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Awards presented at the 47th Norwegian International Film Festival

Guro Brusgaard received the Eurimages Lab Award. Photo: Grethe Nygaard   Tonight, we annouced the winners of eight awards during our closing ceremony of The 47th Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.   The Norwegian Film Critics’ Award  The jury awarded the Norwegian Film Critics’ Award to Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire. The jury’s verdict: This is a work, which excels in its audio-visual storytelling. Channelled ...

The Writer: Interview with Sondre Fristad in Berlin

                    Sondre Fristad (28) is an award-winning short film director from Bærum, Norway, and is best known for Alex, Kepaza, and Quiet by the River. He has contributed on Swiss Army Man, The King's Choice, Haram, The Dextape and Operation Arctic. He has a bachelor's degree in Creative Arts Film & TV from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. The Writer is his first comedy feature about a young wr...

Sondre Fristad's First Feature The Writer at the Berlinale

    The Writer is a comedy feature about a young writer with nightmares and problems with his girlfriend. Who ends up playing the lead role in his own movie, things doesn't exactly turn out the way he want it too.    Written & Directed by Sondre Fristad. Produced by Sigurd Fristad.    Country of Production: Norway, 2018    The Film has so far been awarded at the following festivals:    Southern States Fanfilmfestival Biloxi, ...

European Shooting Stars: Eili Harboe

Eili Harboe - Norway - European Shooting Stars 2018    Interview / Editing: Martin I. Petrov      How are your first impressions from being part of a team of young actors here in Berlin?    I did not anticipate to be part of it but I am really proud, it is a wonderful opportunity for everyone, it’s an investment for the future.    You already happen to be part of a successful project, Joachim Trier’s Thelma. How was your expe...

Joachim Trier: Interview for Louder than Bombs

  By Martin I. Petrov Joachim Trier is a Norwegian director and scriptwriter. His third feature film Louder than bombs, and first in the english language after Reprise and Oslo, August 31, was presented in this year’s Competition at Festival De Cannes 2015.  The film tells the story of a single father and his 12 year old son in New York City struggling to rebuild their life after his wife commits suicide.  Read our review of the film here:

Louder Than Bombs (Competition) - Review

Louder than bombs, dir. Joachim Trier, US/ Norway 2015 - Cannes 2015 Competition    By Martin I. Petrov   How easy it is to forget the past if you’re reminded of it on every single step you make to design the future? Joachim Trier’s third film Louder than bombs, loud in emotions and precise in its storytelling, explores the consequences of forgiveness, betrayal, love and death.  Teaming up again with Eskil Vogt (Oslo, August 31, Blind) on the script, Trier ...

Love is strange

Love is strange indeed. How many words do we have for love? Day 3 at DIFF consisted of three films that have love as its central theme - admiration for a friend, revenge after the loss of a loved one and love by family and friends. How strange to be named Federico is Ettore Scola's tribute to his friend, Frederico Fellini. This documentary, part recreation and part original footage, shows how the master developed from cartoonist to deity. I expected a more dissecting portrait of the...

ÉCU 2012 "My Favourite Film..." Norway Edition

Natacha is our intern from Norway and in this video she talks about her favourite Norwegian film, Reisning, part of the ÉCU 2012 official selection. Check out this video for a snapshot of the film and stay tuned for more trailers! Notre stagiaire Norvégienne parle du  film Norvégien 'Reisning' qui fait partie de la sélection officielle ÉCU 2012. Regardez cette vidéo pour un aperçu du film qu'elle a choisi et  être sûr de rester à l'écoute pour plus de remarques!

November is the month of firsts here at ÉCU!

On to the first of firsts…the launch of ÉCU’s new category, ‘ÉCU Firsts’. This exciting new edition offers first-time filmmakers the opportunity to screen their films at the ÉCU Film Festival in our special “ÉCU Firsts” screening area in Paris, for free, from March 30th to April 1st 2012. Check our website’s Homepage for details on submission criteria. For the first time ever, Kadi is off to Sofia, Bulgaria to judge the 7th edition of the International S...

Kabelvåg Kunstfilmfestival, Norway

The Kabelvåg Kunstfilmfestival is finally seeing daylight this November, after local initiatives have materialized into more than just after-party-ideas in early hours of the morning. The small village of Kabelvåg has its roots deep in the fishing traditions of northern Norway. Despite location half-way to the North Pole, the village also boasts a well-established film and art school, a photo college and a considerable amount of local artists who form a vibrant creati...

"Angry Man" wins Grand Prix at Hiroshima 2010

  TOKYO ~ Angry Man, a film about domestic violence, has won top prize at the Hiroshima Animated Film Festival. Based on the book by Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus, the film focuses on a small frightened child who desperately wishes to tell someone about what is going on at home, but doesn’t know who to talk to or what to do. In awarding the Grand Prix to the film’s director, Anita Killi, the festival jury described Angry Man as a “beautifully made mixed media film” which...

Anita Killi from Norway, director of "Angry Man", winner at Hiroshima 2010

In a statement issued by Toril Simonsen of the Norwegian Film Institute, Anita Killi said she had wanted to create a strong and aesthetic film about a difficult topic - domestic violence - for both children and adults.

Meet Indie Filmmaker: SÆKZI

Article by Anna Takayama    SÆKZI, a recent submission to the ÉCU 2010 Dramatic Short category, is an honest story of a woman’s battle with her lack of self-confidence through the eyes of her devoted lover. Director Lars T. Moen gives interviewer Anna Takayama his views on women, beauty, ideals, and love in modern times.   Q: What is your film about? Sækzi is a film about self-confidence, and how it shouldn’t matter what you look like. The film port...

The Frost

Director: Ferran Audi.

Film festivals in Norway

Are you looking for film festivals in Norway? Use our country festival search engine to search by Call for entry, Date and Submission Fee. You can also search festivals accepting film submission on If your festival is not yet listed in our festivals directory, please click here. ...

Nordic Youth Film Festival - Nuff

Film festival and workshops for young people between 15 and 25 years old.

Based at the youth Culture House TVIBIT in Tromsø, Northern Norway, NUFF has already a 7 year success-story. Started by the wish to support young local filmmakers

NUFF 2007

and to get an idea how our neighbours making film and telling stories discovered NUFF the world of the Youth Cinema. 

The quality of the films increases,the incredible atmosfere of the workshops and the growing network of filmmakers, partners and projects is making NUFF to a unique summer event behind the polar circle under the overwhelming midnight sun.

NUFF offers

  • Nordic film competition
  • International film competition
  • International film workshop
  • International film networkInternational film seminars, discussions and a lot of fun!

With the method of "From the idea to a finished film" in only one week participants learn how to make a movie directly in cooperation with professional filmmakers. 


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