022
Munich Short Film Awards
Semi Finalist

Hamburg
May 2022
Hamburg Indie Fest
Semi Finalist

Santa Barbara
June 2022
Santa Barbara Shorts Shorts Festival
Finalist

New Orleans
May 2022
New Filmmakers New Orleans
Semi Finalist

Portland
June 2022
Portland New Alternative Voices
Nominee

New York Movie Awards
August 2022
New York Movie Awards
Honorable Mention
TMFF
June 2022
The Monthly Film Festival
Nominee

Milan Gold Awards
Milan Gold Awards
Honorable Mention

Oakland Awards
February 2022
Nominee





Vancouver Movie Awards
September 2022
Vancouver Movie Awards
Semi-Finalist
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more world festivals
Even getting accepted is not so easy...
Accepted—12
At a very few festivals (I stopped counting) not accepted.
Below the smart ones. Love you!
And by the way, these may still move upward. Seems like a habit...


The Impact DOCS Awards

California Indies LA Indies

LA Sun Film Festival

Toronto
October 2021
Toronto Film and Scripts Awards

Cinegraphia
May 2022
Cinegraphia International
Art Film Festival

8 and a half
May 2022
8&HalFestivalHalf

8 and a half
Spring 2022
Nashville Independent
Filmmakers Festival

Contemporary
July 2022
Contemporary Film Festival

VIP Fest
August 2022
VIP Fest

Serie B
July 2022
Serie B Film Festival

Florence Film Awards
Florence
Film Awards
September 2022

Great Lakes International Film Festival
Great Lakes International
Film Festival
October 2022

Godard Awards
5th Jean-Luc Godard
Awards
October 2022





IFE
International Filmmakers
Excellence Awards
October 2022


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