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The Danish Poet

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Can we trace the chain of events that leads to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter?

The narrator of The Danish Poet considers these questions as we follow Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to meet the famous writer, Sigrid Undset. 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.

Oscar winner for Best Short Animation, 2007

2006, 14 min 24 s

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Audience Award
International Animation Film Festival
April 22 to 26 2008, Lucca - Italy

Prize for Best Script
Anima Mundi
June 29 to July 15 2007, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Foreign Animation Golden Award
Television Festival - Magnolia Award
June 11 to 15 2007, Shanghai - China

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Animation
Yorkton Film Festival
May 24 to 27 2007, Yorkton - Canada

Best Animated Film Award - given by the Youth Jury
VIEWFINDERS International Film Festival for Youth
April 24 to 28 2007, Halifax - Canada

Special Mention
BUFF / International Children’s and Youth Film Festival
March 11 to 15 2007, Malmö - Sweden

Oscar - Category: Short Film Awards - Animation
Annual Academy Awards / OSCARS
February 25 2007, Hollywood - USA

Director's Award
International Animation Festival
February 25 to March 1 2007, Tehran - Iran

Best Animated Short
Genie Awards
February 13 2007, Toronto - Canada

Audience Choice Award - Category: Kids Program (K) and Adult Program (D)
New York City Short Film Festival
November 10 to 11 2006, New York - USA

Best Animated Short Award
New York City Short Film Festival
November 10 to 11 2006, New York - USA

Chris Award - Category: Arts
International Film and Video Festival
November 7 to 12 2006, Columbus - USA

Award for Best Short Film - Class A up to 15minutes (ex aequo with One D by Mike Grimshaw)
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 6 to 12 2006, Espinho - Portugal

Prize 2: Onda Curta
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 6 to 12 2006, Espinho - Portugal

Special Mention
Animadrid
September 29 to October 6 2006, Madrid - Spain

The C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures Award for Best Animated Short - with a cash prize of $5,000
Worldwide Short Film Festival
June 13 to 18 2006, Toronto - Canada

Animated Eye Award - Best Animation - with a cash prize of $2,500US
Aspen Shortfest
April 5 to 9 2006, Aspen - USA

Audience Favorite Award (tied with Monster from Australia and Smitten, USA) - with a cash prize of $1,000US
Aspen Shortfest
April 5 to 9 2006, Aspen - USA

Ellen Award - for Most Original Film - with a cash prize of $1,500US
Aspen Shortfest
April 5 to 9 2006, Aspen - USA

Best of the Fest Award
Children’s Film Festival
February 24 to March 2 2006, East Lansing - USA