The snow queen

26 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films, Animation

Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale is told here as a digital theater piece. The visual point of departure is fashioned by découpages created by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, who is also the narrator. The découpages serve to establish the mood around the story of the children, Kaj and Gerda. They consist of a countless number of clippings, which are subsequently subjected to the processes of computer animation and mixed with graphics, live actors and music into an unique fairy tale universe.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Snedronningen
Danish title Snedronningen
Other titles H.C. Andersen på film, Hans Christian Andersen on film
Keywords Fairy tales, Margrethe II of Denmark, Andersen, Hans Christian
Director Kristof Kuncewicz, Jacob Jørgensen
Screenplay Dronning Margrethe II
Director of Photography Henrik Lundø
Editor Cathrine Ambus, Hans Jacob Warming, Kim Rasmussen, Jesper Munk
Sound Jørgen Bo Behrensdorff
Appearance Ronja Mannov Olesen, Christian Elmelund, Nathia Petersen, Esther Knudsen
Production country Denmark
Production company JJ Film ApS
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales JJ Film ApS
Technical info 35 mm
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company JJ Film ApS
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Kristof Kuncewicz
Direction Jacob Jørgensen


Script Dronning Margrethe II


Cinematography Henrik Lundø


Editing Cathrine Ambus
Editing Hans Jacob Warming
Editing Kim Rasmussen
Editing Jesper Munk


Chief makeup artist Lili Malene Rasmussen


Sound Jørgen Bo Behrensdorff


Animation Kristof Kuncewicz
Animation Søren Henriksen
Animation Morten Bartholdy
Animation Claus Larsen


Narrator Dronning Margrethe II


Gerda Ronja Mannov Olesen
Kay Christian Elmelund
Røverpigen Nathia Petersen
Bedstemoderen Esther Knudsen

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Best Animated Short Film 2000 Malmö, BUFF 2000

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2005-11-24
Hong Kong, International Children's Film Carnival 2005-07-16
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2002-11-27
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2001-05-14
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2000-11-02
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2000-08-14
Malmö, BUFF 2000-03-13
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