EN - Stardust is the second part of the Plot Point trilogy in which Nicolas Provost investigates the boundaries between fiction and reality by filming everyday life with a hidden camera and turning this reality into a film, utilising cinematic and narrative codes from Hollywood film language. While Plot Point was filmed around Times Square, this time Provost turns the glorious and ambiguous power of the Las Vegas strip into an exciting crime story using real Hollywood stars.

FR - Stardust est la seconde partie de la trilogie Plot Point dans laquelle Provost examine les frontières de la fiction et la réalité en filmant la vie quotidienne avec une caméra cachée et transformant cette réalité en un film de fiction en utilisant des codes cinématographiques et narratifs du langage filmique hollywoodien. Alors que Plot Point a été filmé dans les alentours de Times Square, cette fois-ci Provost transforme le pouvoir splendide et ambigu de Las Vegas en une histoire de meurtre prenante en utilisant des vraies stars hollywoodiennes.


Title Stardust
Original title Stardust
Original language English
Status Completed
Category Shorts , Experimental
Year 2010


Photography Nicolas Provost
Editing Nicolas Provost, Nico Leunen, Nathalie Cools

Technical specs

Running time film 20'
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby SR
Colour Colour


Supported by post-production support by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) & The Flemish Community


2010: La Biennale di Venezia - Venice International Film Festival (ITA) / Milano Film Festival (ITA) / Internationaal Film Festival van Vlaanderen - Gent (BE) / Le Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal (CAN) / International Film Festival Valdivia (CHL) / Provost@tarmac meerhout (BE) / Kasseler Dokfest (DEU) / AARHUS Filmfestival (DNK) / Gijon International Film Festival (ESP) / Festival du Film de Vendôme (FRA) / Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BE) / Nicolas Provost (exhibitie) (BE)

Hamburg takes them all

Several shorts from Flanders are set to screen at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival (4-10 June) this week. Jeff Otte’sFucking SuburbiaADRIFT by Frederik Jan Depickere and Nicolas Provost’s Tokyo Giants are selected for international competition. Anouk De Clercq’s experimental short Swan Song enters the No Budget competition. Also screening at the German fest are Perfect DrugRosa, Anna’s Lil’ SisMumbler and Stardust.

Fucking SuburbiaReceiving its world premiere in Hamburg is Jeff Otte’s short film Fucking Suburbia, starring Valentijn Dhaenens (The Misfortunates).

Published on Monday 3 June 2013

Provost’s Stardust sparkles in Vienna

Stardust – the second part of Nicolas Provost’s Plot Point trilogy – won the Vienna Short Film Award at the Vienna Independent Shorts film festival (VIS), the largest short film festival of Austria and the Centrope region. The title competed in the ‘Fiction & Documentary’ international programme.

The Vienna Short Film Award, worth €4,000, is presented by the City of Vienna and was awarded by a professional international jury consisting of Ruth Jarman, Danny Krausz and Thomas Neuhauser. Some 2,000 films from 90 countries were submitted to this competition; only 29 shorts from 18 countries were officially selected.

Published on Friday 8 July 2011

Flemish Artists take over VIDEOEX

Disorient by Florence Aigner and Laurent Van Lancker received the Main Prize at VIDEOEX, the International Experimental Film & Video Festival in Zürich (21 – 29 May). Because We Are Visual by another helmers' duo, Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes, was given an Honourable Mention by the Jury.

Still from festival winner DisorientThe International Jury, consisting of Maria Palacios Cruz (BE), Seppo Renvall (FIN) en Georges Salameh (GR) decided to share the Main Prize between two ‘brave’ films which ‘experiment with storytelling and with the absence of images. Both films share a sense of internal rhythm and pacing, as well as a strong correspondence between the chosen formal strategies and the subject matter that is being dealt with.’ Because We Are Visual also received praise from the jury for its ‘fragile beauty, ‘highly complex editing’ and ‘the two young filmmakers’ ambition.’

Published on Wednesday 8 June 2011

Local fests add Flemish flavour to line-ups

May promises to be a busy month for Flemish docs and shorts. Both the Docville International Documentary Festival in Leuven (29 April-7 May) and the Brussels Short Film Festival (28 April-8 May) are scheduling a strong selection of Flemish titles. With attention for Flemish productions on the rise internationally, indigenous fests are following course.

Antwerp Central selected for DocvilleThe seventh edition of documentary fest Docville is showcasing an ambitious programme, with yet to be released films, previews and one-off screenings. Among the 70 selected docs are a number of Flemish highlights such as Grande Hotel by Lotte Stoops and Waidmannsheil by Klaas Boelen, which were both selected for Hot Docs this year, as well as Peter Krüger’s creative documentary, Antwerp Central, which recently won the Grand Prix at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA).

Published on Friday 29 April 2011

Strong festival tour for Nicolas Provost's Stardust

At the International Short Film Festival in Mecal, Spain (8 – 17 April) Stardust by Nicolas Provost took the Award for Best Short Film in the Obliqua section. The visual artist and filmmaker is heading for a busy spring, from April till May his short Stardust is scheduled for no less than eight international festival presentations whilst another one of his films,Storyteller, is selected for the Videonale 13 in Bonn.

Dennis Hopper in StardustAfter its award in Mecal, Stardust is scheduled for the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea. At the same time the film is running in the Brussels Short Film Festival, immediately followed by the Curtocircuito International Short Film Festival in Santiago, Spain. In May the film will make a short stop in Oslo for the Norwegian Short Film Festival, before returning to Spain for the Cinema Jove IFF. The list closes with Vienna Independent Shorts and the Image Forum Festival, the latter fest tours a number of locations in Japan, starting in Tokyo.

Published on Monday 18 April 2011

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