Norwegian Short Documentaries
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.
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.
Jury: Andreas Gjellebæk Sverdrup, VGTV | Birger Berge, Fri-Vestland | Kenneth Sjøvold, Bergen Filmklubb
This year’s winner of the Norwegian short documentary award is GREETINGS FROM MYANMAR. Screening of the full programme on Saturday 17 October. Many of the short films are also available on BIFF+ here.
GREETINGS FROM MYANMAR
5 min | Directors: Sunniva Sundby, Andreas J. Riiser | Producer: Andreas J. Riiser, Bacon OSL
THIS YEAR'S SHORT DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME:
LEIF. A FILM ABOUT SIMEN
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?
DANGFART & I
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.
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.
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.
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
Directors: Sunniva Sundby, Andreas J. Riiser
Producer: Andreas J. Riiser, Bacon OSL
A little film about umbrella cocktails and genocide.
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.
NOT IN TANZANIA
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.