EN - Two boys play together in the backyard. Their innocent game escalates into a real battle, until they hear a familiar sound.

NL - Twee jongens spelen samen in de tuin. Het spel verandert langzaam in een ware strijd, tot ze worden afgeleid door een welbekend geluid.


Title Child's Play
Original title Kinderspel
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


Music Gregory Caron

Technical specs

Running time film 1'
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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Short info

Director Britt Raes, Bert Van Haute
Producers Viviane Vanfleteren
Writers Britt Raes, Bert Van Haute

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