BIFF 2020

Norwegian Short Documentaries in Competition

NORSK KORTDOKUMENTAR


The following films are competing for the title Best Norwegian Short Documentary 2020. The winner will be announced at BIFF’s Award Ceremony, winning the 10.000 NOK prize given by VGTV. The films will be screened with English subtitles.

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LEIF. A FILM ABOUT SIMEN
25 min
Director: Simen Braathen
Producer: Carsten Aanonsen, Indie Film

For five years, Simen has been trying to make a film about his grandfather Leif and his admirable ability to appreciate the small things in life. Can Leif teach his grandchild to think more positively?


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DANGFART & I
7 min
Director: Kaspar Synnevåg
Producers: Henrik Hylland Uhlving, Kaspar Synnevåg, North Sea Productions

Meet the man behind the Facebook phenomenon Dangfart Tønnesen, who has more than 200.000 followers on social media.


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FUCKING ADOPTED
23 min
Director: Nora Nivedita Tvedt
Producer: Den norske filmskolen

Nora invites Therese inside a box. Here they paint their skin white, teach each other to fight, and try to figure out why it’s so difficult to say the words “I am adopted!” out loud.


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JOZI DAYS
3 min
Director: Tom Ringsby
Producer: North Of, Intergalactic Studios

In JOZI DAYS we follow Norwegian music collective North Of as they journey to Johannesburg – or “Jozi” as it’s colloquially known – in South Africa, to record a collaborative album with local musicians.


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NOCTURNAL JOURNEY
20 min
Directors: Mats Christian Rude Halvorsen
Producer: Stine Blichfeldt, Them Girls Film

NOCTURNAL JOURNEY tells the story about the summer when a group of young people lost their innocence – in each their own way.



GREETINGS FROM MYANMAR
5 min
Directors: Sunniva Sundby, Andreas J. Riiser
Producer: Andreas J. Riiser, Bacon OSL

A little film about umbrella cocktails and genocide.


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HIJACK139
6 min
Directors: Sondre Johre, Joachim Berg
Producer: Høgskulen i Volda

A young man decides to hijack a plane from Trondheim to Oslo. This animated documentary tells the story about the incident on a Braathens SAFE’s flight 139 on June 21 1985.


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NOT IN TANZANIA
20 min
Director and producer: Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid, Rosenlund Film

Ten young Tanzanians gather to tell their stories of oppression, violence and fear – but also their dreams, hope and forbidden love.