Julia is a 14 year old, living what seems to be an idyllic life. But there is a darkness growing inside. Her father controls the family with physical and mental abuse. A story about every day struggle and resilience, told from a young girls perspective.

Category Short film
Original title Jag, Julia
Director Arvin Kananian
Production Makeriet AB
Country Sweden
Format HD, DCP
Runtime 14:45 min
Year 2020
Language Swedish
Subtitles English
Genre Award-Winning, Drama


  • Gothenburg International Film Festival, Sweden (2020)
  • "Nordic Star Award for Ylvali Rurling", BUFF, Malmö Sweden (2020)
  • Nordisk Panorama, Sweden (2020)
  • Telluride FF, USA (2020)
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Germany (2020)
  • "My Generation Award" Curtas Vila do Conde IFF, Portugal (2020)
  • Cinekid, The Netherlands (2020)
  • Asiana International Short FF, Korea (2020)
  • "Filmcentrum award", Stockmotion, Sweden (2020)
  • "Nomination for Ylvali Rurling", Nordic International FF, USA (2020)
  • "European Children’s Film Association (ECFA) Award for Best Short Fiction Film", Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Greece (2021)
  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), USA (2021)

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