ALICIA | VPRO | 2017 | 90' maasja ooms Alicia Rotjochies Tussen Mensen Director Director of Photography Editor IMPACT VAN DE FILM

PRIX ITALIA 2018 "The award for best TV documentary Prix Italia 2018 was chosen by the jury unanimously. The winner is the Dutch documentary « Alicia » - made by the excellent one woman-team Maasja Ooms, coproduced by VPRO Television. The film « Alicia » is not only a powerful portrait of a young girl drifting from foster family care to life in institutions. It's also a portrait of a system that is not working, social heritage and lack of love. A sensitive subject treated with warm compassion without judging the absent mother or the social workers. The documentary shows excellence in all aspects of filmmaking: best directing, best camera work, best storytelling and best editing. It's beautifully put together with emotional breaks to help the audience breath, and reflect. It punches us in the stomach with a message we never will forget. The prize doesn't only go to the filmmaker - we also want to dedicate it to Alicia herself for sharing her life with us. Thank you!"

SPECIAL JURY AWARD 2018, Cinema Verite, Iran, Int. Documentary Film Festival

BEST DOCUMENTARY Gdansk DocFilm Festival Poland 2018

IDFA SPECIAL JURY AWARD DUTCH DOCUMENTARY 2017 "The IDFA Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary goes to a film in which we witness a person caught in a situation involuntarily. Like her, we never really get to understand exactly why. And like her, we desperately want to find a solution – to get her out. The jury was moved and affected by this very well-made film, and hopes it will help bring about awareness and change."

Maasja Ooms: regie, cinematography & montage
Sander Vos: edit-coach | Joost Oskamp: geluidsnabewerking
Cerutti Film: productie