Hentetid // Time to go won the «Award of Excellence» at the Headline International Film Festival in Canada! 🎉
A fantastic film review of Det Lyse Mørket // Pushing Night Away in Orlando Weekly – 5 out of 5 starsl ! 🎬
«Though the block includes just four films, three of the four are so good they could easily be short-listed for best narrative short at the Oscars.
The magical pièce de résistance is Pushing Night Away (5 stars), a 23-minute Norwegian film by Jade Hærem Aksnes. Pairing a desperate, suicidal man with a hopeful girl wanting nothing more than to survive, the film focuses on opposites: real and unreal, light and dark, life and death. Unapologetically surreal yet grounded in heartbreaking realism, it’s the best short film I’ve seen so far this year.»
Det Lyse Mørket // Pushing Night Away! was named an Official Competition Selection at Internationales Filmfest Oldenburg, which is on MovieMaker Magazine‘s list of the «Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World», and referred to as «Europe’s Sundance»! We are so honored that the film had its German premiere here in September and was nominated for German Independence Award for Best Shortfilm ! 🎬
The director/writer Jade Hærem Aksnes and the main actor Julian Hærem Aksnes on the red carpet! 🎬
We are thrilled that Hentetid // Time to go has been selected for the MISFF – Montecatini International Short Film Festival in Tuscany in October, and thereby will have its Italian premiere!
Det Lyse Mørket // Pushing Night Away (dir. Jade Hærem Aksnes) was named «2nd place Winner» at Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series, where the jury consisted of Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson and Kirsten Dunst et.al.! 🎬
The “1st place Winner” film was THE RAILROAD LADY (dir. Timo von Gunten) from Switzerland, which was nominated for this year’s Academy Award for Best Short Film, and the “3rd place Winner” film was ENEMIES WITHIN (dir. Sélim Azzazi) from France, which was also nominated for this year’s Academy Award for Best Short Film.
We are proud that Det Lyse Mørket // Pushing Night Away was named «2nd place Winner» after competing with so many brilliant films from around the world! 🎬