NoJSe makes a selection of the best Nordic short films available for free use in the classrooms across the Nordic countries –– Find our selection here:
All films are available with Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian (‘nynorsk’ and ‘bokmål’), Faeroese and Icelandic subtitles
The films are ideal for use when teaching or discussing Nordic languages
Find free educational materials for all films at Nordeniskolen.org
ANDREAS BØGGILD MONIES – DENMARK 2017 – 22 min. – Recommended for ages 10+
Themes: Courage, identity, loneliness, hope, reconciliation
When a professional female boxer is injured in the ring and begins a difficult recovery, her daughter Luna makes it her mission to believe in her mother, even when she's unable to do it for herself.
Dance On Thin Ice
PV LEHTINEN – finland 2017 – 31 min. – Recommended for ages 10+
Themes: Identity, Friendship, Courage, Loneliness, foreignness, reconciliation
Dance On Thin Ice tells the story of Felix, a twelve-year-old boy who is left to spend Christmas alone while his parents travel to India. A reluctant Felix ends up as an ice cream seller at a deserted swimming stadium, where the surface of the pool has frozen solid. But the swimming stadium is not completely deserted after all. Felix meets a dark-haired refugee girl called Fakira, whose parents were killed in a bombing in Syria. A dreamlike story where two young strangers, a boy and a refugee girl, meet under unusual circumstances. Together, they make the impossible possible.
I Turn to You
VICTOR LINDGREN – SWEDEN 2015 – 15 MIN. – RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 10+
Themes: COURAGE, IDENTITY, DIVORCE, HOPE, reconciliation
It's good to have a sister who can look after you when mummy and daddy are arguing. A film about the dilemma that arises when parents don't live up to their adult responsibilities in a divorce, and children have to take care of each other.
MARIANNE ULRICHSEN – NORWAY 2017 – 17 MIN. – RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 10+
THEMES: COURAGE, IDENTITY, FIRST LOVE, PUBERTY, reconciliation
Twelve year old Anna has volunteered to pick up trash along a beach in northern Norway. There she falls in love with the five year older group manager Aaron, who awakes something intense in Anna which she has never felt before.