Short Film Day 2020
The shortest day of the year falls on 21 December and we, along with the world, want to celebrate with some great Nordic short films. We put together a “Feel Good” short film programme with some of the shorts that have been enjoyed through the years to warm your hearts, fill you with laughter and maybe even sing along.
Krabstadt – Whaled Women
by Jeuono Kim & Ewa Einhorn
SchlopSchlop (SS) and KK are two annoying women who work at the Office of Development in Krabstadt, a small town in an undefined Arctic region. This is where the Nordic countries send their Unwanteds. One day a group of Whaled Women are stranded on the shore and it’s up to KK and SS to deal with the situation.
(The filmmakers created a game for the film and you can check it out here. The Facebook Event)
Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness (Pieniä kömpelöitä hellyydenosoituksia)
by Miia Tervo
A weekend father wants to bond with his teenage daughter by taking her with him to the carwash. They end up on a life-changing adventure in the supermarket, at the endless sanitary towel aisle. They get “help” from an older lady who shares intimate stories of her experience, some about menstruation, some on wildly different topics.
by Sofie Nørgaard Kampmark
Haru, a middle-aged Japanese man, returns to his ruined home after a tsunami. He is in denial. Trapped inside his home, he discovers a Sea Spirit. He realises the creature is drying out and dying. Haru has a choice: should he forgive and accept, and help the creature back to the ocean, or stay in denial? Saving the creature might restore nature’s balance but would also force Haru to recognise his loss and the reality of his personal disaster.
Ten Meter Tower (Hopptornet)
by Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck
A ten-meter diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to choose between jumping or climbing back down. The situation weighs the instinctive fear of stepping out into the unknown against the humiliation of having to climb down. An entertaining study of the human in a vulnerable position.
by Maria Bock
A vital musical about being who you are and loving whomever you want.