EN - In Safety First, four security guards are going to work at the world-famous dance festival Tomorrowland. While there, Luc discovers that Dirk has feelings for... a man. But no one believes him (Ingrid promised Dirk she would keep his secret many years ago and Smos is busy trying to launch his own dance hit). Luc, however, is determined to prove that Dirk is gay.

NL - Tijdens hun bewakingsopdracht op het gerenommeerde muziekfestival Tomorrowland ontdekken Smos, Luc en Ingrid dat Dirk Porrez verliefd is op… een man. Maar Dirk zit nog in de kast, en zal moeten leren eerlijk te zijn met zichzelf om kans te maken op echte liefde.


Title Safety First
Original title Safety First
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre comedy
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-12-16


Cast Bruno Vanden Broecke, Matteo Simoni, Ruth Beeckmans, Ben Segers, Tom Van Dyck
Photography Pieter Van Alphen
Editing Mathieu Depuydt
Sound Kris Vermeylen, Gonzo
Costume Melissa Fellahi
Makeup Anaïs Wagner
Music Mario Goossens, David Poltrock
Producer Sofie Peeters

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 1:1:85
Sound format Dolby Digital 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Screen Flanders
Production partners Shelter


2016: MiFo LGBT Film Fest (US)


2015: Cavaria Media Award - Cavaria (BE)

Matteo Simoni is one of the 2018 European Shooting Stars

Matteo Simoni has been picked as one of the Shooting Stars, a selection of 10 up-and-coming actors from all over Europe who will be in the spotlight at the Berlin International Film Festival. He follows in the footsteps of international film and TV stars such as Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig, Jérémie Renier and Matthias Schoenaerts, who were all Shooting Stars earlier in their careers.

Matteo SimoniThe Shooting Stars will be presented to the film industry, public and international press during the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February, 2018), where they will also take part in a special workshop programme.

Published on Thursday 21 December 2017

King of the Belgians, Black and Safety First head for Hamburg

Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth’s King of the Belgians, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s Black and Tim Van Aelst’s Safety Firsthave been invited to the Hamburg Film Fest, which runs from 29 September till 8 October. Two co-productions, Phantom Boy and Dark Diamond, complete the Flemish part of the line-up.

Safety FirstSafety First competes in Hamburg’s Eurovisuell competition, a selection of box-office hits and audience favourites from all over the continent. The comedy follows four security guards doing their job at a world-famous dance festival. While there, Luc discovers Dirk’s long-kept secret…

Published on Friday 16 September 2016

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Short info

Director Tim Van Aelst
Producers Lies Lahousse, Sofie Peeters
Writers David Vennix, Tim Van Aelst

Sofie Peeters
Suikerrui 5
2000 Antwerpen


Tim Van Aelst
Ernest Van Dijckkaai 10
2000 Antwerpen
T +32 485 54 16 91

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