Trans is a production by Claudia Ruiz & Gijs Verkoulen about a journey by Trans Siberia Express. This visual poem takes its viewer not only along on its literal journey but also lets its viewer really feel how it is to have a journey by train for seven days, through three continents and six time-zones.
'05: NominationTalent&ProAward; Nederlands Film Festival
'05: Nomination 'Art Cornation' Prins Bernhard Culture fund
'06: Second price Scenecs Filmfestival
'07: Nomination best film 'professionals' Film Front Festival
'08: Special achievement award Orobie Film Festival
Conservator Saskia Asser, House Marseille, Museum of photography Amsterdam:
'The chosen format, the colour pallet, the rhythm and the balance between audio and visuals are witness of a great sense of feeling for the possibilities of the medium of film and a great poetic judgement'
Jury review Talent & Pro Award, Nederlands Filmfestival (The Dutch Film Festival):
‘Trans takes us on a journey that captures us until the end’
‘The photographic detail in which the film is captured shows us the talent of it’s makers’
Jannie Langbroek & Adriek van Nieuwenhuyzeen, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA):
“Trans is more than worthwhile! We therefore certainly hope to see more films of it’s makers in the future'.