After Dawn

A film by Nicolas Graux, 2016

Genre: Drama

Languages: English, Polish

Subtitles: French, English

Format: 1.33:1

Sound: SRD

Duration: 22’23

Country: Belgium

Year: 2016



Poland. With the absence and the distance, Pawel thought that he had hardened himself. He thought… Until that rainy afternoon. And that unexpected guest.



Director: Nicolas Graux

Script: Nicolas Graux
Image: Thomas Schira

Production designer: Théodore Brisset

Costumes: Hélène Honhon

Make-up: Florence Jasselette

Sound: Luis Trinques

Editing: Lenka Fillnerova

Sound mix: Aurélien Lebourg

Cast: Piotr Biedron, Tijmen Govaerts, Izabella Gwizdak, Lydia Indjova, Kuba Kesy


Produced by Valérie Bournonville, Thomas Meys & Joseph Rouschop (Tarantula Belgique)


Distribution: L’Agence belge du court métrage


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Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film: Double Best Acting Award Piotr Biedroń & Tijmen Govaerts

Sarajevo Film Festival, European Shorts Competition

Le court en dit long Festival Paris, Competition

Brussels Short Film Festival

Travelling Film Festival in Rennes, French-Speaking Competition

Mecal Short Film Festival, International Competition

Turin Underground Cinefest, International Competition

CinHomo Muestra Cine LGBT

Comme il Faut International Film Festival

Cellu l’art Film Festival, Official Selection

Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, International Competition

Pink Screens Film Festival, Official Selection

Thess International Short Film Festival, International Competition : Cinematic Achievement Award

Premiers Plans d’Angers Festival, European Short Films Competition

Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival, Official Selection

Valladolid, Official Selection

One Shot Erevan International Short Film Festival

Palm Springs International Short Film Festival

Unknown Film Festival : Bronze Award

Basta Fest : Special Mention for Cinematography Thomas Schira

The Palace International Film Festival

Wiz-Art de Lviv International Short Film Festival

Rhode Island International Film Festival

Still Voices International Short Film Festival

Beijing International Short Film Festival

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest

Shift CineSud Film Festival



Graduated in Filmmaking from the IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion), Nicolas Graux (Belgium, 1988) is a young screenwriter and filmmaker. After a short fiction film (After Dawn) in 2016, Company of Smoke,  a documentary shot in an isolated village of Laos, will be his first full-length movie.