Norsk filminstitutt

A gaming company is making a videogame for kids about the EU. You play a national bird needing to breed and nest across borders, but you can only fly according to your VISA. We follow two game designers as they transform the European Union into pixel graphics, in an effort to make Schengen catchy for young people. The question is whether it is possible? 

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2020
Production country:
Norway
Release date (international):
2020-08-11
Production company:
4 1/2 Fiksjon AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Producer:
Ingvild Evjemo
Film consultant:
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen

Director

  • Gunhild Enger

    Director Gunhild   Enger is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art, and has a Master of Film  Directing degree from the School of Film Directing in Gothenburg. She received a BAFTA nomination for her graduation film BARGAIN (2005), and has since screened her films and received awards at festivals all over the world. Her films PREMATURE (2012) and A SIMPLER LIFE  (2013) were both nominated for Norwegian Amanda awards. In 2016 she co-directed the short film THE COMMITTEE, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and in 2020 her short film PLAY SCHENGEN was nominated for 5 international festival awards including Chicago, Locarno, Valladolid, El Gouna and Bergen. She also worked with casting on Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or-winning film The Square (2017). TWO BUDDIES AND A BADGER – THE GREAT BIG BEAST (2020) is Gunhild’s first feature film as director, alongside Rune Spaans.       

    Gunhild Enger

Cast

Falk
Daniel Vatsvåg
Endre Jensen Haukland
Lisa Lie

Awards

2021:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
Honourable Mention
2022:
Minimalen Short Film Festival
Best Norwegian Short Film

Festivals

2020:
Festival del film Locarno
2020:
The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund
2020:
The National Annual Autumn Exhibition
2020:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
2020:
Chicago International Film Festival
2020:
Riga International Film Festival
2020:
Valladolid International Film Festival SEMINCI
2020:
International Short Film Festival Winterthur
2020:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2020:
Movies on War
2020:
Les Arcs European Film Festival
2021:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2021:
Nordic international Film Festival New York
2021:
Nordisk Panorama
2021:
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival
2022:
Minimalen Short Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Gunhild Enger
Screenplay:
Gunhild Enger
Camera:
Øystein Mamen

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Comedy
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in min's:
15'

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