The Burden (Min börda) 2017
14 min

A dark musical enacted in a modern market place, situated next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical turns. The apocalypse is a tempting liberator.

Script: Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Producer: Kalle Wettre, Malade
Music: Hans Appelqvist
Lyrics: Martin Luuk
Voices: Klungan

With support from The Swedish Film Institute, Film i Väst, Filmbasen, Rooftop Films, Film på Gotland

Selection Of Festival Screenings
Clermont Ferrand
Tampere Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival
Cannes – Director’s Fortnight
Fantastic Fest
Melbourne International Film Festival
Fantoche Internation Animation Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival
Sarajevo International Film Festival
Göteborg International Film Festival
Curtas Vila do Conde
AFI Fest
Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

Guldbagge for Best Short Film – Guldbaggegalan 2018
Best Animation – Clermont-Ferrand
Short Of The Year – Short Film Conference
Gold Screen, Animation – Young Directors Award, Cannes Lions
Special Award for Music Film/Music – ANIMATOR 2018
Audience Award – ANIMATOR 2018
Grand Prix Audience ­– Stop Trik IFF Lodz
Jury Award – Fairhope Film Festival
Audience Award – Tacoma Film Festival
Best Animated Film – Drunken Film Fest Oakland
Best Animated Short Film – Indy Shorts
Youth Jury Award – Concorto Film Festival
Best International Short Film – Festival Les Percéides
Best Animation – Drunken Film Fest Bradford
Best Animated Short – Scruffy City Film & Music Festival
Best of Fest 2018 – Northwest Animation Festival
Best Animated Short – Salute Your Shorts Fest
Best Female Directed Short – Salute Your Shorts Fest
Best Professional Film – Turku animation Film Festival
Best Animation – The Smalls Film Festival
Best Film Music – Ficbueu
Best Art Direction – Ficbueu
Youth Jury Award – Nuit du Court de Genève
Best International Short Film – Bit Bang Fest
Kurusowa Award – 24fps International Short Film Festival
Best Original Score – 24fps International Short Film Festival
Jury Special Award – New Chitose Airport Animation Festival
Best Animated Short – Snake Alley Festival of Film
Jury Award – Stop Motion Barcelona
Jury Award – Brussels Short Film Festival
Audience Award – Flatpack Film Festival
Best Editor – All Shorts Irvington Film Festival
Best Sound/Score – All Shorts Irvington Film Festival
Der Goldene Reiter for Best Music and Sound Design – Filmfest Dresden
Best Animation Short – Sarasota Film Festival
Innovation Award – Animakom, Bilbao
Jury Prize for Best Short Film – Hong Kong International Film Festival
Grand Prix – GLAS Animation Festival
FXX Elevation Award – GLAS Animation Festival
Audience Award – GLAS Animation Festival
Best of Ten Award – Short Waves Festival
International Audience Award – Glasgow Short Film Festival
Best Animated Short Film – Regard Festival
The Tricky Women Award – Tricky Women International Animation Festival
Tricky Women Audience Award – Tricky Women International Animation Festival
Grand Prix – Anima
Best Nordic Animation – Minimalen
Best Concept – Winter Apricots
Best Stop Motion Drama – Palm springs international film festival
Best Film in Competition (Whole wide world) – Zubroffka Short Film Festival
Best Overall Short Film – Crossing The Screen
Special Jury Award – Certamen Internacional de Cortos
Best Short Film – Stuff MX Film Festival
Special Jury Mention – Anifilm

Cristal for Best Short Film – Annecy
Short Cuts Award for Best International Short Film – Toronto International Film Festival
Best of Fest Award – London International Animation Festival
Best Short Film – Emile, European Animation Awards
Grand Jury Award for Animated Short – AFI Fest
Silver Brick – Animax Skopje Fest
Grand Prix – Anilogue Animation Festival
Grand Prix – Fredrikstad Animation Festival
Audience Award – Fredrikstad Animation Festival
Professional Jury Award – Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
Audience Favorite – Chicago International Film Festival
Shorter is Better Award – Milwaukee Film Festival
Fantastic Shorts Best Picture Award – Fantastic Fest
Award fort Best Director – Paris International Animation Film Festival
Best Film – Fantoche International Animation Film Festival
Best Animation Short Film – Melbourne International Film Festival
Best Animation – Curtas Vila do Conde
Best Composer – NeXt International Film Festival
Best Professional Film – Festival Stop Motion Montreal
Audience Award – Festival Stop Motion Montreal
Best Swedish Short Film – Göteborg International Film Festival
Audience Award – Göteborg International Film Festival
Honorary Mention – Uppsala International Shortfilm Festival

Festival manager: Jing Haase, The Swedish Film Institute –
Sales: New Europe Film Sales –