Thursday, March 26, 2009


Jeroen has won the Grand Jury Prize for "Best Narrative Short (Indie)" from the Red Rock Film Festival in Zion Canyon, Utah. 
Judges included:
- Jennifer Coronado (Marketing and Production Manager for George Lucas's ILM,)
- Mary Perica (Documentary Editor for films for A&E and Discovery Channel in the US,)
- TC Christianson (Cinematographer for several films, including Forever Strong, and Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West) and
- Greg Schwenk (Executive Director of the Newport Beach Film Festival.)
Jeroen will be receiving sound FX software from the Hollywood Edge Sound FX library as his prize in addition to the red rock trophy made especially for this festival.

another selection!

  • The Int'l Fest of Cinema and Technology 
We were accepted at the latest event, which was held the first weekend of February in Los Angeles. This festival had its 7th edition.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

new festival

  • Anchorage International Film Festival
    COCOON is selected at
    the eighth annual Anchorage International Film Festival to be held December 5-14, 2008 in Canada. This promises to be their biggest and best festival yet; over 150 films will screen in our three main venues during the 10-day festival. It’s not just about film, the festival explores cultures, diversity, techniques and having a good time.
    AIFF is a nonprofit organization and their main objective is to support independent film artists by providing an outlet of exposure that can promote and support bigger ambitions.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

new festival

I'm very pleased to announce our first African selection:

  • Gold Lion Film Festival
    Our wonderul film COCOON is welcomed to the Gold Lion Film Festival in Swaziland, Africa. This festival is dedicated to works that illustrate what can be accomplished in the short cinema medium. They find COCOON as one such accomplishment. "We feel confident that the festival audience will enjoy, as did the selection committee, your intelligent story. Acting and technical credits are first rate."

Saturday, August 2, 2008

more selections!

new screenings:

  • 1 Reel Film Festival 2008
    COCOON is invited to this 12th annual festival, which is held August 29 - September 1, 2008. The 1 Reel Film Festival is part of Bumbershoot, Seattle's Music and Arts Festival which annually draws over 150,000 people to the grounds of the Seattle Center to celebrate the arts. It is considered one of the nation’s best-attended short format festivals in the US, drawing over 20,000 filmgoers, filmmakers and industry members each year.
  • Palm Springs International Shortfest
    We are selected to be screened at the 2008 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films and Film Market, scheduled August 21-27, 2008. This festival is said to be one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world, as the winner of CWB's "Seal Of Excellence".
    "ShortFest is one of the most amazing film events on our planet, where you witness the future of cinema and the birth of new, great filmmakers. The Palm Springs International ShortFest film market also opens new horizons for filmmakers, who are given opportunities to create more movies," said Bijan Tehrani, Editor in Chief of Cinema Without Borders.
  • Washougal International Film Festival‏
    Our film COCOON is included in their 2008 lineup, August 20 - 23, 2008. This new Washington based festival is an international event with a community focus, open to all filmmakers and artists. Showcasing local, national and international creations. Their objective is combining public screenings in the hart of downtown Washougal with small forums to share in a dialogue and exchange through the powerful language of film and the arts.
  • Schweitzer Lakedance Film Festival
    Our entry has been accepted and COCOON will be screened for our audiences during their September 7-14, 2008 film festival. Lakedance expressed their excitement to add our "high-quality" film to the 2008 program, and welcomes us to the list of talented filmmaking teams that have preceded us.
  • Red Rock Film Festival
    We have been granted the keys to the Official Selection of the Red Rock Film Festival. The festival is scheduled November 13-16, 2008. COCOON will play friday 14 Nov 12.30am and Saturday 15 Nov 6.10pm. It is held in Southern Utah beneath the majestic red mountains of Zion National Park and encourages the independent spirit. Their selection consists of films that portray the human race in a positive light, and applauds original works that redefine media through innovation, creativity and sensitivity that both enlightens and educates audiences.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

latest festival

I'm very happy and honored to say we've been selected at

  • The Iñigo Film Festival in Sydney Australia, July 15 - 20, 2008.
    COCOON has been selected to be screened as part of TIFF 2008 presentation during the week of the World Youth Day celebrations in Sydney.
    Even more so, we've won 2nd prize! Congrats to all of my fellow crew & cast members.

    Let's go on.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

hollywood winner!

We have recieved the jury award 'Best of Fest' at the VSM worldwide film festival!!

This is amazing and could not be achieved without my wonderful cast and crew. This is as much a praise for them as it is for me. I firmly believe that you’re only as good as all the people who surround you. This is just as true in life as it is in film. And I must say, I have some very good people surrounding me, here in Belgium and overseas. You know who you are. I’m a lucky guy.

COCOON also claimed a Drama Honorable Mention thanks to the many voters who stood up and supported our film. You were just super great. Thank you!

click on the title to go to the site where you can view the film

Sunday, March 30, 2008

new festival

I'm very pleased to be part of the official selection of the world's largest student film festival:

  • Ivy Film Festival
    COCOON is one of the 36 chosen films out of a pool of 250 submissions. The 2008 Ivy Film Festival will be held April 14th - 20th, on the campus of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
    A special lecture by Martin Scorsese is confirmed. Tom Rothman, Chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, will preside over the awards ceremony. Additionally, we have also confirmed a screenwriting panel including David Arata (Children of Men) and Simon Kinberg (Jumper, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), a visual effects panel with Ned Gorman (films from Star Wars (1977) to Pirates of the Caribbean 3), and a production panel Michael Costigan (American Gangster, Brokeback Mountain).

Monday, March 10, 2008

we've won!

I'm so happy, proud and I want to congratulate my entire crew & cast, because
we've won: Best Student Film @ the Foursite Film Festival!!
It feels like it's my birthday...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

festival selections

We have more festival screenings!

  • Very Short Movies Festival
    COCOON was selected as a fouth quarter finalist for this Hollywood based short film festival. Winners of each quarter competition automatically become finalists of the yearly VSM Festival, will run from March 13th to April 12th 2008. New this year is that the festival will run both off and online, expanding not only the length of the festival but also its audience.
    So, check the site in a few days, and vote!
  • Festimages Charleroi
    We are one of the selected student shorts. The festival runs from 27 - 29 Februari 2008.
    COCOON plays Friday the 29th. I'm also pleased to see 'Planeta Bosna' in the selection. A very powerful short of Samir Devedzic. Check the site for the adres and schedule!
  • The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) 2008
    We are selected for this Europe's premier event for independant filmmakers. The festival will take place in the Bibliothèque National de François Mitterrand in Paris from the 14th to the 16th of March 2008.

Friday, February 1, 2008

1st festival

I'm very proud and happy that our film has claimed it's first festival selection at the Foursite Film Festival.
(click this message's title to view the page of COCOON)

Look for more to come.

Monday, December 10, 2007


De dvd van onze film is klaar!
Alle medewerkers van onze film krijgen een gratis exemplaar (mits enig geduld). Figuranten of sympathisanten die geïnteresseerd zijn in een kopij, vraag ik een onkostenvergoeding van 5 euro + eventuele verzendingskosten. Laat maar weten.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

new screenings

Nieuwe data waarop COCOON te zien zal zijn!

Het Grote Ongeduld
19u in AULA Q
van de Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Pleinlaan 2 - 1050 Brussel
20u, Kunstencentrum België,
Burgemeester Bollenstraat 56, 3500 Hasselt
19u, RCJC Het Entrepot vzw,
Binnenweg 4, 8000 Brugge
19u, Film-Plateau Universiteit Gent,
Paddenhoek 3, 9000 Gent
20u en 22u, Filmmuseum,
Waalse Kaai 47, 2000 Antwerpen

Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven
10u in zaal SZ
Kunstencentrum STUK - Cinema ZED
Naamsestraat 96 - 3000 Leuven

dvd is coming

The dvd of our film is coming shortly!

Monday, September 24, 2007

open rits

Op donderdag 27 september 2007 worden alle eindwerken van de laatstejaarsstudenten van het Rits vertoond. Het zou een hele eer zijn om jullie daar te mogen verwelkomen, want ook onze film wordt er gespeeld! (18u30!)

A.Ortsstraat 20-28
1000 Brussel

Tot de 27ste!

Friday, September 14, 2007


De eerste vertoning komt eraan!
Alle mensen die aan de film hebben meegewerkt worden verwacht om 18u30 in de zaal van:
Bril 6, 2500 Lier
15 september

Vanaf 20u is iedereen welkom!
Tot zaterdag!


Onze geluidsmontage- en mix is volledig gesteund door het super gehoor van Wouter Beckers bij Option Facilities!


De muziek van onze film is volledig gecomponeerd door Benjamin Van Esser.
En ik moet zeggen dat ik er zeer tevreden over ben!

Oordeel zelf op een van de vertoningen. (Of klik op de titel)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Dieter Diependaele en ik zijn momenteel bezig met de beeldmontage van onze film. Al onze inspanningen op de set zien we hier samenkomen!
Check ook Dieter's website:

Sunday, July 29, 2007

making of foto's

Beste vrienden,

De opnames zijn achter de rug. Hier alvast de foto's van de sfeer op de set. Later meer nieuws vanuit de montagekamer.
Merci aan iedereen die een handje heeft geholpen!