OSTERGARD

Film Director & Cinematographer

Documentary - TARFALA

Short Film

Documentary - TARFALA

A documentary short film by Johannes Östergård

Far north of the arctic circle, right next to Sweden's highest mountain, one old man has chosen to spend his life as a caretaker of a lonely hiking hut. Retreating to the cold arctic winter storms from obligations and everyday routines, he's set on finding peace of mind with the life he has lived. What does a journey to find happiness look like, when life is not shared with friends and loved ones?

Nominated for the Student Academy Award for best Foreign Documentary by the Academy For Motion Picture Arts And Sciences.

WINNER: Tampere Film Festival 2017 - Winner best student film
WINNER: 30th Helsinki International Film Festival 2017 - Best short film

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Student Academy Award Nominee - Best Foreign Documentary 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 50th Hof International Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Film School Fest Munich 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 65. Trento International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Savonlinna International Nature Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 4th Yakutskt International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 31st Leeds International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Kendal Mountain Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Bansko Film Fest 2017


Click here to listen to the film's sweet, sweet music by Viljam Nybacka.