April 2020

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!

March 2020

ARTIST GRANT from ARTS COUNCIL NORWAY

Happy to have received diversestipend (Artist Grant) from Arts Council Norway.

February 2020

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.

October-November 2019 

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!

October-November 2019 

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 2019-2020The 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 11th, 2019 

FESTIVAL AWARD for THE RESTRICTOR

Kontrolløren // The Restrictor won 3rd place at Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival in Seattle, US, co-presented by the Museum of Pop Culture and SIFF!

March 9th, 2019 

NEW FESTIVAL SELECTION for THE RESTRICTOR

The festival run continues for Kontrolløren // The Restrictor

Today the film will screen in the competition program at Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival in Seattle, US, co-presented by the Museum of Pop Culture and SIFF.  If you happen to be in Seattle, come check it out!

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.

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