Sheltered (2020)

Official selection
Dutch competition
IDFA 2020

Official selection
Grand angle
Visions du Reél 2021

World Premier
IDFA 2020
A film by
Saskia Gubbels
Jean Counet NSC
Aafke Beernink
Maasja Ooms
Riekje Ziengs
Jeroen Goeijers
Mieneke Kramer
Jelle Redeker, NCE
Carla van der Meijs
Marcel de Hoogd
Gerben Kokmeijer
Music & Sound Design
Jeroen Goeijers
Production Manager
Annemiek Munneke
Line Producer
Matthijs van de Laar
Coproducer BNNVARA
Sander van den Eeden
Sjoerd van den Broek
Executive Producer
Sylvia Baan
Creative Producer
Harmen Jalvingh
Janneke Doolaard
Netherlands Film Fund
73 minutes


Behind the doors of a large animal shelter, passionate employees and volunteers take in pets, care for and train them so that the animals can return to a good owner.  From sad stray cats and abandoned rabbits to dangerous dogs; all different types of animals enter creating an endless flow. Soon, it becomes apparent that there is a tense relationship between humans and animals, nonetheless the staff love the animals unconditionally.



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