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Dancing For You

Erlend E. Mo
NO 2015    28'
⚬ Kids & Youth ⚬ Sports 


Vilde (12 ) wants to be the first female ‘Halling’ folk dance champion. A traditional dance for men only. Her greatest challenge isn’t the competition – she’s convinced that her strength and passion for dance and life are helping her beloved grandfather to win his fight against cancer. A beautifully crafted portrait of two generations of sports champs and a affectionate/loving grandfather-grandchild bond.



Erlend E. Mo


Tone Grøttjord-Glenne, Anita Rehoff Larsen


Monica Hellstrøm, Malin Hüber, Tobias Janson

Production Company

Sant & Usant

Co-Production Companies

Final Cut for Real, Story


Lars Reinholdt, Tore Vollan, Erlend E. Mo


Stefan Sundlöf


Anne Hytta


Honourable Mention

Nordic/Docs 2016

ECFA Documentary Award

doxs! Duisburg 2016

Best Short Documentary

Guanajuato International Film Festival 2016

2nd Prize, Documentary Short Film

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2016

CineDOC Young Award

CineDoc Tbilisi 2016



IDFA 2015

Hot Docs 2016

DocAviv 2016

Docs Against Gravity 2016

EIDF 2016

Thessaloniki DF 2016

Film Details

Runtime 28'
Spoken Languages Norwegian
Production Countries Norway


Erlend E. Mo (1967-2021, Norway) studied literature and Scandinavian languages at Oslo University 1986-90, and film and TV at Volda University College 1990-92. Has produced and directed for NRK's Children and Youth Department and DR's Children and Youth Department.

Wrote and directed the fictional documentary FORBIDDEN LOVE (1998), awarded the Terje Vigen prize at the Norwegian Short Film Festival, nominated for the Dutch Prix Iris and participant at several other international festivals. WELCOME TO DENMARK (2003) was awarded Best Documentary at Odense, and was the only Nordic film represented at the EuropaCinema 2003 in Viareggio. CAN YOU DIE IN HEAVEN (2005) was awarded the Youth Jury's Best Documentary at Odense Film Festival, Best Children's Doc at Pärnu, Estonia, and won a GuldDok for Best Documentary at CPH:DOX. MY EYES (2006) won the IDFA Silver Cub Award, a GuldDok for Best Sound at CPH:DOX, Best Short Film at Sao Paolo and the Cinematic Vision Short Award at the SilverDocs AFI (Discovery Documentary Festival).

PARADIS (2008) is a feature-length documentary co-directed with Sami Saif and Jens Loftager. The film premiered at Odense Film Festival. FOUR LETTERS APART - CHILDREN IN THE AGE OF ADHD (2013) was selected for CPH:DOX, Göteborg Film Festival and Hot Docs in Canada. JOURNEY TO UTOPIA (2020) was nominated for The NORDIC:DOX and Danish:Dox awards at CPH:DOX 2020 and The Bodil award in 2021.

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