The essence of the creative process? That is a way to deal with imagination, freedom and tears, filmmaker Rolf Orthel discovers in this cinematographic essay.
People who create explore, and get to know themselves and others better. In this cinematographic essay, Rolf Orthel looks for the meaning of creating, with reality or the memory of it as a starting point and a train journey as a meandering ribbon through the film. We see the first musical steps of primary school children and youngsters at Jeugdtheaterschool Zuid-Oost. We see what talent does to you when a conservatory student practices for his graduation, when someone paints a remarkable self-portrait or when Konvooi creates a thrilling play. This is high-level creation which makes you wonder how on earth it is possible that you can suddenly be enchanted and moved. The conclusion of Orthel’s search? Creating things is the best.


Sound editing
Production company
Doc.Eye Film
Distributor NL
Mokum Filmdistributie
Postproduction company
Loods Lux & Lumen

Title: Maken is het Mooist
Year: 2022
Duration : 1 hour, 38 minutes
Category: Feature documentary
Theme: Art & Culture
Edition: NFF 2022