Bertha and the Wolfram

Bertha en de wolfram

Meet Bertha, a 13-year-old Belgian girl fighting every day against her ultimate enemy: Wolfram. Wolfram is a rare disease that affects her nervous system with major consequences on her eyesight. To fight Wolfram, Bertha has her own secret weapon: creativity. Together with a renowned Belgian painter, they create inspiring paintings that they sell at the Eye Opener, a yearly fundraising art exhibition. When she paints, it’s as if her brush becomes a sword.

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Direction: Tijs Torfs
Script: Tijs Torfs
Cinematography: Dries Vanderaerden, Tijs Torfs
Editing: Lawrence Paul Foley
Sound: Mathieu Van Den Driessche
Music: Dave Martyn
Production: Las Belgas
Producers: Jurgen Buedts
Executive producer: Jurgen Buedts
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Belgium
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 15'
Contact: Tijs Torfs
Awards/Distinctions: Best Short Documentary – Chicago international Children’s FF Best Short Film, Best Short Film Children’s Jury – JEF Belgium Best Short and Mid-Length Film Festival – Olympia Children’s Film Festival

Animation Penelope Deltour, Gert Van Goethem

Age 11+

Tijs Torfs


2020 Graven (short fiction)
2020 Bertha en en de wolfram | Bertha and the Wolves