Documentary | 22' | 2016 

Nature: All Rights Reserved investigates the role of simulated nature in modern society. The film shows how artificial nature meets the needs of today's city dwellers and where it still falls short compared to real nature. A romantic forest wallpaper, an indoor tropical island and phenomena such as artificial grass and stuffed animals take the viewer into the world of this new kind of nature. Towards the end the film looks at the uncertain future, in which the arrival of new technologies such as Virtual Reality will blur the lines between reality and illusion. Could artificial nature replace real nature?

This graduation film was made with support from HKU and Cinecrowd.

Director: Sebastian Mulder
Producer: Sebastian Mulder
Cinematographer: Maxime Brun
Sound: Apollonia van Dun
Editor: Wouter Hoek
Composer: Joost van ‘t Hoff
Sound Design: Mike van Creij & Lars van Leeuwen
Poster design: Sanne Marieke

Festival Ditribution: Wouter Jansen / Square Eyes

Watch the full film here.


Netherlands Film Festival
Nomination Dioraphte Award
Vers Awards
International Short Film Week Regensburg
ON Original Narrative Student Film Festival
Best Short Documentary Film
Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
Encouragement Award for Best Student Film
International Film Festival of Lanzarote
Special Mention
Rotterdams Open Doek Filmfestival
Vienna Shorts Film Festival
Huesca International Film Festival
Art Film Fest Kosice
Palm Springs ShortFest
Pärnu Film Festival
Shorts Mexico 
Neu Now
Quebec City Film Festival
GoDebut European Film Festival
Hancheng International Short Film Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival
Timishort Film Festival

Short Sounds Film Festival
European Film Festival dokumentART
City Of Neubrandenburg Award
Tehran International Short Film Festival
ForadCamp, Cinema and Nature Exhibition
Best Documentary Jury Award & Audience Award
International Student Film & Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy
Outstanding International Student Film Award
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Jhlava International Documentary Film Festival

Best Testimony on Nature Award
ALCINE – Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares
Interfilm – International Short Film Festival Berlin
Eindhovens Film Festival, the Netherlands 
Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival
THESS International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki

Cinematic Achievement Award
London Short Film Festival
Landshut Short Film Festival
DOK Award
Short Waves Festival
Main Award & Audience Award - Urban View Competition
Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival
Festival Rencontres Cinema-Nature
Best Documentary Award
Solar Cinema Malta 
Taiwan International Documentary Festival 
International Film Festival about Environment
Cinemambiente –  Environmental Film Festival
Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival
Resistances Film Festival, France 
The Great Picnic
Animal Film Festival
Helsinki International Film Festival 
Environmental Film Festival Australia
Creative Common Film Festival
Okolišni filmski festival
this human world – International Human Rights Film Festival
AFSAD – Internatiınal Short Film Festival