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The Danish Poet

Torill Kove
2006 | 15 min
This Oscar®-winning short animation follows Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to meet the famous writer Sigrid Undset. Kasper attempts to answer some pretty big questions: can we trace the chain of events that leads to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter? As Kasper's quest for inspiration unfolds, it appears that a spell of bad weather, an angry dog, slippery barn planks, a careless postman, hungry goats and other seemingly unrelated factors might play important roles in the big scheme of things after all.

Awards and distinctions

  • Audience Award
    International Animation Film Festival, Lucca
    2008
  • Prize for Best Script
    Anima Mundi, Rio de Janeiro
    2007
  • Foreign Animation Golden Award
    Television Festival - Magnolia Award, Shanghai
    2007
  • Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Animation
    Golden Sheaf Awards /Short Film and Video Festival, Yorkton
    2007
  • Best Animated Film Award - given by the Youth Jury
    VIEWFINDERS International Film Festival forYouth, Halifax
    2007
  • Special Mention
    BUFF / International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, Malmö
    2007
  • Director's Award
    International Animation Festival, Tehran
    2007
  • Award for Best Short Film - Class A up to 15minutes (ex aequo with One D by Mike Grimshaw)
    International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA, Espinho
    2006
  • Chris Award - Category: Arts
    International Film and Video Festival, Columbus
    2006
  • Prize 2: Onda Curta
    International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA, Espinho
    2006
  • Best Animated Short Award
    New York City Short Film Festival, New York
    2006
  • Audience Choice Award - Category: Kids Program (K) and Adult Program (D)
    New York City Short Film Festival, New York
    2006
  • Special Mention
    Animadrid, Madrid
    2006
  • The C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures Award for Best Animated Short - with a cash prize of $5,000
    Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto
    2006
  • Ellen Award - for Most Original Film - with a cash prize of $1,500US
    Aspen FilmFest (Shortfest), Aspen
    2006
  • Audience Favorite Award (tied with Monster from Australia and Smitten, USA) - with a cash prize of $1,000US
    Aspen FilmFest (Shortfest), Aspen
    2006
  • Animated Eye Award - Best Animation - with a cash prize of $2,500US
    Aspen FilmFest (Shortfest), Aspen
    2006
  • Best of the Fest Award
    Children’s Film Festival, East Lansing
    2006
  • Oscar - Category: Short Film Awards - Animation
    Annual Academy Awards / OSCARS, Hollywood
  • Best Animated Short
    Genie Awards, Toronto