YES! Vokseværk won two awards in Odense, one of them is an OSCAR qualifying award. This means that Vokseværk gets shown to people with big high hats, and might have a chance to be nominated.
Check out the motivation texts for both awards right here:
2014 National Competition Grand Prix (Best Danish Short Film)
Here is a film with a strong awareness of film language. We all know the subject matter well, but in this film we see it with new eyes. Here is vital story-telling – often rough; never trivial; and clearly made with brilliant craftsmanship. We were absolutely captivated by it, and by its ability to make us wonder at every turn. It is a film that keeps us on our toes. The jury wouldn’t change a thing about it – nothing could have been done differently, even if we never saw it coming.
Animation Special Mention
A fresh, daring and touching variation on the timeless coming-of-age narrative, the recipient of Special Mention combines elements of horror, classic storytelling and young desire in a cocktail that almost certainly will find and charm a large audience. Playful animation combines hand drawings with a stylized cardboard-stop motion look which highlights both romantic and eerie atmospheres – Growing Pains (Vokseværk) demonstrates that Tor Fruergaard is no longer merely a promising talent; he is a skillful filmmaker on his way to big achievement.
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