In competition


Directed by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid
Denmark 2020
Runtime 108'

The exact details of what took place while Talib Ben Hassi, 19, was in police custody remain unclear. Police officers Jens and Mike are on routine patrol in Svalegården’s ghetto when news of Talib’s death comes in over the radio, igniting uncontrollable pent-up rage in the ghetto’s youth who lust for revenge. Suddenly, the two officers find themselves in a fair game and must fight tooth and claw to find a way out.

Anders Ølholm, Frederik Louis Hviid

Jacob Møller

Anders Albjerg Kristiansen

Morten Green

Art Direction
Gustav Pontoppidan

Jacob Lohmann, Simon Sears

Signe Leick Jensen, Morten Kaufmann (Toolbox Film)

World Sales

Press Office
Viviana Andriani

World Sales

Anders Ølholm

Anders Ølholm (1983) graduated as screenwriter from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009. He wrote the scripts for the superhero trilogy Antboy (2013), Antboy 2 (2014) and Antboy 3 (2016), and for the feature film Flow (2014). He also wrote the script for the feature film Letters for Amina (2017) based on a novel by Jonas T. Bengtsson. Shorta (2019) is his feature film debut as a director.

Frederik Louis Hviid

Frederik Louis Hviid (1988) graduated as a director from the alternative Danish film school Super16 in 2016 and attended the European Film College in 2010-11. During his years at Super16, Hviid directed the short films Adil’s War (2014), King (2015) and Halfman (2016). The latter won the Young Directors Award for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. He also served as an episode director on Follow the Money season three. Shorta is his feature film debut.