Jules and I

a Ket & Doc children's documentary
Anne Ballon
An intimate portrait of young teenager Roos, who's struggling with the transition of her transgender sister Jules. A coming of age film in an era in which nothing seems to be straight or steady. Through our protagonist Roos we understand how incredibly enriching, crazy and sometimes even lonely a transition proces in a close family can be.
About the director

Anne studied fiction film and graduated cum laude at RITCS School of Arts in Brussels and always had a predilection for working with children and teenagers. After her studies, she started working in the social field and got fascinated by the documentary genre and its social strength. ‘Jules and I’ is Anne’s first documentary and tells the story of her two younger sisters and how they cope with one's gender transition. With the combination of filmmaking, experience in the social field and her current master studies in “gender and diversity”, Anne uses her tools to create some social impact with her movies. 


written & directed by Anne Ballon
director of photography Jordan Vanschel, Pieter-Jan Claessens
edited by Jan De Coster
sound edit & mix Gedeon Depauw
color grading Xavier Dockx
animations Wout Vermijs

Awards & festivals

official selection 
Dok Leipzig, Germany, 2021

official selection 
Oulu International Chilren's and Youth Film Festival, Finland, 2021

official selection
J.E.F. Festival, 2021

official selection
Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA, 2021

official selection
LUCAS Film Festival, Germany, 2021

Production Details

an Off World production

in coproduction with KETNET
with the support from Flanders Audiovisual Fund

in collaboration with J.E.F