Three short films to Cannes

Dorte Bengtson's animated short "The Sylpphid" has been selected for Cinéfondation, the competition programme for film school films, Rúnar Rúnarsson's "Anna" will be showcased in the Directors' Fortnight series, and Daniel Borgman's "Lars and Peter" will be running in the short film competition. "The Sylpphid" is Dorte Bengtson's graduation film from the National Film School of Denmark in 2008. The film, set in a richly poetic universe of simple, cartoony lines, is a playful fable about a little girl with big dreams who is being kept under lock and key by her neurotic mother.Rúnar Rúnarsson's "Anna" is the story of a young girl going through a difficult patch in her life. Through tightly composed images, Rúnarsson conveys the feelings of 12-year-old Anna whose family is falling apart and herself experiencing the first chaotic signs of puberty.Rúnarsson will be graduating from the National Film School in June with "Anna". Originating from Iceland, Rúnarsson has already received a number of awards for his two short fictions "2 Birds" (2008), a contestant in Cannes 2008, and "The Last Farm" (2004), which was nominated for an Oscar.Running in the short film competition is New Zealander Daniel Borgman's "Lars and Peter", produced by Katja Adomeit for Zentropa.DFI Cannes website
On the Danish Film Institute's Cannes website, you may find more information on the Danish films in Cannes, including factsheets, production companies, screening times, press photos, DFI key contacts and more. The site is updated daily:
For further information:DFI factsheet
The Sylpphid/ SylfiddenCannes Festival (13-24 May)National Film School of Denmark
The Sylpphid (clip and factsheet)Rúnar Rúnarsson short films /news, factsheets, awards
2 Birds
The Last FarmDanish Film Institute
Anne Marie Kurstein, Festival Manager, Shorts & Documentaries, +45 3374 3609, cell +45 4041 4697,