Documentary filmmaker Astrid Bussink, an alumna of AKI ArtEZ, has won the Special Jury Award for Youth Documentaries at IDFA. She was given the award for her documentary L U I S T E R about the children's helpline De Kindertelefoon. The jury of the IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs was made up of Daan Bol (the Netherlands), Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (Iran) and Christian Popp (France).
The documentary L U I S T E R takes a look behind the scenes of the children's helpline. In the film, the varied and remarkable phone calls come together to form a single, tense narrative. Visitors can attend the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam until 26 November. For the programme, go to www.idfa.nl
L U I S T E R will be broadcast by KRO-NCRV on Sunday 8 April.
In 2013, Astrid Bussink won a Gouden Kalf for her documentary Achter de Toren.