When Light Fades

When Light Fades

A poetic short film about a young boy struggling with depression. As he spirals further into isolation, it's getting harder for him to resist the visions of an offered escape.

Fransiska Prihadi, program director Minikino: “Intense and brutally emotional, I feel guilty to find it beautiful at the same time.”

Production company: Topkapi Films

When Light Fades was developed with the support of the Netherlands Film Fund and Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union.


  • WINNER Programmer's Choice, Minikino Film Week - Bali International Short Film Festival 2020
  • SELECTED Debut competition, Netherlands Film Festival 2020

(distribution by Kapitein Kort)