EN - A little boy can't get to sleep. He calls his father who is reading the newspaper downstairs in the living room. To get out of reading him yet another story, he tells his son to try counting sheep. The little boy does as he is told but soon finds a dozen of the animals around his bed.


Title Counting Sheep
Original title Schaapjes tellen
Original language French, Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Animation
Genre children's animated short
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-03-27


Technical specs

Running time film 7'
Release format dsp



2015: Cinanima (PT), Festival international de films pour enfants de Chicago (US), Anim'est (RO), Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (BE), Festival international du film d'animation de Krok (RU), Andorra Kids' Film Festival (ES), Carrousel international du film de Rimouski (CA), Festival international d'animation d'Ottawa (CA), Giffoni Film Festival (IT), Cartoon Club (IT), Curtinhas Competition - Curtas Vila do Conde IFF (PT), Anima Mundi (BR), Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth (CZ), International Festival of Films for Young Audience (RU), Les Nuits Magiques (FR), Festival du film d'animation de Bourg en Bresse (FR), Croq'Anime (FR), Partie(s) de Campagne (FR), Détours en Cinécourt (FR), Plein la bobine (FR), Faites des courts (FR)


2015: Best Children’s Film - Krok International Animated Film Festival (RU), Best Children’s Film - Ottawa International Film Festival (CA), Cartoon Club Award - Cartoon Club (IT), Trophée d’argent, prix jeunesse - Croq'Anime (FR), Prix du public et Prix du jury jeune de la compétition 3+ - Plein la bobine (FR), Prix Court de Récré - Faites des courts (FR)

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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Last edited on 25 April 2017

Short info

Director Frits Standaert
Producers Frits Standaert
Writers Mireille d'Allancé

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