Directed byBert Haanstra
Produced byBert Haanstra
Music byPim Jacobs, performed by The Pim Jacobs Quintet
Release date
  • 1958 (1958)
Running time
11 minutes
Haanstra receives Academy Award.
Haanstra receives Academy Award.

Glass (Dutch: Glas) is a 1958 Dutch short documentary film by director and producer Bert Haanstra. The film won the Oscar for Documentary Short Subject in 1959.[1][2] The film is about the glass industry in the Netherlands. It contrasts the handmade crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass kaas Factory with automated bottle making machines. Short segments of artisans making various glass goods by hand are joined with those of mass production. It is often acclaimed to be the perfect short documentary.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The 32nd Academy Awards (1960) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  2. ^ "Glass". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2008-05-26.