EN - John Travolta, the ultimate dance icon, is looking for dancers and organising worldwide auditions. This is Heleen’s chance and she chooses John, her ex, to be her dance partner. But new boyfriend Koen is not happy…

FR - Une comédie romantique dansée dans laquelle Heleen (25) doit affronter son ex-petit ami dans le but de réaliser son rêve: "Danser avec Travolta".


Title Dancing with Travolta
Original title Dansen met Travolta
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Year 2010


Cast Laura Vanborm, Arend Pinoy, Bert Haelvoet, Charlotte Vandermeersch
Photography Ruben Impens
Editing Tom Denoyette
Music Lady Linn & Her Magnificent Seven

Technical specs

Running time film 19'
Release format Redcam
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Colour Colour


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2010: Internationaal Film Festival van Vlaanderen (BE) / Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BE)

Flanders foursome selected for Festroia’s competition

Four Flemish features have been selected for competition at the 29th Festroia International Film Festival in Portugal (7-16 June). Brasserie RomantiqueThe Broken Circle BreakdownOffline and Time of My Life are all in the running to take home some prizes. This year, the festival has also organised a focus on Belgium and pays homage to Flemish actor Jan Decleir.

Madly in LoveBoth Joel Vanhoebrouck’s Brasserie Romantique and Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown screen as part of the fest’s official competition. Peter Monsaert’s directorial debut Offline is selected for the competitive First Works section, while Nic Baltazar is competing in the Man and His Environment category with Time of My Life.

Published on Wednesday 29 May 2013

The Fortunate One

When everything comes together there’s nothing to beat being a film producer. ‘Finding an audience with a good film is amazing,’ says Dirk Impens of Menuet. It’s a big kick. It’s orgasmic.’ Impens felt the love early on in his career with Daens, which was nominated for an Oscar, and more recently with Felix Van Groeningen’s The Misfortunates, which was a huge success at home and in festivals abroad. Van Groeningen’s latest, The Broken Circle Breakdown, rolls out internationally at the Berlinale.

dirkimpensmagHowever, Impens wasn't so sure it would happen with van Groeningen's most recent movie. Where The Misfortunates attracted a young audience with its mix of comic bad behaviour and deep emotion, The Broken Circle Breakdown is about a more sobering subject: a couple driven apart when their small daughter develops a terminal illness.

Published on Wednesday 15 May 2013

Montreal World Fest invites young Flemish talent

A record number of Flemish productions and co-productions have been invited to the 35th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival. In addition to the premieres of Geoffrey Enthoven’s Come As You Are and Bavo Defurne’s North Sea Texas, which had been announced earlier, Montreal confirmed the selection of feature documentary Epilogue, as well as five short films and two minority co-productions with Flanders.

Still from Lenny Van Wesemael's short Dancing With TravoltaWith its total of ten Flemish (co)productions, Montreal has plumped for bold, new and emerging talent from Flanders. No less than five shorts are to debut: the Cannes awarded Swimsuit 46 by Wannes Destoop, Cannes selected Bento Monogatari by Pieter Dirkx, Kevin Meul’s debut The Extraordinary Life of Rocky, Lenny Van Wesemael’s Dancing with Travolta and Mathias Verleyen’s short documentary Sous la Peau (Underneath the Skin).

Published on Tuesday 2 August 2011

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Director Lenny Van Wesemael
Producers Dirk Impens
Writers Lenny Van Wesemael, Geert Verbanck

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