EN - Belgium, 1997. The home of an affluent family. 7-year-old Kristien is beaten by her loving but bad-tempered mother. Nevertheless, when mother takes her to a boarding school, Kristien decides to run away... back home.


Title The Sugarbowl
Original title De suikerpot
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Year 1997


Cast Aline Cornelissen, Hilde Van Mieghem, Dirk Roofthooft, Els Dottermans
Photography Jan Vancaillie
Editing Eric De Vos, Susana Rossberg
Music Louis Vyncke

Technical specs

Running time film 14’
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby Stereo
Colour Colour


Supported by



• Prize of the Flemish Community for the Best Belgian Short Film - Flanders International Film Festival, Ghent - 1997 • Best Flemish-Speaking Young Talent at the Brussels International Film Festival - 1998 • Best European Short at the Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil (France) – 1998 • Best Short at the Stockholm Film Festival – Popcorn (S) – 1998 • “Mencion Especial” at the Festival de cine de Huesca (E) - 1998 • City of Melbourne Award for Best Short Fiction at the Melbourne International Film Festival - 1998 • Audience Favourite at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival – 1998 • Best Short at the Chichester International Film Festival (UK) – 1998 • Audience award at the Festival Cinématographique d’Automne, Gardanne (F) – 1998 • Best Short at the Independent Film Festival of Ourense (E) – 1998 • Best Short at Interfilm Berlin (D) – 1998 • Best European Film at the Festival International du Film Court de Mons – 1999 • Meilleure Première Oeuvre at the Festival du Film Court de Lille (F) - 1999-09-13 • Audience Award and “Mention Spéciale du Jury” at Cine Fêtes à Contis (F) - 1999

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Last edited on 19 February 2014

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Director Hilde Van Mieghem
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