• Loes Swaenepoel
  • Anna Franziska Jäger
  • Koen Van Daele


Screenplay & direction
  • Marieke Elzerman
  • Frank Schulte
  • Marrit Greidanus
  • KASK School of Arts & Conservatorium
Sound design/mix
  • Zita Leemans
Music composition
  • Massimo Colombo
First AD
  • Zaur Kourazov
Camera assistant
  • Bas Schulte
  • Hannes Verhoustraete
  • Nathalie Teirlinck
  • Martine Huvenne

Come here


Trailer Kom hier

Sam is a shy young woman who works as a dog caretaker at the animal shelter in Ostend, Belgium. Her assertive colleague Koen is a behavioural therapist and helps people with the upbringing of their dogs.
Sam prefers to stay with the animals and is fully committed to the daily chores at the shelter. But when Sam meets a nervous young woman who struggles with the upbringing of her dog, she decides to help her in her own way.

‘Come here’ is a sensory portrait of a burgeoning friendship in sound, gesture and movement.

For screenings please contact

Dalton Distribution (Flanders)
Belgium Short Film Agency (Worldwide)


  • IndieLisboa (2021) - Won: Best Fiction Award
  • Krakow International Film Festival (2021) - Special mention by the jury
  • Premiers Plans - Festival d'Angers (2021)
  • OFF - Odense International Film Festival (2021)
  • Brussels Short Film Festival (2021)
  • Leuven International Short Film Festival (2020) - Won: Jury Award for Best Acting
  • ALCINE - Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares / Comunidad de Madrid (2020)
  • Poitiers Film Festival (2021)
  • Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (2021)
  • Festival International du Film d’Aubagne (2021)
  • VERS Film Festival - Won: Price for Best Script
  • Filmfest Sundsvall 2021
  • 21 International Film Schools Festival Selection Uruguay (2021)
  • Silhouette Short Film Festival (2021)
  • Noorderlijk Film Festival (2021) Selected for the Noorderkroon Awards

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Marieke Elzerman

Amsterdam / Madrid

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