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Thea Beckman Prize Shortlist / Students' Animations

Willem de Kooning Academy
Sat 25 Aug

Thea Beckman Prize is the annual award for the best historical book for children and the young adults. The jury looks for engaging stories with a historical approach. Every year this award celebrates the appearance of beautiful and exceptional historical books. This year there were no less than two Silver and one Golden Pencil winners.

By the end of the summer, the jury has announced the five shortlisted titles. Five WdKA students have created a short animation for every nominee.

This was a collaborative project between the WdKA Audiovisual Design department and the Beckman Prize. Five first-year Audiovisual Design students have created short animations/movies for every shortlisted nominee under the supervision of the WdKA tutors. The animations will be used during the award ceremony and shared on the Archeon website.

On Saturday, September the 15th, Thea Beckman Prize 2018 will be handed out in Archeon.

Shortlisted books 2018:

Arend van Dam, "De reis van Syntax Bosselman"
Martine Letterie & Rick de Haas, "Kinderen met een ster" (Silver Pencil)
Inez van Loon, "Anna's grote reis"
Koos Meinderts, "Naar het noorden" (Golden Pencil)
Suzanne Wouda, "Sabel" (Silver Pencil)

Arend van Dam, "De reis van Syntax Bosselman"

"De reis van Syntax Bosselman" (Syntax Bosselman's Journey) is a historical book about the Netherlands and the slavery.

Animation: Rient van de Crommert

Martine Letterie & Rick de Haas, "Kinderen met een ster"

"Kinderen met een ster" (Children Wearing a Star) tells the life stories of six children during the World War II.

Animation: Yorben den Hartog

Inez van Loon, "Anna’s grote reis", a realistic story about life in 19th century Amsterdam and Java.

"Anna’s grote reis" (Anna's Peregrination) is a truthful story about life in 19th century Amsterdam and Java.

Animation: Stephany Concorso

Koos Meinderts, "Naar het noorden"

"Naar het noorden" (Northwards), Jaap's World War II survival story.

Animation: Iris van Wijk

Suzanne Wouda, "Sabel"

"Sabel", a moving story of a Jewish boy Max and his cat Sabel in the turmoil of the World War II.

Movie: Eileen de Wit

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