The Norwegian Short Film Festival
The Norwegian Short Film Festival is the oldest and biggest short film festival in Norway, and is an Oscar qualifying festival.
The festival program consists of competition programs in the following categories: Norwegian Short films, Norwegian Music Videos, Norwegian and International Short Documentaries, and International Short Films. It also includes special programmes, retrospectives, experimental films and video works, as well as marked screenings, master classes, and workshops for industry professionals.
The competition programme for international short films attracts filmmakers from all over the world to Grimstad, and the festival facilitates networking and connections between Norwegian and the international film community. The festival is an important arena for the up and coming filmmakers, and for the established industry it’s one of the most important venues for screening of free – and independent short film.
7.06.2023 ⟶ 11.06.2023
– THE GOLDEN CHAIR for Best Norwegian Short Film is awarded 50 000 NOK.
– THE GOLDEN CHAIR for Best International Short Film is awarded 50 000 NOK.
– THE GOLDEN CHAIR for Best Documentary Short Film is awarded 50 000 NOK presented by Aftenposten.
– THE GOLDEN CHAIR for Best Norwegian Music Video is awarded 25 000 NOK.
– THE TERJE VIGEN AWARD consists of a bronze statuette made by artist Harald Oredam and 10 000 NOK, and is presented by the Municipality of Grimstad to a Norwegian short film or documentary. The winning film will also be shortlisted for the Norwegian film award, Amandaprisen.
– THE SPARK AWARD goes to a Norwegian filmmaker exhibiting boldness and creative talent. It comes with a cash prize of 25 000 NOK presented by Altibox, in addition to marketing and distribution of the film on Altibox’ streaming service.
– THE NORWEGIAN FILM WORKERS ASSOCIATION’S TECHNICAL AWARD is given to an individual for their exceptional work and professional contribution to a Norwegian film in competition. It also comes with a cash prize of 10 000 NOK.
– THE HOURGLASS AWARD is presented by the Writer’s Guild of Norway to the creators of the best short script in the Norwegian short film competition. It comes with a cash prize of 15 000 NOK.
– THE NORWEGIAN FILM CRITICS’ AWARD goes to a Norwegian short film in competition. The award comes with a selected artwork by a Norwegian artist.
– THE AGDER COUNTY’S YOUTH AWARD is presented by a student jury from the Dahlske Upper Secondary School in Grimstad, with an award of 5.000 NOK that goes to a film in the International Short Film Program.
Grimstad Kino og Kulturhus,
4876 Grimstad, Norway
0152 Oslo, Norway
Entry fee: 100 NOK – 250 NOK
Anita Svingen joined The Norwegian Short Film Festival for the first time in 2006 and is now Executive and Programming Director. She worked previously for many years in TV production and was Head of Programming for Norwegian SBS Radio. She hold a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television from Westminster University.