The Salamander Child/ Théo Degen

Partner: Les Arcs Film Festival – Talent Village 2021

Director: Théo Degen

filmmaker's profile

At 15, Florian thinks he can communicate with the deads through fire. That belief makes him the weirdo in the village where he lives. One day, by dint of being called a monster. He becomes one.


Théo Degen is currently working on his first debut film “The Land of Nowhere”


Duration: 26 min.

Country: Belgium

Language: French

Year: 2021

Genre: Fiction (Comedy), Fiction (Drama)

Topic: Adolescence, Childhood, coming of age, Death, Fable, Fantasy, Friendship, Violence

Cast & Crew

Director: Théo Degen

Producer: INSAS

Writer: Théo Degen

Actors: Florian Villez Elsa Blero

Festivals & Awards


Festival de Cannes - Cinefondation

Curtas Vila do Conde

FIFF de Namur

Film Fest Gent

Valladolid International FF

Camerimage, International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography

PÖFF Shorts Tallinn

Ljubjlana IFFE

Sarajevo Film Festival

Minimalen short film festival



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