Teaser for the animated short film "Benjamin's Flowers" (Benjamins blommor) by Malin Erixon. Premiered in October, 2012. benjaminsflowers.com.

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Director: Malin Erixon
Voice actor: Andreas Wilson / from the movies Ondskan (Evil) and Animal
Producers: Malin Ekerstedt & Malin Erixon
Production company: Ganzanderes Animation (ganzanderes.com)
Script, graphics, animation, editing: Malin Erixon
Sound design: Lea Korsgaard
Music: Christofer Ahde & Simon Caringer
Dramaturgical and artistic advisor: Johan Ribe
Grading: Josefine Truedsson
Technique: Classical 2D & digital 2D
Duration: 11:52 min

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Financial support by:
The Swedish Film Institutet / film commissioner Andra Lasmanis & Konstnärsnämnden / The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Swedish distribution: Folkets Bio. folketsbio.se

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Synopsis:
Benjamin's lack of love and company has placed him on the blurry borderline between fantasy and reality, where it can be hard to understand what's what. We meet Benjamin in the room in which he lives his life - see his confusion, his obsessive thoughts and colorful imagination.

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• Official selection, Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival 2013. USA.
• Official selection, New Hampshire Film Festival 2013. USA.
• Official selection, Fil'm Hafizasi Festival 2013. Turkey.
• Official selection, Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival. USA.
• Nominated for Best International Short Film at The Animasyros International Animation Festival 2013. Greece.
• Official selection, Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013. UK.
• Nominated for Best International Short Film at The Queer Film Festival MEZIPATRA 2013. Czech Republic.
• Official selection, Polari Film Festival 2013. USA.
• Official selection, Norrköping International Film Festival – Flimmer 2013. Sweden.
• Official selection, LISFF - Ljubljana International Short Film Festival 2013. Slovenia.
• Official selection, Queer Cinema Stockholm 2013. Sweden.
• Official selection, MIX Copenhagen Film Festival 2013. Denmark.
• Official selection, Molise Cinema Film Festival 2013. Italy.
• Official selection, Animated Eden Animation Festival 2013. UK.
• Awarded Best Short Film at Queer Lisboa Film Festival 2013. Portugal.
• Nominated for Best Animated Film at The International Animated Festival ANIMANIMA 2013. Serbia.
• Nominated for Best Short Film at BUSHO - The Budapest Short International Film Festival 2013. Hungary.
• Official selection, Pink Sheep Film Festival 2013. USA.
• Official selection, Summer Shorts Film Festival 2013. Russia.
• Official selection, Cinefiesta Film Festival 2013. Puerto Rico.
• Official selection, Kloosterkino Heavenly Animated Shorts 2013. Netherlands.
• Official selection, Frameline37: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2013. USA. The biggest festival for LGBT films in the world.
• Official selection, Umeå International Short Film Festival 2013. Sweden.
• Official selection, SouthSide Film Festival 2013. USA.
• Nominated for Best Animated Short Film at Provincetown International Film Festival 2013.
• Nominated for Best Animated Short Film at Dallas International Film Festival 2013.
• Screened at Mindpirates Film Night as a "Short from Sundance" 2013. Berlin, Germany.
• Nominated for Best Short Film at HAFF - Holland Animation Film Festival 2013.
• Official selection, Florida Film Festival 2013. USA.
• Official selection, Tricky Women International Animation Festival 2013. Austria.
• Nominated for Best Nordic Short Film at Minimalen Short Film Festival 2013, in Norway.
• Nominated for Best Short Film at Sundance Film Festival 2013, one of the largest film festivals in the world. The film is one of 65 short films (and one of 10 animated short films) selected to compete, from 8,102 submissions.
• Official selection, Liljevalchs Vårsalong 2013 - the famous jury-selected Spring Salon Exhibition that marks the opening of each new artistic year at Liljevalchs Art Gallery in Stockholm.
• Orionteatern, screened as part of Videoverket. 28 Nov, 2012.
• Awarded the iFestival Award at Stockholm International Film Festival 2012, the largest competitive film festival in Northern Europe.
• Nominated for Best Animated Film at Fredrikstad International Animation Festival 2012, in Norway.
• Selected for the official programme for the International Animation Day 2012 in Sweden. 28 October at Filmhuset, Bio Mauritz in Stockholm and at several other places all over Sweden.
• Official selection, Kinofest - International Digital Film Festival 2012. "Off Animation". Romania.
• Nominated for Best Swedish Short Film at Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2012, the largest festival for short film in Sweden.

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