Sun Dog

A film by

Belgium/Russia | 20' | 01/2020 | fiction

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.

Square Eyes - IFFR 2020 - Laurel
Square Eyes - IFFR 2020 - Laurel

Dorian Jespers


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 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. The film won the Ammodo Tiger Short Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.


  • Sun Dog – 20’ – 2020

Square Eyes - Director - Dorian Jespers - Square Eyes


Director: Dorian Jespers
Screenplay: Dorian Jespers
Production company: KASK, Scum Pictures, ATAKA51
Producer: Gust van den Berghe
Cinematographer: Arnaud Alberola, Dorian Jespers
Sound Design: Thomas Becka
Editor: Omar Guzman
Production Designer: Zara van den Bergh
Composer: Felix Casaer
Cast: Alexander Pronkin, Tatiana Smirnova, Andrey Sychyov, Katarzyna Wiesiołek, Lisa Fitier, Daria Orlova, Natalia Haikara, , Deni Pitsaev


  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands (22 January – 2 February, 2020)
    Ammodo Tiger Shorts Competition Won: Ammodo Award for Best Short Film & EFA Nomination
  • Short Waves Festival, Poland (17 – 22 March, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Kino Pavasaris Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania (19 March – 2 April, 2020)
    Short Film Competition
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (1 – 5 April, 2020)
    Student Competition
  • Vienna Shorts International Short Film Festival, Austria (28 May – 2 June, 2020)
    Fiction & Documentary Competition Won: Vienna Short Film Award
  • Palic European Film Festival, Serbia (18 – 24 July, 2020)
    Young Spirit of Europe
  • New Holland Island International Film Festival, Russia (3 – 9 August, 2020)
    International Short Film Competition
  • DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo (7 – 15 August, 2020)
    International Short Film Competition
  • Short Waves Festival, Poland (18 – 23 August, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Russia (19 – 23 August, 2020)
    Short Film Competition
  • Netzhaut Ton Film Festival, Austria (27 – 30 August, 2020)
    Newcomer Section
  • Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel (20 – 26 September, 2020)
    International Competition


Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Coming soon