EN - Despite the faceless and cold atmosphere at his work place, an office clerk tries to make his colleagues happy. Instead of the classical cliché Christmas gifts, he wants to give his colleagues something real and precious. Tanghi Arghentini is a modern fairy tale.


Title Tanghi Argentini
Original title Tanghi Argentini
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Year 2006


Cast Dirk Van Dijck, Koen Van Impe, Hilde Norga
Photography Frank Vanden Eeden
Editing Alain Dessauvage
Music Allan Muller

Technical specs

Running time film 13'13
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Ghent Citymarketing Fund


2010: Mecal: Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Barcelona (ESP) / International Short Film Festival (GRC)


2009: Gold Heart Award for Best Foreign Language (Heart of Gold International Film Festival)

2008: Best Short Film (Boulder International Film Festival) / Best Cinematography Award, Best Short Film award (Byron Bay International Film Festival ) / 1st Award of the European Competition (European Festival of Shorts - Reus) / Jury Award (European Festival of Shorts of Bordeaux) / Audience Award for Best International Short (Florida Film Festival) / Best Short Film award (Munich International Short Film Festival) / Honorable Jury Mention (RiverRun International Film Festival)

2007: Audience Award (Almería en Corto, International Short Film Festival) /  Audience Favorite Award, The Ellen Award Certificate of Distinctive Achievement, a Special Jury Recognition, and the BAFTA Award for Excellence (Aspen Shortsfest ) / Special Mention, Young People's Award (Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival ) / Grand-Prize of Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne (Cine-Jeune de l'Aisne ) / Audience Award for Best Short Film (Cinema Tout Ecran) /  * Audience Prize * Mediatheques Award * Best Comedy Fernand Raynaud Award (Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival) /  Audience Award (Documenta Madrid - International Madrid Documentary Festival) /  * Best Actor Award for Dirk van Dijck * Best Cinematography Award for Frank vanden Eeden (Festival Du Court Metrage De Bruxelles - Oh, ce Court) /  Mention Spécial du Jury (Festival Tous Courts - Rencontres Cinématographiques D’aix-En-Provence) / Gran Trofeo tralsi di Trevignano, best film of the festival (La Cittadella Del Corto - International Short Film Festival) / Best Foreign Language Film (LA Shorts Fest ) / Audience Award (Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) ) / Audience Award for Best in Show Short Film (Milwaukee International Film Festival ) / Best Foreign Short Film award (Moondance International Film Festival ) / Best Comedy (NYC Shorts ) / Grand Prize : Best Short (Rhode Island International Film Festival ) / Best Narrative Short Film (Seattle International Film Festival) / Best International Short (St. Louis International Film Festival ) /  * Audience Award (TABOR FILM FESTIVAL )

2006: Award for Best Belgian Short (Europees Filmfestival Lima)

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Last edited on 18 February 2018

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Director Guido Thys
Producers Anja Daelemans, Dries Phlypo
Writers Geert Verbanck

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