BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Norwegian documentary - Competition

Norwegian Short Documentary Competition 2015

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Norsk kortdokumentar i konkurranse 2015
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Eight short documentaries in competition

The winner will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Tuesday 29th of September, and will be awarded NOK 10 000 by VG.

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A PLACE GOOD ENOUGH

Norway / United Kingdom 2014 (16 min)

Director: Emilie Norenberg

Producer: Emilie Norenberg


Skåbu is Northern Europe's highest lying mountain village. Shot entirely on super 16mm film, this piece explores the simple, quiet life that exists high up in the Norwegian mountains.



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HERITAGE

Norway 2015 (20 min)

Director: Charlotte Thiis-Evensen

Producer: Carsten Aanonsen, Indie Film


Christian has one year left to live, and one year to become familiar with his newborn son Philip. With this film want to make sure that Philip could get to know his father even after he is gone.

Watch the film on BIFF+


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FARIDA

Norway 2015 (10 min)

Director: Ragnhild Sørheim and Christer Fasmer

Producer: Thorvald Nilsen, Flicker Film


In February, nine years old Farida was evicted after nearly four years in Norway. She attended Dokka primary school, where she was class prefect. Now her desk is empty. How is she doing in Kabul?



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I WRITE

Norway 2015 (29 min)

Director: Ellen Ugelstad

Producer: Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Breakfast


Age is not an issue when writing courses takes place at Bekkelagsveien elderly home. Along with professional writers, participants between 72 and 100 are inspired to express themselves through creative texts.



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LITTLE SHORT FILM

Germany / Norway 2014 (3 min)

Director: Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen

Producer: Independent / Free University of Berlin


In this Skype conversation between mother and daughter, where the words themselves are protagonists, we get an insight into both family relations, modern history, European identity and the language's organic nature.



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THE SOUND OF THE NORTHERN LIGHT

Norway 2014 (4 min)

Director: Kjell-Gunnar Knudsen Hjartholm

Producer: Nordland Kunst- and Filmfagskule


A portrait of Rob Stammes, his lifelong love for the Northern Lights, and dream of one day being able to hear the sound of light.



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NORTHBOUND

Norway 2015 (11 min)

Director: Jorn Nyseth Ranum

Producer: Anders Graham, Turbin Film


Skateboarding is often synonymous with city and asphalt. In this film we meet four of Norway's best skaters exploring the Arctic winter on a beach in northern Norway.



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THE PSYCHONAUT

Norway 2015 (14 min)

Director: Jon Vatne

Producer: Havard Gossé Berg Seth, Spætt Film


Just as astronauts traveling in space, the psychonaut travels in his own mind. This is a film about tripping on magic mushrooms.



Showtimes will be presented in the pocket program and on www.biff.no.