A Worthy Man

En Værdig Mand

2018 — 19 min / Colour



Night after night Erik works alone in his bakery. His only company is the late-night radio show, which he persistently attempts to get through to to be honoured "Joker of the Week". He has gradually become more and more distant to his family, and all his efforts to re-establish the connection seem in vain. A growing depression hurls Erik into a tailspin, that in the end culminates in a desperate cry for help.

Official Trailer

Director Biography

An award-winning director from Denmark, Kristian Håskjold grew up on the Danish island Funen, but now lives in Copenhagen. His last two short films FOREVER NOW and A WORTHY MAN have been screened at 50 festivals all over the world. FOREVER NOW has won 10 awards, among them the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the internationally well-respected festival SXSW in 2017. In the same year, Kristian was also nominated for Adobe's Nordic Creative Talent Award. A WORTHY MAN won Best European Short Film at Leuven International Short Film Festival 2018, was long-listed to the European Film Awards 2019 and was thereby qualified for submission to The Academy Awards in 2020.


Kristian Håskjold


Caroline Steenberg Dam


Rasmus Hasle Jørgensen


Allan Funch


Christian Roed Dalsgaard

Screenings & Awards

24fps IShFF, United States, 2018
Horizon Award

Leuven IShFF, Belgium, 2018
European Competition

Odense IFF , Denmark, 2018
Vimeo Staff Pick Award

Poitiers FF, France, 2018
Jury Prize

Palm Springs International Short Fest, United States, 2018


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