EN - A poetic horror story about a 12-year-old girl who tries to unravel the frightening mystery of the black pond behind the family house.

NL - Poëtisch horrorverhaal over een meisje van twaalf dat het mysterie van de angstaanjagende zwarte vijver achter het ouderlijke huis probeert te ontrafelen.


Title The Pond
Original title De vijver
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre horror
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-11-28


Cast Xenia Borremans, Sara De Bosschere, Kirsten Pieters, Tibo Vandenborre
Photography Robrecht Heyvaert
Editing Pieter Smet, Marc Wouters
Sound Thomas Vertongen, Wim Frenssen
Art director Stijn Verhoeven
Costume Clo Leliaert
Makeup Lili Dang-Vue
Music Miguel Moerman

Technical specs

Running time film 15'
Release format HD master
Other available formats HDCAM, digibeta, dvd
Aspect ratio 2:35
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners Caviar


2015: BIFFF - Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BE), Seoul International Youth Film Festival (KR), Shamiana Shorts Bombay (IN), Leiden Short Film Experience (NL), Newport Beach Film Festival (US), Vlaamse Film Festival Utrecht (NL)

2014: International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE), Best of Leuven Kort 2014 - Felix Pakhuis Antwerp (BE)

Promising autumn for The Pond

The Pond, a short horror film by Jeroen Dumoulein, continues its international career with a batch of invitations to genre film festivals in the US and Europe.

The PondStarring Xenia Borremans, Sara Debosschere, Kirsten Pieters and Tibo Vandenborre, The Pond is a poetic horror story about a girl who tries to unravel the frightening mystery of the black pond behind the family house. Director Jeroen Dumoulein recently also co-directed Flemish TV series New Texas, Strikers and the upcoming Coppers.

Published on Wednesday 28 October 2015

Short and Documentary Ensor nominations announced

Before the Last Curtain Falls, Twilight of a Life and Waiting for August are nominated for this year's Best Documentary Ensor Award. Nominations in the Best Short category went to Homeful Bliss, L'infini, The Pond, Oma, Paradise and Mechanical Waltz. The winners will be announced on at a gala closing the Ostend Film Festival on 19 September.

Trailer Twilight of a LifeBefore the Last Curtain Falls (Gardenia), Thomas Wallner portrays a group of ageing drag artists who set out, one last time, to relive their once glamorous lives by touring their play ‘Gardenia’ around Europe and Southeast Asia. Sylvain Biegeleisen's Twilight of a Life follows the final week's of his 94-year-old mother's life. It's a film about life, full of humour and emotion… In Waiting For August, Teodora Ana Mihai follows 15-year-old Georgiana Halmac who lives with her six siblings in a social housing block on the outskirts of Bacau, Romania. While their mother is away earning a living in Italy, Georgiana is catapulted into the role of head of the family and finds her adolescence cut brutally short.

Published on Monday 31 August 2015

June support round showcases Flemish diversity

The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has greenlit five very different projects in its June support round. Grid Film’s animation short Drift, a team productions’ The Pond, indie game developer Tale of Tales’ Luxuria Superbia and Off World’s documentaries My Ras Tafari Roots and The Age of Death were confirmed for production support. In total, more than €375,000 was awarded.

Visual from David Verhaeghe's documentary My Ras Tafari RootsBrussels-based production outfit Off World leads the pack with no fewer than two greenlit projects. In the medium-length documentary My Ras Tafari Roots, director David Verhaeghe goes off to find the truth behind an age-old family mystery: was his Italian grandmother the lovechild of legendary Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie?

Published on Thursday 7 June 2012

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Short info

Director Jeroen Dumoulein
Producers Hendrik Verthé, Kobe Van Steenberghe, Peter Bouckaert
Writers Michel Sabbe

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