We are Froukje & Frans and together we organize this first edition of PLONS! International Short Documentary Film Festival Leeuwarden. After her studies at the University of Amsterdam and the Dutch Film Academy, Froukje returned to the north of the Netherlands where she grew up. Here she met Frans, independent entrepreneur, brewer of Grutte Pier Brewery in Leeuwarden and creative jack-of-all-trades. They soon joined forces to produce autonomous films in the North, Frans in the role of producer and sound recorder and Froukje in the role of director and cinematographer. Currently they are working on a long documentary about Bartlehiem, the place where Froukje grew up, which will be ready in 2020. In recent years, Froukje has been able to visit a lot of international film festivals with her short documentaries, where she saw how filmmakers and public meet the exciting forms, subjects or themes that documentary has to offer. Now they want to bring that same experience back to their birth ground and let you as a visitor dive into the overwhelming diversity of the documentary film.