2017 has been an incredible year for Nexus Studios’ Director Niki Lindroth von Bahr.  Her short film ‘The Burden’ was highlighted as the Stand out film in this year’s Show of Shows. It has rounded up an array of awards this year including the Cristal for Best Short Film at Annecy, a Sundance selection and also scooped the award for Best Short Film at the first ever European Animation Awards.

The film was acclaimed as “a film that stands out in this program and any film program it will ever be part of” by the TIFF jury, where it picked up the Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film.


‘The Burden’ has also picked up the following:

Best of Fest Award – London International Animation Festival

Grand Jury Award for Animated Short – AFI Fest

Grand Prix – Anilogue Animation Festival

Grand Prix – Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Audience Award – Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Professional Jury Award – Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Audience Favorite – Chicago International Film Festival

Shorter is Better Award – Milwaukee Film Festival

Fantastic Shorts Best Picture Award – Fantastic Fest

Award fort Best Director – Paris International Animation Film Festival

Best Film – Fantoche International Animation Film Festival

Best Animation Short Film – Melbourne International Film Festival

Best Animation – Curtas Vila do Conde

Best Composer – NeXt International Film Festival

Best Professional Film – Festival Stop Motion Montreal

Audience Award – Festival Stop Motion Montreal

Best Swedish Short Film – Göteborg International Film Festival

Audience Award – Göteborg International Film Festival

Honorary Mention – Uppsala International Shortfilm Festival