EN - Man is a cubical shaped figure who irons out all bumps and humps in order to keep his desolate world flat. His confrontation with a little red ball that loves to create gigantic holes messes up his ideal of a perfect straight world.

NL - Manneke is een blokken figuur die alle oneffenheden opvult om zijn desolate wereld zuiver en vlak te houden. Maar een rood balletje, dat niets liever doet dan chaos creëren, zet zijn ideaal wereldbeeld helemaal op zijn kop.


Title The Gap
Original title The Gap
Original language no dialogues
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Animation
Genre drama
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2017-02-28


Editing Raf Wathion
Sound Wart Wamsteker
Art director Raf Wathion
Music Ted Milton, Sam Britton, Will Worsley
Lead Animator Sam Verschraegen
Production Manager Marco Levantaci
Editing Raf Wathion
Script Raf Wathion, Patrick Vandebroeck

Technical specs

Running time film 14'41"
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 1.85
Sound format 2.0
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), NFF
Production partners Serious Film (NL)
Tax shelter partners Flanders Film Funding


2017: Panorama Competition - Anima Mundi (BR); Short Films Perspectives - Festival International du Film d'Animation d'Annecy (FR); Competition - Northwest Animation Festival (US); International Competition of Short Films - Anifilm (CZ); International Competition - Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart (DE);  Dutch Competition - Go Short Festival (NL); International Short Competition Narrative - Holland Animation Film Festival (NL); International Competition - Athens Animfest (GR); Official Selection - European Film Festival of Lille (FR); National Competition Professional Films - Anima Brussels (BE)

2016: Leuven International Short Film Festival (BE)

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Last edited by Vivi Film on 10 May 2017

Short info

Director Patrick Vandebroeck
Producers Viviane Vanfleteren
Writers Raf Wathion, Patrick Vandebroeck

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