EN - Diamond explores the true nature of the world around us. The fact that each individual has their own perception of reality requires us to examine the lenses through which we look at our environment; to open the cultural windows and let the light come in unobstructed.

NL - Met Diamant zoeken we naar de ware aard van de wereld buiten ons. De vaststelling dat elk individu een eigen perceptie heeft van de werkelijkheid, en er toch maar één is, noopt ons de bril te onderzoeken waarmee we onze omgeving bekijken.Een hoop windels rond een vergeten ongedwongenheid.Deze film nodigt haar publiek uit de culturele glasramen open te werpen zodat het licht weer onbelemmerd naar binnen schijnt.Alles lijkt erop dat hoe dieper we in het kleine kijken, hoe dieper we het grote zien.

FR - Le garçonnet Ketje passe ses vacances au village de sa tante Virginie. Herman, le pharmacien local, est à la recherche du Diamant des oiseaux. Ketje l'accompagne dans sa quête, mais il a plus d'intérêt dans une espèce de lépidoptère laid.

Info

Title Diamond
Original title Diamant
Original language Dutch, French
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Animation
Genre drama, magical realism
Year 2013
World première / first public presentation 2013-11-30

Credits

Cast Jan Decorte, Marc Didden, Yarno Lemmelijn, Hilde Wils, Guido Lemmelijn
Editing Kris Mergan
Sound Peter Schön, Rob Ten Bokum, Nicolas Dennefeld
Art director Geert Vandenbroele
Music Ceres Elliana, Peter Schön, Roos Schön
Voice director Ward Rooze
Animators Geert Vandenbroele, Matthias Claeys, Beorn Leonard, Inne Haine
Graphic artist Geert Vandenbroele, Griet Verschueren
Script editors Johan Verzyck, Yves Bex

Technical specs

Running time film 12' 26"
Release format HD ProRes422
Other available formats DVD-PAL, Blu-ray
Aspect ratio 16/9
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), NFF
Production partners Rocketta Films - Erik Schut (NL)

Festivals

2015: Animal Film Festival Suncheon (SK), Non-competitive section - International Children's FIlm Festival India (IN)

2014: New York International Children's Film Festival (US), Anima Brussels (BE), Competition Shorts and Dutch Animation - Holland Animation Film Festival (NL), Best of Anima - Anifilm (CZ), Green Film Festival in Seoul (KR), Theater Aan Zee (BE), Shorts Competition - Ostend Film Festival (BE), Best of Best competition - Animpact (SK), Featurette and Short Film Competition - Regiofun (PL), DOK Festival (DE), Anima Festival Highlights - Encounter Short Film and Animation Festival (UK)

2013: Flemish Short Film Competition Animated Shorts - Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BE)

Awards

2014: Anima Festival Highlights - Encounter Short Film and Animation Festival Bristol (UK), First Prize Featurette and Short Film Competition - International Festival of Film Producers Regiofun (PL), Special Mention - National Competition - Anima Brussels (BE), Best of Anima - Anifilm (CZ)

Flanders’ Eight to DOK Leipzig

Elephant’s Dream, a documentary feature by Kristof Bilsen, is to have its world premiere at DOK Leipzig, the International Film Festival for Documentary and Animation Film (27 October – 2 November). Joining it in competition is Sofie Benoot with Desert Haze; three of Wendy Morris’s animation shorts have also been selected. Completing the Flemish line-up this year are the animation short films Diamond, Cash Register 9 and Vol au vent.

Elephant's DreamKristof Bilsen’s new documentary film Elephant’s Dream has been confirmed for Leipzig’s Young Cinema Competition, a collection of first, second or third documentaries. Bilsen focuses on a group of public sector workers at a railway station, a post office and the only fire station in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Through the microcosm of these three state-owned institutions, Bilsen provides a poetic and compassionate insight into a country in transition.

Published on Wednesday 22 October 2014

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Short info

Director Kris Mergan, Geert Vandenbroele
Producers Kris Mergan
Writers Geert Vandenbroele, Kris Mergan
Contact

Mergans Telewerk
Kris Mergan
Moorselstraat 72
3080 Tervuren
Belgium
T +32 (0)2 767 77 06
T +32 (0)473 73 97 37
kris.mergan@telenet.be
www.lionangel.be

Sales

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www.lionangel.be

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