Film Archive

Kids DOK 2020
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Bertha and the Wolfram
Tijs Torfs
Bertha is determined to tame the wild wolves in her life. She counters her disease, which limits her in her daily life, with brushes, colour palettes and crayons.
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Bertha and the Wolfram

Bertha en de wolfram
Tijs Torfs
Kids DOK 2020
Documentary Film
Belgium
2020
15 minutes
Dutch
subtitles: 
German

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Tijs Torfs
Jurgen Buedts

Bertha loves to draw. She needs help in her daily life for she has a rare disease that impairs her vision. But Bertha refuses to be discouraged. She has organised an exhibition together with a well-known painter. The proceeds will go to research into her disease, the so-called Wolfram syndrome. Can Bertha tame the wild wolves in her life?

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Umverteilen und Mitreden
Kids DOK 2022
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Bgirl Badli
Charlotte Lara De Cort
Mali is 14, a b-girl who lives for breaking. She moves to her sister to the big city to attend a dance school there. The new challenges are huge.
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Bgirl Badli

Bgirl Badli
Charlotte Lara De Cort
Kids DOK 2022
Documentary Film
Belgium
2022
15 minutes
Dutch,
French

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Charlotte Lara De Cort
Mark Daems
Jordan Vanschel
Jasper Flikshuh
Jonas Verstraeten
Mauro Pawlowski
Neal Willaert
Jamie MacLean

14-year-old Mali’s head is full of dancing. She is a b-girl and lives for breaking. She has just moved into a big city to live with her older sister – and to go to a new school where dancing is one of the main subjects. But can Mali handle the other dance styles? And will her body be able to stand the strain?

Lina Dinkla
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Witty
Kids DOK 2020
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Dad Magnet
Daphne van den Blink
When Kwinten’s Dad has to go on a naval mission for three months it’s hard. Kwinten plays in nature, counts the days and tries to get used to missing him.
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Dad Magnet

Papamagneet
Daphne van den Blink
Kids DOK 2020
Documentary Film
Belgium
2020
17 minutes
Dutch
subtitles: 
German

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Daphne van den Blink
Magalie Dierick
Emmy Oost
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Jonathan Wannyn
Febe Simoens
Kwinten Van Laethem
Gedeon Depauw
Stijn Dickel

Kwinten is proud of his Dad who is the commander of a naval ship. But a new mission takes his Dad to sea again for three months. Kwinten waits for postcards and counts the days. His best friend now lives in another town, but fortunately comes to visit. Coping with missing his father isn’t easy for Kwinten. Seeing him again is all the more wonderful, though.

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Family Ties
Kids DOK 2020
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Fien, Jip & Fien
Marie De Hert, Ellen Pollard
Jip sends his crush many hearts via smartphone from his holidays. But what is that thing, love? Together with his sister he is looking for answers in this sun-drenched summer.
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Fien, Jip & Fien

Fien, Jip & Fien
Marie De Hert, Ellen Pollard
Kids DOK 2020
Documentary Film
Belgium
2020
15 minutes
Dutch
subtitles: 
German

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Marie De Hert
Ellen Pollard
Maarten Schmidt
Ellen Pollard

The siblings Fien and Jip are on summer holidays. They sit laughing in a pedal boat, sunbathe giggling on a meadow, and talk about a great unknown: love. For Jip is extremely busy sending his crush many hearts via smartphone. But who can provide information about this exciting feeling? Fien thinks: “Love is like ice cream with chocolate sprinkles on top.”

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Family Ties
Liebe/ ohne Liebe
Kids DOK 2022
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Goals
Florinda Ciucio
Husna and Charlotte live in a high-rise estate in Antwerp. It’s not natural to make big plans here. But the two want to become professional soccer players.
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Goals

Goals
Florinda Ciucio
Kids DOK 2022
Documentary Film
Belgium
2021
15 minutes
Dutch

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Florinda Ciucio
Ilse Schooneknaep
Dries Dries Vanderaerden
Louis Deruddere
Arthur Brouns
Gillis Van der Wee

Husna and Charlotte live in a high-rise estate on the outskirts of Antwerp. They live in the same house, play in the same soccer team and spend every free minute together. Where they grow up, it’s not natural to make big plans. But that doesn’t stop these two girls from pursuing their dream to become professional soccer players.

Lina Dinkla
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Witty
Kids DOK 2021
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Jules & I
Anne Ballon
Roos is unsettled and unnerved by the changes her older transgender sister Jules is going through. When Jules moves out, Roos begins to miss her new sister.
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Jules & I

Jules & ik
Anne Ballon
Kids DOK 2021
Documentary Film
Belgium
2021
16 minutes
Dutch
subtitles: 
German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing

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Anne Ballon
Frederik Nicolai
Eric Goosens
Jordan Vanschel
Jan De Coster
Pieter-Jan Claessens
Vitja Pauwels
Wout Vermijs

Roos is fourteen years old and lives with her mother and her older transgender sister Jules. Jules is currently transitioning, taking hormones and experimenting with her looks. Roos, who has no interest in nail polish and the like, is irritated by all the changes. When Jules moves out, Roos begins to miss her new sister and gets closer to her again.

Lina Dinkla
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Family Ties
Sense and Being
Kids DOK 2022
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Light
Sarah Lederman
Julie lost her parents as a small child. She is 13 now and able to talk about her loss. Despite her fate, she faces the world with her arms wide open.
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Light

Licht
Sarah Lederman
Kids DOK 2022
Documentary Film
Belgium
2021
15 minutes
Dutch

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Sarah Lederman
Sofie Van Noten
Marielle Dazler
Pieter-Jan Claessens
Fairuz Ghammam
Lars Overstijns
Florian Keirse

Julie lost her parents when she was still very young. Now she is 13 and has long since settled in her new home, with a family who loves her. Over the years she has managed to accept her fate. “Light” follows Julie for a while and shows a girl who, despite immeasurable loss, faces the world with her arms wide open.

Lina Dinkla
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Coming of Age
Family Ties
Queer Lives
Kids DOK 2020
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My Family Is a Circus
Nina Landau
Once again Romy must say goodbye to her school class. She travels with her family to the next performance, dreaming of her own circus tent, but also of a reunion.
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My Family Is a Circus

Circus zonder tent
Nina Landau
Kids DOK 2020
Documentary Film
Belgium
2020
15 minutes
Dutch
subtitles: 
English

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Nina Landau
Bram Crols
Mark Daems
Jamie MacLean
Kwinten Gernay
Johan Hoogewijs

Once again ten-year-old Romy must say goodbye to her school class to travel through Europe with her family. She pitches in at home because circus life makes children grow up quickly. This film lets us share in her everyday life and the passion for the grand performance. It talks about her longing for the familiar, but also the freedom of being on the road.

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Family Ties
Kids DOK 2021
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Yaren and the Sun
Renate Raman, Joren Slaets
This summer, Yaren will go to a special camp, where all the children mourn someone who was close to them. A film about loss, healing and friendship.
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Yaren and the Sun

Yaren en de zon
Renate Raman, Joren Slaets
Kids DOK 2021
Documentary Film
Belgium
2021
19 minutes
Dutch
subtitles: 
German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing

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Renate Raman
Joren Slaets
Maarten Schmidt
Renate Raman
Renate Raman
Joren Slaets
Joren Slaets
Neal Willaert
Johannes Genard

Yaren’s mother died four years ago. This summer she is excited to go to a special camp: a bereavement camp. All the children here have lost someone close to them. In five beautiful and intense days, Yaren and the other kids deal with what unites them all: their pain. A film about loss, healing and friendship.

Lina Dinkla
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Small Worlds, Big People
Family Ties
Redistribution and Having a Say