Michiel Dhont graduated in 2017 at the Royal arts academy in Ghent. With his graduation short film ‘Poor Kids’ he received the Ensor for best short film at film festival Ostend and the VAF wildcard as well as best Flemish debut at film festival Leuven.
Michiel his interest often goes to very everyday themes and tries to search the complexity within. A search between multiple emotions to find the right balance in a story.
Currently Michiel is working on his new short film that will be finished by September 2019. The short film is about a family who is good at keeping up appearances. They don’t see each other that often and decide a family trip would be good for them. During the week-end it starts to get more difficult to be silent about the unspoken secrets.