Best friends Dylan and Youssef dream of becoming professional football players. One day, an unexpected event changes everything for Dylan, and he has to come to terms with his new life. He does not want to let go of his dream and is still determined to win the Touzani Cup together with Youssef. Thanks to the help of skater girl Maya (his crush!) he learns to play football in a completely new way. A film about true friendship, not giving up, and striving to win.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF63.

Direction: Camiel Schouwenaar
Script: Job Tichelman, Camiel Schouwenaar (Inspired by the youth of Job Tichelman)
Cinematography: Marc De Meijer
Editing: Patrick Schonewille
Sound: Noah Pepper, Sebastian Schmidt (design)
Music: Anna Kuehlein, Lennart Busch, Floris de Haan
Actors: Maik Cillekens, Anouar Kasmi, Soufiane Touzani, Kailani Busker, Martijn Fischer, Maartje van de Wetering, Walid Benmbarek, Mohamed Tijani
Production: Rinkel Film
Producers: Reinier Selen, Rinskje Raap
Co-production: Ostlicht Filmproduktion
Costumes: Els Schut, Heleen Heintjes
Production Design: Donja de Graaf
Make Up: Claudia Goetz, Kristian Barthold
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: The Netherlands, Germany
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 90΄
Contact: m-appeal
Awards/Distinctions: Special Mention (International Ecumenical Jury) – Zlín FF 2022, Lete Special Award (Sport and Social Culture) – Giffoni FF 2022


Camiel Schouwenaar

Camiel Schouwenaar (1970) graduated from the Dutch Film Academy. He works as a director and screenwriter for film & TV, educational content, and animation. He works for Dutch Broadcasters as VPRO, KRONCRV, NTR, and AVROTROS and clients as Prodemos, Openlucht Museum, Nemo. His work is screened at International Film Festivals and sold to broadcasters abroad.


2012 Lief Konijn | Sweet Rabbit (short)
2015 Rijk! | Rich (short)
2017 Polska Warrior (short)
2019 Blind Date (short)
2022 Bigman