Latest Film Festivals, exhibitions & plans.

CD Release Beauty of Winter

Last saturday the album Beauty of Winter of Terje Isungset was officially released at Chagall in Bergen.

With wine, an Ice Kiss and an ice cream the release of the album, the end of a big tour Terje made with his musicians, and the release of my animation was celebrated!

Thank you Terje Isungset and Maria Skranes for this lovely evening 🙂


Geplaatst door Maria Skranes op zondag 27 mei 2018

All That Space Between Us

Upcoming is my newest and second animation called, `All That Space Between Us` for the care organization Het Rijtven in Deurne, The Netherlands. I is an honour to make a second work for this wonderfull organization.

It has also been a pleasure to work with Mari Kvien Brunvoll who made the music for this animation.

The animation can be seen at Het Rijtven from: Sunday 13th May.

When the Icehorn Blows

My newest animation for the new release album ´The Beauty of Winter`of  Terje Isungset, is now online! Is has been a real pleasure to work with his music!
Animation: Simone Hooymans
Second animator: Hans Pulles
Music Terje Isungset,  and the great singers Maria Skranes, Radik Tyulyush, Beatrice Deer & Evie Mark.

Meet Me There to Grimstad !

I am happy to announce that:

My animation Meet Me There – Meet Me Then, with music of Terje Isungset,  is nominated for Best Music Video at the Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Norway!

It takes place from 13. til 17. june in Grimstad !

My first solo exhibition in New York

ART GALLERY IN REISMAN HALL on the grounds of CAZENOVIA COLLEGE, NY is proud to announce the opening of “Meet me there – Meet me then,” a video installation by Simone Hooymans
4:00 – 5:30 pm opening reception.

Exhibition title:
Meet Me There – Meet Me Then
a video animation by international artist
Simone Hooymans of the Netherlands, currently living in NORWAY

Art Gallery in Reisman Hall
Exhibition Dates: Thursday FEB 1st – FEB 15th 4 – 5:30 pm
Opening reception: Thursday FEB 1 4 – 5:30 pm


The Avalanche will rollllll !

I am very happy and proud to announce that NFI (Norwegian Film Institute) will support the production of my animation Ras ! I will work on this animation in 2018, together with producer Aldeles.



Om kortfilmane: 

– Nivået i denne runden var både jamt og høgt. Då må ein gå for det som på ein eller annan måte stikk seg ut. Farse, Ras og Hysj er alle svært markante og distinkte prosjekt innan kvar si uttrykksform. Dette blir filmar som kjem til å etterlate eit avtrykk hos tilskodaren, seier Filmkonsulent for spillefilm og dramaserier Ståle Stein Berg om søknadsrunden som var ein såkalla second opinion for produksjonstilskot til kortfilm.


Aldeles AS og regissør Simone Hooymans er tildelt 600.000 kroner i produksjonstilskot til kortfilmen Ras, som er ein eksperimentell animasjon der Hooymans utforskar dei transformerande kreftene i både ytre og indre katastrofar.

Work in Progres

At the moment I am working on a new music video for Trio Røyst. I love my jobb 🙂



Broken Horizon is selected for the


that takes place on 9 November 2017 – 3 March 2018

The Cultural Association Officina delle Idee aims to achieve with the sponsorship of the City of Cittadella (PD) , the Veneto Region and the Province of Padua , the second edition of Geo Film Festival – The Cinema of the Elements , using the artistic direction of director and actor Rocco Cosentino and in collaboration with composers Maurizio Merli and M° Siro Zilio .

Geo Film Festival wants to present to all operators , filmmakers and the general public as competition and innovation of the subject matter : Environment . Earth, Water , Fire, Air objectives such as the creation and production of medium to short films. So the Cinema of the Elements for which each of us is called to participate and make it a professional goal , social and moral .

Semi Finalist Belgium

My animation Rett Ned made it til Semi finalist in the competition of the selection for International Short Film Festival Kalmthout in Belgium !


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