Film - Kinderfilmfest Filmfest 2022


Directed by Mascha Halberstad


Director: Mascha Halberstad
Section: Kinderfilmfest
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2022
Language: Dutch
Version: Original version with English subtitles


OINK is a wonderfully outrageous animated film for young and old that will make you squeal!

Nine-year-old Babs’s idyllic summer break is cut short when her cowboy grandpa from America suddenly shows up and moves into the shack in her back yard. The old boor wins his granddaughter’s heart, however, when he gives her a little pig named Oink as a birthday present. Still, her parents are not amused; they’ll only tolerate the new pet if it goes to obedience school. The parents are not the biggest threat to the cuddly pink animal, though, because the grandfather still has a score to settle at the traditional Sausage King competition.

This film is screended in original version with German voice-over.

Age 6 rating, recommended for ages 6 and up.

Meet the director


Mascha Halberstad

Mascha Halberstad attended the ArtEZ Art Academy in Arnhem, the Netherlands. After making various short films, she shot the music video for the song “Wild Frontier” by the British band The Prodigy in 2015. In 2020, she and producer Marleen Slot founded Holy Motion, the 600 m² animation studio where her first feature-length film, OINK (2021), was made. She’s currently working on KING SAUSAGE, a 20-minute musical that tells the story leading up to OINK.


Screenplay: Fiona van Heemstra
Original Material: Tosca Menten
Director of Photography: Peter Mansfelt
Film Editor: Mascha Halberstad
Composer: Rutger Reinders
Sound design: Jan Schermer
Producer: Marleen Slot
Production Company: Viking Film
Executive producer: Frank Klein
Co-Producer: Dries Phlypo
World Sales: LevelK