140 Danish short films listed best to worst

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1. Teenland (2014)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Depressed Sally, 17, is locked up at Teenland. A pink, prison-like institution for teens who are so fucked emotionally that they have developed supernatural powers. Everything changes when ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Grahtø Sørensen | Stars: Victoria Carmen Sonne, Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Thomas W. Gabrielsson, Sonja Richter

Votes: 51

2. 2 piger 1 kage (2013)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A film about two girls' reunion after a traumatic near-death experience. It's a short film that strikes down in the central 10 minutes of the 24-year-old Julie's life when she tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Jens Dahl | Stars: Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Amalie Lindegård

Votes: 20

3. Digterfilm #4 - Appelsiner og lygtepæle (2013)

6 min | Short

Dreams and nightmares blend together as a guy dreams of a girl dreaming of oranges. The girl moves through the dreamscape of Aarhus, Denmark, with thoughts of horse carriages, beautiful people, and yellow wellies.

Director: Thor Hampus Bank | Stars: Iulia Sima, Nikos Trepkas, Katrine Lykke Veedfald

4. Ernst & lyset (1996)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Comedy

The businessman Ernst has just landed in the airport and is on his way home to his wife. Its raining heavy outside and therefore he takes a hitchhiker with him. They start a conversation ... See full summary »

Directors: Anders Thomas Jensen, Tomas Villum Jensen | Stars: Jens Jørn Spottag, Søren Østergaard, Jesper Bæhrenz

Votes: 511

5. Melon Rainbow (2015)

28 min | Short, Drama

Melon Rainbow is a young girl who wishes to be seen, which is ironic since she works as a cleaning lady in a Housing Association for blind people. In the evening she goes to her chat page where she undresses in front of her followers.

Director: Laurits Flensted-Jensen | Stars: Victoria Carmen Sonne, Albert Mogensen, Josephine Park, Marion Reuther

Votes: 73

6. Lækre til vi dør (2013)

22 min | Short, Drama, Music

YOLO is a dark universe of adolescence, sex and friendship. Coming-of-age drama with a brightly colored vision echoing pop, punk and music video aesthetics. Kimmi, Sally and Nancy, best ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Grahtø Sørensen | Stars: Julie Brochorst Andersen, Stephania Potalivo, Frederikke Dahl Hansen

Votes: 28

7. Anna (I) (2009)

35 min | Short, Drama

In a small Danish fishing village, a young girl faces the challenges of puberty and first love.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Marie Boda, Daniel Stampe, Petrine Agger, Kristianna Nordoy

Votes: 133

8. Spidse albuer, blødende knæ (2013)

28 min | Short, Drama

Julie feels that time stands still in the suburban neighborhood where she lives with her helpless mother and older sister. When her sister's boyfriend drops by the house a warm day during ... See full summary »

Director: Karoline Lyngbye | Stars: Coco Hjardemaal, Julie Grundtvig Wester, Morten Holst, Charlotte Sieling

Votes: 10

10. Græskar (2013)

14 min | Short, Drama

On the night of a Halloween party, roommates Lea and Mads drink alcohol and talk about love, the future, and their friendship and where these three may or may not overlap.

Director: Nicolai Louis Nyholm Nielsen | Stars: Laura Aller, Rebecca Aller, Simon Bennebjerg, Kathrine Bertelsen

11. Afterparty (III) (2013)

12 min | Short, Drama

A young girl arrives in a park. She seems to be on her way to a party, but something (or someone) haunts her. When she arrives at the party, it is desolate. Something terrible happened in ... See full summary »

Director: David Adam | Stars: Adam Brix, Julie Christiansen, Mette Riber Christoffersen

Votes: 8

12. Chloe Likes Olivia (2011)

Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Drama

'Chloe Likes Olivia' is a three-character lesbian chamber play set entirely inside a small apartment somewhere in Copenhagen, Denmark. After a night out, Olivia, a local barmaid, brings ... See full summary »

Director: Mette Kjærgaard | Stars: Mathilde Norholt, Rikke Lylloff, Zinnini Elkington

Votes: 79

14. Election Night (1998)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Comedy

On his way to the polls, an idealist, yet absent-minded voter has to endure continuous waves of racist cab drivers and their offensive remarks.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Jens Jørn Spottag, John Martinus, Ole Thestrup

Votes: 1,955

15. Digterfilm #3 - En piges dagbog (2013)

6 min | Short

On a beautiful summer day in the Danish town of Aarhus, a girl's diary is found on the pedestrian street. Foul play is suspected and two detectives use the diary to follow in the footsteps of the girl.

Director: Andreas Steen Sørensen | Stars: Thor Hampus Bank, Anna Brynskov, Cécile Desaint, Carmen Ghecca

16. Verdenssøn (2012)

30 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Everything seems to be fine when Michael returns from psychiatric hospital, and his girlfriend Cecilie is also confident that things will go in the right direction. But things gradually ... See full summary »

Director: Johan Knattrup Jensen | Stars: Peter Christoffersen, Iza Mortag Freund

Votes: 8

17. Look at Me Now (2014)

17 min | Short, Drama

Rania is living a double life. Torn between family and love the young muslim woman tries to be the daughter her father wants her to be in order not to dishonor him. Eventually she has to choose.

Director: Trine Nadia | Stars: Özlem Saglanmak, Gry Guldager Jensen, Hadi Ka-Koush, Sadi Tekelioglu

18. Ung for evigt (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A story about the first great love of ones life. We experience this love through Omar and Sophie, a young couple in the beginning of their 20's. We see how their relationship develops ... See full summary »

Director: Ulaa Salim | Stars: Youssef Wayne Hvidtfeldt, Lise Koefoed

Votes: 6

19. Et Dukkehjem (2013)

25 min | Short, Drama

Nora lives a perfect life, in her perfect home, with her perfect husband Helmer. Nora knows she should feel excited about the upcoming party, where they'll have guests over. But something ... See full summary »

Director: Tobias Gundorff Boesen | Stars: Ella Louise Bertelsen, Martin Hestbæk, Marie Nyborg Jørgensen, Thomas Levin

Votes: 7

20. En Kvinde Køber Ind (2014)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

A woman with a dark secret goes shopping for tools in a hardware store, where she gets interrupted by an unknowing employee who tries to flirt with her.

Director: Sune Kofod Maglegaard | Stars: Charlotte Amalie Kirkegaard Kehlet, Sune Roholt Mortensen

Votes: 9

21. Emma (III) (2012)

30 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

The Danish couple Sofie (Maja Muhlack) and Frank (Danny Thykaer) and their daughter Emma (Sofia Lever) are supposed to spend the weekend in a summerhouse in Norway with their old ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Th. Pedersen | Stars: Sofia Lever, Maja Muhlack, Danny Thykær, David Sakurai

22. Rodløs (2014)

20 min | Short, Drama

Wayward is a coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old girl who works at a car mechanic's and hangs out with her friends. She challenges boundaries in her search for identity, but her ... See full summary »

Director: Kira Richards Hansen | Stars: Rosalina Krøyer, Frederik Winther Rasmussen, Ashcon Hamedi Nejad, Anne Sofie Espersen

Votes: 14

23. Helt ind til benet (2014)

24 min | Short, Drama

Troels carries his camera everywhere and films everything. One day he is spotted by fellow high school student who sends him a video of her own and makes him a daring proposal.

Director: Helle Rossing | Stars: Jens Alexander Kepny Kristensen, Helle Rossing, Julie Buch-Hansen, Nanna Cecilie Bang

24. Daimi (2012)

19 min | Short

Visceral field notes charting Daimi's chaotic existence as she rattles around a decrepit household; her mother dead in the bathtub, and her only companion a piglet that subsequently transforms into an infant.

Director: Marie Grahtø Sørensen | Star: Bebiane Ivalo Kreutzmann

Votes: 22

25. Café Hector (1996)

16 min | Short

Cafe Hector is the new in-place for the chic, high-flying, articulate jet-set, where steaming cups of cappuccino accompany their trendy chit-chat. Uffe is definitely not "in". He can't get ... See full summary »

Director: Lotte Svendsen | Stars: Jesper Asholt, Anders W. Berthelsen, Marina Bouras, Henrik Jandorf

Votes: 161

26. Bennys badekar (1971)

41 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

While Benny's father is busy working and his mother occupied with friends Benny discover a wonderful world in his own bathtub.

Directors: Jannik Hastrup, Flemming Quist Møller | Stars: Bo Jakobsen, Jesper Klein, Peter Belli, Jytte Abildstrøm

Votes: 506

27. Twister (I) (2015)

12 min | Short, Drama

Teenage friends Nanna and Christine spend a night partying, smoking weed, and drinking alcohol. As they run out of weed, they face a dilemma. Nanna knows a guy who will probably give them ... See full summary »

Directors: Casper Buitendijk, Tone Ottilie | Stars: Laura Emilie Hancock, Nadezhda Klimenko Hertoft, Andreas Schultz

Votes: 15

28. Megaheavy (2010)

19 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Jolly is a 14 years old introvert teenage girl who is in love with her classmate Kenneth. But one day her world is turned upside down when the neighbor's son arrives to the island to bury his father.

Director: Fenar Ahmad | Stars: Eva Thompson, Sarah Boberg, Jonatan Tulested, Nicolei Faber

Votes: 57

29. I stykker (2015)

29 min | Short, Drama, Romance

During an apocalypse brought about by artificial intelligence, electrician Victor finds himself separated from his girlfriend Sara in an underground bunker. He is desperate to be reunited ... See full summary »

Director: Eirik Sæter Stordahl | Stars: Patrick Baurichter, Rosalinde Mynster, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Carsten Bjørnlund

Votes: 8

30. The Stranger (III) (2015)

29 min | Short, Comedy

Tommy is not doing much of anything with his life or the money he has inherited except smoking weed. His parents have high hopes for him and he is bound to disappoint them. Then one day a ... See full summary »

Director: Aske Bang | Stars: Ole Dupont, Morten Feldt, Joachim Fjelstrup, Rasmus Flensborg

Votes: 19

31. Mellem Væggene (2016)

8 min | Animation, Short

An uninspired writer is trying to write a poem, but he is stuck between the walls of his home. All the negative energy around him materializes in black crows, which only his young daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Sara Jespersen Holm | Stars: Gorm Bull, Kjerstin Vennerstrøm Annesen

Votes: 7

32. Tick Tick Boom (2009)

29 min | Short, Drama

A bittersweet multi-plot story about how life doesn't always work out the way you planned. Pelle is in love with Dagmar and really wants to reveal this to her, but his drunken dad keeps ... See full summary »

Director: Frida Barkfors | Stars: Mikkel Juul Jensen, Thomas Hwan, Lars Thiesgaard, Jens Jørn Spottag

Votes: 22

33. Shiva (2015)

23 min | Short, Drama

A mother realizes that her daughter is growing up.

Director: Christian Bengtson | Stars: Karen-Lise Mynster, Julie Brochorst Andersen, Mads Reuther, Adam Ild Rohweder

Votes: 8

34. Vi der blev tilbage (2008)

25 min | Short, Drama

In a dystopian future, a strange illness has caused the adults to give up hope and wander away mindless and zombie-like, leaving behind their children. 10-year-old Adam struggles to make sense of life and cling onto hope.

Director: Martin de Thurah | Stars: Tobias Mikkel Jørgensen, Coco Hjardemaal, Kian Nyby-Knudsen, Ilmo Simonsen

Votes: 37

35. Seksten en halv time (2013)

24 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

On a ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo, ANNA (18) meets a group of Norwegian men on a stag party. The groom's brother CHRISTOPHER (32) offers her a drink and the two end up spending a wild ... See full summary »

Director: Malou Reymann | Stars: Johannes Blåsternes, Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Christian Rubeck, Tobias Santelmann

Votes: 9

36. Pige under vand (2012)

18 min | Short, Drama

Two girls - at once very different and very similar - co-exist in an apartment. As one goes to a drug-fueled party in the suburbs the other tags along. This decision will have consequences for both of their lives.

Director: Helle Rossing | Stars: Helle Rossing, Christian Tranberg, Patric Neves Lindström

37. Tro, håb og sex (2011)

34 min | Short, Drama

When the mother of Catholic teenager Claudia finds sex education books in her daughter's room, she tells her daughter to promise the Virgin Mary that she will not have sex before marriage. ... See full summary »

Director: Emma Balcázar | Stars: Diana Axelsen, Lars Hjøllund, Kett Kadagys, Shelly Levy

Votes: 15

38. Lulus første gang (2016)

20 min | Short, Romance

Lulu is being bullied at her school. Her safe haven is on the internet, where she is dating Sebastian. Sebastian wants to meet in real life, but Lulu is afraid, of the consequences of a real life encounter.

Director: Tone Ottilie | Stars: Line Hesdam, Maya Livingstone, Elias Munk, Adam Ild Rohweder

Votes: 28

39. Sekunder (2009)

18 min | Short, Drama

An outraged father takes revenge after his daughter shares a secret.

Director: Anders Fløe | Stars: Tao Hildebrand, Marie Boda, Jens Bo Jørgensen, Pernille Glavind Olsson

Votes: 18

40. Intet kan røre mig (2011)

30 min | Short, Drama

The outsider Katrine survives a school shooting and is the only one to see who the shooter is. The hunt for the boy begins, and slowly Katrine realizes that she has more in common with him than any of her other classmates.

Director: Milad Alami | Stars: Coco Hjardemaal, Aske Bang, Frederik Christian Johansen, Sarah Juel Werner

Votes: 29

41. Ses (2008)

TV-PG | 33 min | Short, Drama, Family

When 14 year old Nete's twin brother Noah is killed in an accident her world collapses. Months later her parents decide to move to Copenhagen to start anew. Nete, still deeply troubled by ... See full summary »

Director: Jesper Waldvogel Rasmussen | Stars: Coco Hjardemaal, Mikkel Juul Jensen, Julie Carlsen, Henrik Birch

Votes: 86

42. Sort Sol (2014)

21 min | Short, Drama

Camilla and Ella, two best friends, are extremely excited as they're planning to catch a glimpse of the nature phenomenon starling magic on the upcoming camping trip with their class. ... See full summary »

Director: Charlotte Brodthagen | Stars: Rasmus Botoft, Tippie-Maya Høgh, Alberte Warnke Nørregaard, Oskar Charamba Sørensen

43. The Recording (2013)

9 min | Short, Horror

Anja has been hired by Niels to do a voice acting job, but she soon gets the impression that not everything is what it seems.

Directors: Morten Schaffalitzsky, Silje Louise Waters | Stars: Julie Buch-Hansen, Anders Aamodt

44. Fucking tøs (2013)

13 min | Short, Drama

'Damn Girl' is a coming of age story about, Alex, a 12-year old tomboy. She hangs out with a group of only boys, drinks and paints graffiti at night etc. Confronted with an incipient ... See full summary »

Director: Kira Richards Hansen | Stars: Elise Hjorth Bachmann, Lars Berg, Mustapha Chouaikhi, Julius Sigurd Heilman

Votes: 17

45. Natasja Jensen (2014)

26 min | Short, Drama

It is summer in Copenhagen and Natasja spends it working at an ice cream parlor, daydreaming, going to the cinema, and trying to catch her break and make it as an actress.

Director: Emil Falke | Stars: Natasja Juul, Andreas Dittmer

46. Tilstand (2011)

16 min | Short, Drama

A young woman loses control when the new love of her life doesn't return her phone calls.

Director: Cecilie McNair | Stars: Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Kenneth Müller Christensen, Anders Heinrichsen, Magnus Bruun

Votes: 5

47. Overgang (2013)

5 min | Short, Drama

Set in a lonely and distant universe, a young girl makes a life-changing decision in order to take responsibility for her best friend, a dog, which is ill.

Director: Jesper Quistgaard | Stars: Bebiane Ivalo Kreutzmann, Michael Brostrup

Votes: 13

48. Mor (II) (2016)

16 min | Short, Drama

Recently single and perhaps a bit lonely, Amanda decides to answer a call for an unusual job. As she shows up for the job at a fancy house in the suburbs of Copenhagen, she will soon face ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Stief | Stars: Esben Dalgaard Andersen, Ellen Hillingsø, Maria Just Jernov

Votes: 18