H&W Company Productions
H&W Company

Animation and direction José Vonk
Composer Hans Muller
Producer Astrid Wortelboer



FENCES is a short abstract handmade film, creating optical illusions by exploring graphic fence- and wheel structures. The title refers to the 'Fence phenomenon', which was first observed by the Scottish publisher John Murray (J.M.) in 1821 :

the spokes of a wheel which are viewed in motion through a series of vertical bars, assume the optical illusion of a curvature of the spokes. This perception was the overture to the invention of film.  And inspired José Vonk, in close cooperation with composer Hans Muller, to create this film.


View films of José Vonk at the website of Light Cone, Paris.   


Co production De Dames / H & W  Company
Production H & W  Company
Distribution EYE Film Institute (Amsterdam) en  Light Cone (Paris)
Length 6'
Format 35 mm. film, digibeta, beta SP, stereo, colour
Language version Not applicable

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2009


Theater Lantaarn/Venster Rotterdam

25 and 26 January 2009

Cinema L'entrepot Paris

3 March 2009

Theater Lux Nijmegen

19 and 20 March 2009

Festival du court Métrage Nice

14-19 April 2009

Short Film Festival Hull

21-26 April 2009

EMAF Osnabrück

22-26 April 2009

Theater De Balie Amsterdam

17 May 2009

Nederlands Film Festival - Utrecht

23 September - 2 October 2009

Ourense International Film Festival

10-17 October 2009

Holland Animation Film festival

4-8 November 2009

Filmhuis The Hague (private screening)

20 January 2010

International Women's Film Festival Cologne

Le Cabaret Vert in Charleville-Mézières

27-29 August 2010

Lisbon Animated Film Festival

21-27 March 2011

Espoo Ciné International

17-26 August 2011

Support of

Studio 2M

Dutch Film Fund

The Amsterdam Fund for the Art

 Home Copy Fund