International Competition


Sebastian Mulder
Screening time  
04.04. / Monday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 5 Ticket
05.04. / Tuesday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 4  

This short documentary follows the life of Naya, the life of Naya, a wolf that walked from East Germany to Belgium tagged with a GPS collar. The first wolf in Belgium in a hundred years, she suddenly makes headlines – but then her presence takes a mysterious turn. This voyeuristic visual collage of wildlife and surveillance camera imagery captivatingly explores the relationship between humans and this iconic wild animal. Director Mulder came to the visual materials entirely using available photographs from the Internet and by using recordings provided to him by biologists. This seemingly simple wolf story raises more complex questions about the future of our world.


Sebastian Mulder

Sebastian Mulder (Nijmegen NL, 1994) explores the relationships between humans and other nature, and the influence of technology on these relationships. In his experimental and poetic documentaries, he questions our world’s future. His graduation film for his audiovisual media degree at the University of Arts in Utrecht, Nature: All Rights Reserved (2016), was screened at Palm Springs, Jihlava and awarded Best European Student film at Go Short. He recently finished Naya (2021). Additionally, Sebastian teaches at photography museum FOAM and Filmmuseum Eye in Amsterdam, conducting film and photography workshops and tours.

General sponsor

Naya – Der Wald hat tausend Augen

2021, 24'

Directed by:
Sebastian Mulder

Edited by:
Nina Graafland

Eren Önsoy

Jasper Boon

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Locarno FF: Grand Prix Semaine de la critique; Prix SRG SSR (2021)
DOK Leipzig: MDR Film Prize (2021)
Ji.hlava IDFF (2021)
Trieste FF: Special mention; Audience prize (2022)
FIPADOC: Grand Prix (2022)
CPH:DOX (2022)


Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk