COMPTE LES MOUNTONS / Counting sheeps
Best Short for Kids – São Paolo International Short Film Festival – Jury’s Grand Prix – Namur International French-speaking Film Festival -Audience Award for a Children’s Film + Schools Award – Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (USA) – International Children’s Film Grand Prix – Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival
A little boy can’t get to sleep. He calls his father who is reading the newspaper downstairs in the living room. To get out of reading him yet another story, he tells his son to try counting sheep. The little boy does as he is told but soon finds himself with a dozen sheep around his bed.
Frits Standaert was bon in 1964. He studied animation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. He started his career in advertising and gradually shifted his focus towards directing short animated films, some of which got greatly awarded at numerous festivals. He is currently living and working in Ghent at Eyeland animation studio, which focusses mainly on short films for children, and teaches animation at the RITS School of Arts in Brussels.