Is it the goosebumps you get from hearing a freakishly good song? Is it the excitement you feel when getting a new genious idea? Is it the warmth of someone’s arm around you when walking the streets of Örebro? Is it the joy of finding a new business opportunity.
Or is it that feeling of anticipation when they finally turn down the lights in the cinema.
To us, it’s all of those things – and much, much more.
Live at Heart is one of Scandinavia’s biggest showcase festivals and industry conferences. We are showcasing the stars of tomorrow and bringing creative professionals together to inspire, learn and create. During Live at Heart, hundreds of artists, filmmakers, industry delegates and thousands of Live at Heart fans come together in the heart of Örebro. They come from different backgrounds, cultures and industries. But they do have one thing in common.
They are all here to discover sensation.
We are proud to present this year’s nominees for Live at Hearts film competitions! 🎬😍 National Competition: Follow, Bloody Mary, How it feels to be hungover, Substitute, Coffee or Tea? International Competition: She-Pack, Excuse me I’m Looking for the Ping-Pong Room and my Girlfriend, Short Wave, How to be alone, Your Last Day on Earth National Short Documentary Competition: Across the Andes, l Love You More Than my Soul, Motion Against Headscarves, Blame Yourself if no One Comes Read more at: http://www.liveatheart.se/film
Date: 6 september Time: 13:00 Live at Heart film pitch is back and welcomes submissions from all of Sweden! Three selected projects will have the chance to win prices worth 10 000 kronor. Pitches will be held in Swedish in front of our prestigious jury. Every project gets 7 minutes to pitch and 8 minutes of feedback and questions from the jury. The projects can be short films, feature films as well as tv-pilots and web series. The winner will be announced 7 september at the Live at Heart Film prize ceremony. Deadline for submissions is 9 August. Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Live at Hearts film section continues to grow and will offer short films, feature films, competitions and a horror movie night during the festival week. Among the feature films include the film "Lantisar" which was filmed in Askersund and produced by Backa Studios. The outdoor cinema returns with two major Academy Award-winning productions: Friday, September 6 at 8 pm, “A star is born” and Saturday, September 7 at 8 pm “Bohemian Rhapsody”. “In addition, we have almost twice as many short films as last year. The different short film sections have different themes and should feel like an emotional roller coaster for the audience with both laughter, tears, horror and excitement, ”says Daniel Lundsten, head of Live at Hearts film section. "Festival visitors sometimes wonder if they can both watch film and go to the music, so this year there will be daytime screenings of the festival´s short film program at Bio Roxy between September 5-7, Daniel continues. New for this year is the mini festival "Cat Video Festival" on Thursday, September 5. The Mini Festival is a collaboration with the Vienna Short Film Festival and offers a fun moment with our most popular cat videos from the internet. The festival is presented together with Örebro Katthem. The festival also has three competition sections for the short films: the National Short Film Award, the International Short Film Award and the new category National Short Film Documentary Award. The awards ceremony will take place on September 7 at 7 pm at the Hjalmar Bergman Theater. The complete film program is available at http://liveatheart.se/film_overview Live at Heart takes place in Örebro between 4-7 September and tickets can be purchased via www.liveatheart.se or for individual films / short film sections at Bio Roxy during the festival week.
Filmfoten has been awarded since 1998 in appreciation to creators in the art of film. This year the prize is awarded by the Live at Heart festival, Örebro Filmförening and Film i Örebro län. Earlier recipients are Anna Weitz (Förvaret 2018), Abbe Hassan, Ivicia Zubac and the production company Indian summer (Måste Gitt 2017), and Linus Andersson, Eleni Young and David Sandberg (Kung Fury 2016). This year, Filmfoten will be awarded to the production company Crazy Pictures. The jury’s motivation: ”With striking visual storytelling and humor, they repeatedly raise important social issues in their short films. They have inspired a younger generation of filmmakers to seize their creativity and passion, and have proven that a budget never has to stand in the way of success. This collective from Norrköping has, with their feature film debut Den blomstertid nu kommer, made the impossible possible and shook the Swedish film industry forever. The Live at Heart festival’s Filmfoten 2019 will be awarded to Crazy Pictures”. The prize will be awarded September 7th 19:00 at the Hjalmar Bergman theater.
We are thrilled to have Canadian award-winning international touring artist, Rozalind MacPhail returning to Live at Heart. She will be performing the World Premiere of her live music and film project, "Don't Let Me Fall Too Far" on Sept 6th. The project tells a timeless story of self-discovery experienced by a young woman navigating her way through a vulnerable period in her life. She’s haunted by strange visions guiding her to unfamiliar places as she explores an expansive city of industrial giants, natural wonders and aging Victorian neighbourhoods. MacPhail's electrifying live music score features vocals, looped effected flutes and electronics. This is not to be missed! Screening right before A Star is Born on Sept 6th at 19:30 at the Outdoor Cinema, Stortorget.
On the last evening of the festival Live at Heart Film held the Award Ceremony that gave out several awards. This years winners are: Live at Heart Film Pitch Competition: Gustav Littorin for his project HISSDRÖMMAR Live at Heart Rising (Student Award): BAKOM STÄNGDA DÖRRAR - Högskolan Dalarna Örebro Short Film Fest Grand Award: VIKARIE (SUBSTITUTE) by Adam Starsmark, Josefin Rapp, Daniel Sandberg. Filmfoten: CRAZY PICTURES Best International Short Film: EXCUSE ME IM LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND (Austria). Directed by Berrnard Wrengler. Jurys motivation: It explores the theme of loneliness in a humorous way, has wonderful cinematography and captures beautiful scenery. The main character’s pathetic personality is portrayed so well in the film. This is a great story of present moment experiences while travelling. Best National Short Documentary: I LOVE YOU MORE THAN MY SOUL. Directed by Anny-My Novotny Jurys motivation: This movie goes straight to the heart and soul. It needs to be experienced by audiences worldwide. In this film, we see pain, love, the heartbreaking consequences of war, the joyful play amongst kids and their true wisdom. We get a glimpse of a special community with a huge heart. Gorgeous cinematography and the score was so playful which was the perfect tone for this film Best National Short Film: FOLLOW. Directed by Simon Flack Jurys motivation: A human experience we have all found ourselves in at some point of our lives. The push and pull of this film keeps one on the edge of their seat. This is the type of film that remains in our thoughts for days to come. Intimate, vulnerable, real and raw. Honorary Awards: SHE-PACK (Norwary). Directed by Fanny Ovesen This honorary award is for the excellent acting in this film. It was natural, interactive and very realistic. HOW IT FEELS TO BE HUNGOVER (Sweden) Directed by Victor Hertz This script is hysterical. We challenge you not to laugh throughout this film. Fantastic acting by the main character. It was brilliant! We will never drink again. ACROSS THE ANDES (Sweden) Directed by Henrik Dahlbring We all felt so much from this film. It’s brave, raw and personal. We commend the director for covering a very important issue from his unique perspective with so much clarity and honesty. The courage and strength required to be so vulnerable and honest on camera about their own personal experiences needs to be honoured. Great animation and such beautiful moments captured. Thank you for sharing your experience with the world.