EN - Monsterlike cranes reign over an inhospitable harbour as prehistorical reptiles. The only human being they accept is a lonesome fisherman. He is to witness a strange encounter between a ship's mate and a mermaid. Imagination or reality?


Title Sirene
Original language no dialogues
Status Completed
Category Animation
Year 1968


Music Lucien Goethals

animation: Raoul Servais, Willy Verschelde / backgrounds: Norbert Desyn

Technical specs

Running time film 9'30
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.33
Sound format Mono
Colour Colour



2010: Internationaal Festival van de Animatiefilm te Hiroshima (JPN) / Fête du Cinéma d'Animation (FRA)


1968: Silver Pelican (International Animation Film Festival Mamala Rumania)

1969: Grand Prix for Animation Film (Tehran) / Film Critic's Award (International Film Festival Tehran) / Silver Boomerang (International Film Festival Melbourne) / Award Richard Declerck, Grand Prix (National Film Festival Antwerp) / Prize for Best Colour Film (National Film Festival Antwerp)

1970: Silver Hugo, First Prize for Animation Film (International Film Festival Chicago) / First Prize (International Film festival Philadelphia)

Animation pioneer Raoul Servais honoured in Poland

Belgian animator and filmmaker Raoul Servais has received the Chrystal Pegasus Award at ‘Animator’, the Polish International Animation Film Festival, in recognition of his entire career. The festival presented a retrospective with nine of his Servais’s short films, alongside his feature Taxandria.

Raoul ServaisInternationally recognised as the founding father of Belgian animation, Raoul Servais was guest of honour at the Animator film festival in Poland. The filmmaker was presented with the Chrystal Pegasus Award honouring his entire career, which spans more than five decades.

Published on Monday 27 July 2015

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