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The Smile

The Smile

Non-competitive programs Thematics programs Chienne de vie

Friday 8 | 1pm


When a world-famous film star is accused of eating his female co-stars, his career goes down the drain. That wipes the smile off his face!

Production :

Erik van Schaaik Productions - Website

Distribution :

Erik van Schaaik Productions - Website

Director(s) :
Erik Van Schaaik

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Genre :
Animation, Documentary

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Erik Van Schaaik

Erik van Schaaik started filming at age twelve, creating super-8 flicks that made it to international television. During his study graphic design Erik worked for Dutch television, creating a series of animation films, live action drama and documentaries, using a variety of styles and techniques. After graduation Erik continued in the field of children's television writing, animating and directing many different shows.
For the big screen he created award winning animated short films "Vent", "The Phantom Of The Cinema" and the stop-motion horror comedy "Under The Apple Tree".

Erik is now working on animated feature film "Nosferatu Reanimated" and a brand new Badtime Story: "The Smile".

25th Off-Courts Trouville from September 7 to 13 2024

The call for entries will be from April 10 to June 12, 2024 on

The program will be announced from July 17, 2024

Practical information :

All festival activities are free and open to all.
Cinema screenings are available free of charge with tickets, which can be collected on the day of the screening from the festival reception.