2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Homeful Bliss

Saturday, March 12
2:00PM - 3:42PM


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One evening, 38-year-old Frank returns to his quiet residential house where his family has organised a surprise birthday party. Everybody is present: his wife, two children, brother, sister-in-law, his father… even the babysitter. They toast, his favourite meal is served and a birthday cake provided. But, amid the celebration, there are hints that things aren't really what they seem to be…

Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Belgium
Language: Dutch with English Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 14min

Director: Jan Van Dyck

Producer: Peter De Maegd

Screenwriter: Jan Van Dyck

Cinematographer: Richard Van Oosterhout NSC/SBC

Editor: Jan Hameeuw

Production Designer: Merijn Sep

Sound Designer: Yves De Mey

Music: Nicolas Rombouts

Principal Cast: Stijn Van Opstal, Joke De Bruyn, Kes Bakker, Adriana Bakker, Robby Cleiren, Iris Van Cauwenbergh, François Beukelaers, Indra De Bruyn


Jan Van Dyck (April 16, 1971) is a freelance scriptwriter, director and script doctor. He has many years of experience in theatre. In 2010, he made a shift towards television and film. As a writer and director, Jan made the short films UNTIL IT HITS YOU (2013) and HOMEFUL BLISS (2015). Currently, he is preparing his film DE GLOED.

Distributor: RADIATOR IP Sales

Sales Agent: RAIDATOR IP Sales

Public Film Contact
Peter De Maegd

Publicity Contact
Ben Vandendaele



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