Latest Film Festivals, exhibitions & plans.

Meet Me There to Bejing!

I am delighted with the news I received this yesterday morning !!!! :

After carefully review all the films submitted this year, we are delighted to invite your animation Meet Me There – Meet Me Then, to the official program of Beijing International Short Film Festival (BISFF) 2018.
With Icemusic of Terje Isungset!

Words of the jury:
“We believe that your film possesses both visual beauty and thought-provoking, which would be quite a pleasant discovery for our festival guests and audiences.”

Suwon IPark Museum of Art in South Korea

I am very honored to announce my participation with the exhibition `Of Nature`, with my animation Sweet Mysterious at the
Suwon IPark Museum of Art in South Korea !

The exhibition will be from 10.07.2018 until 04.11.2018 !

Fresh Legs Berlin

I am proud to tell you that I am selected for the group exhibition Fresh Legs at Galleri Heike Arndt in Berlin.
Opening at 6th June 2018. 7 pm.

These animations will be shown:

  • Planisphere
  • Sweet Mysterious
  • Rett Ned
  • Meet Me There – Meet Me Then


The 2018 edition of the annual Fresh Legs open call exhibition proudly presents 22 emerging international artists with their unique styles, techniques and materials. The end result is an exciting group show with figurative and abstract artworks and a large variety of techniques for the viewer to discover.

Over 100 artists from all around the world applied with more than 500 artworks. After a long and thorough screening process, 22 artists were chosen. The Fresh Legs exhibition highlights a curated selection of these artists, and we are excited to follow their journey. Experience the sharp social criticism, perfectly captured contemporary life and refined technical skills. Through the different use of materials and techniques – from drawings and colourful paintings to animated videos – they amaze and pull us in to examine them closer. The key concepts include portraying aspects of humanity as well as showing concern for the current development of our society, as interpreted by the artists’ individual expressions. Here human relationships, loneliness and the fragility of the fleeting moment are explored through the artworks. Many take us on a journey, delving into the environment and the difficulties of being an individual in today’s world

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 🙂


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