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Directed by Job Roggeveen
Joris Oprins
Marieke Blaauw
Produced by Job Roggeveen
Joris Oprins
Marieke Blaauw
Written by Job Roggeveen
Joris Oprins
Marieke Blaauw
Release date
  • September 2015 (2015-09)
Running time
10 minutes
Country Netherlands
Language No dialogue

(Otto) is a 2015 Dutch animated short film directed by Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins and Marieke Blaauw, from the Dutch animation studio Job, Joris & Marieke. The film had its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.[1][2] (Otto) was chosen to be the official Dutch entry for the Academy Award Best Animated Short Film 2016.[3][4] Job, Joris & Marieke's previous film A Single Life was nominated Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 87th Academy Awards.[5]


A woman who can't have children steals the imaginary friend of a little girl and keeps this a secret from her husband. While the woman enjoys life with her imaginary child the gap between her and her husband grows bigger. When the little girl comes to claim back her imaginary friend, it's the power of imagination that brings everyone together. [6]


  1. ^ "Programm TIFF 2015". TIFF. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Job, Joris & Marieke's (Otto) Premiering at TIFF)". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "(Otto) Off To The Oscars". Eye International. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Job Joris & Marieke ingezonden voor Oscars". Het Parool. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Oscars 2015: Nominations list". BBC News. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "NTR KORT! (Otto)". NTR. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 

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