Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

King's Day (Koningsdag)

Ajyal Competition

Steven Wouterlood / Short Narrative / Netherlands / 2015 / 25 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Dutch / English subtitles
Interests: Music, Family, Children
MENA Premiere


It’s the King’s Day holiday in the Netherlands and everyone is celebrating the day off with a visit to the park for fun, games and tasty snacks – but Younes’s dad is making him stay at their stall to sell car accessories and promote the family garage business. Things get a little tense when Kelvin, a young Dutch folk singer, and his aggressive father arrive – but over the course of the afternoon, Younes and Kelvin discover they might have a lot in common.

About the Directors

Steven Wouterlood was born in 1984 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In 2013, he directed ‘Anything Goes’, a children’s television film that won an International Emmy Kids Award and numerous other awards worldwide. ‘King’s Day’ won the Jury Award at TIFF Kids and has been selected for film festivals worldwide.


Steven Wouterlood
Steven Wouterlood, Maarten van Voornveld
Joram Willink, Piet-Harm Sterk
Christine Houbiers
Jorrit Kleijnen, Alexander Reumers
Joost Rietdijk
Production Company
Justen de Wildt, Walid Taha el Idrissi, Sabri Saad El-Hamus, Martijn Fischer

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