As announced at today's Oscar Nomination Ceremony in Los Angeles, the Danish short film "At Night" will be running for Best Short Film (Live Action) on Oscar Night, February 24.
"At Night" is directed by Christian E. Christiansen and tells the story of three girls between 18 and 20, who are hospitalized with cancer. All three of them have serious problems, not just in terms of health, but also in terms of their relationships with their nearest and dearest. The girls find a haven in each other's company, where they are free from the fear of death and loneliness, and a substantial part of the film describes their sense of humour, unrestrained candidness and uncompromising zest for life.
The film is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa, with support from New Danish Screen, the Danish subsidy scheme for new talent. Christian E. Christiansen had his feature film debut in 2006 with the youth film "Life Hits" (2006).
For further information:
DFI FactsheetOm natten/ At Night
Danish Film InstituteAnne Marie Kürstein, +45 3374 3609, firstname.lastname@example.org Oscar Awards and nomination at a glance – Danish short films2007 Helmer & søn/Helmer & Son Short Film (Live Action) Nominated Søren Pilmark / Nordisk Film
2003 Der er en yndig mand/This Charming Man Short Film (Live Action) OSCAR Martin Strange-Hansen / M&M Productions
2000 Bror, min bror/Teis & Nico Short Film (Live Action) Nominated Henrik Ruben Genz / Nimbus Film
1999 Valgaften/Election Night Short Film (Live Action) OSCAR Anders Thomas Jensen / M&M Productions
1999 Når livet går sin vej/When Life Departs Short Film (Animated) Nominated Karsten Kiilerich / A. Film
1998 Wolfgang/Wolfgang Short Film (Live Action) Nominated Anders Thomas Jensen / M&M Productions
1998 Ska' vi være kærester?/Sweethearts? Short Film (Live Action) Nominated Birger Larsen / Metronome Productions
1997 Ernst og lyset/Ernst and the Light Short Film (Live Action) Nominated Anders Thomas Jensen & Thomas Villum Jensen / M&M Productions