Western Norwegian Short Films
For the first time BIFF presents a competition programme for films from Western Norway. The follwing films compete in the short film section of the programme.
Director: Mats Andersen, Bjørn Sortland
Producer: Bjørn Sortland, Piggsvin Film
Julie is bored alone during the summer break. She has a good relationship with her uncle Magnus, who is a photographer and is going to take her confirmation picture. She is wondering whether to ask him to take some more pictures of her - without clothes. A film about daydreaming, personal limits, identity and about being seen.
Director: Tommy Næss
Producer: Tommy Næss, Ina Lukritzia Love Borlaug, Filmselskapet
Noora is from a strict Christian family, and has started a romantic relationship with her girlfriend Siv. The family has decided that Noora is to marry Jon, an older priest. Noora has to decide between her family and Siv.
Director: Kjersti Helen Rasmussen
Producer: Njål Lambrechts, Blink Film
A shooting star falls over Svalbard. The global seed vault gets an unexpected visitor. Hunger knows no limits.
Director: Ivar Aase
Producer: Jan Inge Wiig, Aase & Wiig
When Herman (8) finds a videotape his mother doesn't want to be seen, he gains the upper hand in the family's power struggle. A dark comedy where a marriage is at stake, directed by the son in the family.
Director: Andrew Amorim
Producer: Njål Lambrechts, Blinkfilm
MØLL is a film about removing something from one's life to give room for something else; about independence, but also the fear of facing a problem head-on.
Director: Alexander Gudmestad
Producer: Jan Inge Wiig / Ivar Aase / Terez Hollo-Klausen, Aase & Wiig AS / Anna Kron Film
Carl Lange lives a quiet life alone, until a police officer accuses him of raping a minor. In a kafkaesque universe, the film explores how abuse of power can destroy one's self respect and self-image.
Director: Marianne Ulrichsen
Producer: Ragna Midtgard, Mer film
12-year-old Anna joins as a volunteer to pick up trash on a beach in Northern Norway. When she meets the older group leader Aaron, her budding sexuality is awoken and she is confronted with new feelings of physical infatuation and intense jealousy.
THE LOST DREAMS OF NAOKI HAYAKAWA
Director: Ane Hjort Guttu, Daisuke Kosugi
Producer: Elisabeth Kleppe, Aldeles
Art director Naoki Hayakawa works 16-hour days in a creative, neo-totalitarian advertisement agency in Tokyo. The high pressure causes a liminal state in which the boundary between reality and fantasy dissolves.