Naya – Der Wald hat tausend Augen

a film by

the Netherlands | 24' | 02/2021 | documentary

The short documentary NAYA - Der Wald hat tausend Augen follows the life of Naya, a wolf that walked from East Germany to Belgium tagged with a GPS collar. The first wolf in Belgium in a hundred years, she suddenly makes headlines – but then her presence takes a mysterious turn. This voyeuristic visual collage of wildlife and surveillance camera imagery captivatingly explores the relationship between humans and this iconic wild animal.

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Sebastian Mulder


Sebastian Mulder (Nijmegen NL, 1994) explores the relationships between humans and other nature, and the influence of technology on these relationships. In his experimental and poetic documentaries, he questions our world’s future. His graduation film for his audiovisual media degree at the University of Arts in Utrecht, Nature: All Rights Reserved (2016),  was screened at Palm Springs, Ji.hlava and awarded Best European Student film at Go Short. He recently finished NAYA – Der Wald hat tausend Augen (2021). Additionally, Sebastian teaches at photography museum FOAM and Filmmuseum Eye in Amsterdam, conducting film and photography workshops and tours.


  • Nature: All Rights Reserved – 2017 – graduation film, short doc
  • Naya – Der Wald hat Tausend Augen – 2021 – short doc
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Director: Sebastian Mulder
Producer: [boondocs]: Jasper Boon
Sound Design: Jacob Oostra
Editor: Nina Graafland
Composer: Eren Önsoy
Motion Graphics: Amos Mulder
Grading: Michiel Rummens
Post-Production: Amator, Jan Jaap Kuiper
Research: Bente Mars
Line-producer: Bente Mars


  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (14 – 18 April, 2021)
    National Competition Special Mention
  • Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Canada (29 April – 9 May, 2021)
    Official Short Film Selection
  • Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt (19 – 25 May, 2021)
    Short Documentary Competition
    Special Mention
  • VIENNA SHORTS – International Short Film Festival, Austria (27 May – 1 June, 2021)
    Fiction & Documentary Competition Special Mention
  • Aegean Film Festival, Greece (9 – 25 July, 2021)
    International Competition


Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here