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My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts

Torill Kove
1999 | 10 min
This Oscar®-nominated animated film comes from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Torill Kove (The Danish Poet). It's a tall tale about her grandmother's life in Oslo, Norway, during World War II. Sharp and whimsical, her story combines her grandmother's tales with historical events and fantasy, showing how a cherished anecdote can come to acquire a mythical status. King Harald of Norway said, "I love the irony of this short."

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Awards and distinctions

  • Children’s Choice Award
    Bay Area International Children's Film Festival, Oakland
    2018
  • Award for Best Short Film Program given by the Children's Jury
    Festival Internacional de Cine Para Ninos, Mexico City
    2001
  • Parent's Choice Award
    International Children's Film Festival, New York
    2001
  • The Minister of Foreign Affairs Prize - Category: Early Education - with a cash prize of $3,000US
    International Educational Program Contest Japan Prize, Tokyo
    2000
  • Second Prize - Best animated film given by the Children's Jury
    International Children's Film Festival, Chicago
    2000
  • Special Prize
    International Animation Festival, Hiroshima
    2000
  • Special Diploma - for funny and inventive approach for telling personal and historical story.
    World Festival of Animated Films, Zagreb
    2000
  • Second Prize - Category : longer than 5 shorter than 15 minutes
    Los Angeles Animation Competition / World Animation Celebration, Los Angeles
    2000
  • Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Animation
    Golden Sheaf Awards /Short Film and Video Festival, Yorkton
    2000
  • Honorable Mention
    Animerte dager - The Nordic and Baltic Animation Festival Fredrikstad, Oslo
    2000
  • Audience Award
    Animerte dager - The Nordic and Baltic Animation Festival Fredrikstad, Oslo
    2000
  • Second Prize - Category: Animation (Tied with Ring of Fire by Andreas Hykade, Deutschland) with a cash prize of 5,000DM (2,500DM each film)
    Filmfest - International Festival for Animation and Short Films, Dresden
    2000
  • Award for Most Innovative Short Film or Video given by the Youth Jury (Ages 9+)
    Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families, Vancouver
    2000
  • Public Award - Category: Short Film (tied with Dobermann) - with a cash prize of 1250DM (625DM each film)
    Week-end in Wurzburg, Würzburg
    2000
  • Special Mention Award
    Film Festival, Reykjavik
    1999
  • Honorable Jury Mention
    Grimstad Norwegian Short Film Festival, Oslo
    1999
  • Norwegian Playwrights Association Best Script Award - with a cash prize of 10,000 crowns (2,000$ Cdn)
    Grimstad Norwegian Short Film Festival, Oslo
    1999
  • Award for Best Animation - with a cash prize of $500US
    San Diego International Film Festival, La Jolla