Upcoming Program ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
At Hyper Island December 2 ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
74 Orchard Street (bet. Grand st. and Broome st.), New York
|7:30 pm||Opening with three singers introducing Scandinavian Christmas carols|
|7:45 pm||Screening of short films by Scandinavian female directors|
|9:30 pm||Xmas Party with DJ, Scandinavian xmas drinks and Snack. Special collection of vintage and modern award winning scandinavian commercials will be projected on walls.|
|12:30 am||After Party next door with screening of experimental films by scandinavian female directors|
|When:||December 2, 2010 7:30 pm|
|Where:||74 Orchard Street (bet. Grand st. and Broome st.), New York|
|Tickets:||$10 (screening of short films)
Free! (Xmas party)
Short Films by
Scandinavian Female Directors
|Flashback by Linnea Widén (6 min)|
Early one morning while Mia is jogging near the river, a man exposes himself to her. Afterwards Mia tries to understand.
Linnea Widén studied photography at Santa Monica College, in California. She has worked as Director’s Assistant with feature films, on TV and in theatre, in addition to having directed a number of short films.
|Angry Man by Anita Killi (20 min)|
“One day I hope to be like Daddy, my big, smily Daddy! I’ll be good, and quiet, and hope the day will turn out fine,” Boj thinks. But then the Angry Man shows up.
Anita Killi (b. 1968) has studied animation at National College of Art and Design. Killi is running her own animation studio, Trollfilm AS. Angry Man has won over 30 international awards, and has qualified 6 times for the Oscar 2011.
|Two Good Minutes by Lise Ellingsen (2 min)|
Two Blind Men. A musical beat. A city street and the moment they meet.
Lise Ellingsen is originally from Oslo. She has been working as an art director and graphic designer in New York, for over eight years. Ellingsen has studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts and has for the past two years written and directed short films as a student at the New School University.
|Nudist by My Sandström (15 min)|
Kerstin Pärsson is the most stubborn person ever to have worn a pair of clogs. Icy glares, cold shoulders and nasty comments don’t bother her. She has made up her mind to be naked. Permanently!
My Sandström was born 1986 and is studying at Filmhögskolan in Göteborg.
|Little Miss Eyeflap by Iram Haq (9 min)|
A story of a young immigrant girl’s hesitant steps out into the Norwegian reality. For the first time, Little Miss Eyeflap has to find her way in life alone, as an assimilated Pakistani who belongs nowhere.
Iram Haq (b. 1976) has worked for many years as an actor on stage and in feature and TV films. She also wrote and starred in the short film Old Faithful which was selected for the short film competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2004.
|Still Birds by Sara Eliassen (12 min)|
Still Birds is a dystopic fable that takes place in an enclosed world in which meaning is about to disappear. In a theatrically constructed universe, the only remaining people are children who have lost the ability to use language.
Sara Eliassen (b. 1977) recently graduated from The San Francisco Art Institute, MFA filmmaking, and is currently doing The Independent Study Program at The Whitney Museum of American Art. Sara Eliassen’s short film Still Birds premiered at The Venice Film Festival in 2009 and was later shown at Sundance Film Festival 2010 and San Francisco Int. Film Festival, amongst other places.
|Oh, My God! by Anne Sewitsky (9 min)|
A humorous observation of children´s interpretations and experiences of sexuality. The film also looks back through grown-up eyes at the reality of being part of the “in-crowd” and the lengths to which one is prepared to go to become a respected member. But first and foremost it’s a film about the orgasm.
Anne Sewitsky (b.1977) studied directing at The Norwegian Film School, graduating in 2006. She has just had premiere on her first feature film, Happy, Happy and her second film is now in post production.
Funny Norwegian vintage treasures from the 20s to contemporary award-winning spots will be projected on walls throughout the night.
Past Event ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
At Scandinavia House 8 - 9 April 2010 ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Scandinavia House will host A Cooler Perspective: Exploring New Directions in Norwegian Cinema, the premier event of the upcoming SubZero Short Film Fest: Emerging Norwegian Directors Break the Ice in New York, April 8 and 9, at its stunning flagship on Park Avenue at 38th Street.
The 2 day program will feature screenings of short films by Lasse Gjertsen, Charlotte Blom and Joachim Trier, on Thursday evening, as well as Jens Lien’ celebrated 2006 feature film, The Bothersome Man, preceded by a the director’s brilliant short, Every Day is a Fish Day on Friday. This unusual mix presents an exciting aesthetic, thematic and technical contrast, spotlighting current Norwegian film’s rich creative nature, innovative content and inventive visual language. The iconoclastic Gjertsen, internationally acclaimed for the huge popularity of his shorts in YouTube, will discuss his controversial approach to filmmaking as well as his original point of view after the screening of his films.