english title Boys
directed by Mischa Kamp
written by Chris Westendorp, Jaap Peter Enderlé
in co-production with NTR
format tv film
language DUTCH
duration 78 minutes
release 2014
sales agent M-appeal

Jongens tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays.

“Intimate and touching” – The Hollywood Reporter

Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. The friendship that develops seems nothing out of the ordinary, but Sieger secretly harbours stronger feelings for Marc. He engages in a lonely struggle with himself when it emerges that Marc is also in love with him.

Gijs Blom
Ko Zandvliet
Jonas Smulders
Ton Kas
Festivals & Awards
Selected for and awarded at numerous festivals, including:
International Emmy Kids Awards, Cannes 2016Nominated for Best Kids TV Movie
Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India 2015
BANFF, Canada 2015Nomated for a Rockie Award
Giffoni IFF, Italy 20142nd Prize in Generation+ 13 Competition
Zlín International Film Festival for Children, Czech Republic 2014Golden Apple Audience AwardBest Feature Film for Youth, Main Children's Jury PrizeMiloš Macourek Award Best Youth Performance (Gijs Blom)Ecumenical Jury Award for Best Youth Film
Netherlands Film Festival, 2014Best Actor in a supporting role (Ton Kas)Dutch Film Critics’ AwardMoviezone NFF Award
Cinekid, the Netherlands 2014Lion Jury Award for Best Dutch Family Film
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director mischa kamp
scenario Chris Westendorp, Jaap Peter Enderlé
director of photography melle van essen, nsc
production design ralf van lanen
casting oi mundo - rebecca van unen, gwen maduro
make-up Françoise Mol, BERNADETTE HILHORST
first assistant director SANDER DONKER
line producer MARLIES VAN REE
sound design marco vermaas
editor katarina türler, nce
composer rutger reinders
coproducer ntr - marina blok
producer Pupkin – Iris Otten, Sander van Meurs, Pieter Kuijpers