Film Block: K        Cinema:  LAB 2        Date:  02.03.18              Time: 4.45-6.15 PM


Director: Niels Bourgonje

Country: Netherlands

Runtime: 12 mins

Genre: Drama / LGBT / Benelux


A young man agrees to support his ex-lover during an HIV test. Not having seen each other for a while, they are forced to sit together in the waiting room of an STI clinic. What starts out as an awkward conversation, soon becomes something more tender. Is there still a chance for reconciliation?

Rated: 15




Niels Bourgonje is an award-winning short film and commercial director based in Amsterdam. Niels started out as an intern on international feature film THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE. He graduated with the short thriller BURN, which was selected for several international film festivals winning numerous awards. His follow-up was the high-intensity drama ORDER. In 2014 Niels directed PEACE AND QUIET, winning the 48 Hour Film Project. Shortly after, the black comedy won two awards at the Filmapalooza in Hollywood. His follow-up NEIGHBOURS won Best Film and Screenplay at the Seven Regions Award Show. Niels’ next short DESERTED was shot on location in Los Angeles and premiered at the Dutch Film Festival. BUDDY is his sixth short film.