Push it competes at the Cannes Film Festival

By on April 15, 2017

For the second consecutive year, a film supported by Filmbase / Film Stockholm has been selected to compete for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. Julia Thelins Push It has the chance to win the world’s most prestigious short film award.

The committee that selects the contestants for Short Film Palm d’Or (the short film’s gold palm) received 4 843 films this year. In that competition, Julia Thelin’s eight-minute Push It became one of nine selected films to compete during the Cannes Film Festival held May 17-28, 2017.

– We feel great joy and pride that Julia Thelin’s fine short film Push It has been taken out to compete for the most prestigious short film award in the world, said Joakim Blendulf, director of Film Stockholm and Film Base.

We focus on young filmmakers to give more chance of developing their talent – and for Stockholm County to be a place where movie ideas are born and new films are being created. Among these talents are probably some of the future’s great Swedish filmmakers. Several films that compete for the Gold Palms are a strong sign, says Gunnel Orselius-Dahl (L), the Culture Committee Chairman in Stockholm County Council.

About Push It:
In the gymnastics hall is Adam king. When Hedda challenges his position, it does not get the effect she expects. Truthful and talkative about what is perceived and appreciated and how the group maintains hierarchical structures. (From Göteborg Filmfestival’s program directory.)

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