Prizes, awards and honours at The Norwegian Short Film Festival
The 37th Norwegian Short Film Festival handed out their awards and honors tonight. The Good Life, over There by Izer Aliu won the The Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Short Film. The Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Documentary was awarded No Words for Worry by Rune Jarle Wiik. The Terje Vigen Award was granted the film Upside Down Everything Is Abstract … My Father Said by Anne Haugsgjerd. The Music Video Award was granted Kaja Gunnufsen – Faen ta by Thea Hvistendahl. The Golden Chair for Best International Short Film was this year won by Marc Jacobs directed by Sam de Jong. In total 54 Norwegian short films, 23 international short films, 11 Norwegian documentaries and 20 music videos have been competing for the awards that were handed out at the ceremony in Grimstad Culture House.
Film History and Strong Female Voices
From Regarding Susan Sontag directed by Nancy Kates.
The festival programme is now complete. The competition programmes is, of course, the main attraction, but there’s much more to discover. This year The Norwegian Short Film Festival will include a showing of the TV series Alberte (1972), by the late director Sverre Udnæs, rescreened for the first time in over 40 years. The curational decision to include the TV series format in the festival agenda marks a moment in film history.
The Competition Programs Norwegian Shorts, Norwegian Documentaries and Norwegian Music Videos are complete
From Portraits from Varangerfjord, directed by Egil Pedersen
The 37th Norwegian Short Film Festival is taking place in Grimstad, 12th to 17th of June. The complete competition programs for the domestic films – Norwegian Shorts, Norwegian Documentaries and Music Videos – are now complete. 361 films were submitted, and 86 of these are now selected to the competition programs. This year’s films show the great variety and a high artistic level.
Submissions for International Competition 2014
This year there will unfortunately not be possible to submit film to the international competition.
The pre selection committee will be present at Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Leuven International Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Berlinale, Tampere International Short Film Festival, Créteil International Women's Film Festival and International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. The committee also work closely with Filmcontakt Nord in Copenhagen regarding Nordic short films.
The 2013 Award Winners
The 36th Norwegian Short Film Festival has awarded this year’s winners. The Golden Chair for Best International Short Film went to the French film Dogs, directed by Caroline Poggi. The Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Short Film went to To Guard a Mountain, directed by Izer Aliu. The Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Documentary went to The Act of Killing, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn and Anonymous. Cold Mailman – My Recurring Dream, directed by André Chocron, was awarded Best Music Video.
Premiere: Live Film: Celloloid
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Chris Marker in memoriam
Chris Marker og Alain Resnais
Chris Marker is considered one of the world's most innovative and respected documentary filmmakers, and has been a major figure in French cultural life and the international documentary community since 1950.
The Last Witness opens the 36th Norwegian Short Film Festival
While the resistance group “Gutta på Skauen” was honored for their resistance work in the post-war years, the members of the Pelle-group, a sabotage group led by Ragnar Sollie, were wiretapped, harassed and blacklisted from work.
The Norwegian Short Film Festival Collaborates with Ibsen and Hamsun Days Festival
From Angry Man.
On Wednesday 12th June, a writer, an artist, and two filmmakers will take the stage in Grimstad to discuss the topic "From Literature to Film". These events are free and open to all.
The Minister of Culture Hadia Tajik visits The Norwegian Short Film Festival
The Minister of Culture Hadia Tajik. Photo: Erlend Aas
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