Norwegian Short Documentaries in Competition
The following films are competing for the title Best Norwegian Short Documentary 2019. The winner will be announced at BIFF’s Award Ceremony, and wins the 10,000 NOK prize given by VG+. The films will be screened with English subtitles.
Winner of the award for Best Norwegian Short Documentary: THIS IS GRANDMA. Read more about the award winners.
Director: Jon Vatne
Producer: Håvard Wettland Gossé, Spætt Film
Four years ago, musician, artist and music technologist Erik Havnes embarked on his most ambitious project to date. He has since been on an epic journey through Norwegian nature to a creative space no one has been before him.
Director and producer: Frida Feline Nilsen, Rebekka Torgersen
The invasion of the polluting cruise ships in the city of Stavanger, Norway.
WITH ABU JAMAL
Director: Siri Nerbø
Producers: Siri Nerbø, Rebekka Jørgensen, Lanterne Film
For almost 60 years Abu Jamal has been selling single cigarettes and sweets to the locals in downtown Ramallah, Palestine. Despite language barriers, Siri decides to put up her camera in his shop and spend time with him.
Direcor and producer: Siri Bråtveit, Oldemors produksjonar
In the ice rink in Ski, tables are set up and ready. The purebred cats are ready to be judged. Who will take home a prize today?
DINE FØTTER PÅ MINE ØYNE
Director: Rebecca Figenschau
Producer: OSLO16 v/Pernian Shafiei, Jan Vardøen
Actor Peiman Azizpour performs his personal monologue on the experience of wanting to show who he is when he can’t use his own language.
THIS IS GRANDMA
Director: Anine Wiesner Barg
Producer: Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Anine’s grandmother has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers. Anine tries to remind her grandmother of who she is, and wants to portray the fun, music-loving person before she loses herself.
Hans Andreas Fay, Head of Acquisition, VGTV
Mohamed Jabaly, director
Ivana Formanová, Academia Film Olomouc