De Veer van César


The Spring of César / De Veer van César

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Picoux Production launched their short film “The Spring of César” on May the 30th 2011. The premiere took place at the Roma (Antwerp) and at the Kinepolis Cinema (Ghent). The film was developed in collaboration with Peter Holvoet-Hanssen, city poet of Antwerp (2010-2012). The poem well integrated in the film, was interpreted by writer/actor/painter Pjeroo Roobjee. The project is melting pot of poetry, animation and music resulting in a 20 minute short film.

The film screened as an Int. Film Festival Ghent special event, at the Int. Film Festival Oostende and was officially selected, the at the International Short Film Festival Leuven, Newport-Beach Film Festival.

Supporting roles: Jan Decleir, Robbe De Hert, Adriaan Raemdonck, Verdaasdonk Michel, Mieke Duytschaever, Steven Jolly, Steven Meulemans…

The VAF, Flemish Literature Fund and the city of Antwerp support the realization of this film.

Producer: Picoux Production
Screenplay: Minske van Wijk & Oscar Spierenburg
Poem: Peter Holvoet-Hanssen
Director: Oscar Spierenburg
Director-assistent: Leezan van Wijk
Actor: Pjeroo Roobjee
Supporting roles: Robbe de Hert & Jan Decleir
Music: Oscar & Tobias Spierenburg
Animation: Minske van Wijk & Maarten De With & Oscar Spierenburg
Audio: Christophe Van Craenenbroeck
Picoux Productie vzw, Leeuw van Vlaanderenstraat 4, 2000 Antwerpen – Belgium. Tel: +32-476 57 49 51


“The Best of Flemish Shorts 2011”

New DVD release of Selected Shorts includes The Spring of César (De Veer van César)!

(…) This collection of diverse short films is truly a ‘best of the fests’. With multiple selections and several prestigious awards under their belts, Flemish short films have been successfully touring the film festival circuit. Selected Shorts 14 presents the impressive work of a new generation of filmmakers, offering a glimpse at the future of Flemish cinema (…). More info on

ZEBRA International Poetry Film Festival Berlin

Where: Babylon Cinema, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, 10178 Berlin, Germany
When: friday 19th october – 22.30u

Newport Film Festival USA “Official Selection 2012”

The Spring of César (De Veer van César) is officially selected for Newport Film-festival (USA) 2012.

 “Honorable mention”

International Shortfilm Festival Leuven BE

“A highly poetic film that tells a strong and meaningful story in which animation, well integrated with live action, infuses a magical, surrealist quality into the storytelling. This film is filled with nostalgia in the good sense of the word and without a hint of false sentimentality. “ R. Raskin, dec. 2011

F e s t i v a l s

Cinema Zuid

Info op

Filmfestival Oostende
Kunstenfestival Watou

Zomer van Antwerpen

Zebrastraat Gent

“Mugoland: speelgoed en prentenkabinet” in de Zebrastraat te Gent,

’t Steen: Zomerbar A’pen
Felix Poetry Festival 2011
>Filmfestival Gent  + Zebrastraat

Premiere in De Roma – Antwerpen
Avant-Premiere in Cartoons Cinema

Persvoorstelling van de ‘Veer van César’
Peter Holvoet-Hanssen,  stadsdichter van Antwerpen, zal de film inleiden.

Nacht van de Poezie

Trailer van de kortfilm ‘Veer van César’