Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions




Genre: Coming of age
Running Time: 19
Year of production: 2014


Alex's identity as a tomboy is challenged from within and by her peers. Her body is changing and it gives rise to an increasing insistence on the tomboy identity. When Alex is deprived control of her body, she is confronted with himself as a girl. The armor that has protected her fragile inner life has been ripped away.


Production Company: 1606 ApS & Firelane Pictures
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions


Rosalina Krøyer, Frederik Winther Rasmussen, Ashcon Hamedi Nejad, Anne Sofie Espersen


Director: Kira Richards Hansen
Screenwriter: Signe Søby Bech
Producer: Pelle Folmer, Thomas Gammeltoft
Director of Photography: Brian Curt Petersen
Sound: Rune Bjerre Sand
Editing: Dorrit Andersen
Sound Editing: Rune Bjerre Sand
Music Composer: Martin Dirkov


Genre: Coming of age
Sub-genre: LGBTQ
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Year of production: 2014
Total running time: 19
Shooting format: digital
Color type: colour
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: 2.0/5.1


2014 Nordic Panorama, Malmø, Sweden / September / Best Nordic Short Film Award
2015 Mo&Friese ChildrenShortFilmFestival, Hamburg, Germany / June / Freischwinner Award
2015 Festival international Signes de Nuit, Paris, France / November / the NIGHT AWARD
2016 Annapolis Film Festival, Annapolis, USA / March / Jury Award – Best Narrative Short
2016 Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival, Toronto, Canada / May / Scotiabank Award for Best Foreign Film


2014 CPH:PIX, Copenhagen, Denmark / April / Competition + Screening in New Danish Screen program
2014 Buster Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark / September 12th / Screening w.’Fucking Tøs’
2015 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France / January / Selected for the International Competition
2015 BUFF Film Festival Malmø, Sweden / March / Special Programme
2015 Athens International film and video festival, Ohio, United States / April / Official Selection
2015 Cannes Court Métrage, Cannes, France / May / Short Film Corner
2015 Amarcort Film Festival, Rimini, Italy / Official Selection
2015 Urbanworld Film Festival, New York / September / Official Selection
2015 Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Hokaido, Japan / October / Official Selection
2015 Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece / October / Official Selection
2015 Asiana International Short Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea / November / Selected for the International Competition
2015 Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia / November / Selected for the International Competition
2015 International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao ZINEBI, Bilbao, Spain / November / selected for the Informative Section (out of the Competition)
2015 Tirana International Film Festival, Tirana, Albania / October – November / Official Selection
2015 International Bosphorus Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey / November / Official Selection
2015 International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!, Poznan, Poland / November / in Competition
2016 Women In Film Shorts Night, Los Angeles, USA / January / Finalist
2016 Online Audience Award at Short of the Year – Autumn edition / January / in Competition
2016 International Festival SIGNS OF THE NIGHT (Signes de Nuit), Bangkok, Thailand / March / Official Selection
2016 The Third Culture Film Festival 2016, Hong Kong, China / April / Official Selection
2016 Skepto International Film Festival, Cagliari, Italy / April / Official Selection
2016 International Film Festival for Children and Youth KINOLUB, Krakow, Poland / June / Official Selection
2016 Arroios Film Festival, Lisboa, Portugal / July / in Competition
2016 IndieCrete Film Festival, Crete, Greeece / August/ in Competition
2016 Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland / September / Official Selection
2016 West Nordic International Film Festival, Norway / October / Official Selection
2016 Ekko Shortlist Awards 2016, Denmark / November / Nominated
2017 Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, India / August / Selected non competative screening