Ballerina – Shortfilm

Belgian entry for the 2024 edition of CiakJr, an international youth film festival, held in Jesolo, Italy.

The film won the award for the ‘Best Group Performance by Actors”.

The screenplay, by Dirk Timmermans, is based on a story by children from the Perspectief school in Kiel, Antwerp.

Videography and postproduction by Istvan Leel-Össy



At her new school, Samira learns that a major theater show is organized every year. Ballet is also planned this year. With a bit of concern, the girl looks back on her past as a dancer with the Royal Ballet – Prins Dries. Her new friends wonder why Samira doesn’t want anything to do with the show and they slowly find out why. Will Samira be brave enough to dance again?


A film by Dirk Timmermans and Istvan Leel-Ossy.
Belgian entry for the 2024 Ciak Jr. Festival, Jesolo, Italy
WINNER: ‘Best group performance by actors’ – 2024
Music: Serge Verstockt.
Based on an original story by students 1st year UC ‘Perspectief’ (2019)
Royal Ballet School Antwerp – Prins Dries
Urban College ‘Perspectief’ – Antwerpen
Academy Hoboken.

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