NORWEGIAN FILMS FEATURES 2013
Northern thrills > True adventures > New generations
We are proud to start 2013 with Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and César nominations to Kon-Tiki, Headhunters and Oslo, August 31st.
In 2013, 24 new Norwegian features will be premiered. Norwegian children’s films are well-known for taking their young audiences seriously, and they are awarded at festivals worldwide. It is therefore a pleasure to see that seven of the new films are made for our youngest audiences. Casper and Emma – Best Friends, Ploddy the Police Car on the Case and Hocus Pocus, Alfie Atkins will delight the youngest, and our heroes from Pinchliffe Grand Prix will have the honour of concluding the Norwegian film year with Solan & Ludvig – Christmas in Pinchliffe. 2013 will also give cinematic life to two classics of Norwegian literature. After 115 years and many attempts comes the first Norwegian-language adaptation of Knut Hamsun’s novel, Victoria, scripted and directed by Torun Lian. Kon-Tiki directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg will start the shooting for Beatles, from Lars Saabye Christensen’s 1984 novel.
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stine OPPEGAARD Head of International Relations, feature films Cell: +47 908 59 638 Mail: [email protected]
TORIL Simonsen Head of International Relations, short and documentary films Cell: +47 900 38 086 Mail: [email protected]
We have great expectations for The Art of Negative Thinking director Bård Breien, who will launch a very different film noir, Detective Downs. North director Rune Denstad Langlo shows another side of himself in the romantic Chasing the Wind, and
Hisham Zaman, who directed the award-winning short, Bawke, is ready with his feature debut from Kurdistan-Berlin-Oslo, Before Snowfall. After the Oslo trilogy, Erik Poppe has moved outside Norway to film A Thousand Times Good Night, a drama starring Juliette Binoche. In recent years thrillers have been a strong attraction in Norwegian cinema. Now Insomnia-director Erik Skjoldbjærg will shortly release Pioneer, a thriller from the beginning of the Norwegian oil rush, with Headhunters star Aksel Hennie among the divers 500 metres under sea level. Kon-Tiki actor Pål Sverre Hagen will play another hero role in Ragnarok, a family-adventure based on our historical roots. We are happy to welcome you to a new and exciting Norwegian film year.
Nina Refseth CEO, Norwegian Film Institute
Stine Helgeland Executive Director, Promotion and International Relations
Easy Money – Life Deluxe
Ploddy The Police Car On The Case
The Wave (Working Title)
Everything Will Be Fine
Pornopung (English Title Tba)
All That Matters Is Past
The Almost Man
Solan & Ludvig – Christmas In Pinchliffe
Diary From The Revolution
The Exorcist In The 21St Century
Kandire – Land Of Evil
Casper And Emma – Best Friends
Tina & Bettina – The Movie
The Last Sentence
Chasing The Wind
The Tough Guys
Varg Veum – Cold Hearts
My Afghanistan – Life In The Forbidden Zone
Varg Veum – The Dead Have It Easy
Liv & Ingmar
Neither The Veil Nor The Four Walls
Nobody Owns Me
The Nomad’s Trail
Granny & The Kids
The Punk Syndrome
Hocus, Pocus, Alfie Atkins!
A Thousand Times Good Night
The Sarnos – A Life In Dirty Movies
I Am Yours
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard
Captain Sabertooth and the Lama Rama Treasure 44
Into The Dark
Dirk Ohm – The Illusionist Who Disappeared
Into The White
Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder
It’s Only Make Believe
Her Er Harold (English title tba)
Journey To The Christmas Star
> FEATURE FILMS 2012–2013
> IN PRODUCTION
> FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARIES
Vive La France
A Pigeon On A Branch
The Act Of Killing
When Hari Got Married
Hjemlengsel (English title tba)
Who Will Be A Gurkha
Kiss Me, You Fucking Moron!
Char – The No-Man’s Island
Dance Of Outlaws
Must Have Been Love
The Prize Idiot
Shakespeare: The Hidden Truth
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92 min Colour DCP 2k Eva Sørhaug Screenplay Eva Sørhaug Director of Photography Harald Gunnar Paalgaard Producer Håkon Øverås for 4 ½ Film AS Cast Bjørn Floberg, Annemari Kastrup, Aksel Hennie, Kaia Varjord, Mads Ousdal, Pia Tjelta Release date September 21, 2012 Norwegian distributor Euforia Film Sales LevelK Drama
FEATURE FILMS 2012–2013 What happens in the last 90 minutes of a human life before they commit murder? In 90 Minutes we follow Johan who is making a lavish last meal for his wife, Fred who is on his weekly visit with the kids and Trond who completely has lost control of his use of violence towards his young wife who just gave birth to a child. Before the irretrievable act of murder happens, these men are still considered as human beings. 90 Minutes don’t try to give any answers or to find psychological explanations, but simply to follow these men’s perspective and stay with them and share the minutes just before it’s too late.
(1971) holds a Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences at the University of Oslo. She furthered her education at The San Francisco Academy of Art University, where she got her Master of Fine Arts degree in filmmaking in 1999. As part of completing her degree, she also attended the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts for one year. After completing her education, Sørhaug directed several short films before making her feature film debut with Cold Lunch in 2008. Sørhaug is also a skilled director of commercials, and is attached to the production company 4 1/2. Eva Sørhaug
ALL THAT MATTERS IS PAST
THE ALMOST MAN
105 min Colour DCP 2k Dolby SR Sara Johnsen Screenplay Sara Johnsen Director of Photography John Andreas Andersen Producer Turid Øversveen for 4 ½ Film AS Cast Maria Bonnevie, Kristoffer Joner, David Dencik, Maria Keiskanen, Tea Sandaner, Asmund Høeg, Trond Nilssen, Line B. Njølstad, Mads S. Pettersen Release date November 2, 2012 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Sales TrustNordisk ApS
Mer eller mindre mann 77 min Colour DCP 2k Martin Lund Screenplay Martin Lund Director of Photography Morten Halfstad Forsberg Producer Ruben Thorkildsen for Ape & Bjørn Cast Henrik Rafaelsen, Janne Heltberg, Tov Sletta, Per Kjærstad, Tore Sagen, Kim Eidhagen, Terje Ranes, Ågot Sendstad, Anne Ma Usterud Release date September 14, 2012 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Sales LevelK
Janne meets William after many years of separation. She leaves her family to live with him in a cabin by the river and they recreate the feeling of love and lust that they had as children, being sweethearts playing in the woods. Sara Johnsen (1970) is a highly acclaimed Norwegian director
and screenwriter. Her latest feature, the internationally applauded multi-plot drama Upperdog (2009), won five prizes at the AMANDA Awards (Norway). At the Rouen Nordic Film Festival, Upperdog won the Grand Jury Prize. Johnsen’s first feature Kissed by Winter (2005) won the Canal+ Nordic Debutant Amanda Award and also won the Grand Jury Prize at AFI Fest (American Film Institute) in 2005. In 2010 she, as one of two selected directors, received a unique production-funding package for three fulllength features, initiated by the Norwegian Film Institute.
When a canoeist by coincidence finds Janne in the forest, she is extremely weak and two dead men lie beside her.
The Almost Man is Henrik, a 35 year old man who still parties with his high-school buddies like they were still in their 20s. His mother cares for him like he’s still a child. And he’s in a relationship that’s based on goofing around. Now, his girlfriend Tone is pregnant and Henrik has to take a serious job, move into a conform duplex, calm down the partying, and start behaving like a father to be – like an adult. But as Henrik feels the pressure to mature, and to do it quickly, his frustrations surface in unforeseen ways.
(1979) was educated as an art director at Westerdals School of Communication before he was accepted to the directing- programme at the Norwegian Film School at Lillehammer, graduating in 2009. His first film as a director: Home Game from 2004 was screened at numerous national and international film festivals. He also directed the shorts Shall we dance? in 2007, and Pistachio in 2009. Lund is also a seasoned director of commercials. Lund made his debut as a feature film director in 2010 with Twigson ties the Knot, the second film in the Twigson-franchise, one of the biggest and most successful movie franchises in Norwegian cinema history. Martin Lund
105 min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Hisham Zaman Screenplay Kjell Ola Dahl and Hisham Zaman Director of Photography Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen Producers Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae for Paradox AS Cast Taher Abdullah Taher, Bahar Özen, Suzan Ilir, Birol Unel, Nazmi Kirik, Ahmed Zirek Release date January 15, 2013 Norwegian distributor Scanbox AS Contact Paradox AS
Før snøen faller
(1975) is an award winning director educated at the Norwegian Film School. He is born in Kerkok but lives in Norway. With the film Bawke he achieved an unprecedented debut at the short film festival in 2005, winning over 50 international awards. Bawke won the decade’s best short film in Norway. Zaman´s film Winterland opened the Tromsø International Film Festival in 2007. Zaman is now completing production of two feature films, Before Snowfall (his feature film debut), and A Letter to the King. Hisham Zaman
approx. 105 min Colour DCP 2k Dolby SR Eskil Vogt Screenplay Eskil Vogt Director of Photography Thimios Bakatakis Producers Hans-Jørgen Osnes and Sigve Endresen for Motlys AS Cast Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt Release date September 2013 Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon Contact Motlys AS
A convoy of cars is approaching the house of 16-year-old Siyar, his Mother and his two sisters. The first car, a modern SUV, holds the Village principal and his son, who has come to ask Siyar’s big sister, Nermin, to marry him. Nermin is 18-years-old, and do not want this marriage. Later, she runs away. As the oldest man in the family, it is up to Siyar to regain the family honor. He takes after his sister, using hazardous refugee paths through Europe, to bring her back to the village.
Ingrid has become blind and refuses to go out. She gets the feeling that her husband is there, observing her without her knowing. Elin, newly divorced, lies to her daughter to hide her loneliness – across the street a man is watching her through the window… A dark, humourous and surprising film about our most private fears and fantasies.
is a directing graduate from one of Europe’s most prestigious film schools: La Fémis in Paris. He has directed several award winning short films, among them An Embrace (Une étreinte), which was nominated for an European Film Award and The Strangers (Les étrangers), which won the Grand Prix du Jury at the Premiers Plans festival in Angers. Vogt has also had a successful screenwriting career, working closely with Joachim Trier, including his two features, Reprise (2006) and Oslo, August 31st (2011). Vogt’s most recent work as a director was for the groundbreaking, darkly comic and award winning Norwegian TV-series Uti vår hage. Eskil Vogt
CHASING THE WIND
Casper and Emma – Best Friends
Jag etter vind
Karsten og Petra blir bestevenner
90 min colour DCP 2k Rune Denstad Langlo Screenplay Rune Denstad Langlo Director of Photography Philip Øgaard Producers Brede Hovland and Sigve Endresen for Motlys AS Cast Marie Blokhus, Sven-Bertil Taube, Tobias Santelmann, Frederik Meldal Nørgaard, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Marte Aunemo, Per Tofte Release date March 15, 2013 Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon Sales Memento Films International
74 min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Arne Lindtner Næss Screenplay Line Fougner Christensen based on “Karsten og Petra” by Tor Åge Bringsværd and Anne G. Holt Director of Photography Daniel Gáras Producers Silje Hopland Eik and Tanya Badendyck for Cinenord Kidstory AS Cast Elias Søvold-Simonsen, Nora Amundsen, Thorbjørn Harr, Janne Formoe, Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen, Ivar Nørve, Hilde Lyrån, Markus Scarth Tønseth, Caren Remøy, Anna Celine Bredal Release date February 15, 2013 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Sales AB Svensk Filmindustri Family film Director
Arne Lindtner Næss has
worked with all the Junior Olsen Gang films. In 2005, he directed Finding Friends and in 2008 SOS – Summer of Suspense. Lindtner Næss has worked as an actor on several Norwegian theater and cabaret stages, as well as in feature films and TV-series. He is also a stage director and screenplay writer for television series.
In the film Karsten & Petra, we meet Petra about to celebrate her fifth birthday. What she wants most of all is a dog. But Petra’s mum, who is a vet, says that one must be a little older to take care of a dog. But Petra insists that five years is more than old enough! Karsten dreads to start a new daycare. But when he arrives in the kindergarden, he meets Petra. She also has a stuffed animal that comes alive, and from that day Karsten and Petra are best friends. They play together all the time, even though Sigrid often teases them. Karsten is there when Petra meets the old and very cute dog, Bassa, for the first time. Petra falls in love with Bassa and wants to take her home immediately. Miss Rabbit gets really jealous of Bassa and when Petra and Karsten are at the firehouse with the kindergarden, she hides. Petra believes she has lost Miss Rabbit forever, and nothing can make her happy again. But on her birthday, Petra doesn’t only get one great surprise, she gets two!
Anna hasn’t seen her family for a decade. When her grandmother dies, she returns home to face her grandfather and the ones she left behind. In the week leading up to the funeral, nothing goes as expected, and Anna is forced to reconsider how she lives her life.
(1972) feature film debut, North (2009), won the international critic’s FIPRESCI prize at the Berlinale, and the Best New Narrative Filmmaker Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film sold to over thirty territories. Langlo comes from a background in documentaries and has directed The Last Match (2011), 99% Honest (2008) and Too Much Norway (2005). Rune Denstad Langlo’s
104 min Colour DCP 2k Dolby SRD Arild Andresen Screenplay Arild Andresen and Lars Gudmestad based on the novel “Kompani Orheim” by Tore Renberg Director of Photography Philip Øgaard Producers Yngve Sæther and Sigve Endresen for Motlys AS Cast Vebjørn Enger, Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie Mosli, Glenn André Viste Bø, Eili Harboe, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Tone Mostraum, Renate Reinsve Release date March 2, 2012 Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon Sales NonStop Sales
105 min Colour DCP 2k DTS Bård Breien Screenplay Bård Breien and Eske Troelstrup Director of Photography Gaute Gunnari Producers Asle Vatn and Pål Røed for Friland Produksjon AS Cast Svein André Hosø, Ida Elise Broch, Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Kari Simonsen, Sven Nordin, Liv Bernhoft Osa Release date August 2, 2013 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Sales TrustNordisk ApS
Company Orheim tells the story of teenager Jarle and his parents struggling to live under the same roof in Stavanger, Norway, during the mid- 1980s. The members of the Orheim family all have their hopes and dreams, but find it hard to cope with everyday life. Jarle finds his escape through music, political activism and chasing girls, but standing up for himself at home is a battle still to be fought. Director and screenwriter Arild Andresen started out making short films and commercials. In 2006, he directed the youth drama miniseries Boys will be Boys, the first Norwegian production nominated for an EMMY. Andresen’s debut feature, The Liverpool Goalie (2010), won both the Chrystal Bear and a special mention at the Berlinale Generation 2011. It received critical acclaim as well as a big audience nationally, and has won lots of international festival awards. Company Orheim is his second feature.
Years later, Jarle has to face the ghosts of his past and consider what his childhood was all about. Company Orheim is a family drama and coming of age story about guilt and atonement, and the cost of independence.
Robert runs his own detective office, but never gets any cases. It is hard to be a private investigator with Down’s Syndrome. But this time a case comes Robert’s way. The legendary skater Olav Starr is missing, and his family urgently needs an incompetent detective to pacify an affluent and senile grandmother. They’re in for a big surprise when Robert reveals his special investigation method, discovering hidden facts within the family. He soon senses the family’s despair, and gradually finds himself entangled in Olav’s misguided life. His assignment is not without danger, but eventually they all have to acknowledge that Robert is not as stupid as they assumed.
After an affluent upbringing, with a ruthless brother, a mother who worked as a teacher and a father who was a major player in the porn industry, Bård Breien (1971) became conspicuously uptight already as a young man. His yearning for personal freedom is still not over. He studied history of ideas and literature prior to three years of film studies in Copenhagen. His first short film, Frank’s Prolapse (2003), about a torpedo with a back ache, was nominated for an Amanda Award (2006). The Art of Negative Thinking marked his feature film debut, both as screen writer and director. The film won several international awards and has been sold to many territories.
85 min Colour 1:2,40 Dolby Suround Roar Uthaug Screenplay Thomas Moldestad Director of Photography John Christian Rosenlund Producers Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm for Fantefilm Fiksjon AS Cast Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Isabel Christine Andreasen, Milla Olin, Tobias Santelmann, Hans Jacob Sand, Martin Slaatto, Bjørn Moan, Hallvard Holmen, Iren Reppen, Richard Skog, Kristian Espedal, Eirik Holden, Clara Lien Sunde Release date September 28, 2012 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Sales TrustNordisk ApS
100 min Colour DCP 2k Digital 5.1 Øystein Karlsen Screenplay Øystein Karlsen Director of Photography Pål Bugge Haagenrud Producers Anders Tangen and Hillevil Råberg for Viafilm AS and Illusion Film AB Cast Jon Øigarden, Tuva Novotny, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Atle Antonsen, Iben Hjejle, Lennart Jähkel, Rebecka Hemse, Sten Ljunggren Release date March 16, 2012 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Contact Viafilm AS
Ten years after the Black Death devastated the country, a poor family sets out on a journey to search for better living conditions. In a deserted mountain pass, they are attacked by a gang of ruthless killer thieves. The only one spared is 19 year old Signe. She is taken prisoner, and the gang brings her back to their camp. Here, she soon learns that they have a fate worse than death in store for her. Signe realizes that her only alternative is to run away. roar Uthaug (1973) graduated from The Norwegian National
Film School in 2002. His graduation film The Martin Administration was nominated for a Student Academy Award. Since graduating he has worked extensively as a commercial director. His debut feature film Cold Prey (2006) was a huge box office-hit in Norway, sold to more than 40 countries and spawned two sequels. In 2009 he co-directed the children’s adventure Magic Silver, which was an even bigger success. All his films have travelled extensively on the international festival circuit. Escape is his third feature.
Jack is pleased with himself. He has just decided to stop fucking anything with a pulse and to cut back on his enthusiastic drug use. That same night his best friend crashes into a moose on the Swedish border. Glenn is found with a hoof buried in his forehead and 3,8 kilos of cocaine in the trunk. Over the next 24 hours, Jack loses his house, his job, his girlfriend leaves him with their daughter and someone tries to kill him. He is now struggling to save the lives of the very few people who love him, including his daughter. And as he is about to find out: when you think you have hit rock bottom, it can always get worse.
Øystein Karlsen has worked with commercials, short films and music videos as well as radio and TV. He is educated as actor at Arts Educational School in London. He has written, directed and produced Dag and Dag 2, and Fox Television Studios has bought the rights for remake.
GRANNY & THE KIDS
HOCUS, POCUS, ALFIE ATKINS!
Colour Lisa Marie Gamlem Screenplay Birgitte Bratseth based on the novel “Åtte små, to store og en lastebil” by Anne Cath. Vestly Director of Photography Cecilie Semec Producers Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae for Paradox AS Cast Marit Opsahl Grefberg, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Thomas Bye, Petronella Nygaard, Steinar Sagen, Jarle Bernhoft Release date tba Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Contact Paradox AS
Colour DCP 2k Torill Kove Screenplay Hans Åke Gabrielsson and Tora Berg based on “Hokus pokus, Albert Åberg!” by Gunilla Bergström Animation A Film Denmark, Hong Guang Animation China Producers Kristin Ulseth and Cornelia Boysen for Maipo Film AS Voices Henrik Forsbak Langfeldt, Kim Haugen, Hallvard Lydvo, Inger Teien, Fredrik Frafjord, Emily Hammer, Linnea Aksnes-Pehrson Release date September 20, 2013 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Sales TrustNordisk ApS
Mormor og de åtte ungene
Hokus, pokus, Albert Åberg!
(1975) studied fiction directing at the Norwegian Film School from 2001 to 2004. Her short film Cold was nominated for The Golden Palm in 2011, her drama series Lilyhammer (NRK) was nominated for Gullruten for best Norwegian drama in 2011. She also directed the series Ping Pong (NRK) which was nominated for the International Emmy Awards in 2008. Her short film Benny’s Gym was selected for the Berlin Film Festival in 2007. Her short films have been screened in more than 50 different countries and have won prizes all over the world. Lisa Marie Gamlem
Granny & the Kids is about Mona who is a little too small to be big and too big to be small. Mona is somewhere in the middle, and is struggling to find her place in her family. She must prove herself, and when the family truck is stolen, she decides to find it in order to make her mark in the family. Suddenly Granny shows up on an unexpected visit. She is carrying a secret. Together, Mona and Granny embark on an adventure. Eventually they find the truck, and Granny’s secret is revealed and everything is resolved. Mona and Granny are heroes! Granny & the Kids is a story about getting back up after lying down; a story told with charm, humor, excitement, singing and dancing.
When he’s not playing at pirates with his friends, 7 year –old Alfie Atkins dreams of having a dog of his own. A playful terrier. Just like the one the old magician has. And since magic is all in the mind, Alfie is convinced he can use it to make his dream come true. But it is not as easy as he thinks… even if, in the end, his dream does come true, in the most unexpected manner. Torill Kove (1958) studied animation at the Concordia Uni-
versity in Montreal, Canada, where she’s lived since the early eighties. She works as a designer, illustrator, animator and scriptwriter, and has worked on several National Film Board of Canada productions. She wrote the script for the animated short Snails (2000), directed by noted animation filmmaker Pjotr Sapegin. Her first professional animation film as a director, My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts won numerous international awards and was nominated for the Academy Award.
I AM YOURS
90 min Colour DCP 2k Iram Haq Screenplay Iram Haq Director of Photography :Marek Septimus Wieser and Cecilie Semec Producer Maria Ekerhovd for Mer Film AS Cast Amrita Acharia, Ola Rapace, Prince Singh, Rabia Abid Ali Release date August 16, 2013 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Contact Mer Film AS
118 min Colour DCP 2k Dolby SR Dag Johan Haugerud Screenplay Dag Johan Haugerud Director of Photography Kim Hiorthøy Producer Yngve Sæther and Sigve Endresen for Motlys AS Cast Andrine Sæther, Laila Goody, Birgitte Larsen, Trine Wiggen, Fridtjov Såheim, Ragnhild Hilt, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Henriette Steenstrup, Anne Marit Jacobsen, Ane Dahl Torp, Kari Onstad, Kai Remlov Release date September 14, 2012 Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon Sales K5 Media Group GmbH
Jeg er din
Som du ser meg
Mina is a young single mother living in Oslo with her 6 year-old son Felix. She is a Norwegian Pakistani with a troublesome relationship with her family. Mina is constantly looking for love and has relations to different men, however none of the relationships bear any hope of lasting very long. So when Mina meets Jesper, a Swedish film director, she falls head over heels in love.
A nurse starts speaking English when she is nervous. A translator compromises her integrity when translating a bad novel. A woman turns down a million kroner because of pride. Three stories about the human factor.
Iram Haq (1976) is an actress, writer and director. She was
Dag Johan Haugerud (1964) is educated as a librarian, with
educated at Westerdal’s School of Communication. She has worked for many years as an actor on stage as well as in feature and TV films. She also wrote and starred in the short film Old Faithful which was selected for the short film competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2004. She made her directorial debut with the short film Little Miss Eyeflap – which had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival and has since been selected for numerous international film festivals. I am Yours will be her debut feature film.
additional courses in Film and Theatre Sciences from the Universities of Stockholm and Oslo, as well as studies in creative writing. He has worked as a journalist, and as dramatist for various dance and theatre companies. He has also published three novels. He made his debut as a film director with the short 16 Living Clichés in 1998, and has since directed numerous short films. This is his first feature film.
INTO THE DARK
ıNTO THE WHITE
Inn i mørket
Into the White
min Colour DCP 2k DTS Thomas Wangsmo Screenplay Thomas Wangsmo Producers Daniel Henriksbø and Thomas Wangsmo for Vidvinkel Film Cast Thorbjørn Harr, Fridtjov Såheim, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Laila Goody, Kåre Conradi, Fredrik Grøndahl, Fredrik M. Frafjord, Kim Haugen Release date January 27, 2012 Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon Contact Wangsmo Film
Thomas Wangsmo (1980) is a film graduate from Concordia
University in Montreal, Canada. He has written and directed more than twenty short films, many of which have been screened at numerous international film festivals. His short film Amor was a Best Short nominee at the European Film Awards in 2010. Into the Dark is his first feature film as writer and director, and won the Bronze Zenith at Montreal World Film Festival 2012, where it also had its international premiere.
98 min Colour DCP 2k Dolby SRD Petter Næss Screenplay Ole Meldgaard, Petter Næss and Dave Mango Director of Photography Daniel Voldheim Producers Peter Aalbæk Jensen and Valerie Saunders for Zentropa International Norway AS Cast Florian Lukas, Rupert Grint, Lachlan Nieboer, David Kross, Stig Henrik Hoff, Kim Haugen Release date March 9, 2012 Norwegian distributor Scanbox Norge AS Sales TrustNordisk ApS
On a dark winter evening, driving home with his family, Jan hits his neighbours’ eight-year-old son. The boy survives, but is left in a coma, and a deep rift develops between the two families that will prove hard to repair. As time passes, the immediate sorrow and disbelief of the boy’s father starts to give way to suspicion, and a dangerous struggle for truth and justice ensues.
Into the White is inspired by a true story. High above the harsh Norwegian wilderness, English and German pilots shoot each other to the ground after a violent chance encounter. Isolated, they must fight to survive the brutal winter. Though war has made them enemies, antagonism is hard to maintain as days go by. Through mutual need, unlikely friendships bloom. Somehow, they become comrades. War, after all, is absurd.
Petter Næss (1960)
has worked as an actor, screenplay writer and instructor within the film and theatre world. He directed his first feature film in 1999, the humorous Absolute Hangover. His second film was Elling, which was seen by almost 800,000 people in Norway, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Feature. In 2005, he directed Love Me Tomorrow, the last film about Elling. In between those two films, he has also had the responsibility of directing these films: the youth film Just Bea, the Hollywood debut Mozart and the Whale, the Swedish children’s film Leaps and Bounds, Gone with the Woman and Shameless.
IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE
91 min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Arild Østin Ommundsen Screenplay Arild Østin Ommundsen Director of Photography Arild Østin Ommundsen Producer Gary Cranner for Chezville AS Cast Silje Salomonsen, Vegar Hoel, Fredrik S. Hana, Ole Romsdal, Tomas Alf Larsen Release date March 22, 2013 Norwegian distributor Actionfilm AS Contact Chezville AS
75 min DCP 2k Hanne Myren Screenplay Hanne Myren Øystein Mamen Brede Hovland and Sigve Endresen for Motlys AS Cast Julia Wildschut, Ahmed Wasty, Petrus Wildschut Release date Spring 2013 Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon Contact Motlys AS Director of Photography Producers
After serving 10 years in prison for murder, Jenny returns to society. She wants to live a quiet life and resume her responsibilities as a mother, but soon shadows from the past start to appear. It’s Only Make Believe is a warm tale of love and longing, and a stunning return to form for Arild Østin Ommundsen, director of Monster Thursday. Arild Østin Ommundsen (1969) studied directing at the Uni-
versity of Stavanger and made several award-winning shorts in the 1990s. He made his debut as a feature film director with the independent Mongoland in 2001, a film he also co-wrote. His second feature film, Monster Thursday, was selected as the first Norwegian film ever to participate at the Sundance Film Festival. Østin Ommundsen has since then directed Rat Nights in 2009 (a financial thriller) and Twigson in Trouble, the third and final installment of the children Twigson-trilogy.
Jealousy is the story of twenty-year old Maria and her longing to be loved and her fear of being rejected – about the jealousy, uncertainty and cowardice we usually prefer to keep to ourselves. Maria is a troubled and lonely girl who falls in love with the grounded and patient Adam. He is the first boyfriend to treat her nicely, but Maria struggles with her past and the relationship with her dad, who left her when she was very young. When her dad reappears it makes Maria vulnerable to the fear of being rejected once again.
Hanne Myren (1973)
is one of Norway’s most established documentarians. Her directorial debut, the feature length documentary Girls (2007), received two Amanda prizes as Best documentary and Best Children and Youth film. Her following project, the drama-documentary short film Control (2009) was also a hit at the Short Film Festival in Grimstad and nominated for an Amanda.
JOURNEY TO THE CHRISTMAS STAR
KISS ME, YOU FUCKING MORON!
Reisen til julestjernen
Kyss meg for faen i helvete
77 min Colour DCP Stereo 5.1 Nils Gaup Screenplay Kamilla Krogsveen based on the play “Reisen til julestjernen” by Sverre Brandt Director of Photography Odd Reinhardt Nicolaysen Producers Jan Eirik Langøen and Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen for Moskus Film AS Cast Vilde Marie Zeiner, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Agnes Kittelsen, Stig-Werner Moe, Eilif Hellum Noraker, Knut Walle, Sofie Asplin Release date November 9, 2012 Norwegian distributor The Walt Disney Company Nordic Sales Sola Media
Family film 110
min Colour DCP 2k Dolby SR Stian Kristiansen Screenplay Stian Kristiansen and Kamilla Krogsveen Director of Photography Trond Tønder Producers Yngve Sæther and Sigve Endresen for Motlys AS Cast Eili Harboe, Øyvind Larsen Runestad, Kristoffer Joner, Johanna Knudsen, Kim André Bjørkesett, Ruben Aamodt Rosbach, Marko Kanic Release date August 23, 2013 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Contact Motlys AS
Family film Director
Nils Gaup got his breakthrough as a director with Pathfinder,
which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1997. This success led to many Hollywood offers, and his next project was Shipwrecked, with Walt Disney as co-producer. The remake rights for Nils Gaup’s film Head above Water were sold to the USA, and the film was made with Harvey Keitel and Cameron Diaz in the leading roles. So far, Nils has directed more than 10 feature films. In addition, he has directed a number of TV-series and theatre performances both domestically and abroad.
It´s just before Christmas, when kindhearted Sonja (14) arrives in a small village with a band of thieves that have been holding her captive. The village is cursed. Once, a long time ago, the King´s only daughter, Goldenhair, went into the forest to find the Christmas Star. She disappeared in the dark forest and never returned. The King subsequently cursed the Christmas Star, and darkness and sadness descended on his kingdom. One night an old wise man came to the castle. He told the King that if he could find the Christmas Star before ten years had passed, Goldenhair would return. Nine years have passed and this Christmas is the King´s last chance to find the Christmas Star. Sonja manages to elude the thieves by escaping into the castle. She overhears the King´s sad story just before she is discovered and captured. She begs for mercy as the evil Count tries to throw her into the dungeon. The King buys her free from the robbers and releases her. As thanks for his help, Sonja sets out to find the Christmas Star so the King can get his beloved daughter back.
Tale (17) leads a theatre group of teenagers, who are planning to set up a play by the famous Norwegian writer Jon Fosse. A professional actor, in the middle of a life crisis, agrees to direct them. With certain conditions. He decides to cast the local hero, a great soccer player and a fucking moron, as the main male actor. The group soon discovers that the director’s ambitions make the teenagers’ lives a living hell. Stian Kristiansen (1972) started his career as an actor, and straight out of film school, he directed his feature film debut The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008), which was a huge box office success and won four Amanda Prizes (Norwegian Oscar). He has since directed the short feature The Video Boy (2011) and the sequel to his first film, I Travel Alone. Kiss Me, You Fucking Moron is a result of his great passion for theatre and soccer.
MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE
En som deg
120 min Colour DCP 2k Dolby SRD Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Screenplay Petter Skavlan Director of Photography Geir Hartly Andreassen ProducerS Aage Aaberge for Nordisk Film Production and Jeremy Thomas for Recorded Picture Company Cast Pål Sverre Hagen, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Jakob Oftebro, Tobias Santelmann, Gustaf Skarsgård, Agnes Kittelsen Release date August 24, 2012 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Sales HanWay Films
90 min Colour DCP 2k DTS Eirik Svensson Screenplay Jyrki Väisänen and Eirik Svensson Director of Photography Martin Hogsnes Solvang Producer Karin Julsrud for 4 ½ Fiksjon AS Cast Pamela Tola, Espen Klouman Høiner, Pihla Viitala, Laura Birnin Esitykset, Mattis Herman Nyquist, Audun Hjort, Pål Sverre Hagen Release date February 1, 2013 Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon Contact 4 ½ Fiksjon AS
Joachim Rønning (1972)
directs in tandem with his childhood friend, and film school alumnus, Espen Sandberg (1971). During their time at Stockholm Film School (1992–1994) they founded their production company Roenberg. They made their debut as feature film directors with Bandidas in 2006 – a western comedy starring Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek. In 2008 Rønning and Sandberg directed Max Manus. The movie, turned out to be one of the greatest success stories of all time in Norwegian cinema, breaking box office records when becoming the most watched film in both 2008 and 2009.
Half a century ago, the world was gripped with excitement as young Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl embarked on a spectacular expedition – a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean on the primitive Kon-Tiki raft. The journey caught the public imagination and Thor and his crew reported home via radio transmitters as they drifted across the biggest ocean on planet Earth. In a way, it was like the world’s first reality show: Would they make it – or die trying…
On vacation in Istanbul Kaisa meets Jacob. The romance is intense and short-lived. The next morning, Jacob leaves and Kaisa does not even know his last name. Working in Oslo, she meets Andreas, which surprisingly resembles Jacob. Kaisa and Andreas gradually build up a relationship and together they move to Helsinki, but the journey is different than both of them had imagined. Must have been Love is about the tension that arises in the face of love, both the one you think you see coming and the one that catches you off guard. Where does the thin line between true love and the one that may turn out not to be?
Eirik Svensson has
directed numerous short films, which has won acclaimed prizes and honors. His background is vast, spreading from humanitarian – and development studies to film and media. His approach to film and actors creates an authentic and organic feel to his films, filtering the directing into a realistic and clean look.
PLODDY THE POLICE CAR ON THE CASE
Pelle politibil på sporet
approx. 100 min Colour DCP 2k DTS Director Erik Skjoldbjærg Screenplay Hans Gunnarsson, Kathrina Valen Zeiner, Cathinka Nicolaysen, Nikolaj Frobenius and Erik Skjoldbjærg Director of Photography Jallo Faber Producer Christian Fredrik Martin for Friland AS Cast Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley, Stephanie Sigman, Stephen Lang, Andre Eriksen, Jonathan Lapaglia, Ane Dahl Torp, Jørgen Langhelle, Erik Stubø Release date Autumn 2013 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Sales TrustNordisk ApS Thriller
72 min Colour DCP 2k Dolby Digital Rasmus A. Sivertsen and Rune Spaans Screenplays Arthur Johansen based on characters created by Åge Magnussen Producers Aage Aaberge and Live Bonnevie for Neofilm AS Voices Robert Stoltenberg, Pernille Sørensen, Gard Eidsvold, Emilie Nordli, Bjørn Sundquist, Hege Schøyen, Lene Kongsvik, Anders Bye Release date May 3, 2013 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Sales TrustNordisk ApS Family animation Directors
Pioneer takes you 500 meters below the North Sea to explore how your greatest adventure becomes your worst nightmare.
Erik Skjoldbjærg (1964) got a lot of international attention
with his feature directing debut Insomnia (1997), which he also co-writed. The film was well received, and the American remake was directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Al Pacino, Hilary Swank and Robin Williams. In 2001 Skjoldbjærg went to Hollywood and directed the adaption of the popular Elizabeth Wurztel novel Prozac Nation, starring Christina Ricci, Jessica Lange Anne Heche and Lou Reed. His last feature Nokas (2011) became a box office hit in Norway with 250 000 admissions.
Set in the early 80’s, at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea and the authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline from depths of 500 meters. A professional diver, Petter, obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea has the discipline, strength and courage to take on the world’s most dangerous mission. But a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey where he loses sight of who’s pulling the strings. Gradually he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake.
Ploddy the Police Car is assigned to guard the biggest attraction in a brand new Eagle Park in a small town in Northern Norway; an endangered eagle mother and her egg. However, when two female thieves steal the eagle mother and Ploddy ends up hatching the egg under his hood, he gets a lot busier than planned. The fact that his policeman Richard falls in love with one of the thieves is not helping either. Rasmus A. Sivertsen (1972) is one of the leading animation
directors in Norway. He has directed the animation films Kurt Turns Evil and Ploddy the Police Car Makes a Splash. In 2013 he is ready for release with Solan and Ludvig – Christmas in Pinchliffe in addition to Ploddy the Police Car on the Case. Rune Spaans (1974) has a background from the game industry, visual effects, and he has worked with animation, illustration and design. He has directed several award-winning commercials. Ploddy the Police Car on the Case is his first feature film.
PORNOPUNG (English title tba)
90 min Colour DCP 2k Johan Kaos Screenplay Johan Kaos, Mads Larsen and Harald Mæle jr. based on the novel “Pornopung” by Mads Larsen Director of Photography Peirik Producer Ravn Wikhaug and Johan Kaos for Feil Film AS Cast Ole Christoffer Ertvaag, Herbert Nordrum, Anders Rydning, Kristina Knaben Hennestad, Gitte Witt, Marte Sæteren Release date July 19, 2013 Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon Contact Feil Film AS
Gåten Ragnarok 120 min Colour DCP 2k Mikkel Brænne Sandemose Screenplay John Kåre Raake Director of Photography Daniel Voldheim Producers Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm for Fantefilm Fiksjon AS Cast Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Sofia Helin, Bjørn Sundquist, Maria Anette Tanderød Berglyd, Julian Rasmussen Podolski, Jens Hultén, Vera Rudi Release date August 30, 2013 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Sales TrustNordisk ApS
Pornopung is a film about the sympathetic Norwegian man’s chase for what all young men want – sex, woman, love, success and popularity. A self-improvement project which was supposed to end in heaven, but takes an ugly turn and send our main character into a dark downwards spiral through the nightlife of Oslo. The film is a coming-of-age comedy that will punch you in the stomach (or balls?), leaving you with the whole range of emotions – from love, euphoria and laughter on one hand to sickening anger and bad conscious in the other. (1986) has experience in all parts of film production. He has worked as scriptwriter, director and producer of several short films and music videos as well as producer of the feature film The Bambi Effect (2011). Pornopung is his debut as feature film director. Johan Kaos
Pornopung is an honest film about being young and single in the Norway of today. It is about the choice between sex or love. About having sex appeal, or not having it. About the search for status amongst others, as well as your own self esteem. About doing it wrong, over and over again, despite having the best intentions. About exploiting and being exploited. About being trapped in the social game we all grew up in and learned to embrace.
The archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen discovers that the Oseberg ship from the Viking age has a hidden secret. He brings his two kids on an adventure journey to a village on the border of Norway and Russia, also known as No-man’s land, to find out the truth. He finds new and amazing discoveries that are more frightening than he could ever imagine. Mikkel Brænne Sandemose (1974) started his film career as
an animation assistant to his grandfather before moving on to film school and live action filmmaking. Mikkel graduated from the directing program at the Film and Television Academy in 1998. The same year his first short film, I killed a Cyclist, travelled festivals in Europe. He debuted in 1999 as a video director with a hit for the Norwegian artist Bertine Zetlitz, awarded video of the year. Since then Mikkel has directed hundreds of commercials in Norway and abroad. He debuted as a feature film director with Cold Prey 3 in 2010.
SOLAN & LUDVIG – CHRISTMAS IN PINCHLIFFE
Solan og Ludvig – Jul i Flåklypa
80 min Colour DCP 2k Director Kathrine Haugen Screenplay Kathrine Haugen Director of Photography Roger Haugen Producers Kathrine Haugen and Stein Asbjørn Nordhuus for Filimo Films Cast Julie Nordhuus, Elise Strømberg Mærlie, Marthe Vonheim, Hanne Øberg, Victor Haugen Kristiansen, Ole Andreas Strømsnes, Steffen Fagerbakk Release date October 5, 2012 Norwegian distributor Filimo Film Contact Filimo Film Drama/family film
min Colour DCP 2k Dolby SR Rasmus A. Sivertsen Screenplay Karsten Fullu based on the novel “Solan og Ludvigs jul” by Harald Sommerin Simmonæs based on the characters from Kjell Aukrust’s universe Director of Photography Janne Hansen and Morten Skallerud Producer Cornelia Boysen for Maipo Film AS Voices Trond Brænne, Kari-Ann Grønsund, Trond Høvik, Kåre Conradi, Jon Brungot, Anders Bye Release date November 8, 2013 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Sales TrustNordisk ApS
Squeeze is a thrilling, heartwarming and humorous youth film about loyalty and eternal friendship. “When everyone betrays everyone else, it feels good to know we’ve got each other.”
Kathrine Haugen was the screenwriter and producer of the
youth film Coming Home before making Squeeze. This is her first film as a director and distributor.
Ida’s mother has allowed her to stay at home alone for a week during summer vacation, on the condition that she will take care of the family nursery. Ida’s friend Molly will stay with Ida for the entire week, and they have planned to fully enjoy their freedom. But the nursery job turns out to be much harder than they imagined, and things don’t improve when Molly tells a lie and runs off to hang out with Lukas, the braggart of the village, instead of helping out. Ida feels abandoned and yells at Molly, telling her she would never let a friend down for the sake of a boy. But her loyalty is gone the moment she falls head-over-heels in love with Gustav, whom she had actually planned to match up with Beate. Beate, who has been maniacally obsessed with Gustav for years, is devastated. And when Molly runs off from Ida’s birthday party and gets pissed, with disastrous results, the whole circle of friends falls apart.
Solan, Ludvig and Reodor Felgen are back. It’s almost Christmas, and what Ludvig wants most of all is snow. But when Reodor builds the world’s most powerful snow cannon, it ends up in the hands of Freeman Pløsen, editor of the “Flåklypa Gazette”. Above all things in this world, Pløsen wants a record snowfall, and Solan and Ludvig must take action. On their own. For Reodor has vanished, and outside a snowstorm is raging, getting steadily worse. Messing around with nature is a dangerous business… Rasmus A. Sivertsen (1972) is one of the leading animation
directors in Norway. He has directed the animations films Kurt Turns Evil and Ploddy the Police Car Makes a Splash. In addition, he is behind successful short tv-series like Fanthomas. Rasmus is a partner in the animation company Qvisten Animation and he has produced well over 200 commercials. In 2013 he is ready for release with Ploddy the Police Car on the Case in addition to Solan and Ludvig – Christmas in Pinchliffe.
TINA & BETTINA – THE MOVIE
77 min Colour DCP 2k 5.1 Surround Aleksander Leines Nordaas Screenplay Aleksander Leines Nordaas Director of Photography Aleksander Leines Nordaas Producer Bendik Heggen Strønstad for Yesbox Productions Cast Silje Reinåmo, Erlend Nervold, Jon Sigve Skard, Morten Andresen, Roland Astrand, Sunniva Lien Release date February 17, 2012 Norwegian distributor Euforia Film Sales Epic Pictures
81 min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Simen Alsvik Screenplay Espen Børke Enger Director of Photography Johan-Fredrik Bødtker Producers Kjetil Omberg, Terje Strømstad and Jørgen Storm Rosenberg for Tappeluft Pictures AS Cast Odd-Magnus Williamson, Henrik Thodesen, Triana Iglesias, Else Kåss Furuseth, Bibi Nerheim, Madeleine Røseth, Bjørn Gustafsson, Nils Jørgen Kaalstad Release date September 7, 2012 Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon Contact Tappeluft Pictures
Tina & Bettina – The Movie
Thale is revolving the mythical wood nymph (hulder), a tailed, female forest creature. The film is the story of a certain hulder, found by two crime scene cleaners in a concealed cellar. The creature never utters a word, unable to tell her tale herself, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together. She has been kept down here for decades, for reasons soon to surface. Someone is approaching from outside. They want her back.
(1982) is a Norwegian writer/ director. Thale, which he also shot and edited, is his international feature film debut. He has received several prizes for his previous films, including the internationally acclaimed short film In Chambers. Aleksander Leines Nordaas
Best friends Tina and Bettina live the perfect teenage lives, until it escalates and spins out of control when a new girl at school makes her entrance.
(1971) has a broad background in both documentary films, short films, commercials and television drama and comedy. In addition to his short films Neon (2001) and De vanskeligste ordene I verden (translates as ‘The Most Difficult Words in the World’), he has among other things directed television series’ and programmes such as Luftens helter, Typisk norsk and Lilyhammer. Simen Alsvik
THE TOUGH GUYS
VARG VEUM – COLD HEARTS
74 min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Christian Lo Screenplay Nick Hegreberg in collaboration with Christian Lo and Arild Tryggestad based on the novel “De tøffeste gutta” by Arne Svingen Director of Photography Bjørn Ståle Bratberg Producer Trine Aadalen Lo for Filmbin AS Cast Sondre Blakstad Henriksen, Regine Stokkevåg Eide, Lasse Sortland, Martin Røsjorde Lindstad, Cecilie Mosli, Hallvard Holmen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Ingjerd Egeberg Release date August 9, 2013 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Sales AB Svensk filmindustri
De tøffeste gutta
VARG VEUM – KALDE HJERTER
min Colour DCP 2k Trond Espen Seim Screenplay Geir Meum Olsen and Trond Espen Seim based on Gunnar Staalesen’s novel “Kalde hjerter” Director of Photography Jens Schlosser Producers Silje Hopland Eik, Tanya Badendyck, Jonas Allen and Peter Bose for Cinemiso AS Cast Trond Espen Seim, Bjørn Floberg, Lene Nystrøm, Mads Ousdal, Gitte Witt, Ingrid Olava, Kim Sørensen Release date March 30, 2012 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Sales TrustNordisk ApS
Modulf (11) fancies himself as something of a superhero, saving the other children in his school from being bullied by “allowing” the tough kids in school to bully him instead. So while he is being soaked in the toilets, the other pupils are protected. Then one day Lise joins Modulf’s class creating havoc with Modulf’s plan. Lise does not agree with Modulf’s theories and her interfering suddenly lands her in the middle of a storm of trouble forcing Modulf to re-examine his own situation and save Lise. (1977) had his feature film debut Rafiki screened at the Berlinale in 2010. Previously, Christian has directed four award winning short films for children; Punctured (2001), Iver (2004), Ramp (2005) and Baluba Runa (2007). The Tough Guys is his second feature. Christian Lo studied film in England and now works for the Lillehammer based production company Filmbin – the only Norwegian film production company dedicated entirely to children and youth films. Christian Lo
Vag Veum is going to be a father. In a way he could never imagine, life takes on a new direction while he is searching for a missing pair of siblings in the prostitution circles in Bergen. Varg realizes that the case is linked to a murder investigated by inspector Hamre, in which the victim had uncomfortably close ties to the missing siblings. Parallel to Karin’s growing belly, the threat against Varg is also increasing, as the clues point to a ruthless drug ring hunting for a large missing heroin shipment. Varg realizes that life will never be the same when he has to make a decision: Let the criminals go free or expose Karin to mortal danger.
(1971) is a wellknown actor both on the stage, television and on the screen. He has played the lead in all of the films about Varg Veum, totally 12 films. He was educated at the Academy of Theater in 1996. This last film about Varg Veum will be his first as a director. Trond Espen Seim
VARG VEUM – THE DEAD HAVE IT EASY
VARG VEUM – DE DØDE HAR DET GODT
105 min Colour DCP 2k Torun Lian Screenplay Torun Lian based on Knut Hamsun’s novel “Victoria” Director of Photography Harald Gunnar Paalgard Producers John M. Jacobsen, Pancho Kohner and Sveinung Golimo for Filmkameratene AS Cast Iben Akerlie, Bill Skarsgård, Jakob Oftebro Release date March 1, 2013 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Sales AB Svensk Filmindustri Drama
90 min Colour DCP 2k Erik Richter Strand Screenplay Lya Guerra and Erik Richter Strand based on Gunnar Staalesen’s characters Director of Photography Jens Schlosser Producers Silje Hopland Eik, Tanya Badendyck, Jonas Allen and Peter Bose for Cinemiso AS Cast Trond Espen Seim, Bjørn Floberg, Lene Nystrøm, Jørgen Langhelle, Eindride Eidsvoll, Bintu Sakor, Fumi Desalu-Vold Release date January 20, 2012 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Sales TrustNordisk ApS Crime
Varg Veum witnesses the death of a young asylum seeking girl. Was it an accident, or was she killed as a warning to other girls in the same circles? Together, Varg and Karin discover that the dead girl was deeply involved in operations in which young women at asylum reception centres are cynically exploited. Time works against Varg, who has to prove the identity of the people behind the ring, before more young girls lose their lives.
Erik Richter Strand (1974) studied directing at the Norwe-
gian Film School in Lillehammer, graduating in 2003 with the short Circus as his graduation film. He made his debut as a feature film director with the critically acclaimed Sons in 2006, produced through the production company Tordenfilm, which he also is a co-owner of, together with several of his Film School alumni.
Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun’s novel “Victoria” from 1898 was the original love story. It has everything a filmmaker and a cinema audience could wish for, young love, class differences, success against all odds, costumes, glorious settings and in a heartbreaking ending when Victoria confesses her true love to the man she didn’t get and should have had – before she succumbs to tuberculosis.
Torun Lian is one of Norway’s most recognized screenwriters
and directors. She had her debut as a film director with the short film There is Someone even Smaller than Anna in 1992, and has directed the feature films Only Clouds Move the Stars and The Color of Milk. These films have attracted considerable attention, and for a long time, Only Clouds Move the Stars enjoyed the status of being the Norwegian film winning the highest number of international and national awards. In addition to a number of novels, her production as a dramatist includes Frida – Straight from the Heart as well as Falling Sky and Vegas, the latter two co-written with Gunnar Vikene.
A THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT
Colour Bent Hamer Screenplay Bent Hamer Producer Bent Hamer Release date Autumn 2013 Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon Sales Les Films du Losange
Drama Colour DCP 2k
Director Erik Poppe Screenplay Harald Rosenløw Eeg Director of Photography
A Thousand Times Good Night
The female scientist Marie is in her late thirties, and works at the mass department at the Norwegian Metrology Service. She lives in a lifeless and childless relationship with a pilot husband who is never at home. Her father is employed at the same department as his daughter. When he dies, she is asked to take his place, and travel to Paris with the official Norwegian kilo, for a control against the international standard. Delegates from all over the world meet here, among them the Frenchman Jacques. A dawning opportunity for new love, in which Marie and Jacques discover that the old physical measure units foot, inch, and fathom still have validity. For Marie, many questions arise: How much does love weigh? Or a life? Her own life? And is she willing to throw it on the scales?
Director, scriptwriter, producer, and owner of the film production company BulBul Film AS (est. 1994) Bent Hamer was born in Sandefjord, Norway. He was educated in Film Theory and Literature at Stockholm University and Stockholm Film School. His latest feature film was Home for Christmas. His other feature films include O’Horten (2010), Factotum (2005), Kitchen Stories (2003) and Eggs (1995).
John Christian Rosenlund Producers Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae for Paradox AS Cast Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Larry Mullen jr., Mireille Darc, Lauryn Canny, Adrianna Cramer Curtis, Mads Ousdal Release date tba Norwegian distributor Euforia Film Sales Global Screen
Rebecca is one of the world’s top war photographers. On assignment while photographing a female suicide bomber group, she gets too near, and gets badly hurt in an explosion. Back home another bomb drops. Her husband and daughters can no longer bear the thought of her dying while at work. She is given an ultimatum: Her work, or her family life. The choice seems obvious.
had his debut as a feature film director with Schpaa in 1998. The film was selected for the Panorama section at the Berlinale, and won several awards in numerous festivals. His second and third feature films, Hawaii,Oslo and Troubled Water both received huge attention, and several awards. Poppe received the Film Critics’ Choice award for excellent achievement in 2005, and 2009. Erik Poppe
Captain Sabertooth and the Lama Rama TrEasure
KAPTEIN SABELTANN OG SKATTEN I LAMA RAMA
Colour Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning Screenplay Axel Hellstenius based on the novel “Beatles” by Lars Saabye Christensen Producer Jørgen Storm Rosenberg for Storm Rosenberg AS Release date Autumn 2013 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Contact Storm Rosenberg AS
Director Lisa Marie Gamlem Screenplay Lars Gudmestad Producers Frederick
Beatles is the ultimate coming-of-age story. Four teenage boys Is growing up in Oslo at the time when Beatlemania hits Norway. Kim, Gunnar, Ola and Seb each take on one of the Fab Four’s names, and they plan to start their own outfit, The Snafus. Like many teenage dreams, this one never comes to fruition, but the need to save up for instruments becomes the drive behind much of what they do as they blunder through their formative years, struggling with archaic textbooks and ancient teachers, discovering girls, being beaten up by rival gangs, experimenting with alcohol, and finding their footing as activists. (1972) directs in tandem with his childhood friend, and film school alumnus, Espen Sandberg (1971). During their time at Stockholm Film School (1992–1994) they founded their production company Roenberg. They made their debut as feature film directors with Bandidas in 2006 starring Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek, produced by Luc Besson and his EuropaCorp. In 2008 Rønning and Sandberg got to show their directorial skills with Max Manus. The movie, telling the story of Max Manus, turned out to be one of the greatest success stories of all time in Norwegian cinema. In 2012 they directed the box office hit Kon-Tiki which has been sold worldwide. Joachim Rønning
DIRK OHM – THE ILLUSIONIST WHO DISAPPEARED
DOCTOR PROCTOR’S FART POWDER Doktor Proktors prompepulver
Dirk Ohm – Tryllekunstneren som forsvant Drama
90 min Colour DCP 4k
approx. 100 min Colour DCP 2k
Director Bobbie Peers Screenplay Bjørn Olaf Johannessen Director of Photography
Director Arild Fröhlich Screenplay Johan Bogaeus based on the children’s book
Howard, Gudny Hummelvoll, Lars Hellebust and Fredrik Støbakk for Storm Films AS Release date October 3, 2014 Norwegian distributor The Walt Disney Company Nordic Contact Storm Films
Jakob Ingimundarson Producer Maria Ekerhovd for Mer Film AS Cast August Diehl Release date tba Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS CONTACT Mer Film AS
“Doktor Proktors prompepulver” by Jo Nesbø Producer Cornelia Boysen for Maipo Film AS Release date 2014 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon Sales TrustNordisk ApS
Captain Sabertooth’s world sets the stage for stormy and magnificent adventures, in which the children demonstrate courage, shrewdness and vigour in their battle against evil. The audience will enter the pirate vessel The Black Lady and join the youngster Tiny and his girl friend Raven on an adventurous voyage from the pirate alleys in Abra Harbour to the colourful and exotic Lama Rama. Together with Captain Sabertooth and his crew, they brave towering waves and travel through deep jungles in their search for King Rufus’ fabled treasure. The film is a thrilling story, in which we follow a young boy in tireless search for the truth about his missing father. This voyage evolves into an adventure which will change Tiny’s life forever. Captain Sabertooth and the Lama Rama Treasure will be a magnificent and humorous live action feature film for the whole family.
In mid–winter the German illusionist Dirk Ohm arrives in the small town Grong, a place ridden by the disappearance of a young local woman – Maria. Dirk soon finds himself searching for Maria side by side with the villagers of Grong; and slowly he falls in love with the missing woman. This fictional story pays tribute to a real character, and to his mysterious disappearance in the winter of 2003.
The world described in this tale is not at all like our world. The dungeons are gloomier, the rich and their sons meaner, the parents much more self-centered, the crazy inventors’ inventions crazier. And the beast that lives in the sewer system, brooding on revenge, could easily be a giant anaconda. In this world, the friendship between two lonely children is perhaps even more important than it is in our world. Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder is the story about two lonely (and a bit weird) children that finds friendship by helping Doctor Proctor to get his recognition.
makes her debut as a feature film director with the musical Granny & the Kids this autumn. She was an Emmy nominee for the TV series Ping Pong, was nominated for the Golden Palm in Cannes for the short film Cold, and has had great success as one of the directors behind the TV success Lilyhammer. Gamlem has also participated in the official programme at the Berlinale with the short feature film Benny’s Gym. Lisa Marie Gamlem
(1974) began his career as the first Norwegian cartoonist to work on the cartoons “The Far Side” and “Python”. Peers was educated at the London International Film School in 1999, and has worked since as a director and scriptwriter. In 2006 he won the Palme d’Or at Cannes for the short film Sniffer. In 2007 his short film Spandex Man opened the Tromsø International Film Festival. His last short film was The Croquet Match (2008). Bobbie Peers
Arild Fröhlich has
broad experience in the Norwegian film and television industry, directing both drama and comedy shows. His directorial debut for the big screen, the family feature Pittbull Terje (2005) was a huge domestic box-office success, and so was Fatso (2008). In 2011, he was granted a scholarship from the Norwegian Film Institute, aimed at directors and was the director behind the local success Helt perfekt, a comedy show for TV.
HER ER HAROLD (English title tba)
Colour Katarina Launing Screenplay Linda May Kallestein based on the film Cool Kids Don’t Cry written by Karin van Holst Pellekaan based on the novel “Achtste groepers huilen niet” by Jacques Vriens Director of Photography Linus Eklund Producers Tanya Badendyck and Silje Hopland Eik for Cinenord Kidstory AS Release date October 18, 2013 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Sales AB Svensk Filmindustri
(English title tba)
KULE KIDZ GRÅTER IKKE
Screenplay Gunnar Vikene based on a novella by Frode Grytten from “Saganatt”
Director Anne Sewitsky Screenplay Ragnhild Tronvold Director of Photography
Maria Ekerhovd and Axel Helgeland for Mer Film AS Release date February 2014 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Contact Mer Film Producers
Anna Myking Producer Synnøve Hørsdal for Maipo Film AS Release date 2014 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Contact Maipo Film AS
All their lives, Harold and Marny have been running their furniture shop in Bergen, and Harold has made it a point of honour to deliver high quality furniture. When IKEA opens a new store in Åsane, Harold is forced to shut down his business. In addition, Marny is severely affected by advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Harold is bankrupt in every sense, but has kept it a secret for his surroundings. Everything is lost. He attempts to set fire to himself and the premises, but fails. Bringing a gun, Harold drives to a Sweden in the silent grip of winter, in order to kidnap IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad in the tiny village of Almhult. Here he picks up a tough tomboy, Ebba who thinks his kidnapping plans are super cool. Eventually Harold realizes that there is still hope in life, with support from Ebba – and perhaps also partly from Kamprad.
Hjemlengsel is a film about a brother and sister falling in love with each other. Charlotte is an ordinary girl working as a dance instructor for children. She likes to be around people, and easily builds strong ties to them. Her fiancé Dag’s family has also become hers. Her own family is complicated, cold and loveless. One day she discovers she has a brother. Her parents got him when they were very young, and therefore had him adopted. This changes Charlotte’s life completely. Suddenly she has the brother/family she had always missed. The problem arises as she falls in love with him, and he with her. They are soulmates, and this is taboo, shameful, intense and impossible.
Gunnar Vikene (1966)
is one of the few Norwegian filmmakers who have succeeded both as a scriptwriter and as a director. He is well known for the vibrant, heartwarming stories of his previous films. In 2002 he directed his first feature film Falling Sky. His latest films are the family film Trigger (2006), which was selected for Generation in Berlin in 2007 and the youth drama Vegas (2009).
Anne Sewitsky (1978) studied directing at the Norwegian
Film School, graduating in 2006. Her first film was the short Oh, My God! which participated in Berlinale Generation Kplus. Her feature film debut came with the comedy Happy, Happy, awarded the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. Her second feature film was the children’s drama Totally True Love premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, opening the Generation Kplus programme that year.
Cool Kids Don’t Cry tells the story of Anja, a spirited young girl who loves soccer, even though her classmate Jonas considers soccer a game unfit for girls. Anja makes use of her sense of humour to deal with Jonas’ bullying; unaware that his hostility is just a disguise for his love for her. When Anja is diagnosed with leukemia, she remains optimistic and full of energy. She even continues her involvement in the school soccer tournament while still in hospital. When Anja is finally no longer able to participate in the tournament, Jonas comes up with a special plan.
graduated from Directing at The Norwegian Film School in 2000. She has directed several episodes of the Norwegian TV series Hotel Caesar, short films, commercials, TV series (Jan Johansen), and not least, Magic Silver. This will be her second feature film for children. Katarina Launing
Colour Eirik Svensson Screenplay Sebastian Torngren Wartin Producers Synnøve Hørsdal and Moa Liljedahl for Maipo Film AS Release date Spring 2014 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Contact Maipo Film AS
Leo (15) has a bunch of friends he hangs out with and loves to be with, but now he starts spending more time with his girlfriend Nora. A conflict arises when she turns out to be Leo’s best friend’s ex-girlfriend. We follow the youngsters through 24 hours.
After initial studies at Lillehammer University College (LUC), Eirik Svensson graduated as a director from the Norwegian Film School in 2010. During his years at LUC, he participated in an exchange programme with STADIA Polytechnic in Finland, where he met Jyrki Väisäinen, with whom he co-wrote and directed the short Life Worth Living. His debut as a feature film director was in 2013 with Must Have Been Love.
THE PRIZE IDIOT
Colour Hans Petter Moland Screenplay Kim Fupz Aakesen Director of Photography Philip Øgaard Producers Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae for Paradox AS Cast Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Peter Andersson Release date February, 2014 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Contact Paradox AS
Director Liv Ullmann Screenplay Liv Ullmann based on August Strindberg’s play
Director Mona Fastvold Screenplay Mona Fastvold and Brady Corbet Producers
Screenplay John Kåre Raake Producers Are Heidenstrøm and Martin Sundland
Karin Julsrud and Turid Øversveen for 4 ½ Fiksjon AS Cast Gitte Witt, Brady Corbet, Christopher Abbot, Stephanie Ellis Release date Autumn 2013 Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon Sales LevelK
for Fantefilm Fiksjon AS Release date August 2014 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon Sales TrustNordisk ApS
“Fröken Julie” Director of Photography Mikhail Krichman Producer Synnøve Hørsdal for Maipo Film AS Release date Autumn 2014 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Contact Maipo Film AS
The story is a familiar one. One midsummer night in the late 1800’s, upper class woman Julie seduces her father’s servant. She – haughty and intending to humiliate. He – cultivated, but coarse. We witness a brutal and flirtatious power struggle between these two characters. They are drawn to each other by mutual aversion and attraction.
is world famous both as an actress and a director. She has also enjoyed great success on theatre stages around the world. She has made four feature films. Kristin Lavransdatter was a massive box office success, while Confessions and Faithless participated in major international festivals. Oscar nominated twice as Best Actress for her parts in Face to Face (1977) and The Emigrants (1971). She has won countless other nominations, and more than 40 awards. She made her debut as a theatre director in 1998, and in 2009 directed the critically acclaimed production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” on American and Australian stages – starring Cate Blanchett and Joel Edgerton. Her debut as a feature film director took place in 1992, with Sofie.
Nils drives a snowblower over Hardangervidda and lives a carefree life in the outskirts of the winter paradise Geilo, until one day when he receives a phone call about his son’s death, by an overdose. The grief transforms into a dark revenge, and suddenly he finds himself in the middle of a drug war between The Count and the Albanian. Will he lose, or will he straighten up the mess?
Søvngjengeren approx. 90 min Colour
Kaia’s peaceful life in the countryside is abruptly shattered over the course of a long weekend, when her estranged sister Christine appears unannounced in the middle of the night, with no memory of how she got there. Their two significant others, Ira and Andrew, are involuntarily pulled into the scenario. Tension and jealousies build as new alliances form and childhood patterns resurface. As days grow darker and the nights more disturbing, Kaia is forced to confront Christine, as well as herself, before she drifts too far into their dangerous relationship. Then Christine goes missing…
THE WAVE (working title)
Norway is a beautiful country, with magnificent and spectacular scenery. The West Coast is so dramatic and picturesque it takes your breath away. But it is also mortally dangerous. Since the 1100’s, various parts of our stretched-out country have been hit by more than 5000 landslides. The most well-known slide in recent times occurred in Tafjord, where a 63 metre tall wave caused the loss of 40 human lives. Such slides have occurred earlier, and they will occur again. With ultramodern equipment and constant monitoring we can save lives. But we are not able to prevent the inevitable: the slide. And the subsequent wave... The Wave is a film about a fictional slide. We follow a family during what turns out to be the most dramatic day of their lives.
Hans Petter Moland has directed 6 feature films: The Last
Lieutenant (1993), Zero Kelvin (1995), Aberdeen (2000), The Beautiful Country (2004), Comrade Pedersen (2006) A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010) and the documentary When Bubbles Burst (2012). He holds a BFA in Film from Emerson College (1978). Both The Beautiful Country and A Somewhat Gentle Man was selected for Competition in Berlin International Film Festival.
is a Brooklyn and Oslo based director/ writer/actress. She made her directorial debut in 2011 with the striking music video for Sondre Lerche’s “Go Right Ahead”. She has since directed several music videos for Lerche as well as international indie-pop buzz bands such as Razika, Maribel, Chris Holm, JBM, Civil Twilight and The Megaphonic Thrift. Sleepwalker is her feature film debut and is shot on location in Massachusetts last October. Mona Fastvold
roar Uthaug (1973) graduated from The Norwegian Na-
tional Film School in 2002. His graduation film The Martin Administration was nominated for a Student Academy Award. His debut feature film Cold Prey (2006) was a huge box office-hit in Norway and spawned two sequels. In 2009 he co-directed the children’s adventure Magic Silver, which was an even bigger success, and in 2012 his third film Escape was released.
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Til ungdommen 90 min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Kari Anne Moe Screenplay Kari Anne Moe Director of Photography Håvard Fossum Producers Tone Grøttjord and Anita Rehoff Larsen for Sant & Usant AS Cast Johanne Butenschøn Lindheim, Sana El Morabit, Henrik Wangberg, Haakon Kvenna Veum Release date August 31, 2012 Norwegian distributor : Euforia Film Sales Deckert Distribution GmbH
Feature length documentaries Four young people want to change the world – then the world changes them. Sana, Henrik, Haakon and Johanne are members of various political youth parties. They are in the process of preparing for the election campaign, with intense debate training. Sana is looking forward to having her braces removed before school starts, Henrik is tired of having to defend himself against radical youths claiming that his party is racist, Haakon is looking forward to moving into his own apartment, and Johanne is about to withdraw from the debate-team, because she cannot deal with the pressure. On July 21, Johanne boards the ferry to Utøya Island. The subsequent events change everything forever. Oslo is hit by terror. A bomb rips through the government block, and a right-wing extremist mass murderer carries out a massacre at the AUF summer camp. The documentary Bravehearts portrays a generation marked for life by July 22, 2011.
(1976) studied documentary directing at the Film and TV-Academy in Oslo, and at the documentary department at Volda University College. In 2005 she made the documentary film The Tambourine Man, which was screened at several festivals in Norway and abroad. She released her latest film, Salesman 329 won the award Short Documentary of the year at Bergen International filmfestival 2011. Bravehearts is her first feature length film. Kari Anne Moe
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DIARY FROM THE REVOLUTION
Dagbok fra revolusjonen
DCP 2k Dolby SR/Stereo 5.1 Aslaug Holm Screenplay Aslaug Holm Directors of Photography Aslaug Holm and Kjell Vassdal Producer Tore Buvarp for Fenris Film Release date tba Norwegian distributor Euforia Film Contact Fenris Film
80 min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Nizam Najar Director of Photography Nizam Najar Producer KriStine Ann Skaret for Medieoperatørene Release date October 8, 2012 Sales Journeyman Pictures Ltd
Aslaug Holm (1965)
has directed about ten documentary films, and photographed more than 40 others, many of which have become award-winning. An example is the succesful documentary Cool & Crazy (2001), on which she worked as both cinematographer and editor. She also directed the film The Rich Country, premiering in 2006, following Jens Stoltenberg in the time leading up to him being elected Prime Minister in September of 2005.
A documentary about the close relationship between two brothers. Markus (14) and Lukas (11) live in an old, yellow townhouse in the middle of Oslo. The river runs close to their home. A paradise in the heart of a big city. Big trees growing into the sky, and the water dark and attractive beneath. Here the brothers grow up with their dreams and longings for the future. Markus loves soccer, and wants to be a professional. He has played soccer since he was five, and Liverpool is the only and best team. In the film we experience his struggle and passion for achieving his goals. Lukas is the philosophic one, and likes to think all kinds of thougths. About the world, himself and what the all is about. “Mummy, what happens with my dreams after I’m dead, will they still be alive?” This close and personal documentary is filmed by their mother. Aslaug Holm is both a director and photographer, and wants to go into the children’s authentic world and discover the truth and original life. In a period of five years she is filming her boys, and the result will turn into a unique document about childhood and brotherhood – and life, for a grown up audience.
Diary from the Revolution is a riveting, heartbreaking and humorous account of life in a Libyan militia, both during and after Gaddafi’s fall. In the summer of 2011, after a decade of living abroad, Norwegian-Libyan filmmaker Nizam Najjar returned to Libya to document the revolution and its outcome. Diary from the Revolution gets to the heart of the aspirations, disillusionment, heartache and humor of a people recovering from a turbulent past and confronting an uncertain future. Having grown up in Syria, Libya and Sudan, Nizam Najar (1980) moved to Norway in 2002 and is now an Oslobased filmmaker. He attained a degree in directing from Lillehammer University College and specialized in documentary filmmaking at Volda University College. Diary from the Revolution is his first film.
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THE EXORCIST IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Eksorsisten I det 21. århundre
74 min Colour Director Zaradasht Ahmed Screenplay Zaradasht Ahmed Director of Photography Håvard Jenssen Producers Mona Steffensen and Tor Vadseth for Original Film AS Release date tba Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Contact Original Film
80 min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Fredrik Horn Akselsen Screenplay Fredrik Horn Akselsen and Christian Falch Directors of Photography Ole Andreas Grøntvedt and Viggo Knudsen Producer Christian Falch for Gammaglimt AS Release date October 19, 2012 Norwegian distributor Nordic World Sales Nordic World
Director and writer Fredrik Horn Akselsen (1982) has his education in film theory and film practice from NTNU in Norway and QUT in Australia. The Exorcist in the 21st Century is his second documentary. His debut film Treason and Sabotage premiered in Kosmorama Int. Film Festival in March 2010 and was screened on NRK1 in August 2011. In addition to this, Akselsen is writing and directing three other projects, currently in development.
The Exorcist in the 21st Century takes the viewer into the unknown and sinister world of exorcism in the Catholic Church. We meet one of the few exorcists in Europe, the Vatican approved José Antonio Fortea. He travels around the world on a mission to enlighten the masses about demonic possession. Constanza, a Colombian woman, is desperately looking for Fr. Fortea’s help. She claims to have been possessed by demons for nearly 15 years and she goes through a ritual of exorcism before she sees the Spanish exorcist as a last hope for spiritual liberation. The film follows both their journeys and gives a unique insight into one of the world’s most secret and mystical rites – the catholic rite of exorcism.
Fata Morgana is a film about dreams, friendship and survival, with the walls around Europe as its backdrop. Filmmaker Zaradasht Ahmed came to Norway as a refugee in 1995. On a trip to Morocco in 2007, in the port of Tangier, he meets the harraga, young men, who have developed extreme methods to fulfil their dream: reaching the coast of Spain. Through Fata Morgana, we meet these fortune hunters and gain a rare insight into their lives. Zaradasht is fascinated by them. He ventures into their world, taking us into a landscape only those who have burned all bridges know.
The director, Zaradasht Ahmed (1968), turns into a character in the film. His background and, not least, his inquisitiveness and fascination guide us as we enter this world of his. Zaradasht fled from the First Gulf War; he had just graduated from the Kirkuk Institute of Technology in Northern Iraq. He wandered through the minefields in the Kurdish part of Iraq, and eventually reached Syria and later Lebanon. After five years on the run, he arrived in Norway in 1995 as a quota refugee. He still lives here, he has passed 40, and feels he has to move on. Life in Norway is safe and comfortable, but something is lacking. Fata Morgana lies to the south, beyond Gibraltar. Here he meets someone who reminds him of the dream he had as a young man.
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80 min Colour Solveig Melkeraaen Screenplay Solveig Melkeraaen Directors of Photography Marianne Bakke, Øystein Mamen and Anna Myking Producer Ingvil Giske for Medieoperatørene Release date tba Norwegian distributor tba Contact Medieoperatørene
100 min Colour DCP 2k Director Nishtha Jain Screenplay Torstein Grude and Nishtha Jain Directors of Photography Rakesh Haridas and Torstein Grude Producer Torstein Grude for Piraya Film AS Release date January 18, 2013 Norwegian distributor Kudos Family AS Contact Kudos Family Distribution AS
The art of not giving a damn. Successful documentary filmmaker Solveig Melkeraaen suffers a heavy clinical depression. Treatment with electroshock therapy helps her, but when she falls into a second depression, she has to accept that being perfect is not an option. A feelgood film on depression. (1978) holds a Bachelor’s degree in directing for television from Lillehammer University College. Her best known film is arguably the award-winning The Fabulous Fiff and Fam (2009), but she has also directed numerous other documentaries, short fiction films and also commissioned films for various charitable and official organizations. Both her documentaries and short films have been screened at festivals all over Norway, as well as abroad. Solveig Melkeraaen
Enter the badlands of Bundelkhand and you have entered a place of desolation, dust and despair. And yet it is hope that this film discovers, captures and celebrates. Sampat Pal, founder of the Gulabi Gang, has managed to inspire hope in the hearts of the very women who till yesterday were powerless participants in their own oppression. Not just does the Gulabi Gang take up women’s issues, it also fights other kinds of injustice like land-grabbing, and lobbies for welfare schemes that corrupt officials have failed to implement. Yet between the media-savvy Sampat and the rank and file cadre there is still a huge gap, and the struggle for empowerment is bound to be a long one.
Nishtha Jain was
born in New Delhi, India. She studied film direction at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Since 2002 she’s been working as an independent filmmaker and is currently based in Mumbai. Her films have received several international awards and have been extensively shown in international film festivals and art/ photo exhibitions. She has directed the following films Family Album (2010), At My Doorstep (2009), Lakshmi and Me (2008), Six yards to Democracy (2006), Call it Slut (2006) and City of Photos (2005).
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LIV & INGMAR
75 min Colour and b/w 1:1,85 Stereo 5.1 Director Dheeraj Akolkar Screenplay Dheeraj Akolkar Director of Photography Hallvard Bræin Producer Rune H. Trondsen for Nordic Stories Cast Liv Ullmann, Ingmar Bergman Release date September 28, 2012 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Sales AB Svensk filmindustri
100 min Colour DCP 2K Directors George Gittoes and Torstein Grude Screenplay Torstein Grude and George Gittoes Directors of Photography Ijaz Ahmad and George Gittoes Producer Torstein Grude for Piraya Film AS Release date November 2012 Norwegian distributor Kudos Family AS Sales Kudos Family Distribution AS
Liv & Ingmar
The life and work of Bergman and Ullmann has fascinated director Dheeraj Akolkar for many years. He comes from India, but works in his own company in London. He is at the moment also directing documentaries for National Geographic and BBC.
In the history of filmmaking, they were one of the great couples. Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman met in 1965. They lived together for five years, had a child together and they made 11 films together. Now, 46 years later, Ingmar is gone. But their love has never died. In the film we meet Liv Ullmann, spending some days with the film crew in Mr. Bergman’s famous house at Fårø, Sweden. In the interviews, she talks about all aspects of the life and work with him. What she reveals is being intercut with scenes from their films, showing how their personal relation affected the films they created.
The documentary film Love City shows how the progressive youth of Afghanistan are rejecting the use of armed force and see film production as an alternative means of bringing peace and social change to their war torn and occupied country. is Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of NSW. Veteran frontline painter, photographer and journalist of many wars and 40 years of filmmaking. Recent documentaries: Soundtrack to War, Rampage and Miscreants of Taliwood. Torstein Grude is a multi award winning filmmaker who often produces in combination with writing and shooting. Grude has also directed and co-directed a number of films. His recent titles include the feature length documentaries: Gulabi Gang (2012), Back to the Square (2012), Russian Lessons (2010), Discoveries of a Marionette (2009), Yodok Stories (2008), On a Tightrope (2007) and Welcome Home (2002). George Gittoes
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THE NOMAD’S TRAIL
82 min Colour DCP 2k Stereo Director Yossi Somer Screenplay Yossi Somer Director of Photography Anders Nybø Producers Torstein Nybø for Mediamente and Yossi Somer for Joseph Somer Productions Release date January 17, 2013 Norwegian distributor NRK and Mediamente Sales Cinephil Distribution and Co-productions
93 min Colour 1:1,78 DCP Director Margreth Olin Screenplay Margreth Olin Director of Photography Øystein Mamen Producer Margreth Olin for Speranza Film AS Release date September 7, 2012 Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon Contact Speranza Film AS
The Nomad’s Trail
(1956) is an Israeli director, based in Norway since 2005. His films have won eight Israeli Academy Awards, and several of them have been screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. He made Israel’s first music video (Don’t Light Me A Candle), and has worked with musicians like Roger Waters, DJ Dorfmeister and Jan Garbarek. Yossi Somer
From the yellow sand in the south to the snow-covered planes of the north. This character driven documentary follows Inge Line, a Sami girl from Karasjok, and Tamer, a Bedouin boy from the Negev desert in Israel. Inge Line is about to go through the ritual of ear marking a reindeer. This symbolic act will bind her to her community forever, but she finds it difficult to perform. Tamer, on his part, has a hard time combining his curiosity about the world with the Bedouin way of life.
Nowhere Home is a feature length documentary film about lone minor asylum seekers that get limited residence permits in Norway until they turn 18, and then are sent back to an uncertain future in Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq or other conflict areas. A close, touching and provoking encounter, Nowhere Home is a film that questions the management of the ethical basic principles of our time.
(1970) studied media and mass-communication at the University of Bergen and the University of Oslo, and media, journalism and documentary filmmaking at Volda University College. She made her debut as documentary filmmaker with her graduation film In the House of Love in 1994. Her first feature length documentary was In the House of Angels (1998). She has since written and directed several award-winning documentaries, including My Body (2002) and the feature length Raw Youth (2004). Her first feature fiction film, The Angel, premiered in 2009. Olin is also wellknown for her social commitment and has received many humanitarian awards for her work. Margreth Olin
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60/80 min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Director Gunhild Westhagen Magnor Screenplay Gunhild Westhagen Magnor Director of Photography Gunhild Westhagen Magnor Producers Hilde Skofteland and Ingunn H. Knudsen for Skofteland Film AS Release date Autumn 2013 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Sales Autlook Filmsales GmbH
45/58 min Colour ProRes file Stereo Director Line Hatland Screenplay Line Hatland Director of Photography Odd Reinhardt Nicolaysen Producers KriStine Ann Skaret, Ida Ven Bruusgaard and Geir Bølstad for Medieoperatørene Cast Mary Reklev, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Gunhild Ulfsrud Mcconnell Release date Spring 2013 Contact Medieoperatørene AS
Despite their weekly training sessions the volleyball ladies The Optimists (66–98) have not played a match for 30 years. Now this is exactly the plan. But against whom? Rumours say there is a group of handsome Swedish gentlemen across the border. Goro (98) is the queen of the team with her will power and purple Converse shoes. Laughter is their match strategy. Many of us fear age. Maybe these ball playing ladies will change our ideas. Director and DOP Gunhild Westhagen Magnor studied at Surrey Institute of Art and Design. Her recent documentary series were both nominated for Best Documentary Series in Norway 2011 – Karanba (NRK, YLE) and Thaifjord 2 (TV Norge). She has shot the theatrical doc The Truth Hunter (2006) and was DOP on Songs from the Street (2010).
Mary Reklev (84) was Norway’s first female detective. With over 40 years of experience, who solved more than 1000 cases. The people that came to her for help all had something in common – a fear of being deceived. But what they did not know was that Mary shared the same fear. The man who taught her everything about detective work, with whom she shared both an office and a home, betrayed her. In The Shadow Mary attempts to solve her last case: herself. Line Hatland (1969) graduated from Volda University College
specializing in documentary in 2000. She holds a MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester. Line has directed several documentaries: How Happy Can You Be, The Good Capitalist, Blitz, My Unknown Great Grandmother and more. Her films have been shown on tv and at festivals all over Europe. She is director and partner at Medieoperatørene.
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SHAKESPEARE: THE HIDDEN TRUTH
SHAKESPEARES SKJULTE SANNHET 100 min Colour 16:9 Stereo 5.1 Jørgen Friberg Screenplay Jørgen Friberg Director of Photography Svend Even Herra Producer Kjell Eriksen for AS Videomaker Cast Robert Crumpton, Petter Amundsen Release date April 13, 2012 Norwegian distributor AS Videomaker Contact AS Videomaker
co-productions Must world history be rewritten? Was William Shakespeare just a straw man for a secret brotherhood? Petter Amundsen claims he can prove this, but no Shakespeare experts will meet him until Robert Crumpton decides to come to Norway to tear Petter’s theory to pieces.
Jørgen Friberg graduated
from Lillehammer University College 2001, (Documentary – Directing). From 2001 until 2004 he participated on several productions in NRK, and has worked as a freelancer since.
A PIGEON ON A BRANCH
EN DUVA SATT PÅ EN GREN OCH FUNDERADE ÖVER TILVÄRON
THE ACT OF KILLING The Act of Killing
90 min Colour DCP 2k Roy Andersson Screenplay Roy Andersson Producer Pernilla Sandström for Roy Andersson Filmproduction AB, Sweden Norwegian CO-producer Håkon Øverås for 4 ½ Fiksjon AS Release date Autumn 2014 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Sales AB Svensk Filmindustri
min Colour DCP 2K Stereo 5.1 Joshua Oppenheimer Screenplay Christine Cynn Director of Photography Carlos Arango de Montis Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen for Final Cut for Real, Denmark Norwegian co-producer Torstein Grude for Piraya Film Cast Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Ibrahim Sinik Release date October 30, 2012 Norwegian distributor Kudos Family AS Sales Cinephil Distribution
A Pigeon on a Branch, reflecting on existence is the concluding part of Roy Andersson’s living trilogy, which began with Songs from the Second Floor (2000) and You, The Living (2007). The Trilogy portrays human existence with Roy Andersson’s characteristically offbeat humour and philosophical wit. Like an anthropologist describing a strange, yet beautiful society, Roy Andersson magnifies the idiosyncrasies of mankind so that one may see one’s self the way one really is. Inspired by historical events and the classic works of art and literature, The Living Trilogy creates a vast mosaic of moving paintings in Andersson’s very strong and completely unique visual style.
In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.
Mieletön Elokuu min DCP 2k Colour Dolby SR Taru Mäkelä Screenplay Raija Talvio Director of Photography Jouko Seppälä Producer Markku Flink for Kinosto Oy, Finland Norwegian Co-producer Knut Skoglund for Pomor Film AS Cast Kati Outinen, Miroslav Etzler, Elena Leeve, Krystof Hadek, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen Release date October 4, 2013 Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS
CALL GIRL Call Girl
Romantic comedy 103
Dolby digital 5.1
Elsa, a middle-aged milliner and part-time clairvoyant runs a smartest little hat shop in the heart of Helsinki. She has total control of her life – until the man she once loved and lost suddenly reappears from the past – and from the dead. Jan is in town to perform at the Festival with his Czech dance orchestra. For more than two decades Elsa has believed the man to be dead. Initially, Elsa wants to stay away from Jan – and especially from the festival. But Jan is persistent, persuasive and charming. The intoxicating blend of hot August nights, music, dance and the ice-cold political paranoia if the Age of the Iron Curtain form the circumstances in which Elsa has to make her final choice.
CHAR – THE NO-MAN’S ISLAND
DANCE OF OUTLAWS
Char – The No-Man’s Island
140 min Colour DCP 4k
Screenplay Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten Director of Photography Hoyte
van Hoytema Mimmi Spång for Garagefilm International AB, Sweden Norwegian co-producers Christian Fredrik Martin and Therese Bøhn for Friland Produksjon AS Cast Sofia Karemyr, Simon J. Berger, Josefin Asplund, Pernilla August, David Dencik, Ruth Vega Fernandez, Sven Nordin, Kristoffer Joner Release date November 9, 2012 Sales TrustNordisk ApS Producer
Youthful, unsuspecting Iris is recruited from a juvenile home, to serve the men of high society. When the utopian image of 70’s Sweden is challenged, government power men step in to restore it.
Dance of Outlaws
min Colour HDCam Stereo Sourav Sarangi Screenplay Sourav Sarangi Directors of Photography Sourav Sarangi, Rabindranath Das, Minarul Mondal Producer Sourav Sarangi for Son et Lumière, India Norwegian co-producer Jon Jerstad for Cinema Oslo Norwegian distributor Cinema Oslo Release date October 2013
min Colour/b&w Stereo 5.1 Mohamed El Aboudi Screenplay Mohamed El Aboudi Director of Photography Marita Hällfors FSC Producer Venla Hellstedt for Illume LTD – Road Movies LTD, Finland Norwegian co-producer Torstein Grude for Piraya Film Norwegian distributor Kudos Family AS Release date January 18, 2013 Sales DR Sales
The enormous power of the Ganges erodes national borders, villages and the lives of men. Two young boys, Rubel and Sofikul were neighbours before the river Ganges swept their homes away. Now both of their families have made their new home on Char, a small island in the Ganges – and smuggling rice is their only hope of survival.
A film about a woman who doesn’t exist. Moroccan Hind was raped and consequently denied an official identity – she has no other choice but to work as a prostitute and traditional wedding dancer, but despite the odds of her situation, she refuses to give up her dream of dignity, motherhood and love. This is a story of modern day outlaws, children of prostitutes, abandoned child brides and those who have had to escape to the fringes of patriarchal Moroccan society. Through the eyes of one young woman we see a life of constant struggle, but also a life free of the society’s norms and boundaries.
EASY MONEY – LIFE DELUXE
Everything will be Fine
Colour Jens Jonsson Screenplay Jens Jonsson based on Jens Lapidus’ novels Producer Tre Vänner Produktion AB, Sweden Norwegian co-producers Are Heidenstrøm and Martin Sundland for Fantefilm Fiksjon AS Cast Joel Kinnaman, Matias Varela, Martin Wallström, Malin Buska, Madeleine Martin, Dejan Cukic Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Release date Autumn 2013
Colour HD 3D Wim Wenders Screenplay Bjørn Olaf Johannesen Producer Gian-Piero Ringel for Neue Road Movies, Germany Norwegian co-producer Maria Ekerhovd for Mer Film AS Release date 2014
90 min Colour/b&w DCP 2k Carl Javér Screenplay David Wingate, Carl Javér and Fredrik Lange Directors of Photography Henrik Ipsen, Carl Javér Producer Fredrik Lange for Vilda Bomben AB, Sweden Norwegian co-producer Christian Lien Jensen for Hallum & Jensen AS Release date Spring 2014 Norwegian distributor NRK Sales Deckert Distribution GmbH
120 min Colour/b&w 1:2,35 Mikael Marcimain Screenplay Klas Östergren based on his novel “Gentlemen” Director of Photography Jallo Faber Producers Fredrik Heinig, Johannes Åhlund and Mattias Nohrborg for B-Reel Feature Films, Sweden Norwegian producer Karin Julsrud for 4 ½ Fiksjon AS Release date December 2014 Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Sales Wild Bunch
The end of the successful trilogy seen by one million Swedes at the movies, based on Jens Lapidus’ novels.
One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a man named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?
Freak Out! tells the untold story of a group of middleclass kids who in 1900 revolted against their time and started the original alternative community – Monte Verità. A community based on veganism, feminism, pacifism and free love. Through their eyes we unfold the uncanny similarities between our time and what they revolted against in the early 1900s.
Just like 60 000 other young Swedes Ana “Dino” Dinovic (23) has fled the mass unemployment of her home country for a new life in Oslo. But the new life isn’t what Dino expected and now she’s caugt in a destructive spiral of day-to-day jobs, lack of money and hard partying. After breaking her arm, she is fired, and gets a job as a housekeeper in a home on the verge of chaos. Steffen (45), once a professional tennis player, now owns a restaurant about to go bankrupt. Since his wife left, Steffen is alone with two children. His seriously overweight son Kristian (16) is no longer speaking to him. The family is falling apart completely. And Dino’s arrival changes everything. During a few sultry summer weeks, Steffen and Kristian find themselves competing in a way nobody could have predicted. A loaded triangular drama forms – with fatal consequences.
Barbara Sarasola-Day Producer Pucara Cine, Argentine Norwegian co-producer Dag Hoel for Faction Film Release date Berlin 2013 Director
The plot unfolds in a tiny village in northwestern Argentina, where the married couple Ernesto and Helena live and work on their tobacco plantation. One day Helena’s cousin Joaquin, just out of rehab for drug abuse, comes to stay with them. Deshora evolves into an intimate drama of fate between the three characters, in which the two men involuntarily develop a fascination for each other – a taboo in this macho culture. Through the eyes of a woman, Sarasola-Day enters a universe of rituals, bodies and sensuality.
Snabba Cash – Livet deluxe Thriller
Everything will be Fine Drama
Ronnie Sandahl Screenplay Ronnie Sandahl Producers Martin Person for Anagram and Annika Hellström for Cinetic, Sweden Norwegian co-producer Gudny Hummelvoll for Hummelfilm Release date Autumn 2014
Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers. It all began a year earlier, when he was rooming with Henry Morgan, a boxer, piano player, composer, bartender, and old-fashioned gentleman with a Gatsby-like capacity for turning life into a feast and absolutely no talent for keeping secrets. The two friends led the high-life in Stockholm until the day Henry’s younger brother Leo – a star poet, drunk, political provocateur – showed up. Leo drags them into a scandal involving illegal weapons and gangsters, and soon the three men find themselves unwittingly and irreversibly trapped in a dangerous plot. 69
KANDIRE – LAND OF EVIL
THE LAST SENTENCE Dom over död man
NÅDE | GNADE
MY AFGHANISTAN – LIFE IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE
NEITHER THE VEIL NOR THE FOUR WALLS Documentary Colour
My Afghanistan – Life in the Forbidden Zone
min Colour DCP 2k Dolby SR Marah Strauch Screenplay Marah Strauch Director of Photography Nico Paulsson Producers Eric Bruggemann and Marah Strauch for Scissorkick Films, USA Norwegian producer Lars Løge for Flimmer Film AS Release date February 14, 2014 Sales Submarine
Colour Carlos Producer Cinenomada, Bolivia Norwegian co-producer Petter Borgli for PJB Picture Company
126 min b/w DCP 2k Jan Troell Screenplay Klaus Rifbjerg and Jan Troell based loosely on Kenne Fant’s biography “Torgny Segerstedt – en levnadsskildring” Producer Francy Suntinger for FIlmlance International AB, Sweden Norwegian co-producer Synnøve Hørsdal for Maipo Film AS Cast Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Ulla Skoog, Björn Granath, Peter Andersson, Lia Bysen, Maria Heiskanen, Michael Segerström Norwegian distributor Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Release date December 7, 2012 Sales TrustNordisk ApS
Carl Boenish follows his passion, leaping into the unknown, creating a worldwide phenomenon and essentially inventing extreme sports. Carl Boenish dies doing the very thing he created and loved. His wife repeats his treacherous act and lives, thus telling others it is ok to go on. And go on they do, transcending limitations to taste the dream that one man could only begin to experience.
The film is set in the Guarani Indians’ unexplored forest areas in Bolivia, where we follow the Spanish filmmaker Andres in his search for the circumstances surrounding a Swedish documentary film made in the area a hundred years earlier. The result is a mystical, existential journey into the lives of both the Indians and the filmmaker.
Torgny Segerstedt was one of the leading journalists in Sweden in the 20th century. He fought a one man battle against Hitler and the Nazi regime until his death in 1945 and during these tumultuous times his private life was marked by a world in chaos, as he falls in love with his friend’s wife while married himself. The Last Sentence weaves together the story of a psychological love story with a portrayal of the political situation Sweden found itself in during the Second World War. A gripping, dramatic and poetic tale about a man who could not be silenced.
131 min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Matthias Glasner Screenplay Kim Fupz Aakeson Director of Photography Jakub Bejnarowicz Producers Kristine Knudsen, Mathias Glasner and Andreas Born for Schwarzweiss Filmproduktion GmbH, Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur and Ophir film GmbH, Germany Norwegian coproducer Aage Aaberge for Neofilm Cast Jürgen Vogel, Birgit Minichmayr, Henry Stange, Ane Dahl Torp, Maria Bock, Stig Henrik Hoff, Iren Reppen Release date January 18, 2013 Sales Beta Cinema
Polarnight on the brink of the arctic ocean. A German family emigrates to start anew, in the most Northern city in the world, Hammerfest. Instead, a horrible accident questions everything. What role does guilt play in regard to our happiness?
min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1
Nagieb Khaja Screenplay Nagieb Khaja
Henrik Bohn Ipsen Lise Lense-Møller for Magic Hour Films and Henrik Grunnet for Grunnet Film, Denmark Norwegian co-producers Torstein Grude and Bjarte Mørner Tveit for Piraya Film Release date January 31, 2013 Norwegian distributor Kudos Family AS Sales DR International Sales Director of Photography Producers
Over a period of three years, Afghan civilians have filmed their lives behind the frontier in the war torn Afghan province of Helmand. They invite us into their homes, their hopes, and their heartbreaks, and their stories form a rich tapestry of an Afghanistan that never makes it to the news. It is Nagieb Khaja, a Danish director of Afghan origin, who has provided them with cameras, as international media seldom leaves the relative security of the cities.
Afia Nathaniel Zambeel Films, Pakistan Norwegian co-producer Carsten Aanonsen for Indie Film Director
The film tells the story of a woman who flees her family with her two daughters, embarking on a long and exhausting journey. A courageous, contemporary story about women’s struggle for freedom and independence in Pakistan.
NOBODY OWNS ME Mig äger ingen
THE PUNK SYNDROME Punksyndromet
THE SARNOS – A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES The Sarnos – A Life in Dirty Movies
TPB AFK: THE PIRATE BAY AWAY FROM KEYBOARD
To liv / Zwei Leben
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard
Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Kjell-Åke Andersson Screenplay Pia Gradvall based on the novel “Mig äger ingen” by Åsa Linderborg Director of Photography Jonas Alarik Producer Francy Suntinger for FIlmlance International AB, Sweden Norwegian co-producer Synnøve Hørsdal for Maipo Film AS Cast Mikael Persbrandt, Ping Mon, Saga Samuelsson, Ida Engvoll, Tanja Lorentzon, Sten Ljunggren, Barbro Oborg, Linn Skåber Norwegian distributor SF Norge AS Release date tba Sales AB Svensk Filmindustri
Colour Rashid Masharawi Producers Cinema Production Center, Palestine Norwegian co-producers Silja Espolin Johnsen and Ruben Thorkildsen for Ape & Bjørn
min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Wictor Ericsson Screenplay Wictor Ericsson Producer Erik Magnusson for Anagram Produktion AB, Sweden Norwegian co-producer Ingunn H. Knudsen for Skofteland Film AS Release date Spring 2013 Sales Autlook Film Sales
min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Simon Klose Screenplay Simon Klose Producers Martin Persson, Simon Klose for Nonami AB, Sweden Norwegian co-producers Trostein Grude, Bjarte Mørner Tveit for Piraya Film AS Release date February 2013
97 min Colour 1:2,35 Stereo 5.1 Georg Maas Screenplay Georg Maas, Christoph Tölle, Ståle Stein Berg and Judith Kaufmann based on “Eiszeiten” by Hannelore Hippe Director of Photography Judith Kaufmann Producers Dieter Zeppenfeld and Rudi Teichmann for Zinnober Film and B&T Film, Germany Norwegian producer Axel Helgeland for Helgeland Film AS Cast Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Sven Nordin, Julia Bache-Wiig, Ken Duken, Rainer Bock, Vicky Krieps, Dennis Storhøi Norwegian distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon AS Release date October 19, 2012 Sales Beta Cinema
A story about a father-daughter relationship that grows strong despite the inability to handle an everyday situation with alcoholism. About a daughter’s longing and vulnerability in a battle against her father’s doom. One day, she must choose: leave him or perish. This is a unique story about love, betrayal and red banners in the 1970s Sweden.
The story of two brothers, one of them deaf, and their struggle to gather enough money to flee their miserable life in a Palestine which cannot even be defined as a homeland. A film reflecting many of the minor and major revolutions taking place in the region, narrated through two individuals sharing hope and pain in their dream of finding a good life.
The Punk Syndrome is a film about Finland’s most kick-ass punk rock band, Pertti Kurikaan Nimipäivät. The band’s mentally handicapped members, Pertti, Kari, Toni and Sami, play their music with a lot of attitude and pride. We follow these professional musicians on their journey from the obscurity to popularity. We watch them fight, fall in love and witness long days in the recording studio and on tour. It’s a film about the essence of punk – it’s a story of handicapped people rebelling against mainstream.
The Sarnos is a love story about the legendary sex film director Joe Sarno and his loyal wife and collaborator Peggy. Altering between New York and their summer retreat in Sweden, we follow Joe, “the Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street”, for what would be the last year of his life, as he is trying to get one more film off the ground; a female-centered film in the old Joe Sarno-style.
TPB AFK is a documentary about three computer addicts who redefined the world of media distribution with the file-sharing network The Pirate Bay. Just how did hacker Gottfrid Svartholm-Warg, Internet activist Peter Sunde and beer aficionado Fredrik Neij cause the White House to threaten the Swedish government with trade sanctions? TPB AFK tells the inside story of how a cluster of “hacktivists” built the Internet’s largest file-sharing site.
Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, now living in Norway since more than 20 years, is a “war child”, the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier. Katrine enjoys a happy family life in Norway. But when a lawyer asks her to witness in a trial against the Norwegian state, she resists. Gradually, a web of concealments and secret s is unveiled, until Katrine is finally stripped of everything, and her loved ones are forced to take a stand: What carries more weight, the life they have lived together, or the lie it is based on? 73
min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi Screenplay Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi and Sami Jahnukainen Director of Photography J-P Passi Producer Sami Jahnukainen for Mouka Filmi Oy, Finland Norwegian co-producer Carsten Aanonsen for Indie Film Cast Pertti Kurikka, Kari Aalto, Sami Helle, Toni Välitalo Norwegian distributor Indie Film Release date May 4, 2012 Sales Autlook Film Sales
VIVE LA FRANCE
min Colour Dolby digital Titti Johnson and Helgi Felixson Screenplay Titti Johnson Director of Photography Helgi Felixson Producer Helgi Felixson for Vilda Bomben AB, Sweden Norwegian co-producer Hege Dehli for Mechanix Film AS Release date November 2013 Sales Spier Film
90 min Lucia Penzo Screenplay Lucia Penzo based on her novel “Wakolda” Cast Natalia Oreiro, Diego Peretti, Alex Brendemühl, Elena Roger, Florencia Bado Producers Luis Puenzo and Nicolas Battle for Historias Cinematográficas S.A, Argentine Norwegian co-producer Gudny Hummelvoll for Hummelfilm Release date Autumn 2013 Sales Pyramide
Vive la France is a personal and intimate story about harvesting the consequences of the French nuclear program 1966-1996. Through the lives of Kua, Teariki and their extended family in four generations we discover a deeply moving story where the place you love and belong to turn into your worst nightmare. Through their lives a complex realty becomes understandable, a drama about our vulnerability as human beings.
The true story of an Argentinian family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of the girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all times.
Vive la France
WHEN HARI GOT MARRIED
Who Will Be a Gurkha
When Hari got Married
min Colour HDCam Stereo Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam Director of Photography Tenzing Sonam Producer Ritu Sarin for White Crane Films, India Norwegian co-producer Jon Jerstad for Cinema Oslo Norwegian distributor Cinema Oslo Release date October 15, 2012 Sales PBS International
Hari, a taxi driver in the Indian Himalaya, is getting married to a girl he has never met but with whom he has nevertheless fallen in love with on the mobile phone. Outspoken, opinionated and funny, Hari grapples with nerves, heartburn and mounting tension as the day of reckoning draws close. As India rapidly modernizes, dramatic changes are taking place even in his faraway village. But gods, oracles, and age-old traditions still play an important role in everyday life and come together to ensure an auspicious wedding.
Who Will Be a Gurkha
min Colour DCP 2k Stereo 5.1 Kesang Tseten Producer Kesang Tseten for Shunyata Film Production, Nepal Norwegian co-producer Solveig Arnesen for Genesis Film AS Sales Taskovski Films Ltd. Director
The Gurkhas began soldiering for the British colony in India 200 years ago, following a war in which the Nepalis almost defeated the mighty British. Impressed with the fighting prowess of the khukuri-wielding Nepalis, Britain began recruiting them. In the following centuries, these soldiers have seen more continuous fighting than any in the world. Despite the fact that the number of Gurkhas being for the British Army has dwindled from the 200,000 who fought during the Second World to a couple hundred, young Nepalis, however, continue to be lured to become ‘Gurkhas’. Today’s potential recruits are not rustic hill boys but a new generation of urban-based Nepalis with a school or higher education, attracted by wages, but also drawn by the myth and glamour, as well as the adventure and danger, associated with the Gurkhas, in spite of the very real prospect of dying in the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Norwegian cinema releases 2003–2012
CO-PRODUCTION Documentaries in italic Title
NORWEGIAN CINEMA RELEASES 2003–2012
2003 7th Heaven Bázo Beast of Beauty The Black Lapp Buddy Captain Sabertooth Dark Woods Destination Moscow Disa Moves to Japan Fia! Gunnar Goes Comfortable The Junior Olsen Gang goes Submarine Jonny Vang Kitchen Stories Mother’s Elling Play United Wolf Summer The Woman of My Life 2004 A Cry in the Woods Arctic Cabaret Beautiful Country Chlorox, Ammonia and Coffee The Color of Milk The Crossing Hawaii, Oslo Just Bea Little Grey Fergie – the Secret on the Farm MonsterThursday My Jealous Barber Raw Youth The Junior Olsen Gang Rocks It The Man Who Loved Haugesund This is the Song You Need Tradra Uno
Steffan Strandberg Lars Göran Petterson Hilde Heier Erik Smith Meyer Morten Tyldum Stig Bergqvist Pål Øie Jo Strømgren/Runar Hodne Benedicte M. Orvung Elsa Kvamme Gunnar Hall Jensen Arne Lindtner Næss Jens Lien Bent Hamer Eva Isaksen John Sullivan Magnus Martens Peder Norlund Alexander Eik
Exposed Film Production AS Filbmagoahti AS Paradox AS Filmfalken AS Happy Endings AS Seven Seas Production Spleis AS Nordisk Film Production AS Benedicte Orvung Film Dinamo Story AS Agitator AS Nordisk Film Production AS Maipo Film &TV Prouksjon BulBul Film AS Maipo Film & TV Produksjon Dinamo Story AS 4 ½ AS Nordisk Film Production AS Filmkameratene AS
21.02 12.09 12.09 11.04 29.08 26.12 21.02 19.09 23.06 24.10 31.10 07.02 14.02 17.01 10.10 25.07 20.08 28.02 24.09
Erich Hörtnagl Knut Erik Jensen Hans Petter Moland Mona J. Hoel Torun Lian Martin Asphaug Erik Poppe Petter Næss Trond Jacobsen Arild Østin Ommundsen Annette Sjursen Margreth Olin Arne Lindtner Næss Jon Haukeland, Tore Vollan Tore Rygh Karoline Frogner Aksel Hennie
Paradox AS Barentsfilm AS Dinamo Story AS Freedom from Fear Painswick Film Dinamo Story AS Paradox AS Maipo Film & TV Produksjon Fantasi-Fabrikken Muz Film Maipo Film & TV Produksjon Speranza AS Nordisk Film Production AS Medieoperatørene Motlys AS Integritet Film Tordenfilm
02.04 16.01 12.03 06.08 27.08 22.10 24.09 23.01 24.09 15.10 03.09 19.11 06.02 30.01 20.08 12.03 10.09
Norwegian cinema releases 2003–2012
Norwegian cinema releases 2003–2012 Title 2005 37 and a Half 100% Human An Enemy of the People Factotum Finding Friends The Giant Grandpa is a Raisin Import – Export Izzat Kissed by Winter Le Regard Loop Love Me Tomorrow Next Door Pitbullterje The Professor and the Story of the Origami Girl Sinus Tommy’s Inferno Too Much Norway 2006 The Art of Negative Thinking The Bothersome Man Comrade Pedersen Cold Feet Cold Prey Free Jimmy The Junior Olsen Gang at the Circus Hearts It’s Hard to be a Rock’n Roller The Lion – Henrik Ibsen Long Flat Balls Maria’s Men Miracle Ole Bull Prirechnyy Reprise The Rich Country Sons Svein and the Rat
Vibeke Idsøe Trond Winterkjær/Jan Dalchow Erik Skjoldbjærg Bent Hamer Arne Lindtner Næss Hallvard Bræin/Arne B. Rostad Pjotr Sapegin Khalid Hussain Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen Sara Johnsen Nour-Eddine Lakhmari Sjur Paulsen Petter Næss Pål Sletaune Arild Fröhlich Dag Johan Haugerud Jeremy Robøle Ove Raymond Gyldenås Rune Denstad Langlo/Sigve Endresen
Filmkameratene Dalchows Verden Nordisk Film & TV AS BulBul Film/Stark Sales Nordisk Film & TV AS Paradox AS Kinopravda Filmhuset Produksjoner AS Filmkameratene AS Friland AS Filmhuset Produksjoner AS Sub Productions Maipo Film & TV Produksjon AS Spillefilmkompaniet 4 ½ AS Paradox AS Mikrofilm AS Bastard Film Friland AS Motlys AS
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Bård Breien Jens Lien Hans Petter Moland Alexander Eik Roar Uthaug Christopher Nielsen Arne Lindtner Næss Øyvind Sandberg Gunhild Asting Alexander Wisting Bjørn Fast Nagell Vibeke Ringen Thomas Kaiser Aslak Aarhus Tone Grøttjord Joachim Trier Aslaug Holm Erik Richter Strand
Maipo Film & TV Produksjon AS Tordenfilm AS Motlys AS You Are Here/Nordisk Film Fantefilm AS Storm Studio Nordisk Film AS Øy-Film AS Speranza Film AS Tellus Works Zwart Arbeid AS Maipo Film & TV Produksjon AS Nordisk Film AS Visions AS Motlys AS Spillefilmkompaniet 4 ½ AS Fenris Film AS Tordenfilm AS Maipo Film & TV Produksjon AS
03.11 26.05 24.02 27.10 13.10 21.04 10.02 18.08 01.09 20.10 31.03 30.09 26.12 27.10 15.06 08.09 27.01 15.09 03.03
Title Trigger Uro Lullaby 2007 5 Lies Elias and the Royal Yacht Girls Gone with the Woman The Junior Olsen Gang – The Silvermine Mystery Kill Buljo Man Woman Coffee Mars & Venus Mirush Natural Born Star O’Horten On a Tightrope Pining for the Fjords Porn Star? The Radio Pirates Second Half Svein and the Rat and the UFO-Mystery Switch The Ten Lives of Titanic the Cat USA vs Al-Arian Varg Veum – Bitter Flowers Winterland 2008 99% Honest Big John Cold Lunch Cold Prey II Fatso House of Fools Ice Kiss The Kautokeino Rebellion Kurt Turns Evil The Last Joint Venture Long Flat Balls II The Man Who Loved Yngve Manhunt
Director Gunnar Vikene Stefan Faldbakken Margreth Olin
Production Company Cinenord AS Friland AS Speranza AS
Release date 11.08 08.09 01.12
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen Espen Fyksen/Lise I. Osvoll Hanne Myren Petter Næss Arne Lindtner Næss Tommy Wirkola Carl Eugen Johannessen Eva Dahr Marius Holst Even Benestad Bent Hamer Petr Lom Are Syvertsen/Jon Martin Førland John Sullivan Stig Svendsen Hilde Heier Vibeke Ringen Ole Martin Hafsmo Grethe Bøe Line Halvorsen Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen Hisham Zaman
Viafilm AS Filmkameratene AS Medieoperatørene Monster Film Nordisk Film AS Yellow Bastard Productions Filmkollektivet AS Cinenord AS Spillefilmkompaniet 4 ½ AS Fredrik Fiction AS BulBul Film Piraya Film AS Incakola Productions Navillus Film Spillefilmkompaniet 4 ½ AS Paradox AS Maipo Film- og TV Produksjon AS Rubicon Film AS Nordisk Film AS Dalchows verden SF Norge/Miso Film Spillefilmkompaniet 4 ½ AS
17.08 23.02 02.02 07.09 02.02 23.03 09.11 14.02 02.03 26.10 26.12 30.03 09.03 27.04 14.09 19.01 09.03 26.10 31.10 23.02 28.09 19.01
Rune Denstad Langlo Håvard Bustnes Eva Sørhaug Mats Stenberg Arild Fröhlich Eva Isaksen Knut Erik Jensen Nils Gaup Rasmus Sivertsen Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen Harald Zwart Stian Kristiansen Patrik Syversen
Motlys AS Faction Film AS Spillefilmkompaniet 4 ½ AS Fantefilm AS Paradox AS Norsk filmproduksjon AS Filmhuset Produksjoner AS Rubicon TV AS Nordisk Film/ Qvisten Animation Maipo Film- og TV Produksjon AS Zwart Arbeid AS Motlys AS Fender Film AS
12.09 22.08 01.02 10.10 24.10 12.09 03.10 18.01 31.10 29.08 14.03 15.02 11.01
Norwegian cinema releases 2003–2012
Norwegian cinema releases 2003–2012 Title Max Manus Night of the Wolf Respect SOS – Summer of Suspense Summers Past Through a Glass, Darkly Troubled Water Trying Freedom Varg Veum – Fallen Angels 2009 The Angel Betrayal Dead Snow Detour The Junior Olsen Gang and the Black Gold Hidden Hunting Down Memory Magic Silver Nemesis North The Orange Girl ORPS – The Movie Rafiki Rat Nights The Storm in my Heart Together Twigson Upperdog Vegas Yatzy Yodok Stories 2010 A Somewhat Gentle Man Brødrene Dal og vikingsverdets forbannelse Cold Prey III East End Angels Elias and the Hunt for the Gold of the Sea Happy, Happy Home for Christmas King of Devil’s Island
Director Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning Kjell Sundvall Johannes Joner Arne Lindtner Næss Ole Giæver Jesper W. Nielsen Erik Poppe Thor Bekkavik Morten Tyldum
Production Company Filmkameratene AS Nordisk Film AS Nordisk Film AS Nordisk Film AS Spillefilmkompaniet 4 ½ AS Spillefilmkompaniet 4 ½ AS Paradox AS Indiefilm SF Norge/Miso Film
Release date 19.12 29.02 07.03 15.02 22.02 17.10 26.09 03.10 04.04
Margreth Olin Håkon Gundersen Tommy Wirkola Severin Eskeland Arne Lindtner Næss Pål Øie Thomas Lien Roar Uthaug and Katarina Launing Erlend E. Mo Rune Denstad Langlo Eva Dahr Atle Knudsen Christian Lo Arild Østin Ommundsen Pål Jackman Matias Armand Jordal Åsleik Engmark Sara Johnsen Gunnar Vikene Katja Eyde Jacobsen Andrzej Fidyk
Speranza Production AS Alphaville Productions Miho Film Exposed Film Prods AS Nordisk Film & TV Alligator Film Merkur Film Produksjon AS Storm Rosenberg AS Exposed Film Prods AS Motlys AS Helgeland Film AS Monster Film AS Filmbin Paradox AS Kong Film AS Mirmar Production AS Paradox AS Friland AS Cinenord/Kong Film Spillefilmkompaniet 4 ½ AS Piraya Film AS
02.10 09.10 09.01 31.07 30.01 03.04 20.02 13.11 13.03 06.02 27.02 06.03 30.10 04.09 16.01 23.01 16.10 28.08 25.09 20.03 16.10
Hans Petter Moland Mikkel Magnus Mikkel Brænne Sandemose Lars Berg Lise I. Osvoll Anne Sewitsky Bent Hamer Marius Holst
Paradox AS MagCat Produksjoner AS Fantefilm Fikjson AS Maipo FIlm AS Filmkameratene AS Maipo FIlm AS BulBul Film AS 4 1/2 Fiksjon AS
19.03 10.09 15.10 26.02 10.12 05.11 12.11 17.12
Title The Junior Olsen Gang and the Master Thief Just Another Day at the Office Limbo The Liverpool Goalie Nokas Norwegian Ninja Ploddy the Police Car Makes a Splash Shameless Smack! Strictly Confidential Tears of Gaza The Troll Hunter Twigson Ties the Knot Varg Veum – The Writing on the Wall Yohan – The Child Wanderer Kurt Josef Wagle og legenden om Fjordheksa The Snow Cave Man Modern Slavery 2011 Babycall The Bambi Effect Coming Home Cupid’s Balls Dark Souls Exteriors Graduates Gunnar Goes God Headhunters I Travel Alone Jackpot King Curling Kings of Oslo Little Grey Fergie and his New Friend Clunky Magic Silver 2 The Mountain My Beloved Oslo, August 31st Pax People by the Fjord People in the Sun
Director Arne Lindtner Næss Terje Rangnes Maria Sødahl Arild Andresen Erik Skjoldbjærg Thomas Cappelen Malling Rasmus Sivertsen Petter Næss Leon Bashir and Sebastian Dalén Benedicte Maria Orvung Vibeke Løkkeberg André Øvredal Martin Lund Stefan Faldbakken Grete Salomonsen Tommy Wirkola Fridtjof Kjæreng Tina Davis and Thomas Robsahm
Production Company Nordisk Film AS Folk Flest Film Produksjon AS SF Norge Produksjon 4 ½ Fiksjon AS Alligator Film Tordenfilm AS Neofilm Maipo FIlm AS Tomme Tønner AS Orvung Film Nero Film Filmkameratene AS Paradox AS Cinemiso Penelope Film AS Tappeluft Production f(x) produksjoner AS Speranza Film AS
Release date 29.01 12.03 10.09 22.10 01.10 13.08 08.01 08.10 08.01 08.02 05.11 29.10 24.09 27.08 26.03 05.03 12.03 28.01
Pål Sletaune Øystein Stene Aleksander Nordaas Kristoffer Metcalfe César Ducasse, Mathieu Peteul Marie Kristiansen and Patrik Syversen Kenneth Olav Hjellum Gunnar Hall Jensen Morten Tyldum Stian Kristiansen Magnus Martens Ole Endresen Elsa Kvamme Trond Jacobsen Arne Lindtner Næss Ole Giæver Hilde Korsæth Joachim Trier Annette Sjursen Øyvind Sandberg Per-Olav Sørensen
4 ½ Fiksjon AS Feil Film Atom FIlm/Filimo Film AS SF Norge Produksjon AS Addict Films AS Fredrik Fiction AS Tappeluft Pictures AS Agitator Friland Film / Yellow Bird Norway Motlys AS Fantefilm Fiksjon AS 4 ½ Fiksjon AS Alert Film Fantasi-Fabrikken AS Storm Rosenberg AS Ferdinand Films / 4 ½ Fiksjon AS JAB Film Motlys AS Paradox AS Øy-Film AS Maipo FIlm AS
07.10 29.07 26.08 25.03 14.01 25.03 15.04 11.02 26.08 11.02 25.11 23.09 08.02 18.02 18.11 28.02 09.12 31.08 18.03 28.10 04.03
Norwegian cinema releases 2003–2012 Title Pushwagner Red Heart Reunion – Ten Years After the War Sons of Norway Tomme tønner II Totally True Love Turn Me On, Goddammit! Twigson in Trouble Tying the Knot Umeå4ever Varg Veum – At Night All Wolves are Grey Varg Veum – Black Sheep Varg Veum – Consorts of Death You Said What! 2012 90 Minutes All That Matters is Past The Almost Man Bravehearts Company Orheim Diary from the Revolution Escape The Exorcist in the 21st Century Fuck Up I Belong Into the Dark Into the White Journey to the Christmas Star Kon-Tiki Liv & Ingmar Nowhere Home Squeeze Shakespeare: The Hidden Truth Thale Tina & Bettina – The Movie Varg Veum – Cold Hearts Varg Veum – The Dead Have it Easy
Director Even Benestad and August Baugstø Hanssen Halkawt Mustafa Jon Haukeland Jens Lien Leon Bashir and Sebastian Dalén Anne Sewitsky Jannicke Systad Jacobsen Arild Østin Ommundsen Frode N. Nordås Geir Greni Alexander Eik Stephan Apelgren Stephan Apelgren Nini Bull Robsahm and Patrik Syversen
Production Company Indiefilm AS Filmhuset AS/Hene Film Medieoperatørene Friland AS Tappeluft Production Cinenord Kidstory AS Motlys AS Paradox AS Nordås Film Snurr Film Cinemiso Cinemiso Cinemiso Tappeluft Pictures AS
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Eva Sørhaug Sara Johnsen Martin Lund Kari Anne Moe Arild Andresen Nizam Najar Roar Uthaug Fredrik Horn Akselsen Øystein Karlsen Dag Johan Haugerud Thomas Wangsmo Petter Næss Nils Gaup Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Dheeraj Akolkar Margreth Olin Kathrine Haugen Jørgen Friberg Aleksander Nordaas Simen Alsvik Trond Espen Seim Erik Richter Strand
4 ½ Fiksjon AS 4 ½ Fiksjon AS Ape & Bjørn Sant & Usant Motlys AS Medieoperatørene Fantefilm Fiksjon AS Gammaglimt AS Viafilm AS Motlys AS Vidvinkel Film Zentropa Int. Norway AS Moskus Film AS Nordisk Film Production Nordic Stories Speranza Film AS Filimo Film AS Videomaker Yesbox Production Tappeluft Pictures AS Cinemiso AS Cinemiso AS
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NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTIONS
norwegian film institutions
Norwegian Film Institutions
Norwegian Film Institute
Film & Kino
The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) operates under the authority of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture. The Institute is the Norwegian government’s administrative body for the film sector and its advisor on film policy issues. The Board of the NFI is appointed by the Ministry.
The NFI represents Norway in the Council of Europe’s fund for coproduction of films, Eurimages, as well as in the European Audiovisual Observatory. Norway joined the European Convention on Co-Production on 1 November 2009.
The NFI’s 2013 budget is NOK 550 million (approx. EUR 68.7 million), of which NOK 446 million (approx. EUR 55.8 million) is earmarked for audiovisual development, production and distribution. The Institute also offers personal grants, training and talent development for the film industry.
The NFI also participates in a number of other international cooperative efforts for the audiovisual sector, including the European Film Academy, European Film Promotion, Filmkontakt Nord and Scandinavian Films.
The NFI represents and promotes Norwegian feature films, shorts, documentaries, games and TV-series at festivals and film cultural events nationally and abroad and provides statistics and facts about Norwegian film and cinema. The NFI is responsible for facilitating and promoting Norway as an attractive shooting location for foreign producers through Film Commission Norway.
Film professionals and international audiences can find more information on Norwegian films through www.norwegianfilms.no and the Norwegian Film database
Film & Kino is a combination of a member organisation for Norwegian municipalities and an industry organisation for the cinema and video industries. The organisation, which was established in 1917, administers the Norwegian Cinema and Film Foundation and also runs the Mobile Cinema and S-Kino. Around the world, cinemas are usually owned by private companies. In Norway, however, most cinemas are owned by the municipalities. As a member organisation for the municipalities, Film & Kino is looking after their interests concerning film, the running of cinemas and video activities. Membership is open to all municipalities. The organisation is governed by a national convention with delegates from both the municipalities and the cinema and video industries. Helps ensure public access to new and relevant films Film & Kino’s mission is to ensure the public of the entire country access to new and relevant films, either through regular theatrical releases, at festivals or through DVD. The organisation shall further both the big movie theatre experience and a purposeful use of the DVD format, as well as being a guarantor of quality and diversity. Film & Kino administers a number of support initiatives for films. About 30 per cent of the films in regular theatrical release in Norway receive support from these initiatives. In 2011 all Norwegian movie theatres became digital. During the next few years, the following up of the digitalising of Norwegian movie theatres will be one of the most important tasks for the organisation.
Film & Kino’s fields of operations are: > Following up the digitalisation of Norwegian movie theatres > Support the import and distribution of films > Main executive responsibility for the government’s film culture and educational programmes for children and youth > The official financing of Norwegian film festivals > Developing the cinema and video industries > Give advice and develop know-how > Information and contact point for the public Norwegian Cinema and Film Foundation Film & Kino administers the Norwegian Cinema and Film Foundation, which was established in 1970. Norwegian law instructs this foundation to charge a certain percentage of cinema ticket sales as well as a levy on video sales and rentals. Film & Kino’s activities for the cinema and video industries are then financed by this foundation. The Mobile Cinema The Mobile Cinema is Film & Kino’s arrangement for the screening of films in locations without a regular movie theatre. The Mobile Cinema brings all necessary equipment and can screen films on all kinds of premises all over the country. In addition, Film & Kino offers programming assistance for small cinemas without resources to maintain such a function. This arrangement is called S-Kino.
Norwegian Film Institutions
Regional Film Funds and Film Centres By the end of 2011 all districts in Norway are covered by regional, public resource centres for film, apart from Oslo, the capital. These are ‘film centres’, ‘film funds’ and/or ‘film commissions’. They all have regional as well as governmental support. The national goals are to stimulate strengthened production infrastructure, professionality and continuity in all parts of the production – and increased talent development. There are 8 film centres, 6 regional film funds and 3 regional film commissions, of whom some are co-located regionally. In addition there is a national film commission. Furthermore FilmCamp function as film fund, film
ASSOCIATIONS & INSTITUTIONS
commission and production centre serving productions from all over, also internationally. International Sami Film Centre serves the Sami population all over Norway as well as those living in Sweden, Finland and Russia.
Agicoa Norge Dronningens gt 8 A P.O. Box 629 Sentrum, N-0106 Oslo Tel: +47 23 01 01 52 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Tom G Eilertsen
The Film Centres are based on cultural grounds. Their main mission is to support development and production of short films and documentaries, and to raise competence among professionals and spot, cultivate and support young talents.
Den norske filmskolen The Norwegian Film School N-2626 Lillehammer Tel: +47 61 28 74 68 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmskolen.no Contact: Thomas Stenderup
The Film Funds finance all genres of films.
Det kongelige kulturdepartement Royal Ministry of Cultural Affairs P.O. Box 8030 Dep, N-0030 Oslo Tel: +47 22 24 90 90 Mail: [email protected]
Det kongelige utenriksdepartement Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs P.O. Box 8114 Dep, N-0032 Oslo Tel: +47 23 95 00 00 Mail: [email protected]
Film & Kino | Filmens Hus Dronningensgt. 16, N-0152 Oslo P.O. Box 446 Sentrum, N-0104 Oslo Tel: +47 22 47 45 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.kino.no Contact: Lene Løken Fond for lyd og bilde P.O. Box 8191 Dep, N-0034 N-Oslo Tel: +47 22 47 83 30 Mail: [email protected]
Medietilsynet Norwegian Media Authority Nygata 4, N-1607 Fredrikstad Tel: +47 69 30 12 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.medietilsynet.no Contact: Tom Thoresen Nasjonalbiblioteket, Oslo The Norwegian National Library Henrik Ibsensgt. 110 Finsetveien 2, N-8624 Mo i Rana Box 2674 Solli, N-0203 Oslo Tel: +47 81 00 13 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.nb.no Contact: Vigdis Moe Skarstein Nordisk Film & TV Fond Kristian Augusts gt. 13, N-0164 Oslo Tel: +47 64 00 60 80 Mail: [email protected]
www.nordiskfilmogtvfond.com Contact: Hanne Palmquist Norsk Filmforbund Norwegian Film Makers’ Association Dronningensgt. 13, N-0152 Oslo Tel: +47 21 52 33 80 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmforbundet.no Contact: Sverre Pedersen Norsk filminstitutt Norwegian Film Institute Filmens Hus, Dronningensgt. 16 P.O. Box 482 Sentrum, N-0105 Oslo Tel: +47 22 47 45 00 Mail: [email protected]
Norsk Filmklubbforbund Norwegian Federation of Film Societies Filmens Hus Dronningensgt. 16, N-0152 Oslo Tel: +47 22 47 46 80 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmklubb.no Contact: Jon Iversen
Norske film, TV og spill produsenters forening | Norwegian Film-, TV and Game Producers Association Wergelandsveien 21 B, N-0167 Oslo Tel: +47 23 11 93 11 Mail: [email protected]
www.produsentforeningen.no Contact: Leif Holst Jensen
Norsk Filmkritikerlag The Norwegian Filmcritic’s Association Filmens Hus, Dronningensgt. 16 N-0152 Oslo Tel: +47 92 24 67 76 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmkritikerlaget.no Contact: Dag Sødtholt
Norske Filmbyråers Forening Norwegian Film Distributors’ Association Øvre Slottsgt. 12, N-0157 Oslo Tel: +47 22 42 48 44 Mail: [email protected]
norskefilmbyraaersforening.no Contact: Kristin Hoenvoll
Norsk Filmvederlagsfond Norwegian Film Foundation Dronningensgt. 13, N-0152 Oslo Tel: +47 21 52 33 80 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmforbundet.no Contact: Sverre Pedersen Norsk Skuespillerforbund Norwegian Actors’ Equity Association Welhavensgt. 1, N-0166 Oslo Tel: +47 21 02 71 90 Mail: [email protected]
www.skuespillerforbund.no Contact: Hauk Heyerdahl Norske Dramatikeres Forbund Writers’ Guild of Norway Rådhusgt. 7, P.O. Box 579 Sentrum, N-0105 Oslo Tel: +47 22 47 89 50 Mail: [email protected]
www.dramatiker.no Contact: Monica Boracco
Norske filmregissører Directors Guild of Norway Dronningensgt. 16, N-0152 oslo Tel: +47 92 24 92 90 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmdir.no Contact: Marianne Kleven Samisk filmforbund Sami Film Workers’ Association Buletjávri, N-9520 Kautokeino Tel: +47 91 77 17 12 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Siljá Somby DISTRIBUTORS Actionfilm AS Vålerenggata 47, N-0658 Oslo Tel: +47 22 70 90 50 Mail: [email protected]
www.actionfilm.no Contact: Tore Erlandsen
ADRESSES Arthaus Nedre gate 7, N-0551 Oslo Tel: +47 21 42 00 86 Mail: [email protected]
www.arthaus.no Contact: Svend B. Jensen
Kudos Family AS Kvitsøygata 25, N-4014 Stavanger Tel: +47 51 12 31 72 Mail: [email protected]
www.kudosfamily.com Contact: Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Storytelling Media Prinsensgt. 2B, N-7012 Trondheim Tel: +47 99 44 80 40 Mail: [email protected]
www.storytelling.no Contact: Ola Lund Renolen
Ape & Bjørn Grønlandsleiret 25, N-0190 Oslo Tel: +47 90 93 55 11 Mail: [email protected]
www.apeogbjorn.no Contact: Ruben Thorkildsen
Euforia Film Nedregate 5, N-0551 Oslo Tel: +47 21 37 99 99 Mail: [email protected]
www.euforia.no Contact: Vibeke Skistad
Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS Nydalsvn. 12 A, P.O. Box 4753 Nydalen, N-0421 Oslo Tel: +47 22 77 20 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmweb.no/nordiskfilm Contact: Morten Christoffersen
Tour de Force Georgernes Verft 12, N-5011 Bergen Tel: +47 55 30 08 40 / +47 41 14 11 40 Mail: [email protected]
www.tourdeforce.no Contact: Tor Fosse
Barentsfilm AS Leikvollvn. 13, N-1387 Asker Tel: +47 958 14 288 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Ingrid Lill Høgtun
Europafilm AS Peder Claussøns gt 2 P.O.Box 6812 St. Olavs plass N-0130 Oslo Tel: +47 22 98 85 80 Mail: [email protected]
www.europafilm.no Contact: Egil Ødegård Exposed Film AS Ryfylkegata 22; N-4012 Stavanger Tel: + 47 90 74 08 74 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Bjørn Eivind Aarskog Fidalgo Filmdistribusjon AS Dronningensgt. 30 P.O. Box 666, N-4666 Kristiansand Tel: +47 38 02 40 04 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmweb.no/fidalgo Contact: Frank L. Stavik Fox Film AS Dronningensgate 8 A P.O. Box 719 Sentrum, N-0106 Oslo Tel: +47 22 00 78 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.foxfilm.no Contact: Tore Fredrik Dreyer
Norsk filmdistribusjon AS Nedre gate 5 P.O. Box 753 Sentrum, N-0106 Oslo Tel: +47 23 35 82 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.norskfilmdistribusjon.no Contact: Frida Ohrvik Scanbox Entertainment Norway AS Dronningensgt. 16 P.O. Box 1097 Sentrum, N-0104 Oslo Tel: +47 22 39 62 62 Mail: [email protected]
www.scanbox.no Contact: Johnny Herheim SF Norge AS Dronningensgt. 8 A P.O. Box 639 Sentrum, N-0106 Oslo Tel: +47 22 00 78 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.sf-film.no Contact: Guttorm Petterson Star Media Entertainment Morteveien 6, N-1481 Hagan Tel: +47 67 06 40 20 Mail: [email protected]
www.starmedia.no Contact: Jørn Landbakk
United International Pictures AS Hegdehaugsvn. 27 P.O. Box 7134 Majorstuen, N-0307 Oslo Tel: +47 22 85 37 37 Mail: [email protected]
www.uip.no Contact: Liv Jacobsen The Walt Disney Company Nordic Sjølyst plass 4 P.O. Box 154 Skøyen, N-0212 Oslo Tel: +47 24 11 73 50 Mail: [email protected]
www.disneystudios.no Contact: Inger Warendorph PRODUCTION COMPANIES 4 1/2 Fiksjon AS Krusesgt. 8, N-0263 Oslo Tel: +47 40 00 63 28 Mail: [email protected]
www.fourandahalf.no Contact: Karin Julsrud Alert Film AS Elisenbergvn. 3, N-0265 Oslo Tel: +47 90 07 64 56 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Elsa Kvamme
BulBul Film A/S Høyåsvn. 24, N-3216 Sandefjord Tel: +47 91 64 71 72 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Bent Hamer Chezville AS Pedersgata 110, N-4014 Stavanger Tel: +47 91 83 46 41 Mail: [email protected]
www.chezville.no Contact: Gary Cranner Cinema Oslo Uranienborgveien 23, N-0355 Oslo Tel: +47 91 56 08 33 Mail: [email protected]
www.cinemaoslo.no Contact: Jon Jerstad Cinemiso AS Akersbakken 33, N-0172 Oslo Tel: +47 22 95 55 80 Mail: [email protected]
www.cinenord.no Contact: Silje Hopland Eik, Tanya Nanette Badendyck
Cinenord AS Akersbakken 33, N-0172 Oslo Tel: +47 22 95 55 80 Mail: [email protected]
www.cinenord.no Contact: Silje Hopland Eik, Tanya Nanette Badendyck Cinenord Kidstory AS Akersbakken 33, N-0172 Oslo Tel: +47 22 95 55 80 Mail: [email protected]
www.cinenord.no Contact: Silje Hopland Eik, Tanya Nanette Badendyck Cylinder Produksjon AS Majorstuveien 17 P.O.Box 1052, N-0367 Oslo Tel. +47 92 22 66 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.cylinder.no Contact: Gaute Lid Larssen Dalchows verden Borger Withgate 12, N-0482 Oslo Tel. +47 22 20 47 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.dalchowsverden.no Contact: Jan Dalchow Faction Film Kjøpmannsgata 40 Box 2093, N-7411 Trondheim Tel: +47 907 81 999 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Håvard Bustnes Fantasi-Fabrikken Film AS Årfuglveien 2, N-3123 Tønsberg Tel: +47 33 30 10 30 Mail: [email protected]
www.fantasi-fabrikken.no Contact: Anne Amalie Thowsen
Fantefilm Fiksjon AS Henrik Ibsens gate 28, N-0255 Oslo Tel: +47 22 59 39 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.fantefilm.no Contact: Martin Sundland Feil Film AS Hausmannsgt. 39, N-0182 Oslo Tel: +47 45 80 52 29 / +47 45 47 27 97 Mail: [email protected]
www.feilfilm.no Contact: Ravn Wikhaug Fenris Film & TV Produksjon Sagvn. 23A, N-0459 Oslo Tel: +47 23 12 17 10 Mail: [email protected]
www.fenrisfilm.com Contact: Tore Buvarp Filimo Film AS P.O. Box 346, N-8901 Brønnøysund Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Kathrine Haugen Film Farms Nordre Tasken Gård Tasken 5, N-1580 Rygge Tel: +47 69 28 00 34 Mail: [email protected]
www.film-farms.com Contact: Alan Milligan Filmbin Stortorget 1, N-2609 Lillehammer Tel: +47 90 20 65 56 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmbin.no Contact: Trine Aadalen Lo
Filmhuset AS Peder Claussøns gt. 2 P.O. Box 6812 St. Olavs plass N- 0130 Oslo Tel: +47 22 98 85 80 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmhuset.no Contact: Egil Ødegård Filmkameratene AS Dronningensgt. 8 A P.O. Box 629 Sentrum, N-0106 Oslo Tel: +47 23 35 53 00 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: John M. Jacobsen, Sveinung Golimo Flimmer Film AS Strandgaten 89, N-5004 Bergen Tel: +47 55 23 15 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.flimmerfilm.no Contact: Lars Løge Fredrik Fiction AS Kongensgate 2, N-0153 Oslo Tel: +47 22 20 80 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.fredrikfiction.no Contact: Fredrik Pryser Friland Produksjon AS Torggt. 33, N-0183 Oslo Tel: +47 22 17 47 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.friland.no Contact: Asle Vatn, Christian Fredrik Martin Gammaglimt AS Orkdalsvn. 58, N-7300 Orkdal Tel: +47 908 65 219 Mail: [email protected]
www.gammaglimt.no Contact: Christian Falch
Hallum & Jensen AS Bentsebrugata 13H, N-0476 Oslo Tel: +47 41 42 86 96 Mail: [email protected]
www.hallumjensen.no Contact: Christian Hallum Jensen Helgeland Film AS Øvre Storgt. 59, N-3018 Drammen Tel: +47 32 89 17 90 Mail: [email protected]
www.helgeland-film.com Contact: Axel Helgeland Hummelfilm AS Nedre gate 7, N-0551 Oslo Tel: +47 90 99 58 69 Mail: [email protected]
www.hummelfilm.no Contact: Gudny Hummelvoll Indie Film Ostadalsv. 35, N-0753 Oslo Tel: +47 90 86 52 03 Mail: [email protected]
www.indiefilm.no Contact: Carsten Aanonsen JAB Film Strandvegen 95 N-9006 Tromsø Tel: +47 77 60 04 29 Mail: [email protected]
www.jabfilm.no Contact: John Arvid Berger Maipo Film AS Mølleparken 4, N-0459 Oslo Tel: +47 400 21 310 Mail: [email protected]
www.maipo.no Contact: Synnøve Hørsdal
ADRESSES Mechanix Film Papperhavn, N-1684 Vesterøy Tel: +47 979 55 168 Mail: [email protected]
www.mechanix.net Contact: Hege Dehli Mediamente AS Damstredet 8, N-0177 Oslo Tel: +47 22 11 69 11 Mail: [email protected]
www.mediamente.no Contact: Torstein Nybø Medieoperatørene TV AS Teglverksgata 2a, N-0553 Oslo Tel: +47 22 68 94 88 Mail: [email protected]
www.mop.no Contact: Geir Bølstad Mer Film AS Eidsbøen 11, N-5360 Kolltveit Tel: +47 95 18 81 18 Mail: [email protected]
www.merfilm.no Contact: Maria Ekerhovd Merkur Film Produksjon AS Sofiesgt. 60, N-0168 Oslo Tel: +47 22 59 15 40 Mail: [email protected]
www.merkur.no Contact: Petter Vennerød Mica Film Kapellvn. 51 A, N-0487 Oslo Mail: [email protected]
www.micafilm.no Contact: Hilde K. Kjøs, Karoline Grindaker
Monster Film Mølleparken 2 P.O. Box 2083 Grünerløkka, N-0505 Oslo Tel: +47 21 06 30 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.monstersite.no Contact: Håkon Briseid Moskus Film AS Øvre Slottsgt. 6, N-0157 Oslo Tel: + 47 91 61 05 61 Mail: [email protected]
www.moskusfilm.no Contact: Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen Motlys A/S Sagvn. 18, N-0459 Oslo Tel: +47 22 80 83 70 Mail: [email protected]
www.motlys.com Contact: Sigve Endresen Neofilm AS Wedel Jarlsbergsvei 36 P.O. Box 272, N-1319 Bekkestua Tel: +47 67 52 53 26 Mail: [email protected]
www.neofilm.no Contact: Aage Aaberge Nero Film Hafrsfjordsgt. 5, N-0273 Oslo Tel: +47 22 55 59 76 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Vibeke Løkkeberg, Terje Kristiansen Nordic Stories Dronningensgt. 3, N-0152 Oslo Tel: +47 90 57 58 69 Mail: [email protected]
www.nordicstories.no Contact: Rune H. Trondsen
Nordisk Film Production Nydalsveien 12A P.O. Box 4753 Nydalen, N-0421 Oslo Tel: +47 92 02 65 29 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Aage Aaberge
Pomor Film AS Langnesvn. 15, N-9012 Tromsø Tel: +47 95 14 27 45 Mail: [email protected]
www.pomorfilm.no Contact: Knut Skoglund
Norsk Filmproduksjon AS Wedel Jarlsbergsvei 36 P.O. Box 275, N-1319 Bekkestua Tel: +47 67 52 54 20/21 Mail: [email protected]
www.norskfilmproduksjon.no Contact: Hilde Berg, Bent Rognlien
Qvisten Animation Frimanns gt. 20, N-0165 Oslo Tel: +47 22 99 22 90 Mail: [email protected]
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www.qvisten.no Contact: Ove Heiborg
Original Film AS Strandvn. 95, N-9006 Tromsø Tel. +47 77 60 04 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.originalfilm.no Contact: Mona Steffensen Paradox AS Nedre gate 7, N-0551 Oslo Tel: +47 23 22 71 50 Mail: [email protected]
www.paradox.no Contact: Finn Gjerdrum Piraya Film AS Kvitsøygt. 25, N-4014 Stavanger Tel: +47 51 11 63 36 Mail: [email protected]
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www.piraya.no Contact: Torstein Grude, Bjarte Mørner Tveit PJP Picture Company AS Gamle Konlungvei 1, N-1392 Vettre Tel: +47 90 50 10 50 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Petter Borgli
Sant & Usant AS Damstredet 8, N-0177 Oslo Tel: +47 48 26 86 34 Mail: [email protected]
www.santogusant.no Contact: Tone Grøttjord Skofteland Film AS Dronningens gt. 8, N-0152 Oslo Tel: +47 23 69 12 23 Mail: [email protected]
www.skoftelandfilm.no Contact: Hilde Skofteland Speranza Film AS Øvrefoss 14, N-0555 Oslo Tel: +47 901 44 391 Mail: [email protected]
www.speranza.no Contact: Margreth Olin Storm Rosenberg AS Maridalsvn. 87, N-0461 Oslo Tel: +47 21 37 80 81 Mail: [email protected]
www.stormrosenberg.no Contact: Jørgen Storm Rosenberg
Storm Studio Nedre gate 5, N-0551 Oslo Tel: +47 24 20 05 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.stormstudios.no Contact: Kristin Hellebust, Lars Andreas Hellebust Sweet Films AS Mellomveien 33, N-9007 Tromsø Tel: +47 92 65 60 02 Mail: [email protected]
www.sweetfilms.no Contact: Joachim Lyng Tappeluft Pictures AS Marstrandgt. 9, N-0566 Oslo Tel: +47 97 15 79 23 Mail: [email protected]
www.tappeluft.com Contact: Kjetil Omberg Tordenfilm AS Sandakervn. 52, N-0477 Oslo Tel: +47 23 40 03 40 Mail: [email protected]
www.tordenfilm.no Contact. Eric Vogel Viafilm AS Prost Christies vei 19 A, N-1362 Hosle Tel: + 47 90 72 30 63 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Anders Tangen AS Videomaker Haugland, N-3528 Hedalen Tel: +47 90 90 96 00 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Kjell Eriksen
Vidvinkel Film AS Furuvegen 19, N-4480 Kvinesdal Tel: + 47 41 04 71 64 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Thomas Wangsmo Wangsmo Film AS Toftes gt. 4, N-0556 Oslo Tel: + 47 41 04 71 64 Mail: [email protected]
www.thomaswangsmo.com Contact: Thomas Wangsmo Yesbox Productions AS Sandakervn. 52, N-0477 Oslo Tel: + 47 99 62 57 56 Mail: [email protected]
www.yesbox.no Contact: Bendik Heggen Strønstad Øy-Film N-5915 Hjelmås Tel: + 47 56 35 33 72 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Øyvind Sandberg FESTIVALS Bergen International Film Festival | October Georgernes Verft 12, N-5011 Bergen Tel: +47 55 30 08 40 / +47 41 14 11 40 Mail: [email protected]
www.biff.no Contact: Tor Fosse Femmina International Film Festival | October Hasselbakken 15B, N-7053 Ranheim Tel: +47 952 35 344 www.femminafilm.no Contact: Svein Inge Sæther
Filmfest Oslo | March Dronningens gt. 16 P.O.Box 148 Setnrum, N-0103 Oslo Tel +47 22 82 24 34 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmfestoslo.no Contact: Arild Stoefring Films from the South | October Filmens Hus, Dronningensgt. 16, N-0152 Oslo Tel +47 22 82 24 80 83 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmfrasor.no Contact: Lasse Skagen
Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival | April Kristiansand kino, P.O. Box 356, N-4663 Kristiansand Tel +47 90 10 31 87 Mail: [email protected]
www.kicff.no Contact: Dankert Monrad-Krohn Minimalen Short Film Festival | March Kjøpmannsgata 35, N-7011 Trondheim Tel +47 73 52 27 57 Mail: [email protected]
www.minimalen.no Contact: Per Fikse
Fredrikstad Animation Festival | November Kasernegt. 47, P.O. Box 1405 N-1602 Fredrikstad Tel: +47 69 32 00 75 Mail: [email protected]
www.animationfestival.no Contact: Anders Narverud Moen
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival | April Høgskulen i Volda P.O. Box 500, N-6101 Volda Tel: +47 995 85 456 Mail: [email protected]
www.dokfilm.no Contact: Thorvald Nilsen
Kort på Kinokino | December Olav Kyrres gt. Postboks 583, N-4305 Sandnes Tel +47 51 33 78 33 Mail: [email protected]
www.kinokino.no Contact: Siw Angell-Olsen
The Norwegian International Film Festival | August Knut Knutsen O.A.S.gt. 4 P.O. Box 145, N-5501 Haugesund Tel: +47 52 74 33 70 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmfestivalen.no Contact: Gunnar Johan Løvvik, Håkon Skogrand New Nordic Films: Gyda Myklebust
Kosmorama | April Trondheim International Film Festival Kjøpmannsgata 35, N-7011 Trondheim Tel: +47 92 06 06 60 Mail: [email protected]
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www.kosmorama.no Contact: Berit Vordal, Ola Lund Renolen
The Norwegian Short Film Festival | June Filmens Hus, Dronningensgt. 16, N-0152 Oslo Tel: +47 22 47 46 48 Mail: [email protected]
www.kortfilmfestivalen.no Contact: Anita Svingen
ADRESSES Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival | June P.O. Box 954 Sentrum, N-0104 Oslo Tel: +47 47 28 28 93 Mail: [email protected]
www.oglff.org Contact: Bård Ydén
Rush Print Filmens Hus, Dronningensgt. 16 N-0152 Oslo Tel: +47 22 47 46 43 Mail: [email protected]
www.rushprint.no Contact: Kjetil Lismoen
Filmkraft Rogaland AS Rogaland Fylkeskommune P.O.Box 130, N-4001 Stavanger Tel: +47 51 51 69 46 Mail: [email protected]
mkraft.no www.filmkraft.no Contact: Øyvind Hollo-Klausen
Oslo International Film Festival | November Dronningensgt. 16, N-0152 Oslo Tel: +47 22 20 07 66 Mail: [email protected]
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Z Filmtidsskrift Filmens Hus Dronningensgt. 16, N-0152 Oslo Tel: +47 99 11 18 87 Mail: [email protected]
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Mid Nordic Film Commission Box 964, N-7410 Trondheim Tel: +47 91 58 98 98 Mail: [email protected]
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Tromsø International Film Festival | January Storgata 93 B, P.O. Box 285, N-9253 Tromsø Tel: +47 77 75 30 90 Mail: [email protected]
www.tiff.no Contact: Martha Otte MAGAZINES Cinema Universitetsgaten 14 P.O. Box 6794 St. Olavs plass, N-0130 Oslo Tel: +47 90 02 02 74 Mail: [email protected]
Contact: Geir Kamsvåg FilmMagasinet AS Olaf Helsets vei 5 P.O. Box 6705 Etterstad, N-0609 Oslo Tel: +47 22 77 00 07 Mail: [email protected]
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ACTOR’S AGENTS Actors Agent Norge AS Kongens gate 15, N-0153 Oslo Tel: +47 92 40 83 13 Mail: [email protected]
www.actorsagent.no Contact: Christina A. Ulrichsen Hobbart & Hobbart AS Middelthunsgt. 25 A, N-0368 Oslo Tel: +47 66 91 25 77 Mail: [email protected]
www.hobbart.no Contact: Martin Braathen FILM COMMISSIONS Film Commission Norway P.O. Box 428 Sentrum, N-0105 Oslo Tel: +47 22 47 45 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.norwegianfilm.com Contact: Truls Kontny
Western Norway Film Commission Georgernes Verft 12, N-5011 Bergen Tel: + 47 55 55 36 46 Mail: [email protected]
www.wnfc.no Contact: Sigmund Elias Holm REGIONAL FILM FUNDS Film3 AS Stortorget 1, NO-2609 Lillehammer Tel: + 47 92 80 52 50 Mail: [email protected]
www.film3.no Contact: Inge Tenvik FilmCamp AS Postboks 144, N-9335 Øverbygd Tel + 47 77 83 35 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmcamp.no Contact: Svein Andersen, Kjetil Jensberg
Filmfondet FUZZ AS Georgernes verft 12, N-5011 Bergen Tel: + 47 55 62 63 93 Mail: [email protected]
www.fuzz.no Contact: Lars L. Marøy Filmfond Nord Storgata 30, N-8006 Bodø Tel: +47 413 84 885 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmfondnord.no Filmkraft Rogaland AS Rogaland Fylkeskommune P.O. Box 130, N-4001 Stavanger Tel: +47 51 51 69 72 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmkraft.no Contact: Jarle Bjørknes Midtnorsk Film Fund Box 964, N- 7410 Trondheim Tel: +47 416 01 888 Mail: [email protected]
www.midtnorskfilm.no Contact: Stig Bech
Nordnorsk Filmsenter A/S Søndre Tollbodgate 8 P.O.Box 114, N-9252 Tromsø Tel: +47 78 47 64 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.nnfs.no Contact: Tor Vadseth Sørnorsk Filmsenter Alladin, Kongensgate 6 P.O. Box 112, N-4662 Kristiansand Tel: +47 918 08 221 Mail: [email protected]
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sornorskfilm.no www.sornorskfilm.no Contact: Kirsten Bonnén Rask Western Norway Film Centre Georgernes Verft 12, N-5011 Bergen Tel: +47 55 55 36 46 Mail: [email protected]
www.vestnorskfilm.no Contact. Irmelin Nordahl
REGIONAL FILM CENTRES
Viken Filmsenter AS Box 2400, N-3003 Drammen Tel: +47 90 25 88 88 Mail: [email protected]
www.vikenfilmsenter.no Contact: Tom Rysstad
International Sami Film Centre Buletjavri, N-9520 Kautokeino Tel: +47 907 55 574 Mail: [email protected]
www.isf.as Contact: Anne Lajla Utsi
Østnorsk Filmsenter AS Stortorget 1, N-2609 Lillehammer Tel: +47 61 25 56 68 Mail: [email protected]
www.ostnorskfilm.no Contact: Arngrim Ytterhus
Midtnorsk Filmsenter AS P.O. Box 964, N-7410 Trondheim Tel: +47 73 51 55 50 Mail: [email protected]
www.midtnorskfilm.no Contact: Solvor Amdal
SALES AGENTS AB Svensk Filmindustri SE-169 86 Stockholm Tel: +46 8 680 3500 Mail: [email protected]
www.sfinternational.se Contact: Ann-Kristin Westerberg Autlook Filmsales GmbH Spittelberggasse 3/14, AU-1040 Vienna Tel: +43 720 34 69 34 Mail: [email protected]
www.autlookfilms.com Contact: Peter Jaeger Beta Cinema Gruenwalder Weg 28D DE-82041 Oberhaching – Munich Tel: +49 89 673 469 80 Mail: [email protected]
www.betacinema.com Contact: Dirk Schürhoff Cinephil 18 Levontin St, IL-Tel.Aviv 65112 Tel: +972 3 566 4129 Mail: [email protected]
www.cinephil.co.il Contact: Philippa Kowarsky Deckert Distribution GmbH Marienplatz 1, DE-04103 Leipzig Tel: +49 34 12 15 66 38 Mail: [email protected]
www.deckert-distribution.com Contact: Heino Deckert
Epic Pictures Group, Inc. 9107 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 450 Beverly Hills, CA 91210 Tel: +1 310 461 1941 Mail: [email protected]
K5 Media Group GmbH Konradinstr. 5, DE81543 Munich Tel: +49 89 375 0559-0 Mail: [email protected]
www.k5international.com Contact: Oliver Simon
Films Distribution 34, rue du Louvre, FR-75001 Paris Tel: +33 1 53 10 33 99 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmsdistribution.com Contact: François Yon
Kudos Family Distribusion AS Kvitsøygata 25, N-4014 Stavanger Tel: +47 51 12 31 72 Mail: [email protected]
www.kudosfamily.com Contact: Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Les Films du Losange 22 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbe FR-75016 Paris Tel: +33 1 44 43 87 26 Mail: [email protected]
www.filmsdulosange.fr Contact: Agathe Valentin
LevelK Gl. Kongevej 137 B, 3rd Fl. DK-1850 Frederiksberg Tel: +45 48 44 30 72 Mail: tine.[email protected]
www.levelk.dk Contact: Tine Klint
Global Screen Sonnenstrasse 21, DE-80 331 München Tel. +49 89 24 41 295 560 Mail: [email protected]
www.globalscreen.de Contact: Sonia Mehandjiyska
Memento Films International 9, cité Paris FR-75010 Paris Tel: +33 1 53 34 90 20 Mail: [email protected]
www.memento-films.com Contact: Tanja Meissner
HanWay Films 24 Hanway Street, UK-London W1T 1UH Tel: +44 207 290 0750 Mail: [email protected]
www.hanwayfilms.com Contact: Thorsten Schumacher Journeyman Pictures Ltd. 4-6 High Street Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 ORY, UK Tel: +44 208 786 6058 Mail: [email protected]
www.journeyman.tv Contact: Edward Caffrey
NonStop Sales Östhammarsgatan 68 P.O.Box 271 34, SE-106 52 Stockholm Tel: +46 8 400 100 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.nonstopsales.com Contact: Michael Werner
ADRESSES Nordic World c/o TV2, Karl Johansgt. 14 N-0154 Oslo Tel: +47 22 81 42 88 Mail: [email protected]
www.nordicworld.tv Contact: Espen S. Huseby Sola Media GmbH Filderhauptsdtrasse 49 DE-50599 Stuttgart Tel: +49 71 14 79 36 66 Mail: [email protected]
www.sola-media.net Contact: Solveig Langeland TrustNordisk ApS Filmbyen 12, DK-2650 Hvidovre Tel: +45 36 86 87 88 Mail: [email protected]
www.trustnordisk.com Contact: Rikke Ennis
Gimpville AS Øvre Slottsgate 17, N-0157 Oslo Tel: +47 90 99 52 29 Mail: [email protected]
www.gimpville.no Contact: Torgeir Sanders
Zone 5 studios AS Enebakkvn. 69, N-0192 Oslo Tel: +47 22 19 48 40 Mail: [email protected]
Hinterland AS Kvitsøygt. 25, N-4014 Stavanger Tel: +47 51 11 11 96 Mail: [email protected]
Nordisk Film Shortcut Nedre gate 7, N-0551 Oslo Tel: +47 24 20 05 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.shortcutnorge.no Contact: Espen Skjetne
The Factory+ AS Sandakervn. 24D, N-0473 Oslo Tel: + 47 400 45 010 Mail: [email protected]
Drylab Research and Development Langlia 13, N-0854 Oslo Tel: +47 92 68 03 55 Mail: [email protected]
www.drylab.no Contact: John Chr. Rosenlund
Storm Studio Nedre gate 5, N-0551 Oslo Tel: +47 24 20 05 00 Mail: [email protected]
www.stormstudios.no Contact: Kristin Hellebust
DVNOR – Digital Video Norge AS Thorvald Meyersgt. 2A, N-0555 Oslo Tel: +47 22 71 03 93 Mail: [email protected]
www.dvnor.no Contact: Arild Hansen
Storyline Studios AS Filmparken, Wedel Jarlsbergs vei 36 P.O.Box 272, N-1319 Bekkestua Tel: +47 47 77 55 55 Mail: [email protected]
www.storyline.no Contact: Knud Bjørne-Larsen
C More Entertainment P.O. Box 80 Bryn, N-0611 Oslo Tel: +47 22 93 93 33 Mail: [email protected]
www.cmore.no NRK Norwegian Broadcasting Corp. N-0340 Oslo Tel: +47 23 04 70 00 Drama department: +47 23 04 89 22 Contact: Per Arne Kalbakk TV 2 AS Nøstegaten 72 P.O. Box 7222, N-5020 Bergen Tel: +47 55 90 80 70 and: Karl Johansgt. 14 P.O. Box 2 Sentrum, N-0101 Oslo Tel: +47 22 31 47 00 www.tv2.no TV3 AS Akersgata 73, N-0180 Oslo P.O. Box TV3 Youngstorget, N-0028 Oslo Tel: +47 22 99 00 33 Mail: [email protected]
www.tv3.no TVNorge AS / Broadcast Norge AS Nydalen Allé 37 P.O.Box 4800 Nydalen, N-0422 Oslo Tel: +47 21 02 20 00 Mail: [email protected]
Publisher Norwegian Film Institute Editor Astri Dehli Blindheim Design Fete Typer Translation Bjørn Giertsen and others Printer Fladby AS Published by Norwegian Film Institute Department of Promotion and International Relations P.O.Box 482 Setnrum, N-0105 Oslo Tel: +47 22 47 45 00/79 Mail: [email protected]
www.norwegianfilms.no ISBN 978-82-8025-031-5
Dronningens gate 16 P.O.Box 482 Sentrum N-0105 Oslo Tel: +47 22 47 45 00 Mail: [email protected]