Marco De Stefanis

is a filmmaker from the Netherlands whose documentaries have been shown in several film festivals around the world.


Lieve Monster, 2006; Tulip Time, 2008; Damned Children, 2012; Waiting for Giraffes, 2016.
Special Jury Mentio

Waiting for Giraffes (12+)

the Netherlands, 2016, colour, 85 min.
Director: Marco De Stefanis
Veterinarian Sami Khader and the visitors of Palestinian zoo in the town of Qalqilya have a dream. They want to welcome giraffes again in their zoo but to have them Sami should become a member of the international zoo association EAZA. Will the doctor succeed in his way to the dream or this initiative is to become another symbol of the Palestinian Utopia?