In a forest, at night

Victor and his daughter Laura live in a small village, surrounded by woods. Victor must make animal sacrifices to feed the trees of the forest. But one night, one of the animals escapes from the sacrifice. The same night, interested in finding out more about her mother’s disappearance years ago, Laura escapes from her house to discover and learn more about that mysterious forest.

  • Adrien Léonard
    Director
  • Adrien Léonard
    Writer
  • Dominique Standaert
    Producer
  • Emeline Weickmans
    Key Cast
  • Frédéric Evrard
    Key Cast
  • Lukas Falesse
    Music composer
  • Ana-Maria Albatroiu
    Director of Photography
  • Vincent De Gheyndt
    Sound
  • Laure de Martelare
    First AD
  • Lukas Falesse
    Editing
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Dans une forêt, la nuit
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Fantastic, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 26, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Belgium
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    DCP
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Movie screen festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 10, 2017
    Best Student film
  • Moving Picture Festival
    Anvers
    Belgium
    December 2, 2016
  • Frostbite International Film Festival
    Colorado
    United States
    May 1, 2017
    Best Student film, Best Sound Design, Best Cinematography
  • High Peaks Independant Film Festival
    New Mills
    United Kingdom
    July 21, 2017
    Best Cinematography
  • Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
    Fargo
    United States
    September 21, 2017
  • Ouarzazate Internation Film Festival
    OUarzazate
    Morocco
    September 21, 2017
  • Damnationland
    Portland (Maine)
    United States
    October 14, 2017
  • International Kalmthout Film Festival
    Kalmthout
    Belgium
    October 7, 2017
  • International Short Film Festival Beveren
    Beveren
    Belgium
    December 8, 2017
  • BUT film festival
    Breda
    Netherlands
    August 31, 2019
  • Razor reel Fantastic Film Festival
    Brugge
    Belgium
    October 31, 2019
Director Biography - Adrien Léonard

Born May 29, 1993, in Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium, Adrien Léonard develops a passion for cinema in his teenage days. In 2012, he starts studying the techniques of cinematography at the HELB Ilya Prigogine (INRACI) in the camera and image section. In the first year, he directs a “short film exercice” and has since been interested by directing. He concludes his last year by directing his graduation film: Dans une forêt, la nuit. Adrien Léonard finally graduated in September 2016.
He continues his formation with a 3-year MASTER at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

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