Norwegian Short Documentaries
The following films are competing for the title Best Norwegian Short Documentary 2017. The winner is announced at BIFF's Award Ceremony, and wins the 10 000 NOK prize given by VG+. The films will be screened with English subtitles.
– FIGHTING AGAINST AMERICANS WAS EASIER
Director: Anders Hammer
Producer: Laura Poitras, Aj Schnack, Charlotte Cook
A year following a commander and a propaganda filmmaker among the shia muslim militias in Iraq. They belong to groups which have until recently been viewed as terrorists who fought the American soldiers. Now they fight side by side with the Americans against ISIS.
Director and producer: Edvard Karijord, Bendik Mondal
8 October 2013 Geir Karijord disappears in Romsdalen, leaving his family in uncertainty - has he disappeared for good or will he come home one day? I'M FREE is a story about hope, loss and the struggle of living with unanswered questions.
Director: Sunniva Sundby
Producer: Natalya Sarch, Thomas Robsahm
Go back to a time when the world was the size of the school yard. A trip through an abandoned school building where the remains of previous pupils' memories come to life in the corridors.
THE LOST DREAMS OF NAOKI HAYAKAWA
Director: Ane Hjort Guttu, Daisuke Kosugi
Producer: Elisabeth Kleppe
Art director Naoki Hayakawa works 16 hours a day in a creative, neo-totalitarian advertisement company in Tokyo. The working pressure causes a mixed state between reality and fantasy where he has strange and wonderful dreams.
Director: Even Hafnor, Lisa Brooke Hansen
Producer: Even Hafnor
A film director made a short film about his family in an attempt to bring him closer to his father. The plan failed. He decides to try again.
IN A FEW YEARS EVERYTHING WILL BE DIFFERENT
Director: Julie Engaas
Producer: Cecilie Bjørnaraa
I miss nature, earth, the feeling that summer will last forever, the feeling that everything is possible and that life and the world is before my feet and knowing that everything will be ok.