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Go Short and Architecture Centre Nijmegen present a unique Film Walk about the resilience of Nijmegen-West and the development of the Waalfront. The walk is available to everyone for free from July 16, all you need is a smartphone and headphones. You can start your walk at any time, individually or together.

* Please note: the website of the film walk can only be visited via a smartphone.

About the Film Walk

The Waalfront is located on the edge of the city center: the former industrial and port area that is being transformed into a highly urban living and working area. Go Short, in collaboration with the Architecture Center Nijmegen, made a film walk about the resilience of people in this dynamic environment. Residents, entrepreneurs and designers tell you how they experience the changes, but also the common wish to maintain the ‘strong together’ feeling in Nijmegen-West. The guts to innovate and cherish the past.

The walk is intertwined with four short films that enhance the atmosphere of the area. Mathieu Janssen, programmer at Go Short, talks about the power of the short film. We point out special buildings on the route, hear from architect Iggie Dekkers about the developments on the Nyma site and take you into the stories of people from the Waterkwartier and the port area. The locations we pass along the way appeal to the imagination. By means of audio, film, and music specially composed for this purpose by musician Frank Boeijen (the Gathering), we give you a unique view of an environment that is constantly changing.

Films

A total of four short films will be shown along the way. These are:

  • The Deep of PES. This film is less than 2 minutes long, making it the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar. 
  • Workers leaving the Lumière factory by Louis Lumière is a symbol for portraying the working class. 
  • Fest is a film by Nikita Diakur, an originally Russian maker who has a fascination for the ugly and the unpredictable. The ‘tagline’ for this film is ‘drone, stunt,  rave’ – which comes together nicely with the relatively new bridge landscape that has arisen here in Nijmegen, and offers space for illegal raves, from-the-bridge-in-the-water -jump stunts, and countless kitsch amateur drone videos from the island.
  • And the animation Analysis Paralysis, one of the audience favorites of Go Short 2017, in which director Anete Melece shows a diverse park, where many different people come together and interactions arise. 

Practical information

From July 16, the walk, including audio and films, will be available to everyone for free via the Go Short mobile website. The walk can be done at any time, individually or together. All you need is a smartphone and headphones. The route (max. 2 hours) starts at the Joris Ivensplein and runs under the railway bridge to the port area. Make sure your phone is charged, put on your headphones, and enjoy!

* Please note: the website of the film walk can only be visited via a smartphone.

The Film Walk Nijmegen-west is a production of Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen in collaboration with Architecture Center Nijmegen and with contributions from architectural historian Michiel Kruidenier, Iggie Dekkers (Eek and Dekkers architects), Henny Linders, Eric Mol, Edwin-Niemantsverdriet. Music by Frank Boeijen, recording and editing by Jozien Wijkhuijs, web application by Bart Hofs, and photography by Gema Perez.