AWARD to THE RESTRICTOR
Super proud that Olaf Heggdal won the award for "Best Actor Short" for his lead in "The Restrictor", at Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival this weekend!
ARTIST GRANT from ARTS COUNCIL NORWAY
Happy to have received diversestipend (Artist Grant) from Arts Council Norway.
EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE CONFERENCE in Bergen
To mark that it's been 20 years since Bergen was European Capital of Culture, Bergen Municipality arranged Kulturbykonferansen 2020 - "European Cultural City Conference" - in Grieghallen this week.
I was invited to sit on the panel of young artists, discussing the possibilities to explore and the challenges to take on looking forward, for Bergen to become European Capital of Culture again in 2036.
THE RESTRICTOR to MIAMI
Happy to announce that "The Restrictor" has been selected to screen in the competition program at Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, - "one of the premier SciFi Film Festivals in the US" in February 2020.
THE FESTIVAL JOURNEY CONTINUES
"The Restrictor" and " Pushing Night Away" are still traveling the world. This month the former screens at Cinemagic Film Festival, which is the largest film and television festival designed for young people in the UK and Ireland. Both films have also been selected to screen in the competition program at Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage in Switzerland in November. Fun!
TOURING WITH THE CULTURAL SCHOOLBAG
This month I'm touring with The Cultural Schoolbag in Vest-Agder and Stavanger, visiting several high schools and middle schools, screening two of my short films and talking about "Storytelling on film" in front of 1,500 students altogether.
May 10th 2019
PUSHING NIGHT AWAY selected for NFI's FILM COLLECTION 2019-2020
"PUSHING NIGHT AWAY" has been selected to be included on the Norwegian Film Institute's Film Collection 2019-2020. The film has been subtitled in 11 languages (Norwegian, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Portuguese / Brazilian, Arabic, Russian and Mandarin).
April 25th 2019
SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FROM WESTERN NORWAY FILM CENTRE
Happy to announce that my feature film project "WOLFGANG" received script development funding from Western Norway Film Centre today.
April 9th 2019
SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FROM THE AUDIO AND VISUAL FUND
Today, my feature film project "THE FIRST HOUR" ("DEN FØRSTE TIMEN") received script development funding from The Audio and Visual Fund.
March - April 2019
TOURING WITH THE CULTURAL SCHOOLBAG
This month I've been touring with The Cultural Schoolbag in Trøndelag, visiting several high schools, screening two of my short films and talking about "Film Production - from idea to finished film" in front of 1,300 students altogether. https://www.dkstrondelag.no/produksjon/1204372
March 12th, 2019
PUSHING NIGHT AWAY to ROMANIA
The journey continues for Det Lyse Mørket // Pushing Night Away - this time to Romania!
Presented by Centrul de Teatru Educațional Replika in Bucharest, the film will screen today in the cultural program "Stories at Replika", and also at the youth festival "The Birlic Festival" in Falticeni, in July.
March 9th, 2019
NEW FESTIVAL SELECTION for THE RESTRICTOR
November 29th, 2018
OSCAR CAMPAIGN for PUSHING NIGHT AWAY
Det Lyse Mørket // Pushing Night Away is officially in the Oscar run for Best Live Action Short Film 2019!
Last night the film had a wonderful screening in Los Angeles for voters in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as part of our Oscar campaign - with campaign funding from the Norwegian Film Institute.