Nordic Shorts

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NIGHT CHILD
Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

NIGHT CHILD

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Director

Sanna Lenken

Premiere

International Premiere

Country

Sweden

Synopsis

14 year-old Ingrid hangs out in net forums behind the alias ”Night Child”. When coming across her school’s photographer, they connect through their love for Iron Maiden. They secretly get involved in a relationship online. One night, when Ingrid’s mum is off seeing her boyfriend, Ingrid arranges a date with the photographer. Night child deals with identity, sexuality, the existence of an age dependent twilight zone, and hunger for independence.

Runtime

0.38.00

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WILD BEASTS
Nov
3
6:15 PM18:15

WILD BEASTS

WILD BEASTS

Director

Sverre Kvamme

Premiere

New York Premiere

Country

Norway

Synopsis

In the middle of the winter in Northern Norway, and surrounded by a wild group of kids, a young boy’s impulses are affected by his attraction to his best friend.

Runtime

0.09.50

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NEXT STOP
Nov
3
6:15 PM18:15

NEXT STOP

HONORABLE MENTION - NORDIC SHORT

An excellent portrait of a complicated mother-daughter relationship put through the heightened circumstances of a life milestone.

PRIZE

NIFF award

NEXT STOP

Director

Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen

Premiere

International Premiere

Country

Denmark

Synopsis

Together with her classmates the 18-year-old Siv is on the traditional carriage ride, celebrating that they have just graduated high school. This day should be the best day in her entire youth, but for Siv it is all about getting through the day without having her world tumble down. Siv lives alone with her loving, but unpredictable mother Pia, who suffers from serious alcohol abuse. Because of this, Siv is dreading to have her classmates come to her home for the first time in three years, but Pia has promised to welcome the class with open arms and to stay sober. When the class arrives at Siv's home, her fears become reality. The house is empty house. When Pia shows up, it is the beginning of a long series of unpredictable and transgressive events, where Siv must fight to maintain not only her own dignity, but also her mother's, in front of the entire class. This day becomes the most important in Siv's life - for the better and the worse.

Runtime

0.20.00

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SCHOOLYARD BLUES
Nov
3
6:15 PM18:15

SCHOOLYARD BLUES

SCHOOLYARD BLUES

Director

Maria Eriksson

Country

Sweden

Synopsis

It's John's first day at school. Unexpectedly his eleven-year-old big brother Mika shows up to follow him to assembly. But Mika has plans other than just taking John to school. Mika sees it as his mission to teach John the hard facts of the world, starting with the merciless demands of the schoolyard.

Runtime

0.16.36

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THE DOOR
Nov
3
6:15 PM18:15

THE DOOR

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THE DOOR

Director

Jenni Toivoniemi

Premiere

New York Premiere

Country

Finland

Synopsis

New father Jussi wakes up to sounds in the hallway and encounters a homeless alcoholic Pentti - but things are not always as they seem at first glance.

Runtime

0.09.00

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SHADOW BOXER
Nov
3
6:15 PM18:15

SHADOW BOXER

SHADOW BOXER

Director

Andreas Bøggild Monies

Premiere

New York Premiere

Country

Denmark

Synopsis

When a professional female boxer is injured in the ring and begins a difficult recovery, her daughter Luna makes it her mission to believe in her mother, even when she's unable to do it for herself.

Runtime

0.22.00

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ABU ADNAN: ADNAN'S FATHER
Nov
3
3:45 PM15:45

ABU ADNAN: ADNAN'S FATHER

BEST NORDIC SHORT

An honorable and respectful story, told with great care and impeccable directing.

PRIZES

NIFF award

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ABU ADNAN: ADNAN’S FATHER

Director

Sylvia Le Fanu

Premiere

New York Premiere

Country

Denmark

Synopsis

Sayid, a refugee doctor from Syria, has just received a Danish residence permit, and is about to embark on establishing a new life in rural Denmark together with his son Adnan. At the same time as having to learn a new language, he faces the challenge of maintaining his boy's respect, in a situation where Adnan's assimilation seems to be going somewhat faster than his own.

Runtime

0.25.00

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FOGGY DAYS
Nov
3
3:45 PM15:45

FOGGY DAYS

HONORABLE MENTION - CINEMATOGRAPHY

Poetic and fluid, with visuals that stand as an ode to classic art and filmmaking.

PRIZE

NIFF award

FOGGY DAYS

Director

Martin Sandin

Premiere

North American Premiere

Country

Sweden

Synopsis

Stockholm 2018. In a time where social media gives us performance anxiety and confirmation is becoming increasingly important, Clara meets Peter. Clara wants the world. Peter wants nothing but to be loved. 

The usually confident Peter quickly becomes inferior to the charismatic Clara, leaving him with only one last option: to confront her with his true feelings. Together they are drawn into a world where love is a currency to feed their own ego. Their relationship is a battle without a winner.

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THE INDECENT ONES
Nov
3
3:45 PM15:45

THE INDECENT ONES

THE INDECENT ONES

Director

Jonathan Gelvan

Premiere

World Premiere

Country

Denmark

Synopsis

LIV (23) lives at a correctional institution for women, where sexuality is considered dangerous. The facility is run by the head nurse JETTE (45), whose utmost task is to teach women proper edicette. Liv dreams of being free and keeps breaking the rules, resulting in her being sent to the HEADMASTER’s (43) office. Here Liv sees an opportunity to challenge the fundamental beliefs of the institution, but how far should she go in order to prove herself? 

Runtime

0.26.37

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