EN - Twelve-year-old Colin Macleod sees the world around him change fast as he realises that the isolated island he calls home is getting too small to follow his dreams. On the other hand there's Colin Mackenzie, an old shepherd who has returned to the island after years of wandering around. Gradually he comes to the conclusion that his beloved island will never be the same.

NL - De 12-jarige Colin Macleod ziet de wereld rondom hem veranderen en beseft dat het eiland waar hij woont te klein wordt voor zijn dromen. Hiertegenover staat Colin Mackenzie, een oude schaapherder die in de herfst van zijn leven beseft dat zijn geliefde eiland nooit meer hetzelfde zal zijn.


Title Mainland
Original title Mainland
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Docs
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2016-04-16


Cast Colin Mackenzie, Colin Macleod
Photography Tim De Smet
Editing Jurgen Leemans
Sound Bob Meert
Music Samuel Albrecht, Samuel Chan

Technical specs

Running time film 18'
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format stereo/dolby
Colour Colour
Available in 2D



2016: Premiers Pas - Visions du Réel (CH)

Flemish documentaries selected for Visions du Réel in Nyon

A Sea Change, a documentary feature debut by Nina de Vroome, is set to receive its world premiere at the Visions du Réel International Documentary Film Festival, which takes place from 15-23 April in Nyon, Switzerland. The programme also includes Pieter-Jan De Pue’s The Land of the Enlightened, as well as two student films - Mainland and Whisper - and two projects realised within the framework of DocNomads, a joint masters programme with Flanders. Finally, the classic documentary Sarah says… Leïla says… by Frans Buyens will get a special screening at the Festival.

A Sea ChangeA Sea Change directed by Nina de Vroome will get its world premiere in Nyon where it has been selected for the Regard Neuf programme. The documentary looks at the IBIS maritime boarding school in Ostend, and offers a reflection on the decline of the fishing industry.

Published on Wednesday 30 March 2016

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Last edited on 13 April 2016

Short info

Director Ischa Clissen
Producers RITCS School of Arts
Writers Ischa Clissen

RITS School of Arts
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