11 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films, Animation

Three little girls aspire to become prima donna ballerinas. The story captures the joys and frustrations of their life as ballet children at the Royal Theatre. Their days are filled with dance and fun: antics in the wings, and teasing the people they meet. But ballet is also dedication, hard work and sore toes. When the curtain opens, it is Ballerina One, Ballerina Two and Ballerina Three in silken tutus and pointy shoes.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Ballerina
Danish title Ballerina
Other titles Filmhits for børn 4
Keywords Ballet
Director Kunuk Platoú, Valerie Edwina Saunders
Screenplay Lotta Myrén
Based on Efter novelle af Lotta Myrén.
Producer Valerie Edwina Saunders
Sound Christian Lørup
Production country Denmark
Production company Rambling Rose, Hokus Bogus Danmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Rambling Rose ApS
Technical info 35 mm, color, Sound
Danish festival release 12.08.2002, Odense Filmfestival
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Rambling Rose, Hokus Bogus Danmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Kunuk Platoú
Direction Valerie Edwina Saunders


Script Lotta Myrén


Producer Valerie Edwina Saunders


Sound Christian Lørup


Choreography Vivi Flindt


Animation Trine Laier
Animation Karin Hjort
Animation Peter Hausner
Animation Karla Nielsen
Animation Mads Juul
Animation Luca Fattore
Animation Christian Wichmann


Narrator Ghita Nørby

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2004-09-04
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2003-12-06
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2003-10-23
Tokyo Kinder Film Festival - Kineko 2003-08-02
Hong Kong, International Children's Film Carnival 2003-07-13
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2003-05-03
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2003-04-29
TIFF Kids 2003-04-25
Malmö, BUFF 2003-03-12
Berlinale 2003-02-06
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2002-08-12
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