I am very happy to announce the release of my new film Planktonium (15:23, color, 4K).
Planktonium is a short film about the unseen world of living microscopic plankton. It is a voyage into a secret universe, inhabited by alien-like creatures. These stunningly beautiful organisms are unknown to most of us, because they are invisible to the naked eye.
Jan van IJken filmed the plankton through his microscopes in great detail. The film is without any voice-over or explanation. Renowned Norwegian artist Jana Winderen made a sound composition for the film.
Filmed, directed and produced by Jan van IJken
Sound composition by Jana Winderen
Edited by Jan van IJken and Metje Postma
Produced with generous financial support of Gemeente Leiden and Stichting Oog op de Natuur.
The film has been selected for the following film festivals:
2021 Inscience Film Festival, Nijmegen, NL (Dutch Premiere)
2021 Braunschweig International Film Festival, special program The Netherlands, DE
2021 Message 2 Man Int. Film Festival, In Silico competition, St. Petersburg, RU
2021 Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Short Joy competition, CZ (World Premiere)
The online release + VOD (including a short 3 min version of the film) will follow later.