Norwegian Short Films
The following films are competing for the title Best Norwegian Short Film 2020. The winner will be announced at BIFF’s Award Ceremony, winning the 10.000 NOK prize. The films will be screened with English subtitles.
This year the premieres of the short films will be screened at our largest venue: Røkeriet at USF Verftet. After the films, there will be a talk with the filmmakers, where the audience can ask questions. If you miss the first screening, there is also an extra screening on the last weekend of the festival without a Q&A with the filmmakers.
This year’s winner of the Norwegian short film award is PAPAPA. Screening of the full programme on Saturday 17 October. Many of the short films are also available on BIFF+ here.
23 min | Director: Kerren Lumer-Klabbers | Producer: Jeppe Wowk
JURY: Britt Sørensen, film critic | Janine Khawand, Arabisk filmfest | Hanne-Lovise Skartveit, producer
THIS YEAR'S SHORT FILM PROGRAMME:
Director: Rikke Gregersen
Producer: Stine Blichfeldt, Them Girls Film
Minutes before departure, a plane is prohibited from taking off when a passenger refuses to sit down in an attempt to stop one of the men on board from being deported.
Director: Kerren Lumer-Klabbers
Producer: Jeppe Wowk
In the near future, a young girl meets her donor-father for the first time. Together they go through experimental therapy exercises, in the hope of making their relation more than just a biologic fact.
Director: Brwa Vahabpour
Producer: Renée Mloydszewski, Oslo Pictures
Nine year old Bahar has recently lost her hearing. Because of the limited resources at school, she is forced to leave. This alienation becomes the beginning of a series of desperate acts, culminating in an attempt to cure herself.
Director: Halvard Harboe
Producers: Halvard Harboe, Rebekka Rognøy, Naiv Film
Narsissus is a story about a man who lives in an automated future world, where all humans are isolated in cubes surrounded by screens. In order to find his own identity, he buys a clone of himself.
Director: Marius R. Myrmel
Producer: Mari Ellefsæter, Point of View
After countless rejections from women, Hans-Petter looks to the Internet for help, only to find a dark truth that will change everything.
Director: Gunhild Enger
Producer: Ingvild Evjemo, 4 ½
Two game designers are making a video game for kids about the EU, transforming the European Union into pixel graphics in an effort to make the Schengen Agreement exciting to young people. But is it even possible for them to succeed?