Short Film Day 2022

As we draw close to the holidays, family and relationships are explored, serving up lots of great moments of entertainment, awkward conversations, misunderstandings, and love and tenderness. A short film compilation from our great Nordic archive shines a light on just this and isn’t to be missed. So enjoy some fantastic short films on this shortest day of the year!

Small Talk

21 min, Norway, 2015. Director: Even Hafnor  Producer: Jon Puntervold  Production Co: J.M. Puntervold Filmproduksjon

Welcome to the Dvergsnes family. In this trilogy of short films we follow the Dvergsnes family from Kristiansand through three events during the autumn and winter of 2014.

The Guest

8 min, Denmark, 2010. Director: Henrik Malmgren  Producer: Michelle Nardone  Production Co: The Animation Workshop

Elsa, old and lonely, is marking her late husband’s birthday when a burglar breaks in. Elsa makes a decision that changes both their lives.

Make A Wish (Önskedrömmar)

13 min, Sweden 2015. Director: Jonatan Etzler  Producer: Eliza Jones & Markus Waltå  Production Co: Grand Slam Filmproduktion AB  Sales: Interfilm Berlin Distribution

Anita and Gunnar live a slow and steady retired life. But when Anita makes a wish to be visited by a young and virile show host from TV, the couple is suddenly faced with a new perspective on their slow everyday life. A comedy about life as a pensioner, about dreams – and what happens when you get too much of a good thing.

Ski-fishing (Pilkkihiihto)

11 min, Finland, 2018. Director: Teemu Nikki  Producer: Jani Pösö  Production Co: It’s Alive Films Oy

Two brothers, Erkki and Veli, battle each other in a ski-fishing competition. Erkki’s coach is a old ski-fishing champion called the Master. The brothers are also competing for the heart of a woman they both love.

Anna and the Moods (Anna og skapsveiflurnar)

27 min, Iceland, 2007. Director: Gunnar Karlsson  Producer: Hilmar Sigurðsson  Production Co: Caoz Ltd

There once was a girl named Anna Young. She was the perfect child. One day, Anna woke up with a horrible illness. She looked like a sad version of Marilyn Manson and was terribly moody. Her parents took her to Dr. Artmanns’ clinic for unruly children for tests. The result was shocking.