I Can Change (2016)

After his son is attacked by a dog in the park, Martin’s seemingly idyllic family is shaken. As the father, he can only look on helplessly, while his son records his impotence with a camcorder. A few days later, Martin runs into the dog’s owner - the perfect opportunity to make amends for his previous feeble reaction. The owner turns out to be less compliant than expected and Martin has to give in. Things escalate and, all the while, the camcorder’s presence is like the Sword of Damocles. When the Sword inevitably falls and Martin is faced with his own impotence, he decides to go after the dog. At any cost he has to push himself to the limit, even if this requires the shedding of blood. Will he succeed or will his act of heroism be sabotaged?

 

Directed by
Joachim Dejonghe
Starring
Kristof Coenen, Tine Van den Wyngaerde
Country of production
Belgium
Duration
30'

Music by
Mirek Coutigny

Bottom-Up (2016)

Directed by
Pieter De Saeger & Joachim Dejonghe
Starring
Clara Cleymans, Jelle De Beule
Country of production
Belgium
Duration
30'

Music by
Mirek Coutigny & Ruben De Gheselle

Go-getting head of department Eefje rolls into a well-integrated team where she is faced with three old hands. She wants to ‘streamline’ the department with modern management techniques, but quickly finds herself skating on thin ice with one of her employees, Frederick.

When she wants to organise a ‘debriefing’ at the end of the day, she thereby forces Frederick to abandon his plans for the evening. He takes revenge by disrupting the meeting in a cynical way, despite the positive but helpless input from his colleagues.

Nonetheless, Eefje is determined to win the struggle for power in a civilized way. She takes her tormentor to one side and asks him to put his cards on the table. The perfect trigger for Frederick to shatter both her and your perception of reality…