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
Okkyung Lee is a distinctive force in contemporary music; a famous cellist, composer and performance artist, and one of the most dynamic personalities in improvised music today.
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
What has the “Cultural Promotion 2” policy meant for the film industry in Norway, and what can be expected of the third cultural promotion policy?
Burlesque Film and Dancer to Grimstad
The Norwegian Short Film Festival has invited Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad to a conversation with burlesque dancer Dirty Martini about the documentary Exposed.
Free Breakfast and Bus to Oslo
On Sunday 16th June there will be breakfast at Grimstad Culture House, and later on a bus going to Oslo; both are free of charge for festival pass holders.