Startsladden - Best Swedish short 2013
Eight films have been selected to compete for Startsladden – Best Swedish Short for which the winner receives 700,000 SEK in film equipment and money. During the upcoming film festival, the Startsladden award celebrates its tenth anniversary and the winner will be announced at a grand gala on January 27th.
Göteborg International Film Festival is the largest arena for Swedish short film and Startsladden – Best Swedish Short is one of the world's most important short film awards. Every year more than 80 new short films are screened during the eleven days of the festival. The Startsladden-nominated films are some of the festival's most popular and the screenings are sold out every year.
– During the tenth anniversary we are delighted to present some of the strongest films ever, says Tobias Åkesson, Program Manager for Nordic film.
Startsladden – Best Swedish Short 2012 went to Dance Music Now by director Johan Jonason and in 2011, Las Palmas by Johannes Nyholm won the award.
During the 2013 festival, Startsladden – Best Swedish Short will celebrate its tenth anniversary. The premiere screening will take place at cinema Draken with an award ceremony followed by a short film party at Pustervik.
Five young youngsters are going to eat lunch at the Eating Disorder Unit, under the supervision of therapists.
Director: Sanna Lenken
6 Big Fish
The artists Ann Sofi and Andrew face moral and artistic dilemmas when they suddenly get six large fishes as a gift.
Director: Stefan Constantinescu
A film about when the system becomes more important than a human life. About the execution of two men who love each other.
Director: Jenifer Malmqvist
The Day my Dad was Shot
In 1992, Lasermannen shoots Isa. We met Isa and his son Gabriel in a strong conversation about the event that affected both Isa's family and Sweden.
Director: Babak Najafi
A tragicomic portrait of women's victim-mentality rhetoric in everyday life.
Director: Katja Wik
One morning a man listens to the weather report and decides to head out on a journey to experience the weather.
Director: Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson
This is Now
In this documentary we meet four elderly people who talk about their experiences of loneliness.
Director: Anders Jedenfors
A man buys the artwork Couple fucking at an auction, which will have unexpected consequences for his health.
Director: Peter Modestij
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