EN - An exploration of the absurdity of the lines created by human beings called ‘borders’. Two people meet on such a line. One takes this more seriously than the other but, step-by-step, they find a peaceful solution.

NL - Op een speelse manier wordt ingegaan op de absurditeit van de door de mens verzonnen lijnen die we grenzen noemen. Twee figuurtjes ontmoeten elkaar aan zo'n lijn. De ene tilt er al zwaarder aan dan de ander, maar spelenderwijs komen ze toch tot een vreedzame oplossing.


Title Border
Original title Border
Original language no dialogues
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Animation
Genre one-minute animated short
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-05-14


Sound Senjan Jansen

Technical specs

Running time film 1'
Release format DCP
Sound format Dolby Dig
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Flemish Literature Fund (FLF), Kinepolis, Canvas


2014: Short Film Corner - Cannes Film Festival (FR)

Montreal World Film Fest takes Flanders’ treatment

The Montreal World Film Festival has picked up The Treatment by Hans Herbots for its 38th edition, taking place from August 21-September 1. Herbots’s psychological thriller will have its international premiere in the festival’s Focus on World Cinema section. In addition, Sahim Omar Kalifa will present his latest short film Bad Hunter in Official Competition. Kevin Meul’s short Cadet and the animation project 12 Minutes About Peace, a collection of 12 one-minute shorts commemorating WWI, are also set to screen in Montreal.

Bad HunterThe Treatment stars Geert Van Rampelberg as police inspector Nick Cafmeyer, a man who seems to have it all. Yet a dark shadow hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the disappearance of his younger brother.

Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014

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Director Reinout Swinnen, Bram Van Rompaey
Producers Geert Van Goethem, Linda Sterckx
Writers Reinout Swinnen, Bram Van Rompaey

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