Fresh on the heels of another Oscar win in 2014 – our nation’s collective fifth award in the short category – Danish short film is alive and kicking like never before. Don’t just take our word for it: see for yourself in the very best Danish short films from 2015 and 2016 selected for this year’s Danish competition programme. Danish short films have in fact been awarded more Academy Awards than Danish feature films, which is saying something. At OFF16, we are happy to present films of all genres – as long as the film is 30 minutes long, or less. This year’s Danish competition field includes animation, fiction and documentary and you can savour the work of experienced directors as well as catch the talents of tomorrow. Roar with laughter, break your heart and lose yourself in the many breath-taking stories.

Our jury has a difficult task ahead of them singling out the very finest among the short films from Denmark. Some of them will be competing alongside the international films in the Main Competition. In addition, there are two exclusively Danish awards to vie for: Best Danish Short Film and The Talent Award. We thank our jury for their hard work!

The programmes marked with U are for youths above the age of 14.

Best Danish Short Film

The award goes to the best Danish short film in competition. The winner will receive an OFF diploma, and a cheque for €3500.

The FilmFyn Talent Award

The award goes to the Danish short film displaying singular vision and promise. The prize consists of an OFF diploma and a cheque for €2000.

This Award is sponsored by FilmFyn

See the jury of the Danish Competition here.