BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober

Award winners - BIFF 2018

vinnerfilmer 2018

Congratulations to the award winners! We will screen this year's award winners Thursday 04 October.

The Audience Award voting will be open until Friday 05 October at noon: Vote here!

Winner film screenings - tickets in sale now!

14:40 EN ANNEN VERDEN (ANOTHER WORLD) (Western Norwegian Short Film) og KULTUREN (Norwegian Short Film)

15:40 LAILA AT THE BRIDGE (Checkpoints Award)

19:35 MINDING THE GAP (Documentaire Extraordinaire)

21:30 AYKA (Cinema Extraordinaire)

The winners at the 2018 Bergen International Film Festival are the following:

Documentaire Extraordinaire: MINDING THE GAP

Director: Bing Liu

Documentaire Extraordinaire is the competition programme for international docmentaries. The winner film will be awarded 50 000 NOK. The award is presented by VGTV and BIFF.

Jury: Andreas Fay, VGTV / Emilio Sanhueza, film critic / Elisabeth Kleppe, film producer / Axel Wieder, director Bergen Kunsthall

Cinema Extraordinaire: AYKA

Director: Sergei Dvortsevoy

Cinema Extraordinaire is the competition programme for international fiction films. The winner film will be awarded 50 000 NOK.

Jury: Britt Sørensen, film critic / Lars Ole Kristiansen, editor, Montages / Eline Lund Fjæren, author

Checkpoints Award: LAILA AT THE BRIDGE

Director: Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei

Award for best human rights documentary in collaboration with the Rafto Foundation for human rights. The award is 25 000 NOK to the cause the film is about.

Jury: Johannes Servan, Rafto Foundation / Synnøve Økland Jahnsen, Uni Research Rokkansenteret / Raajini Rajalingam, Det Felles Innvandrerråd

Gulluglen/The Golden Owl: THE SERENGETI RULES

Director: Nicholas Brown

Gulluglen is the award for the best research and science documentary, in collaboration with the University of Bergen.

Jury from the University of Bergen: Yael Harlap (Førsteamanuensis, Institutt for pedagogikk), Karin Pittman (Professor, Institutt for biovitenskap), Øystein Hauge (Universitetslektor, Institutt for kunst), Sigrun Åsebø (Førsteamanuensis, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier), Kristine Jørgensen (Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap)

Best Norwegian Documentary: THE MEN'S ROOM / FOR VI ER GUTTA

Director: Petter Sommer, Jo Vemund Svendsen

The award is 25 000 NOK, given by NRK. 


Jury: Angie Driscoll, Hot Docs International Documentary Festival / Terje Dale, NRK Hordaland / Chris Boeckmann, True/False Film Festival / Carina Bordewich, NRK

Best Western Norwegian Short Film: ANOTHER WORLD / EN ANNEN VERDEN

Director and producer: Rolv Lyssand Bjørø, Den flittige maur produksjoner

The award is 10 000 NOK given in collaboration with Mediefondet Zefyr.

Jury: Helle Hansen (Norwegian Film Institute), Live Øra Danielsen (film and literature critic), Lars Longva (graphic designer)

Best Norwegian Short Documentary: THE FUTURE OF IRAQ

Director: Thee Yezen Al-Obaide, Mats Muri

Producer: Ingvil Giske

The award is 10 000 NOK, given by VGTV.

Jury: Line Hvoslef (visual artist), Knut Vaage (composer), Amir Ajdinovic (filmmaker), Anderas Fay (VGTV)

Best Norwegian Short Film: KULTUREN / THE CULTURE

Director: Ernst De Geer

Producer: Marte Hansen, Den norske filmskolen

The award is 10 000 NOK given by BIFF.

Jury: Embla Karidotter (Bergen Film Society), Hans Otto Nicolaysen (filmmaker), Kristina Daveronis (filmmaker)

Youth Documentary Award: SILVANA

Directors: Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis

Best documentary in this year's school programme, awarded by the board at the youth film society HUFF: Louise Amdam, Emma Gyllander, Mathias Løvvik, Mikalina Handeland, Håvard Tvedt Bakka, Andreas Moldung, Oliver Lennox.

Best Norwegian Music Video: EMBROIDERY – Hanne Hukkelberg feat. Emilie Nicolas

Director: Alam Ali

The award was presented at Norwegian Music Video Competition Night Friday 28 September.

Jury: Karen Sofie Sørensen, Randi Grov Berger, Siv Dyb Wangsmo

Talent Stipend: Thorvald Nilsen

The stipend is 15 000 NOK and is given by Mediefondet Zefyr and Vestnorsk filmsenter

Winners of the NRK documentary pitch:

Flimmer Film: Sin fars øyne
Pandora Film: #Wetoo
Pandora Film: Oppvåkningen
TMM Produksjon: Fremmed blod
Paranor Film: Kampen for Aksel Waldemar Johannessen

Read the jury statements here