Festival Tour

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Oct 5 - 10 Q! Film Festival Tour, Surabaya, Indonesia

Oct 5 – 10 Filmtage, Karlsruhe, Germany

Oct 7 – 21 Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, USA

Oct 8 - 10 Q! Film Festival Tour, Malang, Indonesia

Oct 8 - 13 Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Oct 8 - 23 European Film Festival in Essonne, France

Oct 8 – 17 ImageOut: The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival, New York, USA

Oct 11 - 17 Serile Filmului Gay International Filmfestival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Oct 12 – 17 Queerfilm Festival Bremen, Germany

Oct 12 – 16 Q! Film Festival Tour, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Oct 13 – 17 Q! Film Festival Tour, Bali, Indonesia

Oct 15 – 22Golden Lion International Student Filmfestival, Taipei, Taiwan

Oct 15 - 24 Seattle Lesbian & Gay filmfestival, Seattle, USA

Oct 17 - 23 Perlen 2010, Hannover, Germany

Oct 18 – 22 Q! Film Festival Tour, Makassar, Indonesia

Oct 19 – 24 Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage, Hamburg, Germany

Oct 22 – 30 Brussels Pink Screens Film Festival, Belgium

Oct 26 - 30 The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, Canada

Oct 28 – Nov 7 Image+Nation, Montréal, Canada


Nov 4 - 13 Reeling 2010: Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, Chicago , USA

Nov 5 - 13 FILMETS, Badalona Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain

Nov 3 – 7 Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Germany

Nov 10 - 14 Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach, USA

Nov 11 - 14 Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, USA

Nov 12 - 21Chéries-Cheris, Paris Gay Lesbian Trans Film Festival, Paris, France

Nov 17 - 23 Holebi Film Festival, Leuven, Belgium

Nov 30 – Dec 4 Festival Tous Courts, Aix-en-Provence, France


a film by Jenifer Malmqvist

Sara prepares a surprise for her wife Katarina’s birthday with the help of their daughter Johanna and their friend Fredrik. But on this early summer day, Katarina has something to tell her. Sara must handle the unexpected news while taking care of the birthday party. Her joy is mixed with growing feelings of isolation and frustration. With the help of Johanna she is able to find her true feelings.

Cast: Åsa Karlin, Lotten Roos, August Lindmark, Liva Leijnse Elkjær

Sweden/Poland, 18 min, fiction, 2010
Original title:
Language: Swedish with English subtitles
Available on:
35mm, 2,35:1 CinemaScope, DolbyDigital 5.1
DigiBeta, 16x9 anamorphic, Dolby Stereo

Sales: thom.palmen(at)botniafilm.com

Produced by
: Good World AB and The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lódz in co-production with: The Polish Film Institute, Film i Skåne / Joakim Strand, Film i Västerbotten / Lill Casslind and Botnia Film.

Supported by: Internationale Nederlanden Groep, Biografteatern Fågel Blå AB, Boomerang Film, FilmCentrum Syd, Kodak Nordic AB, Kursgården Fredriksberg, Oresund Film Commission / Mikael Svensson, Solid Entertainment, Stipendiatkommittén, Svenska Filminstitutet / Andreas Fock

Awards and Premieres

Golden Lion

October 2010
: Birthday won bronze at the Golden Lion Awards, Taipei, Taiwan

Polish FIlmfestival

May 2010: Birthday got the Grand Prix for Best Film "for outstanding precision of the story and universal meaning" at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Poland.


Birthday was selected to participate at the Sundance Film Festival 2010, January 21-31, Park City, Utah, USA

GBG filmfestival

Birthday had Nordic premiere at Göteborg International Film Festival 2010, January 29 - February 8.