Turn it Around


Director: Niels Bourgonje Country of Origin: Netherlands Runtime: 9m Genre: Benelux, LGBT Block: D Date: 28-02 Time: 4.30-6PM +Q&A Watch Trailer

At a house party fifteen year old Bram is surrounded by friends and draws the attention of many pretty girls. But he has no interest in them. He has fallen hopelessly in love with the pretty boy on the dance floor: seventeen year old Florian. Love at first sight. There is only one problem: no one knows that Bram is gay. Director Niels Bourgonje will attend the screening.

Director Biography

Niels Bourgonje (1980) is an award winning short film and commercial director based in Amsterdam. He started out as an intern on the international feature film THE DEVILS DOUBLE which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He graduated with the short thriller BURN, which was selected for several international film festivals winning numerous awards. His follow-up was the high intensity drama ORDER. In 2014 Niels directed PEACE AND QUIET, winning the 48 Hour Film Project. Shortly after, the black comedy won two awards at the Filmapalooza in Hollywood. In 2015 he made three short films back-to-back; NEIGHBOURS, DESERTED and BUDDY. BUDDY has been selected for more than sixty filmfestivals worldwide, including Palm Springs ShortFest and NRFF Amsterdam 2018.