De Smet

Masterplan Filmtalent Limburg presents a film by Thomas Baerten & Wim Geudens

Production details

Release: October 2014
Length: 14 minutes
Genre: Tragicomedy

Sales: SND Films

Festivals & awards

De Smet has been selected at the following festivals:

  • International Short Film Festival Leuven  (BE)
  • Be Film Festival  (BE)
  • International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand  (FR)
  • Cinequest Film Festival  (USA)
  • Ciné Privé  (BE)
  • European Short Film Festival  (USA)
  • Mecal – International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona  (SP)
  • Filmfestival Ciné Public  (BE)
  • Festival International  du Film D’Aubagne  (FR)
  • Vilnius International Film Festival  (LT)
  • Go Short-International Short Film Festival Nijmegen  (NL)
  • Aspen Shortsfest  (USA)
  • Vlaamse Film Festival  (NL)
  • ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival  (FR)
  • Brussels Short Film Festival (BE)
  • Newport Beach Film Festival (USA)
  • Brussels Short Film Festival (BE)
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival (UA)
  • MOOOV Filmfestival Turnhout (BE)
  • Vlaams Film Festival (BE)
  • Norwegian Short Film Festival (NO)
  • Internationales Filmfest Emden Norderney (DE)
  • Detours en Cinecourt ISFF (FR)
  • Huesca Film Festival (ES)
  • Festival Plein la Bobine (FR)
  • Palm Springs International Short Film Festival (USA)
  • Arkadia Short Film Festival (RO)
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival (MX)
  • Festival du Cinéma Belge à Nîmes et en Garrigue (FR)
  • Les Ciné Rencontres de Prades (FR)
  • Odense International Film Festival (DK)
  • Curtas – Vila do Conde festival (P)


  • HUMO Award- International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)
  • Audience Award- International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)
  • Canal+ Award – International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand (FR)
  • Audience Award- Festival International du Film d’Aubagne (FR)
  • Jury prize “Best Comedy”- The European Independent Film Festival
  • Young Jury Award- Mecal – International Short Film and Animation Festivalof Barcelona  (SP)
  • Best Screenplay- Filmfestival Ciné Public (BE)
  • Special mention of the jury- Aspen Shortsfest (USA)
  • “Best Comedy” jury award- ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival (FR)
  • Audience Award- Vlaamse Film Festival (NL)


The De Smet brothers work together to keep their bachelor lives as pleasant as possible. Like a house of cards, their synergy collapses when a woman moves into their street.

The three brothers live next to each other in similar houses and drive identical cars. They evenly divide their household chores, and they’ve been champions at the cards club for years.

When Nico meets the new neighbour their well-oiled machine grinds to a halt and the other brothers are left to deal with the consequences. After losing the cards championship, the older brothers must find a solution.

Cast and crew

Tom Audenaert
Sven de Ridder
Stefaan Degand
Jessica Zeylmaker

Thomas Baerten, Wim Geudens
Screenplay: Thomas Baerten, Wim Geudens
Producers: Elbe Stevens Films, Lumière Cinema Maastricht
Executive producers: Guido Franken, Ben Vandendaele
Director of Photography: Emanuel Vanderjeugd
Gaffer: Pieter-Jan Donckels, Mario Dirkx, Stefan van Diest
Sound: Hannes Leemans
Sound design: Arnout Colaert
Music: Ruben Debusschere
Editing: Thijs van Nuffel
Costume: Sofie Callaerts
Production design: Inês Silveira, Wim Geudens
Makeup: Hilde Vanhees
Set photography: Jonas Roosen
Stills: Emanuel Vanderjeugd