Konfirmanden / The Confirmation
DK short, 2019

It's the big day of Mathias' confirmation, where he will confirm being a Christian and enter adulthood. Mathias is transgender and just wants to be a normal teenage boy. His mother does everything to protect him, but who is this day really about?

Starring: Ellen Hillingsø, Xean Peake, Jesper Aron Kaplan
Director: Marie-Louise Damgaard
Producers: Michelle Brøndum, Kim Magnusson & Tivi Magnusson (Exec.)

Screenwriter: Marie-Louise Damgaard
Director of Photography:
 Robin Holtz
Production Designer: Emma Christophersen

Editor: Laura Skiöld Østerud
Composer: Irv Johnson

Sound Designer: Steffen Addington

Production Company: M&M Productions


festivals & awards

International Kids Film Festival, India 2020 - Official Selection

MIX Copenhagen LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Denmark 2020 - Selected for Nordic Lights Short Film programme

Buster, Denmark 2020 - Official Selection

Perlen, Queer Film Festival Hannover, Germany, 2020 - Official Selection

OutSouth Queer Film Festival, North Carolina, USA 2020 - Official Selection

Queer Film Festival Munich, Germany, 2020 - Official Selection

Feast Festival, Australia 2020 - Official Selection

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, LA, USA 2020 - Official Selection

Queer Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival, Australia 2020 - Selected for Transgender Shorts programme

Chicago International Children's Film Festival, Chicago, USA 2019 - Winner of 1st Prize of Children's Jury: Best Live-Action Short & 2nd Prize of Professional Jury: Best Live-Action Short 

Ojai Short Film Fest, California, USA 2019 - Winner of Audience Choice Award

Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Germany 2019 - Official Selection

Seattle Queer Film Festival, Seattle, USA 2019 - Official Selection

Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival, Australia 2019 - Official Selection

Out on Film, Atlanta, USA 2019 - Official Selection

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Canada 2019 - Official Selection