BENJAMIN’S FLOWERS (short film, 2012)





ABOUT
Short animated film. By Malin Erixon, with voice actor Andreas Wilson. The film was selected to compete at the Sundance Film Festival (as one of 65 short film – and one of 10 animated shorts – out of 8,102 submitted films). It had it’s festival premiere in October, 2012 and has been screened at over 60 festivals world wide and has won several recognitions and awards. It premiered at cinemas all across Sweden in October, 2013. It was also selected to take part at Liljevalchs Vårsalong 2013 – the famous jury-selected Spring Salon Exhibition that marks the opening of each new artistic year at Liljevalchs Art Gallery in Stockholm. www.benjaminsflowers.com

SYNOPSIS
Benjamin’s lack of love and company has placed him on the blurry borderline between fantasy and reality, where it can be hard to understand what’s what. We meet Benjamin in the room in which he lives his life – see his confusion, his obsessive thoughts and colorful imagination.


CAST & CREW

Director: Malin Erixon
Voice actor: Andreas Wilson / from the movies Ondskan (Evil) and Animal
Producers: Malin Ekerstedt and Malin Erixon
Production company: Ganzanderes Animation
Script, graphics, animation, editing: Malin Erixon
Sound design: Lea Korsgaard
Music: Christofer Ahde and Simon Caringer
Dramaturgical and artistic advisor: Johan Ribe / iFilm
Grading: Josefine Truedsson
Release date: October, 2012
Technique: Classical 2D and computer 2D
Duration: 11:52 min
Financial support by: The Swedish Film Institute / film commissioner Andra Lasmanis and iFilm
Swedish distribution: Folkets Bio

 

See the printed material for the film here.

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION: SUNDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013, USA.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE’S ANNUAL FILM PACKAGE 2016, World wide.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: BE THERE! Corfu Animation Festival 2014, Greece.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: QUEER CITY CINEMA 2014, Canada.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: REELING: THE CHICAGO LGBT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013, USA.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL 2013, USA.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: FIL’M HAFIZASI FESTIVAL 2013, Turkey.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: GLOVEBOX SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2013, USA.

NOMINATED FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AT THE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL MEZIPATRA 2013, Czech Republic.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013, UK.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: POLARI FILM FESTIVAL 2013, USA.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: FLIMMER – NORRKöPING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013, Sweden.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: MIX COPENHAGEN 2013, Denmark.

NOMINATED FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AT ANIMASYROS INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2013, Greece.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: CINEMA QUEER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013, Sweden.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: LJUBLJANA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013, Slovenia.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: MOLISE CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL 2013, Italy.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: ANIMATED EDEN ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2013, UK.

AWARDED BEST SHORT FILM AT THE QUEER LISBOA FILM FESTIVAL 2013. Portugal.

NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATED FILM AT THE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL ANIMANIMA 2013. Serbia.

NOMINATED FOR BEST SHORT FILM AT BUSHO – BUDAPEST SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013. Hungary.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: PINK SHEEP FILM FESTIVAL 2013, USA.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL 2013, Russia.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: CINEFIESTA FILM FESTIVAL 2013, Puerto Rico.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: KLOOSTERKINO HEAVENLY ANIMATED SHORTS 2013, Netherlands.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: FRAMELINE37: SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL LGBT FILM FESTIVAL 2013, USA.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: UMEÅ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013, Sweden.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2013, USA.

NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM AT PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013.

NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM AT DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013.

NOMINATED FOR BEST SHORT FILM AT HAFF – HOLLAND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 2013.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL 2013, USA.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: TRICKY WOMEN INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2013 , Austria.

NOMINATED FOR BEST NORDIC SHORT FILM AT MINIMALEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013, in Norway.

OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR LILJEVALCHS VÅRSALONG 2013, the Spring Salon Exhibition that marks the opening of each new artistic year at Liljevalchs Art Gallery in Stockholm.

AWARDED THE IFESTIVAL AWARD AT STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012, the largest competitive film festival in Northern Europe.

NOMINATED FOR BEST SWEDISH SHORT FILM AT UPPSALA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2012, the largest festival for short films in Sweden.

NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATED FILM AT FREDRIKSTAD INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2012, in Norway.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: KINOFEST – INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012 , for the ”OFF Animation”-section. Romania.

 

For more information as well as a complete list of festivals, screenings and awards please visit www.benjaminsflowers.com


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