From Friday July 27th through August 2nd Det Lyse Mørket // Pushing Night Away has a one week Oscar-qualifying theatre screening at Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles, to make the film eligible for award consideration for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
We would absolutely love to see you at one of the screenings, and for those of you who might be in the Academy – we deeply appreciate you taking the time to watch it. Thank you so, so much!
«Pushing Night Away» has had a fantastic festival run, having been selected for the competition program at 24 prestigious film festivals worldwide, including the renowned Cleveland International Film Festival (USA) and HollyShorts Film Festival (USA) where it also won the award for “Best International Short Film”.
Orlando Weekly reviewed the film while it screened at Orlando Film Festival (USA), giving it 5 out of 5 stars:
«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.”
– Cameron Meier, Orlando Weekly
Full review Orlando Weekly: https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/10/21/dont-miss-foreign-short-dramas-at-orlando-film-festival