EN - An aspiring young director tries to find out why his father left his family 13 years earlier. With the assistance of his family and friends, he searches for answers that can lead him to the truth.

NL - Bram is 25 en regisseur in wording. Dat hij nog steeds bij zijn moeder woont, zet hem ertoe aan om op onderzoek te gaan naar de reden waarom hij nog altijd thuis woont. Hij documenteert zijn zoektocht naar antwoorden op vragen die al jaren door zijn hoofd spoken.

FR - Un jeune réalisateur inspiré essaie de découvrir pourquoi son père a abandonné sa famille 13 ans plus tôt. Avec l’aide de sa famille et de ses amis, il cherche les réponses qui pourraient l’aider à découvrir la vérité.


Title Pater Familias
Original title Pater Familias
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Docs
Year 2012


Cast Robert Cartigny, Mathilde Van Heymbeeck, Ann Herbosch, Katrien Cartigny, Conan Van Eeckhout, Tim Coesel, Bram Cartigny
Photography Laurens De Geyter
Editing Bram Cartigny
Sound Bram Cartigny

Technical specs

Running time film 30'
Release format Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
Aspect ratio 1.1:66
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Wild at heart

vaflaureatesIan Mundell talks to the latest batch of VAF Wildcard laureates: six recently graduated filmmakers, selected by a jury, who receive between €25,000 and €60,000 plus coaching from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) to make their first assignment in the real world. All six VAF Wildcard winning shorts will be shown as a part of this year’s Short Film Corner in Cannes.

Published on Friday 10 May 2013

VAF Wildcards reward six young filmmakers

Michael Van Ostade, Emilie Verhamme, Jeroen Broeckx, Bram Cartigny, Aad Verstraelen and Hans Galle are this year’s Wildcard winners and will be receiving a production fee for a first professional project. Since 2005, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has aimed to award and coach young talent by organising the competition. This year, for the first time, an experimental Wildcard has been added to the fiction, animation and documentary prizes.

VAF Wildcard winners 2012After nearly a decade, the VAF Wildcards have become a widespread initiative, applauded by film students and film schools in Flanders. The laureates each receive a budget ranging from €25,000 to €60,000 to launch a first professional film project. Winning a VAF Wildcard has proved to be the beginning of a successful international career for many a former laureate.

Published on Wednesday 5 December 2012

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