EN - Twelve-year-old Binti is an energetic and playful girl who has lived in Belgium since her father Jovial moved the two of them from the Congo when she was a baby. She dreams of being a TV presenter, and she’s well on the way. She has her own successful vlog - 'Binti’s Bustling Existence' - and she is full of ambition. But when the police arrive at the squat in which they live and she and her dad have to run away, her dream is about to fall apart.

Elias (11) is a shy nature enthusiast who hides away in his secret tree house from where he unsuccessfully tries to help the endangered okapis. Elias’s relationship with his mother is fragile since his father moved to Colombia with another woman.

During a storm, Binti discovers Elias’s tree house. Both children meet each other and their parents, and Binti instantly sees the solution to her problem: her dad has to marry Elias’s mum. Binti promises Elias to help him with his 'save-the-okapi-club', while simultaneously organising several actions to bring together both parents, as they seem to be a match. But things go not go as planned.


Title Binti
Original title Binti
Original language Dutch
Status In post-production
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre Family, Buddy Film
Year 2019
World première / first public presentation 2019-02-16


Cast Bebel Tshiani, Mo Bakker, Joke Devynck, Baloji Tshiani
Photography Joachim Philippe
Editing Clemence Samson
Sound Coen Gravendaal
Art director Talina Casier
Costume Sofie Callaerts
Makeup Ingeborg van Eetvelde
Music Le Motel
Line producer Wim AH Goossens
Production manager Dorien Onsea

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 2.39:1
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, NFF Production Incentive
Production partners Kwassa Films, Family Affair Films
Tax shelter partners BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance

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Last edited on 11 November 2018

Short info

Director Frederike Migom
Producers Katleen Goossens
Writers Frederike Migom

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Katleen Goossens
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2000 Antwerp


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