EN - Catherine loves pets! But most of all she loves her cat. As she grows up, she finds it impossible to connect with other people. Her cat is her life and little by little she becomes a crazy old cat lady… Will she ever find friendship or love?

NL - Catherine is dol op huisdieren. Haar kat is haar allerbeste vriend! Als kind wordt ze gepest en voelt ze zich alleen. Haar kat is haar steun en toeverlaat. Hoe ouder Catherine wordt, hoe meer ze verandert in een gekke kattenvrouw. Zal ze ooit vriendschap vinden, of liefde?


Title Catherine
Original title Catherine
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Animation
Genre tragic comedy
Year 2016


Cast voice cast: Braden Lunsford, Madison Reeves, Rudi Rok
Sound Gregory Caron
Art director Britt Raes
Music Pieter Van Dessel
Background Designs Bram Algoed
Animation Oskar De Rycker
Animation Olivier Vanden Bussche
Animation Serge Lenaers
Animation Assistance Lenny Biesemans
Animation Assistance Sarah Rathe
Compositing Wannes Aelvoet
Compositing Karim Rhellam

Technical specs

Running time film 11'51"
Aspect ratio 16:9
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2017: Premiers Plans d'Angers (FR); Elles Tournent (BE); JEFF European Youth Film Festival of Flanders (BE); Anima - the Brussels animation film festival (BE); Tehran International Animation Festival (IR); Syn festival Edinburgh (GB); SXSW (USA); Internationaal Filmfestival Assen (NL); International Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (DE); Cine Poeme (FR); Animakom (ES); Athens Animfest (GR); Leiria Film Fest (PT); Ciné court animé Roanne (FR); Corti Da Sogni (IT); Be There! Corfu Animation Festival (GR); Dallas International Film Festival (USA); Stockholm International Film Festival Junior (SE); Cinema Perpetuum Mobile International Short Film Festival (BY); International Film Festival of Lanzarote (ES); Animocje (PL); Brussels Short Film Festival (BE); Anifilm (CZ); Future Film Festival (IT); Chilemonos (CL); International Motion Festival Cyprus (CY); deadCenter Film Festival (USA); Lighthouse International Film Festival (USA); Plein de la Bobine Festival (FR); Show me the animation (UK); Coastica (ES); Festival des Nouveaux Cinemas (Fr); Festival du Film Subversif de Metz (FR); Breakthroughs Film Festival (CA); Animafest Cyprus (CY); Tout Court! Festival de Gisors (FR); Womanimation (USA); Anima Mundi (BR); Lago Film Fest (IT); Free Range Film Festival (USA); Zabut International animated short film festival (IT); Melbourne international film festival (AU); La Guarimba (IT); Anibar (RKS); Sidewalk Film Festival (USA); Turku Animated Film Festival (FI); BuSho Film Festival (HU)

2016: Anim'est (RO); Competition for European Shorts - Film Fest Gent (BE); Filem'on Internationaal Kinderfilmfestival Brussel (BE); International Animation Film Festival - Gdańsk (PL); Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BE); Animateka (SI); Le Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs (FR); Fete du court metrage Arles (FR)


2017: Children's Jury Best Short Film & Professional Jury Best Short Film - JEFF European Youth Film Festival of Flanders (BE); Best Belgian Short - Anima Brussels (BE); Best International Animation Short Film (PT), Best Female Director & Audience Award - Animakom (ES); Special Mention for lightness and humor - Animocje (PL); Le Prix de la Critique UPCB/UCC - Brussels Short Film Festival (BE); Audience Award - Womanimation! (US)

2016: School Jury Prize - Filem'on Internationaal Kinderfilmfestival Brussel (BE); Audience Winner Animation for Kids Section - International Animation Film Festival Gdańsk (PL)

Cinequest presents six from Flanders

Five film productions and a VR project from Flanders have been selected for the Cinequest Film & VR Festival in San Jose, California (27 Feb –11 March).

Many HeavensJan Matthys’ Many Heavens has been selected for Cinequest’s main line-up, the Dramatic Feature Competition, while Hilde Van Mieghem’s Speechless and Nathalie Basteyns’ and Kaat Beels’ Facades will be competing for the Global Vision Award.

Published on Friday 26 January 2018

Gilles Coulier’s Cargo in Competition at the London Film Festival

Gilles Coulier’s debut feature Cargo has been selected for the First Features Competition at the London Film Festival (4–15 October). Two further features and three shorts from Flanders have also been invited.

GenBCargo tells the raw story of how an Ostend fishing family is brought to the edge of destruction by a series of dramatic events. The lead roles are played by Sam Louwyck, Wim Willaert and Sebastien Dewaele. In London, Cargo is competing for the Sutherland Trophy, the main prize in the First Features Competition.

Published on Thursday 31 August 2017

Wouter Bouvijn pitches debut feature at Les Arcs

Belgian director Wouter Bouvijn has been invited to the Arc 1950 Co-Production Village in Les Arcs where he will pitch his upcoming debut feature Escape. The festival has also announced its full line-up, which includes the animated short Catherine as well as some co-productions with Flanders. As previously announced, Fien Troch’s Home and Brosens and Woodworths’ King of the Belgians will also screen in Les Arcs.

Wouter Bouvijn (c)Titus SimoensOver three days, the Co-Production Village presents a selection of 20 European feature films in development to professionals interested in a financial or production participation. Among those invited this year is Wouter Bouvijn (Crossroads), who is currently preparing his debut feature Escape (fka (F)light).

Published on Wednesday 30 November 2016

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Short info

Director Britt Raes
Producers Karim Rhellam
Writers Britt Raes

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