Director: Rita Horst
Screenplay: Mieke de Jong, based on the book by Joke van Leeuwen
Producer: Lemming Film (NL)
Co-producer: A Private View, Fido Film (Se)
Director of Photography: Theo Bierkens
Editor: Ot Louw

Iep! is about bird, who looks like a girl but has wings instead of arms. Bird watcher Warre finds her under brushwood and takes her home. Warre and his wife Tine decide to keep Viegeltje and to raise her like an ordinary girl. But Viegeltje isn’t an ordinary girl and she flies away. She wants to go to the South with the other birds. It becomes a long and adventurous journey.


  • Huub Stapel
  • Joke Tjalsma
  • Diederik Ebbinge
  • Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley
  • Madelief Vermeulen
  • Ties Dekker

More info

Feature film
Release year: 2010
Supported by: Nederlands Filmfonds, CoBO, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Schipper Bosch Vastgoed, Tax Shelter van de Federale Belgische Regering, Tax Shelter Productions, Luc Van Aelbroeck, Free Record Shop, Fido, NPS, MEDIA, Eurimages
Distributor: Independent Films
Release & festivals:

Official Selection Kplus - Berlinale International Film Festival ; Winner Youth Jury Award for Best Film - Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth ; Winner Children Jury Award - Great Little Cinema Milan ; Winner Audience Choice Award - Buster International Children's Film Festival ; Winner Children’s Jury Award - The Lancaster Children’s Film Festival ; Winner First Jury Prize - Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival ; Winner Audience Choice Award - Buster Copenhagen International Children’s Film Festival ; Winner Grand Prix - Montreal International Children's Filmfestival

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