The competition programs are now ready
From The Lost Children directed by John Sullivan
The selection committees have evaluated a total of 259 short films, 47 long documentaries, and 84 music videos. They have selected 45 Norwegian short films, 12 documentaries, 20 music videos and 23 international short films for the competition programs of quality, breadth and innovation.
Award Winners The Norwegian Short Film Festival
Baggage (Prtljag), directed by Danis Tanovic
The 35th Norwegian Short Film Festival has awarded the winners. The Golden Chair for Best International Short Film went to the Bosnian film Baggage directed by Danis Tanovic. The Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Short Film went to And the Going is Good directed by Vibeke Heide. The Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Documentary went to Gulabi Gang directed by Nishtha Jain. Cold Mailman - Time is of Essence directed by André Chocron was awarded Best Music Video. A total of 106 films competed in this year's Competition Programme.
Festival opens with a fanfare
Case Study: The Bolivian Case, Wednesday June 13th, 7.30pm
In 2008, three young Norwegian women are arrested with a significant amount of cocaine in their luggage as they attempt to board a flight home from Cochabamba, the cocaine capital of Bolivia. Once the press catches wind of the scandal, Norwegian journalists descend upon the Bolivian city, creating the biggest drug-related media storm in Norway to date.
This Year’s Norwegian Short Film Competition Programme
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This Year's International Documentaries
From the film Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir.
The films in this year’s International Documentary Program will have guests and speakers present at the screenings. Orri Jónsson, one of the directors of the Icelandic film Grandma Lo-Fi (2011), is also a member of this year’s music video jury. He will be present during the entire festival, and meet with the audience after the film’s screenings.
H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon and the Minister of Culture Anniken Huitfeldt will attend the opening of this year’s festival
From the music video I spy by Mikhael Paskalev. Photo: Martin Hogsnes Solvang
On Wednesday 13th June, 12:00 midday, H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon and the Minister of Culture Anniken Huitfeldt will attend the opening of The 35th Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad. This year’s festival will take place from 13th - 17th June and, as well as the international selection, there will be 82 Norwegian short films, music videos and documentaries competing. ‘The Norwegian Short Film Festival has received films from around the whole country; the geographical spread is surprisingly large. But it’s important to remember that we are an international festival with films and guests from the whole world,’ says Torunn Nyen, the Creative Director and member of the pre-selection committee.
This Year’s International Short Films
Silent, directed by L. Rezan Yesilbas, is one of the films in competition.
Our pre-selection committee has selected 24 international short films to compete at this year’s festival in Grimstad.
See the full list of films:
On Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th June, during the 35th Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Leonard Retel Helmrich will teach his famous Single-Shot Cinema method.
Submission of film to international competition 2012
Alexandru Mavrodineau winner of the Golden Chair International film 2011
Submission of film to the international competition at the 35th Norwegian Short Film Festival will be open at Reelport.com between 1st of February and the 15th of April 2012.
To be admitted, the film must not exceed 35 minutes and have premiered after June 2011.