Danish Student Nominated for Student Academy Awards


The American Film Academy awards every year holds the Student Academy Awards with five categories: fiction, documentary, animation, alternative films and foreign films. Over 500 film school films enter the competition, and this year is Carl Marotts film, “Oasis”, from the Danish Film School, is nominated in the category of films from abroad.

Carl Marott completed her training at the Danish Film School in June last year with “The Oasis”, a psychological thriller that takes a fateful and stormy night at a sleazy roadside motel. The awkward and lonely Tom experiences an amazing but unattainable love when he meets the beautiful girl Laura. Jens Andersen and Danica Curcic have leading roles. The film was recorded in Film School’s own studies.

Carl Marott and the film’s producer, Per Damgaard Hansen, welcome the nomination for the prize at the Film School called a Baby Oscar: “We’re thrilled! And of course proud of the nomination, and that we as a new generation of filmmakers can help creating international awareness of Danish film. “

Film School Principal, Vinca Wiedemann, said: “It’s a bit of a hat trick for Denmark that after the three nominations for the ‘big’ Oscar now also been nominated for a Baby Oscar. And as president, I am of course dødstolt that our students manages to stand out so well internationally. “

Ten films are nominated in each category will be awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal in each category. Winners will be selected on 13 May. Carl Marott will, if he wins, flown to Los Angeles for a week in June to participate in a week of events in the film industry before the awards ceremony takes place in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on June 7 at. 18.00 Los Angeles time.

Since 2011, there have been awarded gold, silver and bronze in the category of best foreign film, but previously there was only one award in this category.Four Danish film school film has won it over the years. The last time was in 2004 when Lauritz Munch-Petersen’s “Between Us” won. Earlier, Martin Strange-Hansen won with “When the light come on” in 2002, Reza Parsa with “boundary” in 1996 and Ingrid Jensen Oustrup with “Over My Dead Body” in 1983.

via the Danish Film Institute

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.