Scandimania: Best New Nordic Animation

Time/Place:
Seven Days in the Woods

Sju dagar i skogen
Sweden 2010
Director: Peter Larsson
Producer: Peter Larsson

The trees alongside the road, everything was blurry. There was always a faint electrical buzz from somewhere. It was damp and raw, like the stone age.

In The Crack of The Land

Álagablettir
Iceland, United States of America 2009
Director: Una Lorenzen
Producer: Una Lorenzen

Film is an allegorical tale of the threatened spirit of the Icelandic highlands. It is only during the night that the hidden folks come out of the rocks and dance with the glacial river. But tracks in the snow lead to unforeseen results.

The Great Mistake

The Great Mistake
Denmark 2011
Director: Anders Berthelsen
Producer: Ja Film

A Sicilian gangster family is facing a world of international competition and globalization.

Learning to Play

Soitto-oppilas
Finland 2011
Director: JP Saari
Producer: Turku Arts Academy

A boy is struggling with his ocarina. He just can't get a beautiful sound out of it.

The Backwater Gospel

The Backwater Gospel
Denmark Director: Bo Mathorne
Producer: The Animation Workshop

It's about a small, isolated community in the Dust Bowl of the 1930's, a minister hell-bent on ruling his flock and an undertaker who always precedes death.

Sugarcube

Sugarcube
Iceland 2009
Director: Sara Gunnarsdóttir
Producer: Sara Gunnarsdóttir

Sugarcube is a story about growing up and facing the complications of adulthood with its social traditions, complex communications and … love.

The Last Norwegian Troll

Det siste norske trollet
Norway 2010
Director: Pjotr Sapegin
Producer: Pravda

In the old days, Norway used to be a safe heaven for trolls, but not anymore. One day three young goats decide to get rid of an old troll who lives under a bridge. Little do they know that he is the last survivor of his species, the very last troll of Norway.

Vestmannaeyjar

Vestmannaeyjar
Iceland 2011
Director: Einar Baldvin
Producer: Einar Baldvin

A music video to the song "Vestmannaeyjar" by the Klezmer and Balkan band Varsjárbandalagið (The Warsaw Pact), from their album "Russian Bride".

Tord And Tord

Tord Och Tord
Sweden 2010
Director: Niki Lindroth Von Bahr
Producer: Niki Lindroth Von Bahr

One day Tord accidentally walks into the apartment next to his own. Another person named Tord has just moved in. Soon Tord and Tord are spending time together.

Salma

Salma
Denmark 2011
Director: The Animation Workshop
Producer: The Animation Workshop

Film is about a girl living in a land recovering from war. One day her father dies in a cluster bomb accident. This tragic event shrouds her mind and leaves her desperate and lost in a world she does no longer recognize.

Animals for Animals

Eläimiä eläimille
Finland 2011
Director: Tatu Pohjavirta, Mark Stahle
Producer: Camera Cagliostro

A fragile saleswoman and a huge workman fall in love but their physical differences cause problems.

The Saga of Bjorn

The Saga of Bjorn
Denmark 2011
Director: Benjamin Kousholt
Producer: The Animation Workshop

Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior's afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn't so easy.