BIRTHDAY

About This Project

Birthday (Födelsedag)

18 min short 2010

directed by Jenifer Malmqvist

 

Synopsis

Sara prepares a surprise for her wife Katarina’s birthday with the help of their daughter Johanna and their friend Fredrik. But on this early summer day, Katarina has something to tell her. Sara must handle the unexpected news while taking care of the birthday party. Her joy is mixed with growing feelings of isolation and frustration. With the help of Johanna she is able to find her true feelings.

 


 

Awards

The Youth award, Bilbao International GLT Film and Performing Arts Festival Bilbao, Spain, 2011,
The Bronze Lion, Taipei County Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010
Best Film, Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Gdynia, Poland, 2010 Polen

 


 

Festivals

Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Official Selection
International River Film Festival, Competition
Identities – Queer Film Festival, Short Film Competition
Boston LBGT Film Festival, Short Films
Mecal International Short Film Festival, International Competition
International Women’s Film Festival, Seoul, Official Selection
Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Official Selection
Minimalen Short Film Festival, Nordic Competition
Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam, Delicious Bites
Zinegoak – Bilbao International GLT Film and Performing Arts Festival, Competition
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, International Competition
Festival Tous Courts, International Competition
Cucalorus Film Festival, Short Films
Festival Internacional Filmets, Swedish Programme
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Main Programme
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, International Competition
Cinessonne European Film Festival, Short Film Competition
Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Fun in Girls Shorts
Chicago International Film Festival, Short Film Competition
Calgary International Film Festival, Short Film
Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Skeive Filmer), Best of Girls’ Shorts
Milwaukee Film Festival, Official Selection
Helsinki International Film Festival – Love and Anarchy, Official Selection
Reel Pride Film Festival, Hens and Chicks: Girls Shorts
InDPanda International Short Film Festival, Official Selection
Tokyo International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Girls’ Shorts
Outfest – Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Shorts Programs – Girls’ Shorts
Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival, Swedish Programme
Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, Lesbian Mix
Frameline – San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, Fun in Girls’ Shorts
Huesca Film Festival, International Short Film Contest
Festroia International Film Festival, European Shorts – Sweden
Worldwide Short Film Festival, Official Selection
Seattle International Film Festival, Competition
Pink Apple, Short Film Competition
Verzaubert Film festival, The Elle World
Torino GLBT Film Festival
Short Film Competition
Aspen Shortsfest, International Competition
Sundance Film Festival, Shorts Competition


Produced by China Åhlander, Lotta Andgren and Małgorzata Kotlińska —Good World AB and the Polish National Film School in Łodz

Category
Chinema, Productions