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    Directed by Leonardo van Dijl
    Belgium | 15 minutes | We Are the Champions

After winning her first international title, an 11-year-old gymnast experiences both new pressures and a new degree of self-awareness. The more recognition she gets, the more she realizes that the game has just begun.

In competition for Best International Short.


We Are the Champions

From an obsessive gymnastics coach to an exasperated youth basketball referee, these films about sports and athleticism reveal much about the value we place on competitiveness and personal achievement.

Sunday, June 27 1:45 PM PT

film details

Director: Leonardo van Dijl
Producers: Gilles De Schryver, Gilles Coulier, Wouter Sap
Screenwriter: Leonardo van Dijl
Cinematographers: Daniël Bouquet
Editor: Ludo Troch
Cast: Sofie Decleir, Charlotte Verwimp, Stefan Gota, Bien de Moor, Benjamin Ramon
Country: Belgium
Language: in Dutch/French with English subtitles
Deaf Friendly: Yes
Year: 2020
Running Time: 15 minutes
Awards: Best Short Film, Aguilar International Short Film Festival; Best Live-Action Film, Reel Short Film Festival
Primary Company: Square Eyes
Contact Email: info@squareeyesfilm.com

2021 ShortFest Archive