EN - Genesis, the seventh day, early in the morning. The Creator realises he forgot to add sound to the world! He starts fixing this by using his weird collection of animated cartoons. But this is not to the liking of his creatures…

NL - Genesis, de zevende dag, vroege ochtend. De schepper beseft dat hij vergeten is geluid aan zijn schepping toe te voegen. Hij zoekt en vindt geluiden in zijn bizarre verzameling animatiefilms. Tot ontevredenheid van zijn schepsels.


Title The Origin of Sound
Original title The Origin of Sound
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Animation
Genre burlesque
Year 2018
World première / first public presentation 2018-04-08


Cast Herwig Ilegems, Danie Jordens, Adelheid vander Meulen
Photography Danny Elsen
Editing Ewin Ryckaert
Sound Bob Kommer Studios
Art director Paul Driessen
Costume Ann Lauwerys
Makeup Diana Dreesen

Technical specs

Running time film 13'15''
Release format DCP
Other available formats ProRes, H264
Aspect ratio 1:77
Sound format 5.1 / Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), NFF
Production partners il Luster Productions (NL)


2019: Animac International Animation Film Festival (ES); Athens Animfest (GR); Cortoons Festival Gandia (ES); Animocje International Animation Film Festival (PL); AniFilm (CZ)

2018: Monstra Lisboa (PT); Animafest Zagreb (HR); Montreal Fantasia Film Festival (CA); Anima Mundi (BR); Hiroshima International Animation Festival (JP); Fantoche Animation Festival (CH); Animasyros International Animation Festival (GR); KROK Animation Festival (RU); Tofuzi Internation Festival Animated Film (GE); Braunschweig International Film Festival (DE); Interfilm Berlin (DE); International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)

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Last edited on 19 June 2019

Short info

Director Toon Loenders, Paul Driessen, Kris Van Alphen
Producers Geert Van Goethem, Linda Sterckx
Writers Paul Driessen

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