Official Selection - César 2021

Magritte for Best Belgian Short Film 2020

A film by

Bérangère McNeese


Héloïse Volle, Victoire Du Bois, Louis Durant, Guillaume Duhesme
Anna, 16, lives with her young mother, and at the rhythm of her own conquests. She begins discovering her own sensuality as summer comes to an end. When she finds out she is pregnant, she finds herself faced with a choice, equal to that of her mother’s at her age. And if that choice means breaking ties with her mother, she will find support where she never anticipated it.

Crew List

Screenwriter & Director: Bérangère McNeese

Producers (France): Lucas Tothe & Sylvain Lagrillère

Producer (Belgium): Julie Esparbes

Cinematographer: Olivier Boonjing

Production Designer: Clémence Ney

Editor: Christophe Evrard

Sound Design: Sarah Gouret

Digital Special Effects: Paul Jadoul

Image and Sound Details

Release Date: 2019
Funding:  PACA Region, Wallonie-Bruxelles Federation, Tax Shelter

Language: French/ Subtitles: English
Frame/Aspect ratio: 1:85
Format: Digital 2K / Screening Format: DCP  Sound : 5.1

  • France, Belgium
  • 2019
  • 23 min
Festivals and Awards

  • Magritte for Best Belgian Short Film 2020 
  • Official Selection for the César of 2021
  • Palm Springs ISFF – Great Palm Springs CVB Best of the Festival Award
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival – Best Director
  • Brussels Short Film Festival – RTBF Prize – Best Actress Prize for Héloïse Volle – Prize of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation 
  • Festival Plein la Bobine – Audience Prize and Professional Jury Prize
  • 7th OLHARES do MEDITERRÂNEO Film Festival – Best International Film Award
  • 7th International Short Film Festival of the “Côte Bleue” – Best Student Film
  • Paris Courts Devant International Film Festival – Best Actress Award for Héloïse Volle
  • KUKI Film – Interfilm Berlin – Best Short Film For Young Children
  • International Short Film Festival of Dijon – Fenêtres sur Courts – Best Student Film – European Competition
  • Les Arcs International Film Festival – Special Mention for Best Actress for Héloïse Volle.
  • Le Court en dit long Film Festival  – Grand Jury Prize – Feminine Interpretation Award Héloïse Volle.
  • Filmfestival Kitzbühel – Best International Short Film
  • Sarlat Film Festival
  • Tous Courts International Short Film Festival of Aix-en-Provence
  • 42nd Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
  • 36th Lille European Film Festival
  • 21st Aubagne International Film Festival – Music&Cinema
  • Alès Film Festival
  • Namur International French Language Film Festival – Belgium
  • 63rd San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Huesca International Film Festival – Spain
  • LA Shorts Fest
  • Leuven International Short Film Festival
  • 32nd The Girona Film Festival
  • 33rd Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival
  • 38th Sulmona International Film Festival (SIFF)
  • Bogotá Short Film Festival – Bogoshorts


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