The EPIDEMIC - I don´t remember anything, but I´ll never forget ...
“Dolphins. The dolphins exert a wondrous attraction upon me. I look up at them from the swimming pool. The ladies are standing along the side of the pool. They are looking down.
There are other children in the water, lots of them. I am part of a story, a story that is part of me, I look up at the dolphins again. They look as if they are alive, but they aren't moving -they are frozen in mid leap. I fall backwards into the water.I am alive. I am.”
In this way the Danish film director Niels Frandsen transforms his memories and the story of his family into a deeply moving and beautiful film. Niels Frandsen was stricken by polio when he was 1 year old during the great epidemic in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1952.
Grand Prix at Odense International Film festival (Denmark),2001
Awarded by PTU / Denmark, 2001
Selected for PRIX BERLIN (Germany), 2001
Nordiche FilmTage im Lübeck (Germany), 2001
Mumbai Int. Film festival (India), 2002
Bronchia PRIZE at VIDEOMED in Badajoz (Spain), 2002
Pärnu Int. Film festival, Estonia 2003
1. Prize and Jury special Award at
Cordoba International Film festival/Argentina 2003
Danish Handicap filmfestival / Kolding 2003
Assim Vivemos Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2005
The Other Film festival, Melbourne, Australia 2006
The 9th International 1001 Documentary Film Festival,
Istanbul, Turkey 2006
Int. Film festival Breaking Down Barriers Moscow/Russia 2006.
Best of festival at SUPERFEST XXVII Int’l. Disability Film Festival
Berkeley - Californien USA 2007
PROJECTIONS 2 Abilities Arts International Disability Film festival
Toronto, Canada. Nov. 2007
CAPE WINELANDS FILM FESTIVAL 18 - 26 APRIL 2008 / South Africa
Abilityfest 2009 / Chennai / India International Disability film Festival
IV International Festival of Scientific Video VIDEOCIENCIA /
CUBA 2009 – Jury special award and the Prize from the audience.
BosiFest International Filmfestival 2012, Belgrade – Serbia.