EN - After being imprisoned for several years, Marcus is determined to settle a score with his brother Simon. A story about brotherly love and a family falling apart after a terrible white lie.

NL - Na een aantal jaren van gevangschap is Marcus vastbesloten een rekening te vereffenen met zijn broer Simon. Wolfsmelk is een verhaal over broederliefde en een familie die uiteen dreigt te vallen na een verschrikkelijke leugen.

FR - Après avoir passé plusieurs années en prison, Marcus est bien décidé à régler ses comptes avec son frère Simon. Wolf's Milk (Lait de loup) est une histoire sur l'amour fraternel. C'est l'histoire d'une famille qui se désintègre après de terribles mensonges.


Title Wolf's Milk
Original title Wolfsmelk
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre Drama
Year 2013
World première / first public presentation 2013-04-07


Cast Wouter Hendrickx, Ben Segers, Marijke Pinoy, Wine Dierickx, Johan Van Assche, Oliver Pintens
Photography Brecht Goyvaerts
Editing Koen Timmerman
Sound Hannes Leemans
Art director Johan Knibbe
Costume Ann Lauwerys
Makeup Lili Dang Vu
Music Raf Keunen
Sound Design Yves De Mey
Executive producers Ruben Goots, Kato Maes

Technical specs

Running time film 14'59"
Release format DCP PAL
Other available formats DCP NTSC, HDcam, Blu-ray
Aspect ratio scope
Sound format Dolby 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2013: Montreal World Film Festival - World Competition (shorts) (CA), Festival du Film de la Qubec (CA), Raindance (UK), Shnit International Film Fest, Miami Short Film Festival (UK), International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE), Leeds International Short Film Festival (UK)


2013: Special Prize of the Jury - Montreal World Film Festival (CA)

Raindance welcomes Flemish shorts trio

Jonas Baeckeland’s Prey, Tom Van Avermaet’s Oscar-nominated short Death of a Shadow and Hans Vercauter’s Montreal-winnerWolf’s Milk are to be presented at the Raindance Film Festival in Londen. Hisko Hulsing’s Junkyard, a coproduction with Flanders, was also added to the festival’s slate. Raindance presents the most promising new filmmakers from September 25 till October 6.

PreyAfter selections at the Brussels Film Festival and the LA Shorts Fest, Jonas Baeckeland’s short film Prey is to be screened at the Raindance Film Festival, one of Europe’s leading independent film festivals.

Published on Wednesday 25 September 2013

Verheyen, Vercauter win in Montréal

Neither Jan Verheyen's courtroom thriller The Verdict nor Hans Vercauter's short Wolf's Milk left Montréal empty handed. While the International Jury of the 37th World Film Festival awarded Verheyen (pictured) with Best Direction, the Special Jury Award for Best Short went to Vercauter.

Director Jan Verheyen with this Best Director Award in MontrealThe Verdict deals with law and justice, morality and ethics, but it is also the story of how a man engages in a fight with the constitutional state. When his wife’s murderer is released due to a procedural error, Luc is prepared to do everything in his power to stop it from happening. He is going to take justice into his own hands and take on the system that let him down.

Published on Tuesday 3 September 2013

Lucky number seven for Montreal line-up

With the entire programme of the Montreal World Film Festival (22 August-2 September) now revealed, the total number of selected films from Flanders adds up to four features and three shorts. In addition to Stijn Coninx’ Marina, Jan Verheyen’s The Verdict and Bart Van den Bempt’s 82 Days in April, Joël Vanhoebrouck’s debut feature Brasserie Romantique is also set for a Montreal screening, presented in the Focus on World Cinema panorama. The short films Norman by Robbe Vervaeke and Perfect Drug by Toon Aerts, as well as the previously announced short Wolf’s Milk by Hans Vercauter, are also part of the fest’s line-up.

Wolf's MilkNext to Cannes, the Montreal World Film Festival is generally perceived as one of the most important international French-speaking film festivals worldwide. It is also the only competitive film festival in North America recognised by the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films (FIAPF).

Published on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Vercauter’s Wolf’s Milk to make debut in Montreal

Short film Wolf’s Milk by director Hans Vercauter has been selected for the official competition of the 37th Montreal World Film Festival (22 August-2 September), where the film will receive its world premiere in the World Competition section. As such, the film has a chance at winning the Award for Best Short Film and the Jury Award.

Wolf's MilkWolf’s Milk depicts the story of Marcus who, after being imprisoned for several years, is determined to settle a score with his brother Simon. The 15-minute short is a story about brotherly love and a family struggling with disintegration after a white lie turns sour.

Published on Thursday 18 July 2013

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Writers Hans Vercauter

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