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Nothing Happens

Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot, Denmark, 2017

12 min., Interactive projects

It is freezing cold on the outskirts of town. Yet people gather. I watch them form a row across the horizon. We all wait for something to happen. However, nothing does… We have been assembled to witness an event. To participate in being seen. The spectacle of watching and being watched.

'Nothing happens' is both a cinematic and Virtual Reality experience which question the role of the spectator, by inviting the individual to participate in an event. The film is an observation and an invitation for contemplation while the VR allows us to choose our perspective, allows us to become absorbed in the unique atmosphere and participate. The project explores a different kind of narrative, a new way of being in a painting.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Danish title Nothing Happens
Other titles Nothing Happens
Director Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Producer Marie Bro
Production country Denmark
Production companies Dansk Tegnefilm
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte


Direction Michelle Kranot
Technical director Morten Andersen
Direction Uri Kranot


Producer Marie Bro
Co-producer Emmanuelle Alain Raynal
Co-producer Pierre Baussaron


Music Uri Kranot
Music Thomas Richard Christensen

Production design

Art director Michelle Kranot


Sound Sofie Johanne Birch
Sound Thomas Ahlmark


Animation Marine Duchet
Animation Juliette Viger
Compositor Uri Kranot
Compositor Sara Aunbirk


Production companies Dansk Tegnefilm
Co-producer Miyu Productions
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Festival Connexion Award 2017 Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2017
André-Martin Award 2017 Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2017

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Venice International Film Festival 2017-08-30
Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2017-06-12
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