Balkan Dox

Sun Dog

Belgium, Russia
2020 — 20 min / Colour



Fedor is a young locksmith in Murmansk, a frozen city in the obscurity of the Russian Arctic. Client after client, he roams through the alleys of concrete animated by a fantasy that isolates him from the city and its population. His dreams corrode his relation to reality and open the door to a phantasmagoric universe; a second sun is rising above the Russian Arctic.

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Directors' Biography

Dorian Jespers (1993) is a Belgian filmmaker. He studied Cinematography at INSAS and Directing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Gent, an education that focuses strongly on the development of a filmmaker's personal audio-visual language. This is reflected in his experimental fantasy MA film, Sun Dog. A project for which Jespers graduated with the highest distinction, received the Horlait-Dapsens prize and was offered the Wildcard by the Flemish Audiovisual Funds.

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Dorian Jespers


Gust van den Berghe


Arnaud Alberola

Dorian Jespers


Omar Guzman


Thomas Becka

Screenings & Awards

IFFR, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2020
Ammodo Tiger Short Award

DokuFest, Kosovo, 2020
Best Short Film

VIS, Vienna , Austria, 2020
Vienna Short Film Award

Hamburg IShFF, Germany, 2020
Best International Short Film