'RUIS' (2009)

Graduation film (master degree), KASK, Ghent, Belgium. A horse struggles against a violent storm.


'Ruis' means noise in Dutch. It could refer to the white noise on a television screen or radio, but also to the rustling sounds of leaves. I used a slide projector for the background. I changed the slide every couple of frames to create the illusion of a storm. 

Some festivals where 'Ruis' has been shown:

  • Holland Animation Film Festival 2009, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Anima Brussels 2010, Brussels, Belgium,
  • Anima Mundi 2010, Brazil
  • TOFUZI 2009, Batumi, Georgia
  • Premiers Plans 2010, Angers, France
  • Festimages 2010, Charleroi, Belgium
  • Festival Monstra 2010, Lisabon, Portugal
  • Anifest 2010, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Athens Animfest 2010, Athens, Greece
  • Circuito Off Venice International Short Film Festival 2010, Venice, Italy
  • Tehran International Animation Festival 2011, Teheran, Iran
  • Brussels Short Film Festival 2011, Brussel, Belgium
  • Montreal Stop Motion Filmfestival 2011, Montreal, Canada

'Ruis' has won the following prizes:

  • Cinergie-prize, Anima 2010, Brussels
  • Prix de la meilleure animation,  Festimages 2010, Charleroi,
  • Franciscus Pycke Award,
  • JACOB 2009 (JCI Artevelde)

Interview and review about this short at Cinergie.

'Ruis' also has been broadcasted on Belgium television, by EXQI Culture.