Ernst goes swimming

Alice de Champfleury, Denmark, 2000

7 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films, Animation, Film school films

Ernst and Mother are going to the indoor swimming pool. While Mother buys the tickets, Ernst gazes through a huge glass window into the indoor pool. He catches sight of a pretty girl and the high diving board. After going into the dressing room, Ernst stands in his full bathing outfit ¿ replete with snorkel and inflatable animal ¿ ready to jump in the water to meet the pretty girl. But Mother drags him down to the other end of the pool, where he is going to learn to swim. While Mother turns her back, Ernst hops over to the girl, in the deep water, where the tough guys are leaping from the high diving board.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Ernst i svømmehallen
Danish title Ernst i svømmehallen
Other titles Ernst, Filmhits for børn 1, Afgangsfilm 2000
Part of Ernst
Keywords Boys
Director Alice de Champfleury
Screenplay Alice de Champfleury, Michael W. Horsten
Producer Henrik Møller-Sørensen, Michael Bille Frandsen
Director of Photography Jan-Erik Sandberg
Editor Charlotte Arnholtz
Sound Pétur Einarsson
Appearance Anna Lára Pétursdottir, David Duchin, Céleste Lautrop, Bo Hagen Clausen
Production country Denmark
Production company ASA Film Production
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales DR International Sales
Technical info 35 mm, color, Sound
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company ASA Film Production
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Alice de Champfleury


Script Alice de Champfleury
Script Michael W. Horsten


Producer Henrik Møller-Sørensen
Producer Michael Bille Frandsen


Cinematography Jan-Erik Sandberg


Editing Charlotte Arnholtz


Sound Pétur Einarsson


Animation Søren Jakobsen
Animation Anna Gellert Abelin
Animation Berit Kjøde
Animation Merete Kiilerich
Animation Gunhild Rød
Animation Ane Kirkensgaard
Animation Karin Pedersen


Appearance Anna Lára Pétursdottir
Appearance David Duchin
Appearance Céleste Lautrop
Appearance Bo Hagen Clausen
Appearance Pétur Einarsson

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2002-11-27
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2002-03-27
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2001-08-13
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2001-05-02
Malmö, BUFF 2001-03-13
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