Hund i himlen

Jeanette Nørgaard, Denmark, 2011

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

Nine year-old Lora arrives at a secluded monastery in the mountains together with her dog, Hound. The nun, Sister Esperanza, has escorted them there and she has promised Lora that the Monastery will be a much better place for Lora to live. As soon as they are inside the great wall surrounding the monastery, Lora and Hound are separated, and Lora is sent off to take a bath and to get dressed in uniform as the rules of the Monastery prescribe. That same night, Hound is put down and Lora must now, both through
her friendship with the shepherd-boy Nick and her own lively imagination, find a way to survive the strict rules of the Monastery. A place that does not leave room for any emotion, individuality or any breaking of the house rules, that have been carried out for generations.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Hund i himlen
Danish title Hund i himlen
Keywords Friendship, Grief, South America, Orphanages, Emotions
Director Jeanette Nørgaard
Screenplay Laura Madsen, Jeanette Nørgaard
Based on Baseret på bogen "Hund i himlen" af Hanne Kvist.
Producer Ellen Birgitte Riis, Frederik Ditlev Villumsen
Sound Thomas Richard Christensen
Composer Thomas Richard Christensen
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company Basmati Film, Nørlum ApS
Technical info color, Sound
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7


Production company Basmati Film, Nørlum ApS


Direction Jeanette Nørgaard


Script Laura Madsen
Script Jeanette Nørgaard
Script consultant Ina Bruhn
Animatic Mads Juul
Animatic Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Animatic Kenneth Boris Jensen
Script consultant Thomas Glud
Script consultant Jerrica Cleeland


Producer Ellen Birgitte Riis
Producer Frederik Ditlev Villumsen
Production manager Jeanette Nørgaard
Production assistant Joakim Pedersen


Music Thomas Richard Christensen

Production design

Art director Marie Jørgensen


Sound Thomas Richard Christensen


Lora Lisbeth Ravn Riis
Nick Julius Hertz Büchert
Maria Helena Carmen, Esperanza Helle Dolleris
De 99 piger, Hund, Får Ulrikke Lundsgaard

Visual effects

Colourist Rebecca Bang Sørensen
Colourist Rasmus Rosberg Sørensen
Compositing Martin Sand Vallespir
Compositing Marie Jørgensen


Animation Laura Büchert Schjødt
Animation Jeppe Sandholdt
Animation Mette Rank Tange
Background designer Marie Jørgensen
Background designer Henrik Sønniksen
Character design Frederik Ditlev Villumsen
Animation supervisor Frederik Ditlev Villumsen
Animation Marie Jørgensen
Animation supervisor Jerrica Cleeland

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Grand Prix 2012 Odense Internationale Film Festival 2012

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Stuttgart International Animation Film Festival 2013-04-23
Malmö, BUFF 2013-03-11
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2012-12-02
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2012-08-20
Giffoni Film Festival 2012-07-14
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012-06-20
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