A short children’s documentary by Nina Landau about a young circus girl with big dreams

Romy has to say goodbye to her classmates because she's going to France. Not on holiday, but to work there: her family's touring circus will spend the entire summer performing in an amusement park. In a letter to her classmates, Romy talks about the ups and downs of her life as a circus artist and about her big dreams.

About the director

Nina studied Criminology and Political Science at the VUB. She started her career in 2012 as a journalist, at VRT. She wrote (political) news for, but soon felt the lure of the audiovisual sector. That same year she made the switch to TV. She realized numerous reports for TV, companies, and organizations before choosing to focus more on documentary production.

Previous work: Lon, short documentary, 2017, 7’


Directed by Nina Landau
Writer – Nina Landau
Editor – Kwinten Gernay
Dop – Jamie MacLean
Sound & sound design – Jamie MacLean
Music – Johan Hoogewijs

Awards & festivals

JEF Film Festival, Antwerp (BE)
Cinekid (NL)
DokLeipzig (De)
Filem'On, Brussels (BE)
Doxs ! (DE)
AleKino Young Audience (PL)
ZeroPlus (RU)
Kids Kino International Film Festival (PL)
Docville International Documentary Film Festival, Leuven(BE)
Kinderdocs (GR)
Providence Children's Film Festival (US)
Mecal Barcelona (ES)
Cinemagic (IE-UK)

Production details

Duration: 15'
My family is a circus is part of the Ket&Doc collection  
Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
In co-production with Ketnet
With the support of the Tax Shelter System of the Belgian Federal Government

Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English, Dutch