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Drama | 22 min | USA | 2014
Writer/director: Jade Hærem Aksnes
When 8 year old Lisa’s mom dies, Lisa becomes determined to find a way to reunite with her.
director | writer
JADE HÆREM AKSNES
PUSHING NIGHT AWAY
Drama | 23 min | Norway
Production company: Zarepta Film Production AS
Official selection at 29 film festivals worldwide, and winner of numerous awards including "Best International Film" at the Academy Award-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival. OSCAR® contender for Best Live Action Short Film 2019 with campaign funding from the Norwegian Film Institute. Distributed to festivals by the Norwegian Film Institute, and selected for the Norwegian Film Institute's "Film Collection 2019-2020".
Supported by The Norwegian Film Institute, Vestnorsk Filmsenter and Arts Council Norway - the Audio and Visual Fund.
Available at FILMBIB
"The magical pièce de résistance [...] Unapologetically surreal yet grounded in
heartbreaking realism, it’s the best short film I’ve seen so far this year".
- Orlando Weekly
"This is a film that will live for a long time in our hearts".
- Jury Statement "Best Short Film", WENIFF
BA - "Film Festival Winner" [in Norwegian]
BA - "Bergen Short Film to Academy Award-qualifying festival" [in Norwegian]
NRK - "Bergen Short Film Won Award" [in Norwegian]
NRK - "New Award for Bergen Short Film" [in Norwegian]
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