Short film package: Nearest and Dearest

Capturing bona-fide intimacy, emotion and tenderness is no easy feat, but these shorts all succeed where many a filmmaker has tried and failed. The documentaries Haunted and 27 First Years both see the filmmakers turn the camera onto family members, with a portrait of a mother whose story is complex and moving, and the relationship between a parent and severely disabled son which is life-affirming in every sense. And Apple tells the poetic tale of life in limbo, the pendulum swinging between happiness and pain. Expressive filmmaking that touches the heart.


Christian Einshøj / 2018 / Denmark / 30 min

Weight of Spring

Erika Calmeyer / 2017 / Norway / 7 min

27 First Years

Jussi Sandhu / 2018 / Finland / 29 min


Yngvild Sve Flikke / 2018 / Norway / 20 min


The films are nominated for Best Nordic Short 2018