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NOR 1 NOR 2 NOR 3 NOR 4 NOR 5 NOR 6

NOR: NORDIC & NORWEGIAN COMPETITION

The selection committees have made this selection of 51 films (26 from Norway and 25 from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden). These films are screened in our new section NOR, spanning 6 programmes of Nordic and Norwegian films in competition. The directors are presented at the beginning of each screening. Later, they get the opportunity to talk about their film in Meet the Filmmakers. All the films compete for four Nordic awards, and the Norwegian films also compete for two national awards. The Award Ceremony is due Sunday.

AWARDS

Five films are awarded by the NOR Award Jury:
Best Nordic Film incl. EUR 1 000 donated by Minimalen
Best Nordic Fiction
Best Nordic Documentary
Best Nordic Animation or Art Film

Best Norwegian Film incl. NOK 5 000 donated by Minimalen

In addition, Trondheim kino will select one film, max. 5 min.:
Best Norwegian Prerunner to be screened before a feature film at Trondheim
kino for one month. Regional productions will be preferred.

THE JURY FOR NORDIC & NORWEGIAN COMPETITION:

THOM PALMEN
(b. 1959, The Netherlands), producer and film curator. For many years active in Sweden as the founder and artistic director at the film festival in Umeå and as a film producer with its own company, Botnia Film. Now residing in Latvia where he a.o. has produced the film Castratus the Boar (INT 5). Thom is associated with several festivals as curator, and is a frequently used juror at film festivals around the globe.

STINE WANGLER
(b. 1985, Tyskland), short film buyer and sales agent; head of the sales department within the KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg. KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg is devoted to promoting and improving the public awareness of short films through operating a theatrical distribution service, negotiating worldwide licensing rights, and more. Stine’s education includes Cultural Studies, Film Studies and Media Communication in Germany and United Kingdom.
JØRN UTKILEN
(b. 1971, Norway), scriptwriter and director. Film graduate from Scotland, has written and directed a number of films in Scotland and Norway, including Size 5 which was a double prizewinner at Minimalen in 2006. Under the pseudonym Jeorge Elkin he made the film Wind Over Lake, which won the Audience Award at Clermont-Ferrand in 2012. Under his own name he delivered the middle-length film Earth Over Wind in 2014, and is now working on his debut feature film Vann over ild.

 

Categories: Ani = Animation, Doc = Documentary, Exp = Experimental, Fic = Fiction, Mus = Music

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NOR 1
Onsdag | Wednesday 12:00
(Total: 97 min.)

FIN 2015 | Ani. | 5 min.
Director: Annika Dahlsten

NOCTURNAL BUTTERFLY (Yöperhonen)

Memento mori - husk at du skal dø.

Memento mori - remember that you must die.

Camera: Viivi Björklund | Sound: Hanna Kelkka | Music: Iida-Alina Poijärvi

Production: Eija Saarinen - Turku Arts Academy
Contact: Annika Dahlsten, t: +35 8405171750, e: annikadahlsten[at]gmail.com

DNK, FIN 2014 | Fic. | 15 min.
Directors: Guillaume Mainguet, Selma Vilhunen

THE GIRL AND THE DOGS

Tre tenåringer er på vei til en fest. En merkelig oppdagelse på en strand forandrer vennskapet deres.

Three teenagers are on their way to a party. A strange discovery on a local beach will change the very nature of their friendship.

Camera: Emilia Falk, Stine Charles | Sound: Naja Jensen | Editing: Hamid Alamizadeh | Cast: Fillippa Coster-Waldau, Caroline Stein Frandsen, Lea Monrad Post

Production: Pebble & DoDream
Contact: Suvi Paavola - The Finnish Film Foundation, t: +358 503237704, e: suvi.paavola[at]ses.fi

DNK, ISL 2014 | Exp. | 10 min.
Director: Hlynur Pálmason

SEVEN BOATS

Vi er ute på åpent hav. En mann ligger i sjøen og kjemper for livet. Han er omringet av syv båter.

We are out in open sea. A man is in the ocean fighting for his life. He is surrounded by seven boats.

Script: Hlynur Pálmason | Camera: Maria von Hausswolff | Sound: Lars Halvorsen | Editing: Julius Krebs Damsbo | Cast: Einar Örn Thorlacius

Production: Julie Waltersdorph Hansen, Anton Máni Svansson, Per Damgaard Hansen - Masterplan Pictures
Contact: Ana Sofia Poulsen - Danish Film Institute, t: +45 33743573, e: festivalkd[at]dfi.dk

NOR 2015 | Mus. | 3 min.
Director: Mats Christian Rude Halvorsen

POW POW - ALPHA WAVES

En ung kvinne opplever hvordan det er å være alene.

A young woman experiences what it means to be alone.

Script: Mats Christian Rude Halvorsen | Cast: Kristine Thorp

Production: Tom Marius Kittilsen
Contact: Mats Christian Rude Halvorsen, t: +47 98094196, e: matscrh[at]gmail.com

NOR 2015 | Fic. | 15 min.
Director: Christina Lande

CHAMELEON (Kameleon)

Mie er en jente som gjør alt for å iscenesette seg selv og sine omgivelser. Men manipulasjonen hun driver med ser ikke ut til å gi henne det hun behøver mest.

A young girl does everything in her power to stage herself and her surroundings. However, the games she is playing doesn't seem to give her what she really needs.

Script: Christina Lande | Camera, editing: Edvart Falch Alsos | Sound Design: Eli Nygård | Cast: Mari Strand Ferstad, Arthur Hakalahti, Fredrik Ditlev-Simonsen

Production: Andrea Berentsen Ottmar - Frokost Film
Contact: Christina Lande, t: +47 47330760, e: christinalande[at]gmail.com

ISL, USA 2015 | Fic. | 15 min.
Director: Thoranna Sigurdardottir

ZELOS

Som en moderne kvinne har du en uendelig gjøremålsliste. Du har familie, karriere og hobbyer, du vil gjøre alt, og du vil gjøre det bra. Med Zelos kan du det.

As a modern woman you have an endless to-do list. Between your family, your career, and your hobbies, you want to do it all, and do it all well. With Zelos, you can.

Script: Thoranna Sigurdardottir, Christina Strain | Camera: Ben Hardwicke | Editing: Yuri Chernykh | Music: Claudio Olachea | Cast: Erica Piccininni, Michael Ornstein, Brooke Nevin

Production: Constanza Castro, Sara Nassim
Contact: Thoranna Sigurdardottir, e: totaleefilms[at]mac.com

NOR 2015 | Fic. | 11 min.
Director: Petter Holmsen

QUIET ON SET (Stille på sett)

Andre verdenskrig. Soldater ligger såret i snøen. Plutselig kuttes det - vi er på et norsk filmsett i 2015. Et romantisk møte på bunnen av filmhierarkiet.

World War 2. Soldiers are scattered in the snow, freezing, bleeding and dead. Suddenly the scene is cut - we're on a Norwegian film set in 2015. A romantic encounter at the bottom of the social hierarchy of film production.

Script: Petter Holmsen | Cast : Elias Holmen, Maria Grazia

Production, contact: Marte Hansen - MaHa Film, t: +47 45275616, e: mh[at]mahafilm.net

NOR 2015 | Doc. | 23 min.
Director: Line Hatland

BEYOND THE PALE

Tvangstanker er et vanlig psykologisk fenomen, selv blant våre mest betrodde borgere. Filmen peker på hvor sårbart samfunnet vårt er, og stiller spørsmålstegn ved vår allmenne tilregnelighet.

Intrusive thoughts are a common psychological phenomenon, even the most trusted members of our society have got them. This film points out how fragile our society is and questions our liability as citizens.

Script: Line Hatland

Production: Eirin Høgetveit
Contact: Mari Monrad Vistven, t: +47 41456363, e: mari[at]mop.no

Til topps

NOR 2
Onsdag | Wednesday 16:00
(Total: 99 min.)

Director: Line Klungseth Johansen
NOR 2016 | Exp. | 5 min

PROCESS: BREATH

En kjærlighetshistorie

A love story.

Script, editing: Line Klungseth Johansen | Camera: Øystein Moe | Music: Kristoffer Lo

Production: Line Klungseth Johansen – Helmet, Klungseth Filmproduksjon

SWE 2015 | Fic. | 16 min.
Director: Victor Lindgren

I TURN TO YOU (Jag vill nå dig)

Elin og Jennies foreldre er separert og har et anstrengt forhold.

Elin’s and Jennie’s parents are separated and have an infected relationship.

Script: Jana Bringlöv Ekspong, Victor Lindgren | Camera: Maria Von Hausswolff | Sound: Christoffer Demby, Johannes Oskarsson | Editing: Victor Lindgren | Cast: Juni Walch, Sigrid Johnson, Liv Mjönes, Ulf Stenberg

Production: Therese Högberg - Bautafilm AB
Contact: Theo Tsappos − SFI, t: +46 86651133, e: theo.tsappos[at]sfi.se

NOR 2015 | Ani. | 8 min.
Director: Kajsa Næss

IT WAS MINE

Er det virkelig noe som er tilfeldig? R. leter gjennom bokhandel etter bokhandel på jakt etter en bemerkelsesverdig bok som han lengter etter å lese. Endelig finner han den, på en høyst uventet måte. En leken refleksjon over de øyeblikkene hvor du har på følelsen av at alt på en eller annen måte henger sammen.

Is there really such a thing as coincidence? R. is scouring bookstore after bookstore in search of a remarkable book that he yearns to read. He finally finds it in the most unexpected way. A playful and offbeat reflection on the surprising moments where you get the feeling that everything is somehow connected.

Script: Kajsa Næss, based on a story by Paul Auster | Cast: Inga Sætre, Julie Engaas, Tuva Synnevåg, Hanne Hukkelberg, Svenn Jakobsen

Production: Tonje Skar Reiersen - Mikrofilm
Contact: Kajsa Næss, e: kajsa[at]mikrofilm.no

NOR, SWE, GRE 2015 | Fic. | 14 min.
Director: Alexander Armas Kereklidis Turpin

BEST FRIENDS (Bestevenner)

Når det nærmer seg kveld i Tromsø, tar Sofie med seg bestevennen Torje hjem for å lære ham noe han sent vil glemme. Å falle i søvn er ikke lett når midnattsola står på himmelen. Et komplekst og poetisk drama om seksualitet og frykt.

As the evening in the North-Norwegian city of Tromsø is about to begin, Sofie brings her best friend Torje to her flat to give him a lesson he'll never forget. When it's time to go to bed, going to sleep together is not that easy since the sun never sets. A complex and poetic drama about sexuality and fear.

Script: Elisa Fernanda Pirir | Camera: Sondre Sandbakken | Cast: Ingvild Emilie Hallvardsdatter Østgård, Sigurd Kornelius Lakseide

Production: Elisa Fernanda Pirir, Espen Nomedal
Contact: Elisa Fernanda Pirir, e: elisapiriruiz[at]gmail.com

DNK 2015 | Fic. | 27 min.
Director: Sigurd Kølster

IN THE SEA (Ude i Havet)

En danske, en nordmann og en svenske på en liten forlatt øy.

A Dane, a Norwegian and a Swede on a small deserted island.

Camera: Jonas Berlin | Sound: Kevin Koch | Editing: Martin Friis

Production: Siri von Essen
Contact: Sigurd Kølster, t: +45 27207532, e: sigurd[at]goodvibes.dk

SWE 2014 | Fic. | 8 min.
Director: Markus Waltå

THE BOILING POINT (Kokpunkten)

Opp i gjennom årene har 82 år gamle Marja alltid latt seg frustrere av å bli plassert sist i køen. Når samtalen med kundeservice blir brutt bestemmer hun seg for å ta saken i egne hender.

Throughout the years, 82-year old Marja has been marinating her frustration about always ending up last in line. When she gets disconnected from a call waiting service, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

Script: Theo Westin | Cast: Emil Brulin, Karin Ekström

Production, contact: Amanda Nordlöw, t: +46 703136402, e: amanda[at]houseofradon.com

FIN 2015 | Fic. | 18 min.
Director: Jussi Hiltunen

WINTERHEART (Talvisydän)

Eikka er en drosjesjåfør i femtiårene som har har sveket familien sin, og som nå er i ferd med å miste forbindelsen til tenåringsdatteren Laura.

Eikka is a cab driver in his fifties, who has betrayed his family and is now losing the connection to his teenage daughter Laura.

Editing: Jussi Hiltunen

Production, contact: Viivi Veivo - Pohjola-Filmi, t: +45 8855299, e: viivi.veivo[at]pohjolafilmi.fi

NOR 2015 | Doc. | 3 min.
Director: Mats Christian Rude Halvorsen

FATHERS (Fedre)

Forholdet mellom far og sønn oppleves ofte som utfordrende. Hvordan kan man kombinere den mannlige maskuliniteten med kjærlighet og ømhet, uten at det blir ukomfortabelt? Dette er intime historier fortalt med bilder som danner grunnlag for assosiative tankerekker.

The relationship between father and son is often experienced as something challenging – how to combine the masculine male role with love and tenderness, without being awkward? These are intimate stories along with visual images to form the basis for associative chains of thoughts.

Production: Tom Marius Kittilsen
Contact: Mats Christian Rude Halvorsen, t: +47 98094196, e: matscrh[at]gmail.com

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NOR 3
Torsdag | Thursday 14:00
(Total: 85 min.)

SWE 2015 | Fic. | 14 min.
Directors: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin, Feronia Wennborg

THE RED (Det Röda)

Klara og Erik har sex på skoleturen. Det som ingen så, har ikke skjedd. På innsiden av teltet er det lett å glemme hva noen på utsiden kan komme til å høre.

Klara and Erik have sex during the school trip. What no one could see didn't happen. Inside a tent, it is easy to forget what someone might hear.

Script: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin, Feronia Wennborg | Cast: Hanna Frelin, Patrik Hont, Fanny Klefelt

Production, contact: Feronia Wennborg, t: +46 736595316, e: fer_wen[at]hotmail.com

NOR 2015 | Doc. | 21 min.
Director: Dimitri Lurie

HERMIT (Eremitt)

Et visuelt portrett av en meteorolog som i mange år har bodd og arbeidet på en avsidesliggende meteorologisk stasjon ved Ladogasjøen i det nord-vestlige Russland. Fjernt fra samfunnet han en gang tilhørte, lever han nå i et slags frivillig eksil.

A visual portrait of an ascetic meteorologist who for many years have lived and worked on a distant meteorological station in a sort of a voluntary exile from the society he once belonged to. Shot on the Valamo archipelago on Lake Ladoga in the North-West of Russia.

Script, camera, editing: Dimitri Lurie | Music, Sound Design: Dmitri Ivanov | Special FX: Stas Mareev

Production, contact: Dimitri Lurie, t: +47 90565712, e: dodofilm[at]gmail.com

FIN 2015 | Exp. | 8 min.
Director: Juha van Ingen

ONE

Utgangspunktet er en mobilvideo. Kameraet har ikke klart å fange det det skulle, resultatet er en film som kun inneholder en mystisk feil.

The starting point is a video taken with a mobile phone. The camera hasn't been able to capture the original view and the resulting video contains only mystical glitch.

Production: Juha van Ingen
Contact: Hanna Joensuu - AV-arkki, t: +35 8504356092, e: programme[at]av-arkki.fi

NOR 2015 | Mus. | 4 min.
Director: Thea Hvistendahl

OLEFONKEN - QUAALUDES

En kortfilm utkledd som musikkvideo. Vi blir kjent med en familie der hvert medlem har hver sin seksuelle hemmelighet.

A short film in the format of a music video. We meet a family where each family member keep sexual secrets from each other.

Camera: Pål Ulvik Rokseth

Production, contact: Andrea Ottmar - Frokost Film, t: 92427426, e: andrea[at]frokostfilm.no

NOR 2015 | Fic. | 14 min.
Director: Pia Louise Edvardsen

NAKED - THE REST IS DRAG

En film om selvforakt. En grotesk Askepott-historie satt til en drag-klubb hvor Lydia jobber i oppvasken og drømmer om å flykte fra sitt eget speilbilde.

A film about self loathing. A grotesque Cinderella-story set to a drag club where Lydia works as a dishwasher who dreams about escaping her own reflection.

Script: Pia Louise Edvardsen | Cast: Iselin Saga, Jens Martin Arvesen, Remi Johansen Hovda

Production, contact: Marte Hansen - MaHa Film, t: +47 45275616, e: mh[at]mahafilm.net

DNK 2015 | Ani. | 1 min.
Director: Sara Koppel

SERIOUSLY DEADLY SILENCE

Et ett minutts øyeblikk med 60 truede arter.

A one minute moment of 60 endangered species.

Animation: Sara Koppel | Music: Sune Køter

Production, contact: Sara Koppel - Koppel Animation & Naked Love Film, t: +45 25379598, e: ulydigefjaes[at]gmail.com

SWE 2015 | Fic. | 15 min.
Director: Goran Kapetanovic

REFUGEE 532 (Flykting 532)

Sevko er en aleneflyktning på 12 som forsøker å tilpasse seg det nye livet i Sverige. Han slites mellom håp og fortvilelse mens han venter på nyheter fra krigen i Bosnia. Han blir mobbet av de andre unge flyktningene og bestemmer seg for å arrangere en fest på sin egen måte.

The unaccompanied refugee Sevko, 12 y.o., tries to cope with his new life in Sweden. He's struggling between hope and despair, waiting for news from the war zone in Bosnia. Bullied by the other young refugees, he decides to throw a party his own way.

Script: China Åhlander, Goran Kapetanović | Cast: Milan Dragišić, Enis Tuka

Production, contact: China Åhlander, t: +46 705765959, e: china[at]chinema.se

NOR, SWE 2015 | Fic. | 16 min.
Director: Matilda Höög

ROPE (Rep)

En mann besøker en kvinne som han ikke kjenner, og legger frem et uvanlig forslag. Gjennom en dialog preget av misforståelser, når de til slutt frem til en overensstemmelse.

A man visits a woman, whom he doesn't know, with an unusual proposition. Through a dialogue marred by misunderstandings, they eventually reach an agreement.

Script: Matilda Höög | Cast: Mattias Härenstam, Matilda Höög

Production, contact: Matilda Höög, t: +47 92463410, e: matildahoog[at]gmail.com

NOR, DNK 2013 | Exp. | 6 min.
Director: Kristina Kvalvik

CITY HEART

Vi følger protagonisten gjennom byen en mørk vinternatt. Hvor er hun på vei? Hvorfor følger vi henne? Byen i mørket og kvinnen i natten skaper en urovekkende stemning, uten å gi noen konkret forklaring på hvorfor.

The viewer follows the protagonist through a city one dark winter’s night. Where is she going? Why are we following her? A city in the dark and the woman in the night set an ominous atmosphere, without giving concrete reasons as to why.

Production, contact: Kristina Kvalvik, t: 46593965, e: kristinakvalvik[at]gmail.com

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NOR 4
Torsdag | Thursday 19:00
(Total: 98 min.)

NOR 2015 | Fic. | 30 min.
Director: Vibeke Heide

BUNKER

Monika prøver å gjenopplive det nære forholdet hun hadde til bardomsvenninnen Irene. Men en dagstur til en gammel tysk bunker viser at sårene fra fortiden ikke er leget, og at maktkampen mellom de to heller ikke tilhører tiden som var.

Monika tries to revive the close relationship with her childhood friend Irene. A day-trip to an old German bunker reveals that the offenses of the past have not faded, and that the struggle for power between the two of them is not something of the past.

Script: Vibeke Heide, Marie Blokhus, Ester Grenersen | Cast: Marie Blokhus, Ester Grenersen

Production, contact: Vibeke Heide, e: vibeke.heide[at]gmail.com

NOR 2015 | Fic. | 7 min.
Director: Det Sporadiske Filmkollektivet

OSLO'S ROSE (Oslos rose)

Nader har vært hodestups forelsket i Janne i over to år, noe som har påvirket både arbeidet og kreativiteten hans. Så kommer endelig muligheten for en oppklaring, slik at han kan komme seg videre i livet. Nader hopper uti med hjertet først.

Nader is too busy fulfilling his own expectations in life and it holds him back. He has been head over heels in love with Janne for two years and it affects both his creativity and work. But now, suddenly he sees a possibility to move on. Nader dives into the assignment with his heart first.

Production: Det Sporadiske Filmkollektivet
Contact: Fredrik Harreschou, e: fredrik[at]oslopostco.no

GBR, FIN 2015 | Fic. | 3 min.
Director: Jojo Erholtz

DAYDREAM

Det kan se ut som om Annabelles oppfatning av hva romantikk er bare finnes i eventyrene, men dette er dagen noe livsomveltende kan skje.

It seems that Annabelle's idea of romance only exists in fairytales, but this is the day when something life-changing could happen.

Script: Jojo Erholtz | Camera: Steven Ferguson | Sound: Dayo James | Music: Fraya Thomsen

Production, contact: Jojo Erholtz, t: +44 78840171355, e: jojo.erholtz[at]gmail.com

SWE 2015 | Fic. | 22 min.
Director: Olivier Guerpillon

IN/OUT (In/Ut)

En ung svensk gutt og familien kommer til Marokko på dagstur med turistbuss fra Spania. De besøker Tanger, den berømte havnebyen ved Gibraltarstredet, ved dørstokken til Europa. Mehdi er en gategutt fra Tanger med sine egne drømmer. Deres stier vil krysses i løpet av noen varme sommertimer.

A young Swedish boy and his family come to Morocco for a day trip on a tourist bus from Spain. They visit Tangier, the famous harbour city by the strait of Gibraltar, at the doorstep of Europe. Mehdi is a street kid from Tangier with dreams of his own. Their paths will cross during some hot summer hours.

Camera: Marek Septimus Wieser | Sound: Niclas Merits | Editing: Philip Bergström | Music: Lola ROE

Production, contact: Olivier Guerpillon - DFM, t: +46 709740097, e: guerpillon.o[at]gmail.com

NOR 2015 | Mus. | 4 min.
Director: Aurora Gossé

ANJA - ECHO

Ei jente er invitert til en karnevalbursdag, men når hun ankommer innser hun at hun er ganske anderledes enn de andre barna.

A young girl is invited to a costume birthday party. When she arrives at the house, she realises that she's quite different from the other kids.

Script: Aurora Gossé | Camera: Åsmund Hasli | Editing: Magnus Skatvold | Color: Dylan R. Hopkin | Sound Design: Audun Røstad, Jørgen Meyer | Cast: Leah Sol Wettland Midtsand

Production, contact: Håvard Gossé Bergseth - Spætt Film, t: +47 98878923, e: havard[at]spaett.no

SWE 2015 | Fic. | 12 min.
Director: Mikael Bundsen

THE MOMENT THAT PASSED (Det bor inga bögar i Bollebygd)

I en småby i Sverige møter Niklas, som er i tjueårene, sine venner for litt bowling etter jobb. I bowlinghallen ser han noen han ikke har møtt på lenge.

In a small town in Sweden, twenty-something Niklas meets up with some friends for some bowling after work. In the bowling alley he sees someone whom he has not seen for a long time.

Script: Mikael Bundsen | Cast: Anton Jarlros Gry, Ludvig Turegård, Matilda Jelse

Production: Erik Hemmendorff - Plattform
Contact: Mikael Bundsen, e: mbundsen[at]gmail.com

NOR 2015 | Exp. | 20 min.
Directors: Silje Michaela Kvalheim, Elin Osjord

MOON OVER EARTH

En film å undre over, å være i. Storslått natur, vakre bilder. Syngende hvaler og dansende hester. Et levende maleri - av Edvard Munch?

A film to wonder in, to be in. Magnificent scenery, beautiful images. Whales singing and horses dancing. A living painting - by Edvard Munch?

Camera: Elin Osjord, Odd Geir Sæther | Cast: Silje Michaela Kvalheim, Irene Theisen, Caroline Skjørshammer, Sigmund Hegstad, Ole Aleksander Hansen, Erik Hennum, Ingunn Rimestad, Benedikte Onarheim Blystad, Annette Brandanger

Production, contact: Silje Michaela Kvalheim, t: +47 48355721, e: siljemichaela[at]gmail.com

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NOR 5
Fredag | Friday 14:00
(Total: 101 min.)

NOR 2015 | Doc.Exp. | 13 min.
Director: Jørgen Johansen

MEDITATION ON DARKNESS
(Meditasjon på mørket)

En film som omfavner det enkle og mystiske i å observere omgivelsene rundt oss. Videobildene er tatt opp om natten i Port-au-Prince, og satt sammen i en saktegående form, løst relatert til jordens sykluser.

A film that embraces the simple and mystic act of observing our surroundings. The video images are recorded at night time in Port-au-Prince and assembled in a slow-paced form loosely related to the cycles of the earth.

Script: Jørgen Johansen | Sound: Erling Lydersen Hoff

Production, contact: Jørgen Johansen, t: +47 94404048, e: jorge.joje.johansen[at]gmail.com

FIN, CRO 2015 | Fic. | 11 min.
Director: Otto Kylmälä

MOTHER (Äiti)

Mor prøve å gjenopplive kontaken med sønnen Elias etter et langt opphold i psykiatrien. Elias vil at hun skal fortelle favoritthistorien hans. Mens Mor forteller, lukker Elias øynene og drømmer.

Mother tries to reconnect with her son Elias after a long absence in psychiatric care. Elias wants her to tell him his favourite bedtime story. While Mother recites, Elias closes his eyes and dreams.

Script: Otto Kylmälä, Heli Tamminen | Camera: Joni Juutilainen | Cast: Elias Koistinen, Seidi Haarla, Jesse Vinnari

Production: Jenni Koski - Napafilms
Contact: Suvi Paavola - The Finnish Film Foundation, t: +358 503237704, e: suvi.paavola[at]ses.fi

FIN 2015 | Exp. | 5 min.
Director: Sampo Siren

OPEN WATER

En utforskning av fjerntliggende deler av universet gjennom fantasiens linse. Inspirert av NASAs oppdrag med å studere dvergplaneten Ceres. Filmen ble ferdig bare tre dager etter at romfartøyer Dawn gikk inn i bane rundt Ceres, 6. mars 2015.

An exploration of a distant part of our universe through the lens of imagination. Inspired by NASA's mission to study the dwarf planet Ceres. The film was finished just three days after the spacecraft Dawn entered the orbit around Ceres on March 6th 2015.

Animation: Sampo Siren | Editing: Sampo Siren | Music: Eero Pulkkinen

Production, contact: Sampo Siren, t: +35 8449278738, e: samposiren[at]gmail.com

FIN 2014 | Ani. | 8 min.
Directors: Pietari Bagge,
Christer Hongisto, Elisa Ikonen, Inka Matilainen

THE GUARDIAN (Valvoja)

Om en gammel kvinne med en robothjelper som prøver å minne henne på noe viktig.

About an old woman whose robot assistant is trying to remind her about something important.

Sound: Tuukka Nikkilä | Music: Salla Luhtala

Production, contact: Maira Dobele - Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, t: +35 8456747537, e: maira.dobele[at]aalto.fi

DNK, NOR 2015 | Mus. | 3 min.
Director: Arne Kristoffer Wang Holthe

THE FLAME (Flammen)

Et portrett av følelsene til ei jente som blir mobbet fordi hun er annerledes. Men hun bærer på en hemmelighet som skal forandre alt. En moderne tolkning av et klassisk H.C. Andersen-eventyr.

A portrait of the inner thoughts of a young girl beeing bullied, because she is different than all the others. But the girl is carrying a secret that will change everything. A modern re-interpretation of a classic H.C. Andersen tale.

Script: Arne Kristoffer Wang Holthe | Camera, editing: Rasmus Quistgaard

Production: Morten Lindemann Olsen - Filter Film
Contact: Arne Kristoffer Wang Holthe, t: +45 40744761, e: mail[at]filterfilm.dk

NOR 2015 | Fic. | 12 min.
Director: Rebecca Figenschau

BLANK SQUARES (Hvite firkanter)

Kasper skal flytte til en annen by, og på siste skoledag opplever han hvordan det er å dra fra klassen og favorittlæreren sin.

Kasper is having his last day at school before his family is moving to another city. He has to deal with the feelings of leaving his class and favorite teacher.

Production, contact: Janic Heen - Vinland Good Stories, t: 90136829, e: janic[at]vinlandstories.no

DNK 2015 | Ani. | 8 min.
Director: Sofie Nørgaard Kampmark

TSUNAMI

Haru er en middeladrende japansk mann som vender hjem etter en tsunami. Han fornekter situasjonen sin. Fanget inne i huset sitt finner han en sjøånd.

Haru, a middle-aged Japanese man, returns to his ruined home after a tsunami. He is in denial. Trapped inside his home, he discovers a Sea Spirit.

Animation: Steffen Christensen | Sound: Thomas Ahlmark | Editing: Sofie Nørgaard Kampmark | Music: Johan Carøe

Production, contact: Michelle Nardone - The Animation Workshop, e: taw.films[at]VIA.DK

DNK 2015 | Fic. | 9 min.
Director: Clara Hartmann Henningsen

OF SILT AND SLUDGE (Af dynd og slam)

Om to kvinner som møtes for første gang. Mens Eva spiser frokost, spaserer Lilith inn og starter en samtale.

About two women who meet each other for the first time. While Eva is having her breakfast, Lilith walks in and starts a conversation.

Script: Clara Hartmann Henningsen | Cast: Ulla Henningsen, Julie Johanna Hansen

Production, contact: Marrit Greidanus, e: marrit_hilda[at]hotmail.com

NOR 2014 | Fic. | 10 min.
Director: Andrea Sand Gustavson

GIRL

Kit jobber som danser på en nattklubb, men hun har ingen reell kontakt med hverken tilskuerne eller mennene i livet sitt. Om en kvinnes reise inn i en ny verden som bringer frem følelser hun ikke trodde hun hadde.

Kit works as a dancer in a vibrant nightclub, but she has no real connection to the audience, or any man in her life. About a woman's journey into a new world that arouses feelings she never knew she had.

Script: Andrea Sand Gustavson | Cast: Maria Grazia Di Meo

Production: Petter Onstad Løkke
Contact: Andrea Sand Gustavson, t: +47 46548308, e: andrea.sand.gustavson[at]gmail.com

ROU, SWE 2015 | Fic. | 15 min.
Director: Stefan Constantinescu

PROLOGUE (Prologen)

Hvor lang tid tar det for to mennesker å ødelegge alt?

How long does it actually take for two people to destroy everything?

Script: Stefan Constantinescu | Camera: Alexandru Timosca | Sound: Henrik Ohlin | Editing: Rasmus Ohlander | Cast: Cosmina Stratan, Andi Vasluianu

Production: Jörgen Andersson - Doppelganger AB, t: +46 706654240, e: jorgen[at]doppelganger.se
Contact: Theo Tsappos − SFI, t: +46 86651133, e: theo.tsappos[at]sfi.se

FIN 2015 | Doc. | 7 min.
Director: PV Lehtinen

HIETSU

Den sommerlige kampen for en plass i solen mellom måker og mennesker.

The summery battle for a place in the sun between sea gulls and humans.

Script: PV Lehtinen | Camera: Matti Helariutta, Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen | Sound: Micke Nyström | Editing: PV Lehtinen | Music: Timo Väänänen

Contact, production: PV Lehtinen - Cineparadiso Oy, t: +35 8505828634, e: cine[at]cineparadiso.fi

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NOR 6
Lørdag | Saturday 13:00
(Total: 103 min.)

SWE 2015 | Fic. | 29 min.
Director: Patrik Eklund

OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS

Vitenskapsfolk fra hele verden møtes i et konferanserom på et ukjent sted en eller annen plass i Amerika. De er der i ensomhet for å kunne diskutere opprinnelsen til et mystisk kranium som er funnet 300 meter under isen i Antarktis.

A group of scientists from around the world meet in a conference room in an unknown location somewhere in America. They are there to discuss in isolation the origins of the mysterious cranium discovered 300 metres below the ice of Antarctica.

Script: Patrik Eklund | Camera: Simon Olsson | Sound: Oscar Lovnér | Editing: Patrik Eklund | Music: Björn Baummann | Cast: Schiaffino Musarra, Olle Sarri, Anki Larsson, Stephen Rappaport

Production: Patrik Eklund - Framestation
Contact: Theo Tsappos − SFI, t: +46 86651133, e: theo.tsappos[at]sfi.se

NOR, ESP 2015 | Ani. | 5 min.
Director: Ismael Sanz-Pena

LITTLE PINK (En liten rosa)

En samling animerte vignetter skapt fra universet til Carin og Stina Wirsens barnebok Mange fargerike små og en liten rosa. Filmen tar opp tema rundt barndom, persepsjon og interaksjon mellom mennesker.

An animated short film-collection of vignettes created within the narrative of Carin and Stina Wirsen's children's book Little Pink & Brokiga. The film suggests themes of childhood, perception and human interactions.

Script: Carin Wirsen | Illustration: Stina Wirsen Sound: Peder E. Sundet

Production, contact: Ismael Sanz-Pena, t:+47 90988876, e: contact[at]madrescalvas.es

NOR 2015 | Doc.Exp. | 14 min.
Director: Jon Vatne

THE PSYCHONAUT (Psykonauten)

På samme måte som astronauter reiser i verdensrommet, reiser Psykonauter i sitt eget sinn. En film i krysningen mellom dokumentar og fiksjon som viser hvordan det er å trippe på fleinsopp.

In the same way astronauts travel in space, psychonauts travel in their own mind. A hybrid documentary film showing how it's like tripping on magic mushrooms.

Script: Jon Vatne | Camera: Karl Erik Brøndbo | Editing: Trude Lirhus | Composer, Sound Designer: Ali Parandian | Cast: Inkognito

Production, contact: Håvard Gossé Bergseth - Spætt Film, t: +47 98878923, e: havard[at]spaett.no

NOR 2015 | Doc. | 10 min.
Director: Silje Ensby

A THOUSAND HANDS AGO

Om å hente frem kunnskap som for lenge siden forsvant med sine håndtverkere. Over tre dager bygger Anders Thygesen en Aleutisk kajakk mens han reflekterer over prosessen ved å lære disse ferdighetene fra håndtverkerne han aldri har møtt.

About recalling the knowledge of long dead craftsmen. Over the course of three days, Danish kayak builder Anders Thygesen builds an Aleutian iqyax by the shore of his local lake. He reflects on the process of learning these skills from masters whom he has never met.

Cast: Anders Thygesen

Production, contact: Silje Ensby, e: siljeensby[at]gmail.com

NOR 2015 | Fic. | 21 min.
Director: Even Hafnor, Lisa Brooke Hansen

SMALL TALK

Vi følger familien Dvergsnes fra Kristiansand gjennom tre hendelser som fant sted høsten og vinteren 2014.

We follow the Dvergsnes family of Kristiansand through three events that took place during the fall and winter of 2014.

Script: Even Hafnor | Camera: Steivan Hasler | Editing: Erik Anderson | Sound: Marius Ytterdal | Cast: Espen Gunstensen, Marit Langeland, Harry Halvorsen, Elisabeth Robstad

Production: Even Hafnor, Jon Puntervold, t: 47652998, e: puntervold[at]gmail.com
Contact: Even Hafnor, t: 95938715, e: betweenthinglass[at]gmail.com

DNK 2015 | Fic. | 13 min.
Director: Kristian Håskjold

WELCOME TO PARADISE

Harald tror han kan være den nye Messias.

Harald has a feeling that he might be the new Messiah.

Script: Kristian Håskjold | Camera: Christian Laursen | Sound: Kevin Koch | Music: Jesper Ankarfeldt

Production: Siri Dynesen
Contact: Kristian Håskjold, t: +45 51890322, e: kristian[at]flyingfilms.dk

FIN 2015 | Exp. | 1 min.
Director: Salla Myllylä

MY TREE (Puuni)

En hånd maler omrisset av et tre på et vindu en solrik vårdag. Mennesker og biler passerer forbi forstadsbakgården.

A hand paints an outline for a tree on a window on a sunny spring day. People and cars pass by in the suburban backyard.

Production: Salla Myllylä
Contact: Hanna Joensuu - AV-arkki, t: +35 8504356092, e: programme[at]av-arkki.fi

NOR 2015 | Doc. | 10 min.
Director: Jørn Ranum

NORTHBOUND (Mot Nord)

Vi er vant med å se rullebrettet bli brukt i byene og på den harde asfalten. Her er det første forsøket på å ta rullebrettet med ut i naturen for å skate på frosne, steinharde sandstrender i Nord Norge. Bli med fire av Norges beste skatere i dette poetiske og lekende møtet med den arktiske vinteren.

We are accustomed to see the skateboard being used in cities and on the hard asphalt. This is the first attempt at bringing the skateboard into nature to skate on frozen sand beaches in northern Norway. Join four of Norway's best skaters in this poetic and playful encounter with the Arctic winter.

Script: Jørn Ranum | Camera: Lukasz Zamaro | Editing: Marta Sæverud | Sound: Ole Richard Korsan Stuwe

Production: Anders Graham - Turbin Film, t: +47 41509934, e: anders[at]turbinfilm.no
Contact: Carina Istre - Turbin Film, t: +47 90713338, e: carina[at]turbinfilm.no

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Programme 2016
 
Nova Cinema, 1, 2 & 3
 

WEDNESDAY JAN. 27
10:00 EFA 1: Short Matters!
12:00 NOR 1
14:00 INT 1
16:00 NOR 2
18:00 Regional Premieres
20:00 Short Treats 1
20:00 Reception & opening party
22:00 Festival Club
 

THURSDAY JAN. 28
10:00 Children’s Programme 1
10:00 EFA 2: Short Matters!
11:00 Animation Workshop
12:00 Children’s Programme 2
12:00 INT 2
14:00 NOR 3
15:00 Regional Film Education
16:00 Meet the Filmmakers 1
17:00 Short Film Studies Symposium
19:00 NOR 4
21:00 Masterclass: The Secret World of Moths
23:00 Festival Club
 

FRIDAY JAN. 29
10:00 Conflight
10:00 EFA 3: Short Matters!
12:00 One-minute-films & EMU
12:00 INT 3
14:00 NOR 5
16:00 Meet the Filmmakers 2
17:00 INT 4
18:00 Outdoor Cinema for children
19:00 Romanian 1: Adrian Sitaru
21:00 Outdoor Cinema
22:00 Festival Club
 

SATURDAY JAN. 30
11:00 INT 5
13:00 NOR 6
15:00 INT 6
17:00 Meet the Filmmakers 3
18:00 Statement Too - Arvid Sletta & Jørn Utkilen
20:00 Romanian 2: Radu Jude
22:00 Narrative Music Videos
23:00 Festival Party
 

SUNDAY JAN. 31
12:00 Norwegian Film Art 1980-89
15:00 Award ceremony and screening
18:00 Multiplié Dance Film
20:00 Short Treats 2
20:00 DansiT & Festival Club
 

Changes might occur.

 
News
 
Award Winners at Minimalen 2016
International Competition Jury: Richard Raskin (USA, DNK), Hannes Vartiainen (FIN), Arna Marie Bersås (NOR). Best International Film- incl. EUR 1 000 from Minimalen ZEPO av César Díaz Meléndez [ESP] The film tells a [+]

Publisert 31.01.2016 23:32

Award Winners at Minimalen 2015
Norwegian Competition Prerunner: Prerunner to be screened at Trondheim Kino for one month, chosen by Trondheim Kino. Special Mention: ALL IN by Line Klungseth Johansen and Øystein Moe Best Prerunner: [+]

Publisert 27.04.2015 15:27

Award Winners at the 26th Minimalen Short Film Festival
International Panorama Audience Award: 500 euro from Minimalen. CURFEW by Shawn Christensen – USA Don Quixote Award, chosen by the FICC-jury: Atle Hunnes Isaksen, Daniela Fend, Carles Font Garcia. THE DEVIL [+]

Publisert 16.03.2014 18:10

First programme released: EFA 2014
European Film Academy – European Film Award nominees Under the heading Short Matters!, 15 award winners from European festivals are presented, all nominated for the European Film Awards 2013. The European Film [+]

Publisert 11.11.2013 16:22

Awards 2013
Awards – Nordic Competition Four films were awarded by the jury. All the winners receive a Nordic Competition Trophy. Please note that the films in the Norwegian Competition also participated. [+]

Publisert 03.03.2013 16:16

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