Nature: All Rights Reserved

A film by

the Netherlands | 22' | 08/2016 | documentary

The film 'Nature: all rights reserved' investigates the role of nature simulations in our modern society. The film shows how artificial nature meets the needs of today's city dwellers and where it still falls short compared to real nature. Various forms such as a romantic forest wallpaper, an indoor tropical island and phenomena such as artificial grass and stuffed animals, take the viewer into the world of this new kind of nature. Towards the end the film looks at the uncertain future, in which the arrival of new technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR) will blur the lines between reality and illusion. Could artificial nature replace real nature? 

Sebastian Mulder

Biography

Sebastian Mulder was born in 1994. After finishing high school he went on to study film at The School Of Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands. He recently graduated with the film ‘Nature: All Rights Reserved’ which premiered at the Netherlands Film Festival 2016 and gave him a nomination for the Diorapthe Award (Best Director). Sebastian Mulder has always been fascinated with the changing relationships between humans and nature and hopes to examine this subject more in his future work. Sebastian Mulder has a love for experimental en poetic documentaries. Raising questions about the future of our world is what Sebastian Mulder wants to achieve with his films.

Filmography

  • Nature: All Rights Reserved – 2016 – 22’ – short documentary
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Crew

Director: Sebastian Mulder
Producer: Sebastian Mulder
Cinematographer: Maxime Brun
Sound: Apollonia van Dun
Editor: Wouter Hoek
Composer: Joost van ‘T Hoff
Sound Design: Mike van Creij & Lars van Leeuwen

Festivals

  • Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (21 – 30 September, 2016)
    Student Competition
  • Vers Awards, the Netherlands (17 December, 2016)
    Competition
  • ZagrebDox, Croatia (26 February – 5 March, 2017)
    Controversial Dox
  • REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival, Canada (15 – 19 March, 2017)
    Special program: Arts&Essay
  • International Short Film Week Regensburg, Germany (15 – 22 March, 2017)
    International Competition
  • ON Original Narrative Student Film Festival, Dubai (25 – 28 March, 2017)
    Official Selection Won: Best Short Documentary Film
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (5 – 9 April, 2017)
    Breaking Short Student Competition Won: Encouragement Award for Best Student Film
  • International Film Festival of Lanzarote, Spain (18 – 29 April, 2017)
    Documental Short Film Section Special Mention
  • Rotterdams Open Doek Filmfestival, the Netherlands (19 – 21 May, 2017)
  • VIS Vienna Shorts Film Festival, Austria (1 – 6 June, 2017)
    Fiction & Documentary Competition
  • Huesca International Film Festival, Spain (9 – 17 June, 2017)
    Short Documentary Competition
  • Art Film Fest Kosice, Slovakia (16 – 24 June, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Palm Springs ShortFest, United States (21 – 27 June, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Pärnu Film Festival, Estonia (3 – 9 July, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Shorts Mexico – Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de México, Mexico (6 – 13 September, 2017)
    Eco Shorts Showcase
  • Neu Now, the Netherlands (12 – 18 September, 2017)
  • Quebec City Film Festival, Canada (13 – 23 September, 2017)
    Experimental Shorts
  • GoDebut European Film Festival, Lithuania (21 – 24 September, 2017)
    Competition
  • Hancheng International Short Film Festival, China (1 – 8 October, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Hamptons International Film Festival, United States (5 – 9 October, 2017)
    Documentary Competition
  • Timishort Film Festival, Romania (12 – 15 October, 2017)
    Videorama Competition
  • Short Sounds Film Festival, United Kingdom (12 – 15 October, 2017)
    Factual Shorts Competition
  • European Film Festival dokumentART, Germany (13 – 17 October, 2017)
    European Competition Won: City Of Neubrandenburg Award
  • Tehran International Short Film Festival, Iran (17 – 22 October, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • ForadCamp, Cinema and Nature Exhibition, Italy (21 – 22 October, 2017)
    Official Competition Won: Best Documentary Jury Award & Audience Award
  • International Student Film & Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy, China (22 – 29 October, 2017)
    Official Competition Won: Outstanding International Student Film Award
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (23 – 29 October, 2017)
    Out of competition: International Docurama
  • hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic (24 – 29 October, 2017)
    A Testimony on Nature Section Won: Best Testimony on Nature
  • Hyperfest, Romania (27 – 31 October, 2017)
    International Competition
  • ALCINE – Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Spain (10 – 17 November, 2017)
    European Competition
  • Interfilm – International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany (20 – 26 November, 2017)
    Green Film Competition
  • Eindhovens Film Festival, the Netherlands (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival, Poland (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    World Wide Shorts Competition
  • THESS International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki, Greece (13 – 17 December, 2017)
    Official Selection Won: Cinematic Achievement Award
  • London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (12 – 21 January, 2018)
    International Shorts Competition
  • MiradasDoc, Spain (26 January – 3 February, 2018)
    Short Documentary Competition
  • Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany (14 – 19 March, 2018)
    Official Competition Won: DOK Award
  • Short Waves Festival, Poland (20 – 25 March, 2018)
    Urban View Competition Won: Main Award & Audience Award
  • Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Romania (26 March – 1 April 2018)
    International Competition
  • Festival Rencontres Cinema-Nature, France (6 – 8 April, 2018)
    Official Competition Won: Best Documentary Award
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (11 – 15 April, 2018)
    Out of Competition: Go Green
  • Solar Cinema Malta – Touring Festival, Malta (1 May – 10 October, 2018)
  • Taiwan International Documentary Festival (4 – 13 May, 2018)
    Intenational Competition
  • International Film Festival about Environment, Argentina (30 May – 6 June, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Cinemambiente –  Environmental Film Festival, Italy (31 May – 5 June, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  • Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival, Brazil (31 May – 13 June, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Resistances Film Festival, France (6 – 14 July, 2018)
    Europe in 80 Short Movies
  • The Great Picnic, Romania (27 – 29 July, 2018)
    Competition
  • Animal Film Festival, Korea (17 – 21 August, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, Finland (20 – 30 September, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Environmental Film Festival Australia, Australia (12 – 19 October, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Creative Common Film Festival, Czech Republic (2 – 3 November, 2018)
    Short Film Program
  • Okolišni filmski festival, Croatia (26 – 28 April, 2019)
  • this human world – International Human Rights Film Festival, Austria (28 November – 10 December, 2019)
    Thematic program on climate change
  • AFSAD – Internatiınal Short Film Festival, Turkey (13 – 15 December, 2019)
    Dutch Retrospective
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (1 – 5 April, 2020)
    Thematic program around Nature